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Textures and the ever Changing Mode.

Time has passed since my last post, and I’ve missed writing in this creative journal of mine.I’ve been itching to get back into it, truth being how do I push off from this starting point?

Do I have the opportunity to take a new innovative direction? Should I change anything? What are you as the reader wanting to read, see, hear? What am I really wanting to write, learn, cook, paint? Yes,I think it’s time to put some new colour into my world! How can I capture your intriguing eyes and voice?

I’ve had time with family and friends, reminiscing over good food, wine, music and the younger years, and interesting enough, hearing the reactions of those dear friends to this little blog of mine.

My time was also thinking about the many directions and avenues life can take us. The influences of surrounding ourselves with positive attitudes,thoughts and knowledge. Sifting through the many voices and listening to those little whispers of encouragement to move on. Those influencing whispers to strive to achieve many of my, still untouched dreams. Placing myself in the ‘right’ environment to express openly my passions and finding the answers to those little curiosities and seeing that stream of light, at the end of the tunnel.


“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…The power to choose, to respond, to change.” Stephen R Covey



1. a. Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.

The photo’s that send our mind into a whirlwind and our taste buds fluttering. That special tablescape that we could only imagine owning half of those items. The view from a window that captures the ultimate feeling of the season, and the home we might only dream of, or that special place we might only dream of visiting.

autumn leaves

b. The condition of being so stimulated.

2. An agency, such as a person or work of art, that moves the intellect or emotions or prompts action or invention.

The photo’s that make us grab for our favourite cookbook, playing and creating new tastes, cooking with our heart and kneading with our hands creating a meal of emotions…happiness, love, care and tenderness.

coffee & biscuits

3. Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired.

The photo that inspires, giving new colour in your world. The interwoven fibers that give a mystical appearance a new texture, a new feeling, a new sense of creativity.


4. The quality of inspiring or exalting: a painting full of inspiration.

5. Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on the mind and soul of humankind.


The above photo’s have been enhanced by superimposing a beautiful texture called ‘portrait’ from the talented Kim Klassen. Take a look at her blog here, she has wonderful textures you can download and create new textured photo’s, join in her weekly challenges and e-courses.

So where am I going, what direction am I taking?

What inspires me, what makes me come alive?

spring french love 2

This texture is from Sophie G’s Flickr Photostream, a French postcard effect superimposed over one of my Spring photo’s found here in Springtimes Laughter

Yes, what makes me come alive?

Visually sharing all my experiences, laughing and loving every new challenge.

Learning and trying new aspects of creativity, I realized a photo speaks a thousand words…more than I could ever imagine to write.

So, off I go weaving my way, taking on new challenges, head high and finding the strength in every new step.

And hope you’ll continue on this journey with me.

Have a wonderful day!




  1. Yvette, what a lovely post. I am very excited to continue on this journey with you. There must be something wonderful in the air. I, too, stepped away from the blog for a while. Going through many changes and re-illuminations of age old knowledge. I wondered, also, if I should incorporate some of my experiences with these concepts into my blog. So I decided to come back to the blog with a bit of a twist. Still based on creativity, but also passing along some wonders which hopefully may be of help to others. I’ve gotten some good responses so far.

    Your photos are beautiful and I love your renewed positive sense of being. I’ll stay tuned.


  2. Beautifully written post Yvette and I am looking forward to travelling with you on your journey. Maybe you could turn it into a book?
    🙂 Mandy

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