Being Easter Monday, I think I can still have time post my "Happy Easter" blog. Every year our local Osprey Village puts on a wonderful "Spring Fling" on Easter Sunday and they always book us to entertain for their event. Thankfully after the weather forecast called for rain, we were blessed with only clouds and every once in a while, the sun peeked out and helped brighten the event. I am always amazed at the parents who will stand in line with their children, sometimes it is an hour or more, and wait for a balloon creation. They also do the same thing for face painting. Yesterday the line up was quite long and we ended up staying an extra hour just to make sure every child who was waiting for a balloon received one. Needless to say we were quite tired when we got home so we are having our Easter dinner this evening. Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. We sure enjoyed ours even though we worked yesterday.... it is always a joy to see happy little smiling faces, especially on Easter Sunday! P.S. For those of you who do not know, Jim and I own the Click & Clown Company and we entertain for parties and events!
Now back to photography! Awhile ago my very lovely and dear friend Ann Davis sent me the sweetest and beautiful handkerchief along with some other wonderful things. I waited for Easter and Spring to use the handkerchief in my photos.
The other day our granddaughter was doing some crafts with lunch bags and she says to me.... "grandma, you can use this one in your photos"..... how could I say no.
These photos I took on Saturday and used the Nix software in my editing process. I don't know what the branch is called so if you know, I would appreciate it if you could let me know in the comments. Thank you!
There is just something about the "parrot" tulip flower that takes my breath away. This beautiful purple one was from Floretta Flower Studio & Crafts. In the second photo, I love how it opens up to look like a parrot. Even though it is in it's wabi-sabi state, it's beauty still shows.
These are Icefield Double daffodils and the texture is one that I made.
Just one last photo with some pretty ranunculus also from Floretta. I have always used my wooden board for top down photos.... this time I decided to try it standing up in the background.
Here we are on another beautiful March day and I am excited to announce that my cards are selling at Floretta Flower Studio & Crafts and Kleem Candle Market here in Maple Ridge. At the moment there are six designs (blank inside). They are 5.5" x 5.5" square, professionally printed on high quality card stock and are selling for $5.00. If you need a card quickly and the stores are closed, you can always contact me and I'd be happy to accommodate. You can also purchase a set of six directly from me.
I was in Floretta the other day and could not resist this sweet and elegant peony.
Don't you just love the colour of these magnificent purple anemones!
In the first photo, there is a beautiful little card I will always treasure. I did a card swap with a lovely lady and Instagram friend who is very creative and has the most beautiful photos one could ever imagine. On the card are artificial hydrangeas, laces dyed with coffee & tea and old paper. Thank you so kindly Mayumi Ichiryu. I really appreciate all the work you put into this very artistic and exquisite card.
Oh my.... look at these double tulips from Floretta Flower Studio & Crafts. They are absolutely breathtaking! They've lasted for quite awhile and I've enjoyed their glorious beauty each day. I am happy to share them with you through my photos.
I have to be honest and say while I've enjoyed using books in my photos for the course I am taking "Be Still One Year Wiser", I will be delighted to see the next prompt that will be coming out next week.
I was in Pier 1 last week and these cute dishes were on sale... a real bargain!
And finally.... these elegant roses were a joy to photograph and of course I am always happy to share them with you.
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Event, Still Life & Lifestyle Photographer