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Stamp Collecting!

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collections / finding your passion

I am trying to improve my photography skills and today I tried taking close up photos from my stamp collection. It is a group of five albums given to me about 30 years ago. There is a wide variety of stamps from countries around the world. I will do a few posts on them so as I can give you a fair sample of what I’ve got. Here are some to start with:

Day 6 of 7 days and 7 photos

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7 photos in 7 days / Blogging / collections / harmony / Just for fun

Today’s photo, below, is of a canvas art painting I have in my office/creative space. I find it so relaxing to sit in my comfy chair and lose myself within the painting. It seems to relax and energise at the same time. Every time I look at it I see some different detail or how different light shows up the different colours. The image at the top was done using a colouring-in iPad app. I […]

Approaching a task with trepidation!

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collections / creativity / Just for fun / Music / Uncategorized

Getting started was the hardest bit. Always worried I might mess it up 🙂 With the many changes to how we listen to music today I have been finding that even though there are so many options, I am actually listening to less music. We decided that having easier access to the multitude of CD’s we own would increase the likelihood of listening to music more often. After searching the internet we found a CD […]

Ever wondered what makes some art expensive?

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Art / collections / I believe that... / I feel... / Wisdom

I am sure I am not alone in thinking there are some paintings in galleries throughout the world that I could have done with my eyes shut! I am not anti-art or without an interest in these things, but I wonder what criteria makes some art works GREAT and some just, ordinary. I have watched shows on art fraud where even the specialists in the field find it difficult to pick out the fake. If […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

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beautiful / collections / Friends and family / love / Weekly Photo Challenge

When I got up this morning I came across my little teddy bear that my Mum gave me many years ago. I spent a few moments just looking at it and remembering her. I used to collect teddy bears of all shapes, sizes, textures and colours. My Mum wasn’t one for collecting pretty things. I remember she hated ribbons on dresses and used to cut them off! So I was very surprised one day when […]

Weekly photo challenge: Grand

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collections / Weekly Photo Challenge

If I had one thousand of these I would have a $Grand I would need a thousand of these ones too but the Mint doesn’t make them anymore! I would only need five hundred of these to have a $Grand but unfortunately they don’t make these ones anymore either! I would only need two hundred of these! That would be GRAND 🙂 Cheers Lorraine   Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand ( Weekly Photo Challenge: […]

Gnomesville Massacre

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / collections / funny / Geography / gnomes

This week we had a short break at a Farm Stay in Ferguson Valley – about one hour’s drive from home. It is situated just down the road from Gnomesville. Last year Gnomesville received international attention with the following article on NBC News –  NBC News Gnomesville Massacre. Vandals smashed their way through this special little community – heads were broken off and several gnomes were smashed. The State Emergency Service Volunteer President spoke to […]

Weekly photo challenge: Unique

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Art / Blog 2013 / collections / Friends and family

MY SELECTION FOR THIS WEEK Light from the old light house in Albany – 2012 Brass birds from Lilydale in Victoria  I bought them for my Mum in the 1970’s. Fruit basket from Indigenous Community in Numbulwar in the Northern Territory – 1980 Cup and saucer – one of a set of four found in Margaret River, West Australia in 2010 – Made in Germany in the 1930’s Shakespeare’s Garden book by Walter Crane – […]