Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post Christmas, Family 'get together' on December 27th 2011

This is Tuesday and my whole family are together... It was a   wonderful day. Lots of images of this beautiful event.

 Isn't Alfie's tail wonderful?

 Our son Andrew playing with our soft, "Alfie substitute "and Alfie deciding to pounce on Andrew to make him play with him instead!! Ha!
 A very beautiful and thoughtful Gemma, my daughter-in-law.
 The coolest place in the flat!
 Playtime with Grandad!
 Nice to see Gemma sooooooooo relaxedxx

 Father and son hug timex
 Alfie has a soft mouth for carrying ducks... so it doesn't really hurt.
 "Is it time to go yet"????
 A laughing Gemma because Alfie decides to pull the rug off the settee, so as to get her to play with him!
The only safe place in the flat for "our " Alfie is on top of the bookcases! You have to admit, he does look a bit worried! Ha!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On Christmas Eve l went into Kingston and saw this Christmas decoration over the "Kop Shop", isn't it beautiful and very unusual?!

 I just love standing and watching the expressions on the children's faces, when the bears, penguins and the music starts on this Christmas Showcase.
 Guess who sits here?
 Yep... Father Christmas!
 Now for Christmas Day!

 What... you don't have a Phone Angel in your house?
Can someone please tell my wonderful husband this is not the best way to take your blood pressure! Ha!
 Isn't this beautiful?... A gift to me from my husband, Tony. Aren't l a really lucky girl?... I love Amber!
 Christmas dinner cooked by Tony, with help from our daughter who prepared the brussel sprouts!!! xx
Walking round Wimbledon Common to compensate for the dinner we just ate.
 Think l found a Guerrilla Poet on Wimbledon Common... This was the third one l found.
 Another confused plant blooming way too early!
 Me trying to be Arty!... Think l succeeded!
 Moorhens on the edge of one of the ponds on the Common.
 Does anyone know what the green growth is beside this fungi?
 Boxing Day shopping with Tony and Jenny. Oh what l could do with this paper, pity they throw such great stuff away!
 Isn't this an amazing mural? So much to look at, I see something new every time I go past it.
 One of the staircases we climbed today!
 A different view of the Post Office Tower.
 Looking out the window while having coffee in a "Pret" in Tottenham Court Road.
 Lovely Christmas decorations.
 Just love the contrast between the netting, metal decoration and stone work.
 Snowflakes or Mistletoe lights.......?
 A great view of 'The Wheel' on Boxing Day evening.
 Night all...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Photographic images that help to create Art! laptop is back and l am so happy! I have done lots of things instead and also l realised l am not addicted and could live without it BUT would rather not!
Before l start, l thought l would show you a new look l had the other night.....

This week l decided to record which part of nature has really inspired my Art this week. I went out just after it had stopped raining and the colours had become very vibrant and fresh looking! Even though the sky was dull and grey....everything seemed to be shinning !
The first three image are of the rose bush outside my front porch. I don't think l have seen the pips looking this red before! Wow!

It is now December and yet there are still so many leaves left on the trees, even though we have had so many gales. I am not complaining because that means there are still some wonderful leaves around for me to use in mybundles!
As l was waiting for my bus, l noticed this puddle just across the road from me. The reason l noticed it, was the sun suddenly came out, the water sparkled and l noticed this wonderful reflection.....gorgeous.
When the Plain Trees bark is not is colourful but when it is colours are amazing. Just like a patchwork Quilt nailed to a tree! Ha!
 I bent to pick up a you do...and noticed how green this moss is at the moment. So vibrant and green..if you see what l mean?!
 These berries are just SO blue and the red berries peeping through every so often, really stand out!

There were so many raindrops on each thin, long leaf, sparkling and slowly running down to the base. I could have sat and watched them for ages, as it was l did it for about 3 or 4 mins. When l told my friend what l had been doing... her reply was as follows....!
" I thought watching paint dry was boring but l think you have just trumpted it"!..Ha!
Yes l know, it is a banana skin but l thought it looked quite artistic and actually quite evil!

Love this stark and yet very beautiful.
 Again a wonderful colour created by nature...
 You can see these leaves from a long way is very striking and really cheers me!
Hope you have enjoyed this walk through my artistic mind this week.......... so tomorrow l will show you what l have been making and creating, while l have been laptop free!