2016 Calendar – Flowers and Affirmations..

A plug. I’m very excited to share a project I’ve been working on..

..my 2016 Calendar and it’s now available 😀

Calendar cover
Calendar cover

For some time I’ve been wanting to create a calendar with beautiful flowers and words.. and this is my beginning 🙂 ..the result is ‘Flowers and Affirmations throughout the year’.

The calendar is A3 in size with a wire binder, printed onto 200gsm Satin art paper which means that any images you particularly like can be framed by you – to enjoy – after the year is done.

Each month of the year has a fine art flower image with a one word affirmation.

The calendar is available now and can be purchased direct, through my online store… If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact me through my Contact Form. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Note: The images on my store page are very low res, so I’m sharing them here for your viewing – click for a larger view.

These are the images for each month..

I’d love you to share this if you feel inclined.. it will be greatly appreciated 🙂

..and I do hope these pretty flowers make you smile.

Flowers on Friday..

Dressed to the Nines..
Dressed to the Nines..

I’ve been continuing to enjoy some lovely Sweet Peas this week, while we’ve all had the flu. We’re all on the mend now and these lovely elegant flowers have brightened my days.

Hope this one brightens yours!

Enjoy your Friday and the weekend 😀

Today was a good day!

I’m joining in with The Daily Post’s writing prompt this week: “Today Was a Good Day.”

Last Friday I spent the day with my lovely Sister in law and it was a good day!  We both share a love of art and creating art and for us a part of that is visiting the Art Gallery in Sydney NSW each year, (more often if we can) to see the Archibald Prize exhibition, along with the Sulman and Wynne Prizes.

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These exhibitions are usually filled with controversy and the unexpected.  Art. There were a handful of paintings that I really liked and I snapped the two shown below, with my phone. The lines and light are a result of the lighting in the gallery.

Hover over the images to see descriptions.

There are many more artworks and you can read more about them – and view the exhibition finalists at the Art Gallery NSW website – here.

This time there was another amazing exhibition on the work and life of Julia Margaret Cameron – a phenomenal woman photographer from the 1800s, with a very unique approach to taking mostly portraits. She was not conventional and not a popular photographer in her time. I wasn’t able to take any photos of her work and it’s completely understandable – but it’s so worth a look and you can view it here. I found her to be very inspiring!

About our day:

Our day started with a train trip to the city. We then wandered through Hyde Park…

..and made our way through the Domain on our way to the Art Gallery.

The Domain is a large area of parkland in Sydney and there are the most wonderful old trees – Moreton bay Figs. They are truly wonderful with stories of their own. I think they might just come alive at night!!

Time goes so quickly at the Art Gallery – after a great day we made our way home again with tired feet and smiles.

It was a very good day!

All images (except for the 2 mobile phone shots) were taken with a compact camera on a very glary beautiful sunny day 😀