Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainbow Beads

Craft is for all ages. It is so much more than expression and creation. Art is about laughter and emotion; and in this instance, craft was the coming together of family. The kids, and I, and their wonderful Nanna spent the morning beading silly rainbow bead bracelets, which we all proudly wore for the rest of the day.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dream Bubbles

Pop and the magic is gone..... and yet the splendor of the bubble is like hope floating down from the skies. Never too old for dreams and childhood fun I always enjoy the silliness and wonder of bubble blowing. This is one of the photos Viva Rockingham selected as my on line friends of Viva profile pic! I love the black background, it makes me want to find interesting coloured backdrops when I next take the kids out for fun. Enjoy searching for bubbles of hope and catching the perfect moment on camera

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bird Cage of Faith

Wonderful friends of mine are having their daughter Christened today. I wanted to make them a special little keepsake in memory of this special occassion of faith and friendship. I bought a miniature metal bird cage, and added, beaded tear drop ribbon, soft white lace, rose bud flowers and a gentle pearl mist. Hanging from the side is a small gold edged bible and a ornate enamel butterfly to represent the freedom to take flight in life. Inside the cage are little trinkets for Jasmine to enjoy as she gets older: snow white sprinkles of fairy dust, a mecca coated shiny J monogram, a ceramic hope angel with feathered wings, a dream crystal, Proverbs 3:1-4 Baptism scroll and an embossed crown for the littlest of princesses.

Life's Great Blessing

Thanks to Viva photography in Rockingham I have a wonderful selection of picures that I have framed to create a hallway family photo wall. A beautiful array of classic portraits, shot against black and white backdrops are complimented by pewter and black frames. Candid laughter, tickles and cuddles along with bubbles and fun made not only for a fantastic choice at the end of the photo shoot, but also meant the children and I enjoyed our time in the studio in front of the camera.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Childhood Amusement

Last part of our holiday and the children and I spent the day with friends at an amusement park. There is so much to gain from these days out. I not only enjoyed the kids laughter and excited energy, but loved the colours, music, magic and movement of the carnival rides.