I thought I'd show you some photos I took of a sunset when we were in Australia in March. I took the photos without a filter but this is what the camera took. Which is interesting, because I took the next three after the first two but not directly at ...
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Sunset and more...




Sunset

I thought I'd show you some photos I took of a sunset when we were in Australia in March.  I took the photos without a filter but this is what the camera took.


Which is interesting, because I took the next three after the first two but not directly at the sun.





Suffice it to say, it was a lovely evening.

I love taking photos of sunsets.   What's your favourite subject to photograph?

Thanks for joining me today
Bernice


 

Final 30 day challenge update

The final update of my 30 day challenge.  Plus a bit of a twist at the end!



So the challenge was finished.  But there wer still pages left in the sketchbook, so I kept going.




I painted the inside of the covers and the facing pages with acrylic paint.

I used the same colour on the outside of the sketchbook and did a quick collage.


I've enjoyed being a little bit creative every day.  30 days is a reasonable amount of time for a challenge.  I'm in awe of Mary doing the 100 day project.  She has already done 80 days.

And now she is putting out a challenge of her own.  31 days of words found in Thessalonians 1 & 2. Mary will be writing a Bible study each day to go with it.  I think I'll give it a go.  Probably still making collages whilst meditating on the verse(s) Mary highlights for that day.

Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice


 

Challenge update 3

Here are the next pages in my sketchbook for the 30 days of collage challenge I set myself.










I was only going to do 3 posts about this challenge but I've decided as I will have 4 pages left in the sketchbook after today that I will carry on to fill the book.  My final post about the challenge will be on Saturday.

I may even have done something with the cover!

Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice





 

A Garden Safari

We decided this theme while we were under lockdown restrictions.  By the time I took the photos I could have taken them in someone else's garden or even at a National Trust garden if I'd booked.  However I took them in my back and front gardens.

 


 












Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice


 

A vision board or two

In our Word of the Year group it was suggested we looked back over 2020 and looked forward to the rest of the year.  Mary provided some great questions on her blog post 2020 Vision Board & Moving Forward.   Do have a look at them.

To be honest I didn't answer the questions, I just went for the vision board for my word: Walk.

I've missed walking alongside the canals during lockdown.  I found this great picture of the canal in the centre of Birmingham in the Ramblers magazine.

At the same time as the vision board came up as a topic for Living your Word, it came up in the course I am doing: Created to Thrive led by Matt Tommey.  The book is worth reading even if you don't do the course.

This 'board', (actually cardstock!), has two parts to it.  The lefthandside represents the role God has for me in encouraging creativity within my church, including running a community creative space. I had been wondering whether I was supposed to be building up a group of creative influencers within the church, running specific groups eg photography, writers etc but have had several confirmations this week that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

On the right is some of the work I have done in the last couple of years. Over the last six months, (regular readers will have noticed), I have been querying whether this was the creative work I was supposed to be doing. What was my style/voice etc? But as I was working in the workbook for the course, I felt God say I was to carry on with what I was doing, to make more pieces (fabric and/or paper) to bring glory to Him.

So that's what I'm going to do.  Make books, small hangings and anything else I'm inspired to make.  I'll share what I make here, as always!

Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice


Living Your Word 2020
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