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Monthly Archives: February 2011


I’ve been quiet lately and may be absent from the Internet for a while. In the meantime, here’s a quiet photo from one of my rare trips into town. See you soon. (UPDATE: I am taking a bit of a ‘break’ though I’m definitely not on any vacation. For fine art enquiries or to arrange […]

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Loving the Square

One of my favourite crops for artwork, whether it’s photographic art or a painting is the square. {Another favourite is a panoramic rectangle — say a 10 x 20 for instance, but that’s a different post.} I’m not sure if it’s the symmetry of a square crop, or if it’s something else that makes the […]

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Canvas Gallery Wrap — an Artful Expression

Oh – ooh — oooh, it arrived! One of the pieces of fine art photography that I offer for sale has arrived. Well actually, I ordered this one for myself and it’s one I will also be using for an upcoming gallery showing. As you know, equine art is a current home decor trend these […]

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Do you know your rights as a writer or as an artist? If you are not a writer, illustrator, photographer, artist, musician, do you know how NOT to infringe on those rights? I’ve written posts before about photographer’s rights, but as a writer as well, I am amazed at how people give no value at […]

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Two Easy Peasy Projects for Your Photos

I came across two really cool projects and you’re going to want to do each one! The first one is a project utilizing your own photographs making customized coasters. I just finished reading the instructions and was so amazed at how simple it seems, that I had to share it with you. As regulars here […]

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Aloha from Oahu – Part 3

As promised, here are a few photos from my visit to the Polynesian Cultural Centre on Oahu. What an exciting and entertaining day! Since there are so many photos to work through and combine for here on my photo journal, I’m not taking the time to do any adjustments or editing to any of them. […]

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