Monday, 31 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

Moorland Monochrome

Last weekend I took a workshop by Jason Smalley on Anglezarke Moor, somewhere I haven't explored very much even though it's only 20 minutes from home.  Luckily we chose a fine day and not particularly cold - although I'd probably over-dressed in my ski gear!  I hadn't expected it being so difficult underfoot - the moors look so flat and even but they're full of tussocks and deep channels and of course I managed to fall over but saved my camera.  We saw tumble down walls, photogenic trees, a small waterfall, two derelict farms, the Pikestones (the remains of a neolithic burial monument), a burnt out forest and three dead sheep in various stages of decay!  It was a great day out - I learnt some new camera techniques and how to visualise the landscape in monotone.  We had a good laugh too!

More photos can be seen on Flickr

Friday, 21 October 2011

A slumber did my spirit seal ...

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.
No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
William Wordsworth (1798)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Art Auction ...

Calling all artists! Bernie Berlin needs your help in fundraising for her animal shelter. Please send artwork that can be auctioned to: A Place To Bark, P.O. Box 649 Portland, TN 37148 USA. 
Do it or Zuki will come get you!!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Photo challenge

The topic on the Our Daily Challenge and Our Daily Topic groups was "bread" ...

Anyone for bagels?

Darwen - a few more pics

Into the light

One Two Three

Heading back

Textures by Brenda Starr

Friday, 7 October 2011


Only 24 hours left to grab a bargain - lots & LOTS of Christmas rubber stamps and other goodies on ebay!  Love Teesha Moore?  I have 4 of her journal mini books for sale!  Plus lots of other stamps by Stampington, Acey Deucy, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz etc etc etc ...

There are also lots of non Christmas stamps by Stampington, Acey Deucy, Tim Holtz, Inca, Hero Arts, Judikins ...

... AND craft embellishments, set of 4 mini journals by TEESHA MOORE (Zettiology), mini licence plates (NEW MEXICO, OREGON, WYOMING).

Grab a bargain - only 24 hours to go!


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Joy ...

... a soft paw and a comfy cushion!

Our Daily topic group (Flickr)

Walk to Jubilee Tower ... well almost!

We went for a drive on Sunday - no specific destination in mind, just aimlessly wandering around Belmont.  We turned off at a sign for Tockholes which took us through to Darwen and as I'd never climbed up to Jubilee Tower we parked the car and set off up the path.  Of course it then started to rain but we kept on going until we reached the climb to the tower - the rocks were so slippery it was just too dangerous to keep going so we sheltered under some trees.  Obviously an opportunity to take some pics!

Back to layers ...

"It Will Be"

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Taking the challenge ...

Found a couple of challenge groups on Flickr and decided it was just what I needed.  Sometimes you get so wrapped up in a certain type of photography that you don't see the possibilities around you. 

"Glass" - Our Daily Challenge group

"Kitchen related item/idea" - Our Daily Challenge group

"Glass" - Our Daily Topic group

"Kitchen related item/idea" - Our Daily Topic group