Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #141

Gabba Gabba Hey! Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi and welcome to SSS. If you’d like to join in, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Dianne 2. Amanda 3. GalleryJuana 4. Jabblog 5. Catherine 6. FredaMans 7. RhodeIslandDailyPhoto 8. Genden 9. Lani


The Shooters:
1. Kelly 2. Karen 3. Anne 4. Dimple 5. MissBecky 6. Sally 7. NatureOzarks 8. CraftyGardener 9. Anjoe


The Shooters:
1. Alissa 2. Rantis 3. Angela 4. Generik 5. ReallyRainey 6. Eden 7. Anna(Muchlove) 8. FaithHope... 9. Chie

Heres' my Shadow Shot(s) Sunday #141




These fishy specimens are on display at the Seaside Museum located on beautiful Bribie Island. A little bit creepy to me but some nice shadows were to be found.


My favourtie shadow from my visit to the museum was the one cast along the concrete just outside the entrance thanks to the clever and cool stencil sign.

I'll be away over the next couple of days with internet access limited only to my iphone, so unfortunatley I'll not be able to visit participants this week. So if anybody makes a boo boo when entering their link into Mr Linky, just enter another link with the words 'correct link' next to it because I wont be able to edit and fix any links this weekend. And if the Mr Linky site goes down (as has been happening a bit of late) leave your link in the comments section so others can find you. So I hope everyone has a super weekend and I'll see all next SSS!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Lisa's RetroStyle
3. Catherine
4. Magical Mystical Teacher
5. Jill, Mississippi
6. Arija, Australia
7. Ralph
8. Yoshi, Japan
9. robin-one still frame
10. John
11. Shadow Catcher
12. Joops
13. Nostalgic Marveling
14. Spice Up Your Life
15. Rhode Island Daily Photo
16. Chubskulit
17. Ebie, CA
18. Quiltworks, Boston, USA
19. BLOGitse
20. Generik
21. VRINDA
22. Bev, Canada
23. Anne
24. Sylvia K
25. Around California
26. Miss Becky
27. Lani in HongKong
28. Molokai Girl
29. Wayne
30. Karen
31. Alissa
32. Rajesh, India
33. Molly Golver
34. Dimple
35. Quasi Serendipita
36. Clara
37. Birgitta
38. CanadianGardenJoy
39. Cassie~Arizona
40. Gemma @ Greyscale
41. Rinkly Rimes
42. Sue
43. Sarah Wallis
44. kasia {kasiabear}
45. fairchildstreet
46. Magical Mystical Teacher~Encore
47. Kay, Alberta, Canada
48. Kathy Matthews OR USA
49. Crazy as a Cool Fox (Salem MA)
50. Emma @ Happy Snaps
51. Vicki IN USA
52. GVK, Mysore, India
53. Jo Williams Photography
54. Made By Gen
55. Jeri
56. vickie@paintordig
57. jazzbumpa
58. Angie, West Australia
59. dianne
60. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
61. Margaret Gosden, USA
62. The Gardening Life
63. Joanna in Victoria
64. Kelly's Thoughts and Ramblings
65. Julie
66. Boonie
67. Sandrine-Australia
68. Paz's New York Minute
69. Carmen's Chronicles
70. Wick Daily Photo
71. anjoe, Denmark
72. HOOTIN' ANNI [mermaid]
73. Eden, Australia
74. DawnTreader, Sweden
75. alexa in nyc, usa
76. Laura, NH, USA
77. MMT~Take 3!
78. Kathe W.
79. maryt/the teach
80. Freda Mans
81. joan
82. Christine
83. Maboe
84. BChalet
85. Angela
86. Heather
87. Ginger,Buddy n Shadow
88. Leena
89. Memores and Magic
90. Patricia - USA
91. { Elena }
92. E Makes Art
93. FiveSibes
94. J Bar, Sydney, Australia
95. ~Really Rainey~
96. Karen@JustCallMeGrace
97. Junie
98. Coloring Outside the Lines
99. Flower Photography

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #140

Gabba Gabba Hey! Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi and welcome to SSS. If you’d like to join in, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. JanHalvard 2. Claire 3. Laura 4. Vicki 5. Robin 6. Lisa'sRetroStyle 7. Julie 8. CanadianGardenJoy 9. KathyMatthews


The Shooters:
1. Dina 2. HydeDailyPhoto 3. TheGardeningLife 4. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 5. JoWilliamsPhotography 6. MagicalMysticalTeacher 7. Boonie 8. Emma 9. Kay


The Shooters:
1. Kasia 2. Christine 3. InvernessDailyPhoto 4. WallFlowersForJane 5. MolokaiGirl 6. EGwow 7. SaraChapman 8. Hottin'Anni 9. PsychemagePhotography

Heres' my Shadow Shot Sunday #140


While pottering around in my garden the other day I snapped this pic of my chillies. I like the shadows decorating the pot behind. That pot contains some thriving oregano. Both chillies and oregano made their way into a pasta dish I cooked last night. It was rather tasty! I love how the addition of a few fresh herbs can totally transform a simple meal into something much more special.

Another herb I love is Basil, but unfortunately so do grasshoppers. As I know many shadow shooters are skilled gardeners I was hoping for some advice because nothing I’ve tried so far has worked. So if anybody knows of any environmentally friendly ways of dealing with grasshoppers please feel free to share your tips. I’d certainly appreciate any advice any of you may have!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Lisa's RetroStyle
2. Sweet Repose
3. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
4. Arija, Australia
5. Lani in Taipei
6. Rose
7. Spice Up Your Life
8. Wayne
9. Dina - Jerusalem
10. Ralph
11. John
12. Retired Sailor
13. CanadianGardenJoy
14. Catherine, Mexico
15. Miss Becky
16. Chubskulit
17. Nostalgic Marveling
18. robin-one still frame
19. Molokai Girl
20. Yoshi, Japan
21. Sylvia K
22. Maboe
23. dianne
24. Anne
25. Quiltworks, Boston, USA
26. Cassie~Arizona
27. Generik
28. EG Wow, Canada
29. Rajesh
30. Bev, Canada
31. The Summer KItchen Girls
32. Pagan Sphinx MA USA
33. Rinkly Rimes
34. DawnTreader, Sweden
35. Rhode Island Daily Photo
36. Vicki IN USA
37. Molly Golver
38. Alissa
39. jabblog uk
40. Birgitta - foto CHIP
41. Nature Ozarks, AR, USA
42. Rantis, Swe
43. Kathy Matthews, OR, USA
44. Kay, Alberta, Canada
45. annalyn
46. Gallery Juana
47. Karen, Canada
48. fairchildstreet
49. Gemma @ Greyscale
50. Christine
51. maryt/theteach
52. Quasi Serendipita
53. kasia {kasiabear}
54. Anna (much love)
55. Dimple
56. Freda Mans
57. Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love
58. Sarah Wallis
59. anka @ happy hang around
60. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
61. Me Ann My Camera
62. Just Like Martha
63. Jo Williams Photography
64. CHIE
65. Emma @ Happy Snaps
66. Angie, West Australia
67. ~Really Rainey~
68. Arlene's Joys
69. Sally in WA, USA
70. Crazy as a Cool Fox
71. CREATE WITH JOY - Behold The Turtle
72. Jessica, Florida, USA
73. Sue
74. BLOGitse
75. Boonie
76. MonikaRoseCrochets
77. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
78. Margaret Gosden, USA
79. Gengen
80. alexa in nyc, usa
81. Kelly's Thoughts and Ramblings
82. Rhymecook/Rimkogeren - Denmark
83. Marietta
84. anjoe, Denmark
85. Paz's New York Minute
86. Gracia Fashionista
87. amanda.
88. Angela
89. SEA SHELL [Hootin' Anni]
90. Eden, Australia
91. E Makes Art
92. Crafty Gardener, Canada
93. Margaret@Margaret's Miscellany
94. spadoman
95. vickie@paintordig
96. Laura, NH, USA
97. Digital Paradise
98. joan
99. THE SHADOW SWEEPER
100. Kathe W.
101. jazzbumpa
102. bchalet
103. halie
104. Christine
105. toby
106. Heather
107. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
108. A picture in time
109. Junie - Our Place
110. FiveSibes
111. Patricia - USA
112. Clara

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

guide for love


I Heart You


White Love Cranes (set of four)


Sign of Love


Sweet on Stripes


Pssst I Love You (set of four)

With Valentine's Day just around the corner it seemed a good time to share some of the love related prints that I have available in my shop. Just in case you may be stuck for ideas about what to give your significant other. Or a friend. Or a friend's significant other. Oh wait... that may seem weird.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #139

Gabba Gabba Hey! Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi and welcome to SSS. If you’d like to join in, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Wayne 2. Ralph 3. LongIslandDailyPhoto 4. CraftyGreenPoet 5. TomHilton 6. Annie 7. Julie 8. JudySheldon-Walker 9. RinklyRimes


The Shooters:
1. CrazyAsaCoolFox 2. DawnTreader 3. PattiV 4. Christine(RavenRidgeGardens) 5. AroundCalifornia 6. Vickie(paintordig) 7. Anka 8. Cassie 9. SummerKitchenGirls


The Shooters:
1. EmakesArt 2. FlowerPhotography 3. Annalyn 4. QuasiSerendipita 5. AngelaNZ 6. JustLikeMartha 7. Gemma 8. SweetRepose 9. Sue


Happy Sunday!


Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Lisa's RetroStyle
3. Magical Mystical Teacher - encore
4. Jill, Mississippi
5. Arija, Australia
6. Rhode Island Daily Photo
7. robin-one still frame
8. Ralph
9. Dina - Jerusalem
10. Catherine, Mexico
11. Tom Hilton
12. Around California
13. Inverness Daily Photo
14. Sylvia K
15. Freda Mans
16. Molokai Girl
17. Hyde Daily Photo
18. Maboe
19. Quiltworks - Winter Cape Cod
20. Anna, Japan
21. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
22. The Summer Kitchen Girls
23. Miss Becky
24. Bev, Canada
25. Kathy Matthews
26. Quasi Serendipita
27. Lani in Taipei
28. EG Wow, Canada
29. BLOGitse
30. anka @ happy hang around
31. billsoPHOTO
32. Anne
33. RMontalban
34. Jan Halvard, Norway/Bolivia
35. Julie
36. Cassie~now in Arizona
37. Vicki
38. Birgitta - foto CHIP
39. Canadian GardenJoy
40. Wayne
41. Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock
42. Jo Williams Photography
43. Emma @ Happy Snaps
44. Kay, Alberta, Canada
45. ~Really Rainey~Flamingo
46. Rinkly Rimes
47. CrazyasaCoolFox
48. The Gardening Life
49. angelanz
50. Angie, West Australia
51. Patti V.
52. Sue
53. Manang Kim,USA
54. Psychemage Photography
55. annalyn
56. Eden, Australia
57. Rose
58. wallflowersforjane
59. John
60. Made By Gen
61. Kelly's Thoughts and Ramblings
62. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
63. Boonie
64. kasia {kasiabear}
65. Margaret Gosden, USA
66. DawnTreader, Sweden
67. Maria, Sweden
68. Paz's New York Minute
69. alexa in nyc, usa
70. Thorgun, Sweden
71. Gemma @ Greyscale
72. anjoe, Denmark
73. SELENA [Latin Queen]
74. Eat,Pray,Blog (1st entry)
75. Christine
76. Grace
77. Kenobiitti- Finland
78. Urban Muser
79. joan
80. jazzbumpa
81. Molly Golver
82. Dani, heart home
83. Magical Mystical Teacher~Again
84. Heather
85. srp
86. amanda.
87. Dimple
88. Laura, NH, USA
89. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
90. Junie Rose
91. Lenetté
92. E Makes Art
93. Karen ~Georgia Angel
94. Sandrine (histoirede soie)
95. FiveSibes

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

floods


Hello. A note to all the lovely people who have sent messages to me regarding the Queensland floods. Thank you so much for the concern and positive wishes. It means so very much to me. What is happening right now is devastating and I can’t find the words to describe how I feel but I wanted you to know that I’m safe. My loved ones are safe. I'm lucky. The area I live in is not one of the expected areas yet to experience major flooding over the coming days. Yet the expected areas are MANY and it’s frightening to think about what has yet to happen. And to think about what has already happened. And is currently happening. So please keep in your thoughts and prayers all of the people who have been, and are yet to be affected by the floods. It’s likely services (power, internet etc..) will be lost over the coming days. I really have no idea what will happen but latest updates state that power will be cut to the CBD (central business district) in Brisbane early tomorrow morning. So it’s probable that even those of us not directly affected by flood waters will be indirectly affected in other ways such as power loss. Again, I don’t know for sure. I’m only guessing and going by what others are saying. The thing is with these situations nobody really knows what to expect. So if I vanish from cyber space for a while that will be why. Again, thanks for your lovely thoughts and wishes and if you can save them all up for those who really need them right now that would be awesome. Because there are so many who are needing them right now. Love Tracy xo

If you are able to assist financially, you may donate HERE to the flood appeal.

PS - The above photo I had planned to use as a Wordless Wednesday post this week. Obviously this doesn’t count as a ‘wordless’ post but I included the photo anyway because I had nothing else appropriate to accompany this post.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #138

Gabba Gabba Hey! Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi and welcome to SSS. If you’d like to join in, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Dianne 2. MargaretGosden 3. Man-O-War 4. Catherine 5. RhodeIslandDailyPhoto 6. DesertColors 7. Hasse 8. Heather 9. Alexa


The Shooters:
1. Anne 2. SarahWallis 3. NatureFootstep 4. ReachBeyondLimits 5. Kelly 6. MissBecky 7. SylviaK 8. TheReasonYouCome 9. Arlene'sJoys


The Shooters:
1. Anka 2. BLOGitse 3. Robin 4. FredaMans 5. Chie 6. Arija 7. Lani 8. Anjoe 9. Freckles&Fudge

Heres' my Shadow Shot Sunday #138




Again, not many shadows were out and about this week. So here are some reflections. Not quite shadows but the best I could do. This is how my deck has looked for the majority of the week. I seriously need a roof on my deck. A great big deck umbrella is usually there but I've had to pack it away due to the storms and strong winds of late. I didn't want my lovely big umbrella blowing away...

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Lisa's RetroStyle
2. Sweet Repose
3. Jill, Mississippi
4. Magical Mystical Teacher
5. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
6. Arija, Australia
7. Dina -Jerusalem
8. Inverness Daily Photo
9. robin-one still frame
10. Gemma @ Greyscale
11. Molokai Girl
12. Ralph
13. Maboe, Norway
14. Anne
15. Quasi Serendipita
16. BLOGitse
17. Wayne
18. Clara
19. Tom Hilton
20. Catherine, Mexico
21. Quiltworks ~ MA ~ USA
22. Rajesh, India
23. Chubskulit
24. The Summer Kitchen Girls
25. John
26. Nostalgic Marveling
27. Flower Photography
28. Sylvia K
29. The Clip Cafe
30. Miss Becky
31. Spice Up Your Life
32. Rose
33. anka @ happy hang around
34. Crafty Green poet (Over 40 Shades)
35. DawnTreader, Sweden
36. Crafty Green poet
37. piecesofmejen.com
38. Kay, Alberta, Canada
39. Around California
40. EG Wow, Canada
41. Sam
42. Bev, Canada
43. RamblingWoods
44. BChalet
45. Canadian GardenJoy
46. Julie
47. CrazyasaCoolFox
48. maryt/theteach
49. Sue
50. Rinkly Rimes
51. Molly Golver
52. toby
53. Just Like Martha
54. vickie@paintordig
55. Freda Mans
56. Cassie~now in Arizona
57. Patti V.
58. angelanz
59. The Gardening Life
60. Christine
61. Molly's Country Memories
62. Just Me and My Boys
63. annalyn
64. Meri @ Playing Along
65. Reach Beyond Limits
66. Boo
67. Angie, West Australia
68. kasia {kasiabear}
69. Margaret Gosden, USA
70. Long Island Daily Photo,USA
71. Judy Sheldon-Walker
72. The Reason You Come
73. alexa in nyc, usa
74. Kelly's Thoughts & Ramblings
75. Annie
76. Marilyn
77. E Makes Art
78. Sarah Wallis
79. cat @ sea.sky.stone.
80. Boonie
81. anjoe, Denmark
82. HOOTIN' ANNI
83. MonikaRoseCrochets
84. Eden, Australia
85. Laura, NH, USA
86. Henrietta
87. Yogi's Den
88. billsoPHOTO
89. JazzBumpa
90. Margaret
91. Kathy Matthews
92. Arlene's Joys
93. Kathe W.
94. Carin
95. Heather
96. Bemused Muse
97. amanda.
98. Patricia - USA
99. A picture in time
100. Christine
101. LakewoodDP

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

photo wood blocks


Piles of wood cut by my wonderful dad all ready for sanding.


Neat little stacks of freshly sanded blocks. That was hard work.


Drying after having a light coat of clear satin varnish applied.


And some of the completed blocks with photos mounted to them.

I've just listed 'made to order' photo blocks in my Etsy shop. Customers can choose any photo or art print from my shop to be mounted to the blocks.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #137

Gabba Gabba Hey! Shadow Shot Sunday!


Hi and welcome to SSS. If you’d like to join in, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click HERE for further info before submitting links. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the shadows!

Shadow Gallery


The Shooters:
1. Alexa 2. MolokaiGirl 3. Toby 4. maryt-theteach 5. JunieRose 6. PaganSphinxPhoto 7. LifeNreflection 8. GraciaFashionista 9. SoulEnergy


The Shooters:
1. Sam 2. MagicalMysticalTeacher 3. Kay 4. MollyGolver 5. Lisa'sRetroStyle 6. AngieWA 7. Chubskulit 8. Maboe 9. Lucka


The Shooters:
1. CanadianGardenJoy 2. SaraChapman 3. Quiltworks 4. Millie 5. EGwow 6. Marilyn 7. Franius 8. Dina 9. Yoshi

Heres' my Shadow Shot Sunday #137


This was taken at Dalpura Beach, which is a short stroll from my house. I had to dig into the archives for my shadow shot this week due to the weather not playing very nicely. Bad bad weather. While I've had my share of problems due to all the rain of late, none of them come close to what many other Queenslanders are sadly going through right now. So I count myself lucky. So far anyway. Ok, let's move onto more positive things. It's now 2011! Happy New Year everybody! I'm looking forward to a whole new year of shadowy goodness from you guys! You're all awesome! I hope 2011 is a healthy, happy and safe year for you all. Thanks for being so inspiring and bringing so much fun to this little meme! xo

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Lisa's RetroStyle
3. Arija, Australia
4. Ralph
5. Magical Mystical Teacher
6. robin-one still frame
7. Around California
8. Rhode Island Daily Photo
9. Catherine, Mexico
10. Maboe, Norway
11. Sylvia K
12. Anne
13. anka @ happy hang around
14. Molokai Girl
15. Yoshi, Japan
16. Miss Becky
17. EG Wow, Canada
18. Kay, Alberta, Canada
19. toby
20. Nostalgic Marveling
21. Meri @ Playing Along
22. John
23. BLOGitse
24. Chubskulit
25. Canadian GardenJoy
26. Sam
27. Gemma @ Greyscale
28. Cassie
29. Sallie (FullTime-Life)
30. The Gardening Life
31. MAN-O-WAR [jellyfish]
32. CHIE
33. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
34. annalyn
35. Margaret Gosden, USA
36. Jo Williams Photography
37. Wayne
38. Angie, West Australia
39. Pagan Sphinx MA USA
40. Lani in Taipei
41. Patti V.
42. Boonie
43. Joysweb
44. Freda Mans
45. Kelly's Thoughts & Ramblings
46. Sue
47. Marilyn
48. Maria, Sweden
49. Arlene's Joys
50. anjoe, Denmark
51. Create With Joy: Legend - Reflections
52. Sarah Wallis
53. Rachel at Two Dog Pond
54. Freckles and Fudge
55. Beckychalet
56. dianne
57. Crafty Gardener, Canada
58. CrazyasaCoolFox
59. Desert Colors
60. jazzbumpa
61. joan
62. Reach Beyond Limits
63. Molly's Country Memories
64. NatureFootstep
65. Mollygolver
66. Heather
67. Millie
68. Eden, Australia
69. Hasse A. Norway
70. Judy Sheldon-Walker
71. Dina @ 4 Lettre Words 12/29
72. The Reason You Come
73. amanda.
74. MonikaRoseCrochets
75. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
76. Cheryl Ann
77. Zaza
78. Alexa in NYC, USA

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