Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A selection of pics....

This is the stray puppy i feed along the main coast road..
she looks pretty healthy.. and is such a sweetie.. though VERY cautious..

the rest of these pics are of Monkeys.. and they were taken at Helens house yesterday..
we were sat in her hall way with the doors ajar.. and the Monkeys were on her patio area...
close enough by far for me..!!

i feel very lucky to get to photograph these wonderful animals at such close proximity..


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Peeling Paint Artist Trading cards project

As you can see... this is the table where the magic happens!!
haha.. no this is actually my dining room table (thats for sale as we leave here in 9 weeks) and this is where i make all my cards and do all my ATCs..

This months theme is peeled paint effect background (i hope thats right!)

Ive loved messing with paints for this one.. Steve bought me some paints on saturday... as i sold a few bits and bobs and felt proper pleased with myself..

The peeling paint effect is achieved by using paints and vaseline!

what fun i had playing with this.. tho the climate here did make the cards turn up at the corner quite quickly.. i did panic a little but a heavy weight and patience paid off..

here are my attempts at this months ATC..

and my favoutite angle.. as you can actually see the texture in the paint on this...

i think This has been the start of a new way of making ATCs..
as i have always used paper as a background before...

Thanks to Gaby for setting this challenge and for helping me learn a new technique..

Bukit Metiri

 went for a walk with Steve yesterday .. I love Bukit Mentiri..

 it was lovely to get out have a walk through this place.. i was able to stop and take some photos .. and not worry about getting round in 45 minutes!!

This is our route.. we take the red route which is 2.7km..
its not as taxing as bukit.. but is 20km closer to where we live...

the ups are seemingly getting easier.. but are still VERY up!

lots to see on the way round

there are pathways as well as alot of ups and downs.. but one thing is you couldnt ever really get lost..

this is the top of the "honeymoon hill'................
its a long slog UP! but its a lovely walk...