Month: September 2015

Studio 365: Day 273

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Dilapidation 30.9.15

Thanks to Amy Sampson for inspiring me with her Project 365 today.

Studio 365: Day 272

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Grounds for Dismissal

Today’s image is created entirely with freshly brewed espresso and discarded espresso coffee grounds on watercolor paper, and is the first painting of a new art movement to be called Espressoism, a movement of which I am at present the first and I believe only member! You are very welcome to join of course with your own coffee masterpieces, which I very much look forward to seeing.

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Wishing you all a very happy #NationalCoffeeDay wherever you may be enjoying your morning, afternoon or evening cup of joe.

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P.S. A great way to celebrate my 700th post – hard to believe!

From Bean to Brew in Peru

Did you know that today is National Coffee Day? I certainly didn’t, particularly as everyday is National Coffee Day in our house. But it really is as I discovered on my Twitter feed this morning when I saw the hatch tag #nationalcoffeeday.

And so to celebrate this important day in the life of my fellow coffee drinkers everywhere I thought I would look back to our coffee plantation visit on Day 5 of our trek to Machu Picchu with Mountain Lodges of Peru in 2013, a day on which we all enjoyed a memorable cup of strong aromatic coffee having witnessed its journey from bean to cup…

…and a great way to respond to Kristin who asked us to show “a change in progress” for this week’s Photo Challenge: Change

Studio 365: Day 269

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It’s a grandpa weekend with our beautiful granddaughter, three months old tomorrow…

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…and all the fun of our first Baby Fair as you can see.

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Studio 365: Day 268

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City of the Imagination X 25.9.15

As they say, “Now for something completely different”. Today’s image is a collage using, appropriately, torn pieces from an old Architectural Digest together with watercolor, pen and ink.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

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Pope Francis in New York today at the 9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pool praying for peace and remembering those who were lost on a day change came so suddenly and violently to our world.

Photo taken during the broadcast on CNN this morning
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City of the Imagination I – VIII 23.9.15

City of the Imagination began on Day 261 in response to this week’s Photo Challenge: Grid. Variations VII and VIII were posted yesterday for Day 265, so today I thought I would put all eight together as a final City of the Imagination grid. Look for more to come in the next day or two that will definitely now be off the grid.