Saturday 24th June 2017

Christmas Memories. 349/365.

Christmas Memories. 349/365.

Earlier this week I wrote about Christmas being different and that’s something else. I also ‘raided’ the two Christmas photo albums – yes, I have scrapbooked and photo albums for Christmas, alas not updated since 2009… So, here’s what I found. I’ve labelled as I’ve posted. Enjoy!

Are you into sharing Christmas memories?

Denyse xx

Kellyville Christmas. early 1990s with my parents too.

Kellyville Christmas. early 1990s with my parents too.

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JR, born on 23 Dec 1996, ‘youngest puts star on tree’ with her Mum. This is now their tree!

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Front of house at Glenwood. Made for 2 granddaughters in 1999(see bears!) and displayed over the years for ALL grandkids.

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KT, SM, SC, Me and JR. Castle Towers 1999.

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JR’s memory of Christmas.

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Youngest (in 2009) placing Star on tree with her Dad’s help.

Joining Trish for Aussie Wordless Wednesday,

My Little Drummer Boys
image-in-ing and of course, Jen for Photo Friday.

 

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A Photo A Month. 342/365.

A Photo A Month. 342/365.

This Aussie Wordless Wednesday I am reviewing my photos taken from January to December 2015.

Here’s one photo from each month.

Enjoy! I certainly did taking them.

Do you take photos a lot as I do?

Denyse xx

PS so far over 33,000 in my photo file here on my computer. And I though I’d culled last year to around 17,000. Oops.

Joining Trish here…My Little Drummer Boys
and Image-in-ing here…and Jen for Photo Friday here…

 

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Black & White Shots. 286/365.

Black & White Shots. 286/365.

As regular readers know I have been experimenting with different colour effects recently, so for Wordless Wednesday it’s all about the

Black and White Shots today!

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Do you like to shoot in Black and White too?

Denyse xx

Joining Trish for Wordless Wednesday here.

My Little Drummer Boys
Joining Jen here too.

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City of Sydney. 279/365.

City of Sydney. 279/365.

Photos from a Spring 2013 visit to my favourite city of Sydney.

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Denyse xx

Joining Trish for Wordless Wednesday here,
My Little Drummer Boys

 

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Mindful Patterns Created by Me. 224/365.

Mindful Patterns Created by Me. 224/365.

I started small in discovering my creative art soul again via the on-line community here at Daisyyellow.

I learned that I had much more ‘already’ within me to create. For some people, the kinds of patterns I made up here are a wonderful way to ‘unwind’ or ‘become lost in the moments’ and that is why I call them ‘mindful patterns’ and if anyone wanted to colour them in that’s great.

Next week my Mindful Colouring Group for Adults meets locally for the first time and these will be some of the patterns on offer for those who do not have any of the many mindful colouring books.

If you would like a PDF of one or more of these, send me an email via my contact details. Happy to share. They are all around A4 size and print-ready.

It IS Wordless Wednesday but I also needed to present the images with this information!

Denyse xx

Joining Trish for this week’s link…

My Little Drummer Boys

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Playing With Camera Settings. 189/365.

Playing With Camera Settings. 189/365.

Recently I had a visit to the beach at sunrise and was disappointed with my shots where many of my ‘manual’ settings seemed to get many of the photos ‘wrong.’

I’ve had some lessons in the past but I do not retain the information (seriously!) about what each part of the camera’s settings does. I am not scientific at all.

But I do give things a go. I reviewed my lessons’ notes and went back out this week, at sunset to the Bay where we live now and got some different styles of shots. I think these may suit ‘me’ the photographer more.

What do you think about using your camera on manual settings?

Denyse xx

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My Little Drummer Boys

 

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I.C.A.D. 2015. Materials. 133/365.

I.C.A.D. 2015. Materials. 133/365.

Wordless Wednesday in Australia and I’m showing (some of) the materials I use in readiness for Index Card a Day Challenge in 2015 (I.C.A.D.2015) with Tammy Garcia on her site here: daisyyellowart.com For more info, check out the page in the header here on my blog.

Trish and friends from WW consider joining the challenge! Starts 1 June until 31 July. See you there, Denyse xx

 

Left: Faber Castell Pitt Pens Right: Gellyrolls - various

Left: Faber Castell Pitt Pens
Right: Gellyrolls – various

Caran D'arch Neocolours: Left: 1 (water resistant) Right: 11 (water soluble)

Caran D’arch Neocolours:
Left: 1 (water resistant)
Right: 11 (water soluble)

Washi Tape....and some other plastic tapes

Washi Tape….and some other plastic tapes

One of 3 boxes of my stamps

One of 3 boxes of my stamps

Limited Space for 'spreading out' means I use these little drawer sets - labelled with materials

Limited Space for ‘spreading out’ means I use these little drawer sets – labelled with materials

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100 Posts. 100/365.

100 Posts. 100/365.

There were times I would sit as I do now, in front of my blog and wonder…

what will I write

does anyone read it anyway

why am I writing

will it matter if I do not write or post today

and here are my responses:

I may not know ‘what I will write’ until I sit here or sometimes it comes so fast before I sit down that I MUST write. Other times I let my day drift by and something will pop into my head. 

I read it. That’s what is important. However, it is always a blogging thrill when you know someone has at least clicked in. I can tell that with my on-going monitor at the bottom. Then it becomes even greater if someone comments! Yay for comments. Blogging gold. It’s always been that way. Thank you readers..and BIG thank you commenters.

I am writing because I knew deep inside I was approaching a life’s transition with trepidation, fear and a tinge of excitement. I knew that if I blogged about something each day it would be a connection to the ‘outside world’ as we have changed where we live and it would be a good record to look back on.

It will, I decided when I thought don’t bother writing! I am a finisher in life. It irks me not to complete things and even though finding ideas and topics has challenged me, my mind has not let me down. For me, now, there is ALWAYS a reason to write and post.

Thank you to you all, readers AND commenters (who are often both of course!). 

Thanks to Trish for hosting Wednesday’s Aussie Wordless Wednesday where I get to link up and have other bloggers read here.

Thanks to Jess and her IBOT team for Tuesday’s links. Always a great way to share blogs. Love my IBOT community. I was an original #IBOT commenter!

Thanks of course to the Flog Your Blog Community began by Brenda, and then Trae and now, Grace. It means a lot to have somewhere to post each Friday!

Thanks to Maxabella – who has always believed in my blog and my purpose in writing for her linky on weekends with blogging friends like Kelly Exeter and Sonia Stackhouse.

And to Kim Berry, whose ONE word often encourages and challenges me.

ONWARD!

Thank you everyone, here’s to the next 100!

Denyse xx

Thank YOU! 100 posts for 100 days!

Thank YOU! 100 posts for 100 days!

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