Sunday, May 24, 2009

SOOC Sunday~straight out of the Macbook

Shout out to Vikki Davis for letting me know I've added the wrong link for I Heart Faces!!!
Oops...If you've ended up here I apologize, you should actually be 
here checking out my submission for I ♥Heart Faces~Birthday.
Sorry for the confusion :0)

This week SOOC is happening on Sunday
and it's coming to you Straight out of the iMac Notebook
(iMac Photobooth effect~vignette)

Having a quiet moment this morning. The morning busyness is happening around me. The weather is cooling. It is pleasant to have a refreshing breeze wash through the house. 
Breakfasts are being made and consumed. Coffee is poured, my new iNotebook and I are getting better acquainted, I have found myself a copy of My Sister's Keeper to read. 
{{Thank you Lisa for the recommendation....I am absorbed ☟☟☟☟☟..... see!}}

(SOOC photobooth  effect~colour pencil)
Things have been somewhat disjointed around here...hence my lack luster approach to blogging lately. Thank you for the encouragement to keep the momentum going, for reminding me that tomorrow things will probably look very different{{they did/do}}. I have a few things going on that are testing my patience. At the top of the list is a very defiant He-Devil. He is pushing every boundary. He is standing toe to toe with me,  standing over me defying me to 'prove' of all things, the fact that I don't love him! He is begging me to show him how little I care for him! Challenging me to show the world how little he means to me! When he looks at me with those hurt, challenging eyes I am lost. All I want to do is wrap my arms around him and let him know I will never abandon him. That is the fear I see in his eyes. It IS fear of abandonment! He has as much as told me so...everyone has their own story and our stories intertwine. Josh has his own story BUT he is a part of mine. We are a part of each others and of other people's too! Each of us retells, recalls one story in many different ways. We each recall this one differently, I can't give you his version and he can't give you mine. We both are effected differently by the very same event in the very same moment in time.  

Sometimes I feel self indulgent being stressed by my relatively small issues, when I know others are dealing with more insanely stressing issues!!! I would ease their pain if I was able. The best I can do is offer assurance, be there to listen when they need to vent, bake outrageously delectable treats to share whilst venting session is in full swing and hope that when I need to vent, someone close to me will be astute enough to recognize that I need a little 'therapy' and drag me to a place where I can vent over delicious treats and a good coffee {because I don't have too many friends who bake so I am happy with a cafe that has a bakery...or a McDonalds McCafe :0) with wifi teehee!   I am also grateful for the offer of 'cyber therapy' {{raises a glass in Lisa's direction and pushes aside the empty pie plate ;0) }}! 

(SOOC photobooth  effect~pop art)
This week SOOC shot are coming to you from Straight Out Of The Macbook Photobooth and yes there are a few this week...why, because I could :0)
I'm pretty sure that's not cheating! Melody takes SOOC shots with her Macbook over at Slurping Life. Pop on over and check out the other SOOC participants photos.
Slurping Life

(SOOC photobooth  effect~colour pencil) answer a few questions from last weeks SOOC shot~
Who is the girl in THIS post?
Is she important to me?
How did I take the shot?
1. The girl in the post is ME!
2. Yes I think I am important to me...I also think I forget this sometimes too!
3. I took the shot using this wedged in my hot little hand,

Whilst this was perched on the desk at the foot of the bed! 
Silhouettes  and lighting flares are something I have been playing around with lately.
Thanks for dropping by

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Me, my Manda, my iMac at Maccas 
so magical infact
we are back on Tuesday, writing about Monday from Maccas.
WickkiD WiFi

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SOOC Saturday~Living In The Moment

Living In The Moment

Often when I hear this phrase it evokes in me images of happy busyness.
Lots happening around oneself and being a part of it.
Laughing, smiling, joyousness.
At the moment I am feeling very, VERY disjointed.
A lot is happening around me, not all of it is necessarily happy goings-on.
There is turmoil, confrontation, challenges, frustration and 
an overwhelming feeling of helplessness.
Today~'living in the moment' has meant retreating.
Finding a quiet space to avoid the confrontation.
Time to think.
Time to reflect.
Time to regroup.
Time to make a plan.
Time to rejuvenate my mind.
So that tomorrow I can rejoin the world.
The world outside of my shell.
Because tomorrow is a brand new day
and I will most definitely BE a part of it.
For today I am in my own little world
and I feel safe and warm in here.
Slurping Life
Pop on over to Melody's Place
See how others are Living In The Moment
Because each of us has many different moments to share.
We are sharing them SOOC~Straight Out Of Camera~No Editing Allowed!
Thank you for being a part of mine today.


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Because I am here able to experience it!
Could it be worse........most defiantly.
So, even though I've had a crap time the last few days
 it does not mean I am ready to retire from life just yet.
I am here, I am dealing with my life.
It is not easy BUT it's the shit we wade through
that helps us build character.
Thank you to my teenage son for testing my character,
I'll let you know how that goes.
I have tried SO may different angles.
Today I've decided to try a different tack
and I think it is going to be the
hardest thing I've done as a parent
(apart from telling them that their father had died.
That was a pretty hard thing to do.)
The He-Devil is testing the waters
and I think it is time for a little tough L♡VE.
I thank  those people that are helping me stand tough 
{{♡Blows Amanda a kiss xXx....our time today was AWESOME my Effen friend!♡
♡Thank you for the pick-me-up♡}}
{{Lisa...thank you for picking up on the vibes...
I'll have hmmm a BIG slice of Lemon Meringue Pie,
 apart from the fact that I L♡VE Lemon Meringue Pie,
 I'm not a 
'When life gives you lemons make lemonade' kinda girl!
I'd rather have the Lemon Meringue Pie and a glass of red :0) 
~Jewelz serves up the Pie and an extra glass of red for Lisa~
Smiles and raises the glass Lisa}}}

Saturday, May 9, 2009

☆ ....SOOC Saturday.... ☆

~...Don't Just Stand There...~


Make a BIG splash!

These are a few of the little people that colour my world with L♡VE!
I am an Art Specialist at a small school in the North West of Australia.
As you can see there are many different colours that light up my world
and I love em to bits, each and every one of them.
I  L♡VE what I do, I think I have the coolest job in the world.

Slurping Life

It's that time of the week again.
SOOC Saturday.
hosts SOOC Saturday (or Sunday) each week!
Where a group of talented photographers
come together and post SOOC shots,
photos that are
~Straight Out Of Camera~
!!no editing allowed!!
Do yourself a favour,
pop on over 
and follow the links to the blog sites 
of the different contributors.
Leave em a little bloggy L♡VE why don't you!

Have a great Day

Friday, May 8, 2009

☆✮☆Brightening the Place Up☆✮☆

Brightened up my entry hall this week.
I had some tiny prints by
(Denise is a Perth artist living in Broome) 
and a whole load of lovely box frames.
There is hardly anything on my walls...this is NOT our house and there isn't a single
hook anywhere in the place {{{sigh}}}}.
So, I purchased some 3M removable sticky velcro thingies!!! 
{that's the technical term I am using LOL-What? Oh shuddup it's MY blog :0)}
I grabbed the frames, Denise's wee prints, a little Bazzill cardstock
and a sand dollar that I picked up on Eighty Mile Beach! 
(one of about a gazzillion that I have. Ok, ok maybe NOT a gazzillion!)
♡This is the result...I {heart} it very much♡
The light was crap, though I'm sure you get the idea.
The whole thing probably didn't cost me any more than about $21 AUS
That makes it even cooler whoot whoot...double arm pump!

Just a quickie tonight.

Night All
Hug the ones you love a little tighter tonight.
For no reason other than you can :0)

I'll be back...tomorrow~errrm~ looking at the clock,
it is more likely I'll be back later TODAY


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

☆☆☆☆Sneak Peek☆☆☆☆

Here you go Auds I finally got around to taking a few shots of some of my work
...a sneaky peek at a few pieces of my art works for you!

Acrylic on canvas.

Great to paint...even nicer to eat MMMmmmm 

The flash has blown the colours out a little in the 2nd shot,
however I'm sure you get the idea :0)
Inspired by indigenous art.
This one isn't quite finished. I still have a little work to do to complete it.

'Around the World'
☝☝This is done with mixed media.☝☝
Edicol dyes, coloured pencils and paint pen on textured paper.

'Rescue Me'

Coloured pencils on cartridge paper.
There is a little story behind this one.
It is a representation of my husband and I,
after we lost our first child during the second trimester, I felt so very low and empty.
Juzz was the one that could pull me from that emotional turmoil.
The red and orange figures represent me,
the pink figure represents Juzz pulling me from that dark space. 
At one stage he had hair that was almost as long as mine :0)

This little one was inspired by my dear Effen Friend Amanda
(we drink Effen Vodka together and get a little silly when we do LMAO)
I take her class for Art and that gives her some D.O.T.T time (Duties Other Than Teaching).
Occasionally she will drop into my class and bring me a 
Latte with a dash of Chocolate syrup...
I   L♡VE   HER
There is something NOT quite right with it though...can you guess what it is?
Manda picked it as soon as she first saw good are you?
It is Acrylic paints on Cardboard...I love the texture of this piece.
I have the original and Amanda has a Giclee print.

Thanks for stopping by.
Let me know what you think.


.♡WaterBabe on Wordless Wednesday♡.


Monday, May 4, 2009

<<<..SOOC Sunday~Food with Flare..>>>

Loving the Flare in this shot.
It was something new I was trying out,
whilst enjoying a great New Year meal
with my hubby in Broome.
Deeeeeeelicious Honey Sesame Prawns @ Zanders
overlooking Cable Beach.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.  
~ Virginia Woolf,  "A Room of One's Own"

A bunch of us throw caution to the wind each week!
We each choose a photo that comes Straight Out Of the Camera.
Sometimes it can kind of
'level the playing field'.
It's one thing to be able to edit a takes a whole other kind of knowledge.
Take away those editing programmes, and the knowledge
involved in perfecting your editing techniques,
and you are talking a whole other kind of skill
-taking good photos SOOC..Straight Out Of Camera-

Pop on over to Slurping Life to see some more great pics.

Slurping Life

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