Studio 365: Day 185

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Sensational Santorini

On this the eve of the referendum in Greece I thought Day 185 on thechangingpalette would be a good day to post this painting of Santorini from our memorable visit there in July 2000. We have so much to thank Greece for in our modern world that has been shaped by its philosophers, its culture and its history. For this great birthplace of democracy lets hope tomorrow leads to better days ahead.


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Studio 365 is on the move this weekend visiting our beautiful one-week-old granddaughter.

I’m totally smitten :-)

Canada Day Muse

Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver has been featured many times on thechangingpalette. It is a definite muse and constant source of photographic inspiration, from the crisp clear days of Winter, to the glorious hot days of Summer…

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…with the wonderful colours of Spring and Fall in between

Kits Beach Spring    Kits Fall

….and breathtaking skies and sunsets all year round.

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Today was a spectacular Canada Day to walk along the beach to Granville Island

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…and the perfect way to celebrate this special day

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…made even more special for this newly doting Grandpa.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Canada Day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

I think it’s fair to say that Italy has been my muse these past few months in the studio, in response to Brie Anne asking us for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, “So what’s your muse — what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?” However, I do have a new muse in my life now as you know if you visited Studio 365: Day 178. :-)

Studio 365: Day 179

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From Studio to Nursery I

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From Studio to Nursery II

All ready and waiting for the most beautiful little girl in the world. A heartfelt Thank You for all your warm good wishes, lovely words of congratulations and all the “likes”. Please know how much they have been appreciated.

Studio 365: Day 178

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Some days are just the best, and today is one of those days. We became grandparents for the first time when our daughter gave birth to a beautiful little girl at 9:30 this morning.

On Day 144 you will remember I said I would reveal the pieces I was stretching and wiring so earnestly. This wonderful cross-stitch scene my wife made when she was pregnant with our daughter and after she was born it hung over her crib. Happily it will now be hanging in her own daughter’s nursery in pride of place.

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These pieces, also for the nursery, are images from favourite books that I used to read to her and her brother for years, which I have scanned, printed onto canvas and then stretched onto the small frames. I’m already looking forward to reading them all over again.

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What a great day it has been today. I hope yours has been too.

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