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Yearly Archives: 2009

Remember

In honour of all soldiers, past and present, who fought and saw action due to war. Even those who came back home, are forever changed by the experience. Today I particularly honour two of my family members. My mother who served as a Wren (Women’s Royal Naval Service)  and my Uncle Henry Althouse (shown below) who […]

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Things are Cookin’

I’m so excited. Things are cooking around my campfire these days! This week I ordered my custom made Christmas cards that I created using a beautiful set of templates. But the real excitement is what I ordered today! Trouble is, I can’t share with you right now what they are or what they look like. […]

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Black and White

A long while ago Shutter Sisters had a post about black and white photos. Maya at Springtree Road blog celebrates November in Black and White. Black & white photography is one of my passions. Likely because I grew up with black and white (yes, I’m that old). Now that I have my own [digital] darkroom […]

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What is a Standout Wall Portrait?

Another photographer shared a photograph on Flickr of the first standout portrait she ordered which reminded me that I have never posted photos of the Standouts I’ve ordered for clients. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of one of them, but here is one from a fairly recent order. I’ll explain more about what […]

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Life’s Sweet Ordinary

Winston Churchill said it best, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” These horses may be covered in mud and already have the beginning of their winter coat but to me they and this image are the epitome of life’s sweet ordinary. Taken on […]

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The Difference a Few Days Make

Some of you are anxiously awaiting my tutorial on how I make my designer envelopes — it’s coming but I just had to do this post first! A trio of horses I spotted under the amazing Alberta autumn sky near Teepee Creek, Alberta Driving to Edmonton this past weekend, it was a beautifully sunny Autumn […]

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