Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book

There's a fabulous new colouring book out now, it's The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by fashion designer Natasha Itzcovitz, which is created in the style of Iain R. Webb's Vogue Colouring Book. I love colouring. I have several adult colouring books and they are one of my favourite ways to relax and to let my creative side take over. Itzcovitz's book is a lovely addition to my collection and I know that I will thoroughly enjoy colouring in every single page. The illustrations are gorgeous!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Film Spotlight: Fright Night

Eureka Entertainment has released Tom Holland’s directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook and a Special Dual-Format Edition will be released on 10th April 2017.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Things That Light the Way

This past weekend I embraced two things that I love...taking pictures and sketching. If you have visited me here before, you'll know that I love sharing photos from my Wiltshire adventures and from anywhere else that I find myself roaming :) However, I don't usually share sketches or anything I've created. Never really thought to do so. Maybe I should share more of my creative hits and misses since creative expression is a big part of who I am. Hmmm. Watch this space.

Anyway, back to my point :) So, I had my trusty phone camera out on Saturday as hubby and I drove through the countryside as we did our errands. My camera on my phone isn't the best, but it's good enough to give the general idea of what I saw. Lol.

Here's a photo that I took of a tree along the roadside. A friend on Instagram remarked that the tree looks like a deer with his back turned to the road while he reads a book. I cracked up when I read her words because I immediately saw what she meant :) His antlers and head are so clear. I just think it's wild that I snapped this picture at exactly that moment as we drove by and it looks so much like a deer. And I'm in awe of her picture interpretation skills. Who knew that huge reading deer sit along the edges of Wiltshire roads? :)

As for my sketching, well before yesterday morning it had been a LONG time since I've sketched anything. I used to draw all of the time years ago, but that interest seems to have dried up, or maybe the urge to draw got pushed to the side due to everything else taking so much time. Well, this past week's stress shifted something within me and out of the blue I just picked up my sketch pad on Sunday morning and I let my pencil do what it wanted.

Below is the result.

I don't know exactly who this is, maybe it's kind of a self-portrait, maybe it's not. I'm jealous of her hair though. Lol. I have very curly hair, but I can never get it to look like this...perhaps this is a spiritual intention road map to how I want my hair to be in the future :) Or maybe it's not about me at all and this is just a character that sprung out of my mind and came through my pencil and her name is.....ummm, Ruby...yeah let's call her Ruby  ;-)  

Rediscovering my love of sketching was therapeutic and I'll definitely be keeping my pencil close by as I go forward. I'm going to make time for sketching here and there even if it's only for a few minutes. It never hurts to have more than a few things that bring you happiness. I'm grateful that I have photography and sketching to light the way!

Hey, maybe I'll draw some friends for Ruby....hmmm...maybe I will :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Evening Light

I took this photo yesterday evening. The sky was just so beautiful! Even though spring is still a few weeks away, this gorgeous sky made me think of warmer days. 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Newsies Comes To The Cinema

There's something exciting coming!

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Newsies is coming to cinemas on 19th February. This fun and exciting show has been filmed live onstage for audiences to enjoy around the world!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Keep Getting Up

This has been a good week because my husband and I are alive and well and that's a blessing :) However, I have to say, this week has been trying to drag me down big time, but here's the thing. I KEEP GETTING UP! That's what we all must do right? :) These two quotes above along with prayer have helped me through.

I know that this is just a season and I'm weathering this storm to the best of my ability. I won't go into it all because I don't want to bore anyone. Lol. I'll just say this, it's to do with my seemingly never ending job search. It is what it is (shrug). Things are opening up slowly...very slowly, so in the meantime I'm gonna be over here being ME :)

Today and this weekend I'm giving some love to my writing and especially my poor book. My book has been sitting there patiently waiting for me while I've been going through all of this craziness.

I thought I'd share these two quotes just in case anyone else out there is going through something. Hang in there :)

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Frozen Hills

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago when we were out for a walk. 

Lemme tell was COLD!!!! Despite the frigid temperatures and wind sweeping around the hills, it was a beautiful spot to enjoy nature and that's exactly why I was there. I needed to be rejuvenated and this walk did the trick. It was a sunny beautiful day, but the ground was still very frozen in the shade like in the photo above. Here's another photo from that day that I shared previously.

As I'm looking back over my photos, I'm thinking that it's time to go back out again and soak up the natural calm that I find in nature, even if it's a little chilly. I'll throw on an extra scarf ;-) 

 I'll definitely share whatever I see here :)

Have a great day!