Thursday, June 25, 2015

Merman and their coloured hair

Ladies aren't the only people enjoying colorful hair trends – men want to get in on the glamorous fun, too!


In the new 'merman' trend, men are dyeing their hair and even their beards in bright shades of blue, green and purple to look like mysterious creatures of the deep. Or as a nod to the '80s – your choice! What do you think about this trend – sexy or silly?

Merman Trend: Men Are Dyeing Their Hair With Incredibly Vivid Colours - found on Bored Panda

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pixie magic

A bit of pixie dust to create magic along an enchanted path.

(CREDITS: itKuPiLLi Imagenarium Enchanted Path Kit
available at Mischief Circus)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Road trip home to Saskatchewan

Travelling from Vancouver to Saskatchewan and back takes me a bit longer than when I was younger.
Of course, traveling with a child is a bit daunting. Thia slept in the back seat, her face up close to the air conditioner, bed head the norm at every stop!

Here's  a few photos along the way and back. I forget how wonderful the passage through the Rocky Mountains can be - sheer rock cliffs, snow in May through Roger's Pass, and then the endless horizon of the prairies.












































































Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spot the 25 graphic images

Can you spot the 25 different graphic elements I used in this digital collage challenge I titled "The Best Things in Life Are Not Things."

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Did you spot the caterpillars and the angel? The 25 graphic elements can be found HERE.

Checklist of 140 essential words you need to know

With my degree major in English Literature, I've been a bit of a stickler about correct usage of the English language. Most annoying are those lazy people who bash off emails, texts or simple notes and pay no attention to the content of their writing.

Some mistakes are subtle and things your spell check won't help you with. Your incorrect use of words can make you look naive and careless in your written communication.

The fascinating aspect of language is it is ever evolving. We often need new words to describe advances in technology or simply words that have become common usage.

In part one of Creative Boom's Pragmatists' Guide to Grammer and Punctuation, here's an Essential checklist of 140 words you could be getting wrong and that spellcheck might miss.

Tip of the hat to The Presurfer

Nothing cleans better than a Hoover

While I'm on a roll updating the recent digital collage layouts I've done, here's on that was done for a challenge to create a 3.5" X 3.5" round digital collage.

It's harder than it looks to work in such a small format limited to a circular shape. In homage to the 50th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music", here's my round titled Carpe(t) Diem.


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My Patron Saint

Over at my favourite digital collage website Mischief Circus, they held a week-long 5th Birthday Bash.

One of the challenges was to create your own "Patron Saint." If you check  out my previous post Why I've been missing posting on this blog, it may help you understand why I created my Patron Saint Umble.




Why I've been MIA lately

Yikes! It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog. Unfortunately, I've had some issues with low blood pressure especially when I get up too quickly from a horizontal (aka snoozing and or napping) position.

I fell and didn't want to get up last month. I hit my forehead square on my shower stall lip when I conked out unexpectedly. A trip to the hospital emergency room, four hour wait, then seven stitches later, home I went with what looked like the nastiest stitch job I'd ever seen.

The after effects lasted for over three weeks with lots of vertigo and lack of appetite (needed to lose those ten pounds anyway.)

Best of all, the next day I was bruised and had such black eyes that I couldn't even open them. Poor me. My doctor's advice: don't get out of bed so quickly. And for that he went all those years to medical school?

Here's a quick snap of my head two weeks after my fall but you'll have to continue reading to see the photo. If you dare, continue on . . .