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Yearly Archives: 2008

Joy … making spirits bright

Yesterday I received a beautiful photocard from another photographer. It was a delightful black and white of her smiling and joyful daughters. Lyn had added the lyrics to Jingle Bells on her photo creating a truly spirit-lifting greeting. My desire is to wish you a season that lifts your spirits. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, […]

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Happy, Jolly

We have favourites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s the aesthetic, sometimes it touches us in a significant way, perhaps a sentimental reason or perhaps it simply gives us joy. The reason this is one of my favourite decorative items each Christmas is because it was something my Mom bought for me. She knew […]

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Perfect Gift Idea

Still struggling with what to get that hard-to-buy-for person? Don’t settle for another tie, box of chocolates, pair of slippers, or a duplicate CD. Struggle no more. So how do you get a cool reaction and genuine smile on Christmas morning? Have a glistening little fabric bag with a Gift Certificate tucked inside towards an exclusive photo session by […]

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Bread, beautiful bread

Have you always thought baking bread was a long, laborious task? Well it’s time to shake that notion right out of your mind. First, I have a confession to make: I do make homemade pizza dough nearly every Friday night. I do it the long way by dissolving yeast in warm water, adding it to […]

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And the winner is …

Drumroll please. The winner of my People’s Choice 8 x 10 photo print is: Cis of Cicero Sings. She wins her choice of one mounted (but not framed) 8 x 10 from my “possibles” gallery. For her people’s choice she choose 6331 (brilliant spider web with bokeh) and 3339 (red boat hull on still water). […]

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If Wishes Came True

If wishes came true, I would want to be photographed by Annie Leibovitz. You know how people are creating lists of things they want to do before they die. Well, I haven’t done one of those lists and this wish of being photographed by Annie Leibovitz is simply a wish or a dream. It’s not […]

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