well it is the first day of spring after all

spring equinox I – 20.3.18

spring equinox II – 20.3.18

what dreams are made of

Olympic Moment VI – Mark Arendz

Thank you and congratulations to Team Canada and to all the athletes of the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games for inspiring us this week, and congratulations to Mark Arendz, Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony, on his six medals including Gold in the 15 K Standing Biathlon. These have been his third Paralympic games since losing his arm at the age of seven in a farming accident.


not just about the medals

Paralympic Moment V

Although Canada’s Michelle Salt may have just missed the podium it’s not only about the medals as her athleticism, optimism and positivity are all inspirational enough.

Hear her “incredible story” in her own words and understand why.


nothing is impossible

Paralympic Moment I

Congratulations to Canada’s Kurt Oatway, sitting super-giant slalom gold medalist
Pyeongchang 2018

Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Hawking.

yardwork revisited

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to “do some visual storytelling with your photography.”

In May 2016 I posted a story about how my yardwork became artwork. Since it fits so well with this week’s challenge I thought I would repurpose it for those who may not have seen it before. So…if your interest has been piqued open the photo and read on.

international women’s day 2018


To celebrate not only all the amazing women in my life, but amazing women everywhere.

back to the beach


The Olympics are over so it’s back to the beach…even if it’s only in my imagination.

a palette in space

Out of This World

“Share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown.”

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to…“share a photo that takes a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly — and makes it look and feel like something out of this world.”

Those of you who follow thechangingpalette will know that a “place I frequent” as often as I can engaging in the activity of pushing paint around, is my studio where the palettes often take on a life of their own as I work.
After completing the recent series of paintings of the amazing athletes of the XXIII Winter Games I pinned them all on the studio wall, as you saw in a wall worth building, the post ending with a photo of my work table. Today’s photo is of the table’s colourful palette…

…which when manipulated with a little help from Photoshop Elements, replacing the white porcelain tile with black, creates a definite out of this world feeling.  I hope you agree.