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Kaleidoscope Colours

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. – Oscar Wilde   Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. – Pablo Picasso The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it. – Leonardo di Vinci The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. – John Ruskin Wishing you a colourful Friday….Yvette x

TT – The not necessarily textured eDition

So it’s an anything goes week..in more than one way for me this week. I’ve gone back to study, and I’m feeling positive…and grateful that I have this possibility to take a little time to find a new direction to support and enhance  – ME. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –Albert  Schweiter Nobel Peace Prize – Winning Medical Missionary & Philosopher.   I’m a reader, and yes most of the time it’s in the comfort of my own space, or in front of a computer, I had thought and still may take another on-line course, but this course I’m taking at the moment has the extra interaction of physically meeting new people and sharing so many aspects of ‘classroom’ social interaction. I found a little time behind the lens to capture a few photo’s and play around with light and shadow. Have a great …

TT – Free & Easy eDition

Another free and easy challenge for today’s Texture Tuesday, with Kim Klassen. A few more photo’s of natures beauty of Camellia’s. They truly are magical! Original photo –Twistedvines + kkzuzu + focal black & white + glow + light adjustment (Picasa 3) Have a great day everyone, Yvette…x ‘No duty is more urgent, than returning thanks’ –Saint Ambrose Linking to  Mosaic Monday & Texture Tuesday

Five Little Questions

  I’ve been travelling together with Kim & Xanthe participating in their ‘Behind the Scenes’ e-course and connecting to a wonderful group of creative people. We’re connecting today by posting and answering 5 little questions & answers. We’re all getting to know each other a little better by sharing and linking together, and it’s been a few weeks of great inspirations, technical help and wonderful idea’s for our blogs. Thank you Ladies…     5 Questions 1. What makes you happy?….. in 5 words or less….? Sunshine, Smiles and Rose Petals. 2. Which talent would you most like to have?  Creative Writer 3. Which words or phrases do you overuse most? Honey, Truly!, 4. What is your favourite movie, book or both? Movie: Under a Tuscan Sun. Directed by Audrey Wells Book: The Language of Flowers By Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5. If you could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat where might it be? By the ocean, high in the mountains, beauty and nature all around. Linking to BTS Yvette…x

I’m on a Mission

Day 1 & 2  Behind the Scenes “When you have something to write, get on with it.” So, that’s what I have intention of doing, just going with the flow. I’m participating in Kims & Xanthes Behind the Scenes: A creative guide to blogging your Passion on line course. With Kim & Xanthe at my side, we’re part of a group of innovative and creative souls. Inspiration flowing from all over the world. We’ve only just started, but there’s such enthusiasm and strong energy I know I’m going to enjoy this journey. As I’ve been only blogging for a couple of years, ‘blogging’ was a means of communicating with family and friends, of showing them where I lived in Italy, sharing my new culinary cuisine and the extreme climate changes, so different of what I was used to in Australia. Moving to another country has really ‘changed’ me, in so many ways. I have said it before and still to this day, moving to another country, with a different language, customs and politics wasn’t easy, …

Coming up Old Country Roses

Trio Royal Albert : Yellow Rosebud I have a few passions in my life…(she smiles) is it more than a few, when you need both hands and feet to count. The first few on top of the list besides art, food, photography, would have to be old antique roses (you know the ones with their fragrant perfumes, the ones that fill the whole room with their scent, and make you turn,stop, and smell the heart of a rose) china, white linen, the Victoriana Era, crystal, silver, and vintage hats and boxes…ok, the list is long. Back to the point of this new addition to the china section. I was cast under a spell, to a discounted sale of items in a shop…I wanted not to buy, but just couldn’t resist this trio, Royal Albert, Bone China, Old Country Roses, Ruby Collection – Yellow Rosebud, Made in England, which is even rarer these days to find. An hour or maybe two passed and yes, I had a number of new additions to my collections. So this …

tt – The Quote eDition

Kim Klassens weekly challenge : “Share an image with one of your favorite quotes included and as always… any one of my textures”. I’m a quote girl, as some of you may already know…so it was a matter of opening a book at any page and that was my decision made on which one to share with you today. Sharing also some original artwork, flying with free spirit! Linking to Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen. Yvette…x

The Balance of Life

  “There is a little secret something so amazing, so miraculous and so wonderful that we should share it with everyone we know once we learn it. The secret is that there is nothing that others can do to really hurt us from the outside when we do not allow our own thoughts to hurt us on the inside. Once we take care of what is going on inside of our minds and our hearts and our souls, anything that tries to come at us from the outside simply can have no influence on our life.”                  Bravegirls Club