Author: Andrew Seal

weathered

Three photos from today’s walk for this week’s photo challenge: weathered

joy to the world

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Growth

“Evoke the excitement of entering a new year with a photo that shows growth.”

I can’t think of anything more perfect with which to respond to this first photo challenge of the year from Jen than these two photos of our beautiful granddaughter exactly one year apart enjoying Santa’s gifts on Xmas day.

Xmas Day 2016

Xmas Day 2017

Growth was also seen in our family in 2017 as we celebrated the birth of our second beautiful granddaughter in May who like her cousin gives her parents and grandparents nothing but pure joy.

    

Wishing everyone such joy and happiness in the year ahead.

A year of maturdays


 

The Gondolas study I – pen, brush and ink, matted and framed

With this last maturday of the year, and what is to be the final one of the series, here is a look back at all the others since I began posting them every Saturday since the end of February. Do you have any favourites? I know I do.

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Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and creative New Year.

maturday


 

Kitsilano in the snow #2, matted and framed

The evolution of this painting began a year ago after a heavy snowfall here in Vancouver, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2. On January 8th it became my second painting of the year as you will have seen in my post second of the year.

Now, a year later and after my most recent post backdrop to a life revisited, it seemed time to get to work and put a mat and frame around it.

This week’s finial photo challenge of the year asks us…

“To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017.”

 

 

Without a doubt this was one of my favourite and most meaningful photos of the year,
which I posted for International Women’s Day last March.
 
Take a look back at the UN Women’s web site and use this opportunity to read again their statement “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

backdrop to a life revisited


 
A year ago almost to the day you may remember I posted backdrop to a life part 1 and part 2. This was in response to the Discover Challenge from the Daily Post: Finding Your Place, in which we are asked by Cheri to bring a place alive that means something to you.
 

 
Yesterday the snow returned to Vancouver and whilst not as heavy as last year my muse, Kitsilano Beach, became a winter wonderland once again.
 

 
Today the snow stopped, the sun shone and camera in hand how could I not venture out and capture it all.
 
      
 
      
 

Happy Holidays everyone.

are we there yet?


 

Ascending the over four hundred steps of the Torre del Mangia of the Palazzo Publico in Siena.
Visit Italy Day Five to enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the tower.