Thursday, 31 July 2008

My Freedom Play LO

Heres my Play LO to go with last weeks Work LO, I am going to have to stop this project until I get home now as I can't take the piccys I need to scrap.

day 214

Day 214
Prompt 214
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
- Pope John XXIII (1881-1963), 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

This is a whole new world that is opening up to me day by day. Why well chiefly because of how I feel now I've shedding the excess weight that has been a mask for so long. My friends are kind and tell me I always looked ok but I know different. Now that the real me is beginning to appear I just can't wait to have a go at more things and extent the range of my previously limited world. It is all possible it's just making the choices for what and where and when!

day 213

Day 213
Prompt 213
"Listen to the Musn't's child, Listen to the Don't's. Listen to the Shouldn't's, the Impossibles, the Won't's. Listen to the Never Haves, then Listen close to me. ANYthing can happen, child, ANYthing can Be.”
—Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), poet, songwriter, musician

Wise words, much like the conversations DD and I have been sharing the last couple of days. One of the major priviledges of this type of holiday is the time for us to really talk to each other. Gosh her plans and dreams sure do mean anything can happen and probably will.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

day 212

Day 212
Prompt 212
"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal. ”
—Jerome P. Fleishman

This is so apt for me as it's weigh in day, I've lost 3 stone 1 and a 1/2 lbs thanks to SW. The support and encouragement is the key for me to achieve my goal and the shiny stickers make a real difference too!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

day 211

Day 211
Prompt 211
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
—Voltaire (1694-1778), writer, satirist, author, humanist

I appreciate that DD is now here with me, and that the rain has stopped. It may not be for long by the look of the sky but we don't care all the more excuse to go shopping!

Monday, 28 July 2008

day 210

Day 210
Prompt 210
"One, single, first"
There is only one you, take a simple self portrait and use the questions below to journal.
Who, What, Where, Why, When?

Oh a lovely one for me, one me - on my own for the night on the boat for the very first time ever in 16 years of boating, woken up happy to bright sunshime and the prospect of a beautiful fun day ahead. I'm looking forward to scrapping this one.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

day 209

Day 209
Just 2 days left of our week, so lets keep things simple.
Prompt 209
"The best things in life are free"
- Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
What things in life bring you great joy, that are FREE?

Great joy to have DH back even if only for an hour before he heads home to take the crew back. But he'll be back tomorrow so longer to hug him then. Simple and definately free!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

day 208

Day 208
Prompt 208
Pisces - Fish - Aquamarine - Waterlily

Here's the mainstay of my diet, loads of fish.

Friday, 25 July 2008

My Freedom LO 5

Here's my work DLO for the My Freedom project.

day 207

Day 207
Prompt 207
Aquarius - water - Amethyst - Fruit Trees

Here is my water, my small but lovely water feature DH built for me for a birthday a number of years ago. As he doesn't really do DIY this was a major feat for him and I love it to bits.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

day 206

day 206
Prompt 206
Capricorn - Horned goat - Ruby - Ivy

Ivy is the bain of my life in the garden whilst I don't mind it as a plant, it has created a complete hedge from the neighbours garden, again not an issue as it gives privacy. But it gets so out of hand so quickly and the neighbours attack it muttering as if we should be doing it when it's their ivy!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

day 205

Day 205
Prompt 205
Sagittarius - Centaur - Topaz - Dandelion

Oh major hunt for this one, loads of daisy's and cow parsley but only this lonely dandelion clock. I used to love these as a child always telling the time by them, surprise surprise it was always tea time.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

day 204

Day 204
Prompt 204

Scorpio - Scorpian - Chrysoberyl - Geranium

My geraniums in my hanging baskets need a little TLC, gosh it's hard keeping up with Dh's jobs as well as mine!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

day 203

Day 203
Prompt 203
Libra - Scale or balance - Opal - Daisy

Here is my beautiful Libra, she has a current Starbucks fav of dark mocha frappachinos, not sure that she should have too many but hey thay are only a high day and holiday treat.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

day 202

Day 202
Prompt 202
Virgo - Virgin - Carnelian - Chrysanthemum

Here's my bouquet from school to thank me for the years work. Always a pleasure to recieve, it's a nice end to the year. The chrysanthemums in here are not my flower of choice but they are stunning, there shape and colour is fabulous and they just make me smile, maybe I'll look at them in a new light.

day 201

Prompt 201
Leo - Lion - Perigot - Sunflower

Here's my Leo relaxing last week before setting on on his intrepid adventure on the high seas!

Friday, 18 July 2008

Shimelle's My Freedom LO 4

Here's my aspiration LO with the journalling blocks in close up too.

Shimelle's LO inspiration

Here's my inspiration LO for the My Freedom project.

day 200

Day 200
Prompt 200
Cancer - Crab - Emerald - Lily

Oh this fell just right for me with Lily, I have just recieved a beautiful pot of lilys from one of my children for the end of term, he is such a little love and tries so hard it's a pleasure to teach him. It should be me giving him presents not the other way around.

day 199

Day 199
Prompt 199
Gemini - Twins - Agate - Lavender

This is as close as I get to twins in my life.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

day 198

Day 198
Prompt 198
Taurus - Bull - Sapphire - Rose

Oh this is me, even if I take little notice of it, it is my star sign.

day 197

Day 197
A new week, and this weeks prompts will be the Zodiac signs. Be inspired by birth stones, flowers, animals or the characteristics of each sign. For those that do not believe in Horoscopes, please feel free to take the flower as your inspiration.

Aries - Ram - Bloodstone - Honeysuckle

Here is me and my Ram!

Monday, 14 July 2008

day 196

Day 196
Prompt 196

Pop(ular) Music - It is not a particular genre or style of music, but simply that which is the most popular for the tracked period of time.
What are you listening too on your ipod, CD player, radio?

Now we're talking I love all sorts of general pop music, from Donny to Westlife to Sheryl Crow to Simply Red and various other corners of the music globe. The Ipod is our freind as it holds something for all of us, which we then use in the car and in the boat. Happy lives.

Layout 28
I want you to scrap a layout dedicated to music. Maybe we have looked at a genre of music and memories from your era. Be inspired by music today.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

day 195

Day 195
Prompt 195
Disco - The "disco sound" while unique almost defies a unified description as it was an ultra-inclusive art form that drew on as many influences as it produced interpretations.

Not many memories of discos for me except mainly watching the Italian Job being projected on the walls was quite a favorite. I looked for inspiration and spotted this while out browsing today couldn't believe my luck.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Shimelle's LO 1 and 2

Here are my LO's for the My Freedom class, on time and travel.

day 194

Day 194
Prompt 194
Rock and Roll - Far beyond simply a musical style, rock and roll influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language.
Are you influenced by fashion, music or even what you see and read in the news?

I have no piccy for rock and roll, although I am an Elvis fan. But immeadiately thought of my chair in my craft room it's gas mechanism is broken so it certainly rocks and rolls, I really must replace it before we have an accident in it! So here's me rock and rolling my way to scrap Tee Hee.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

day 193

Day 193
Prompt 193
Classical - Often perceived as opulent or signifying some aspect of upper-level society

I don't know about upper level society but we have been known in the past to attend the Henley Music Festival on many occasions. It certainly is a cut above and is all about the music. It allows access to classical amongst others that thrill the clients as they are presented in such a way that everyone can enjoy them to the full. I'm not normally a classical fan but I do love this event, it is now unfortunately a little too pricey, but good memories of previous years are kept forever.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Shimelle's Bonus Page

This is my first LO for the Shimelle My Freedom project. It is the bonus LO on a travel quest you would love to do if money were no object and responsibilities gone etc. this weekend. Well I'd be off to the Keys for a rest and recuperate. I love the atmosphere there and the sense of fun.

day 192

Day 192
Prompt 192
Country Music - Think Dolly Parton, cowboy boots and line dancing!

Oh Anna thankyou, I can do this one!

In the 90's I was heavily into Line dancing, the photo is of a group I danced with. Ten of this group and myself made it through to the British team line dancing championships and came second! It's the only thing in my life I have been awarded cups for and I loved it.

day 191

Day 191
Prompt 191

Punk Rock - Punk rock (often referred to simply as punk) is an anti establishment rock music genre and movement
I can think of the journalling for these promots but am struggling with the pic's, so none for me as yet will try to put one in later.
But I remember the punk era whilst I was at school and my two best friends and I couldn't have been further from it if we tried. This made our year 5 skit in the variety show that year a real hoot, as we wrote an ode to Punk Rockers, dressed as them and sang our hearts out! It really gave the teachers a fright as they weren't allowed to watch our rehearsals just had to live with what we did on the night! Luckily it went down a storm and I still remember the first line of the song as I've been a Punk Rocker for many a year...
Unfortunately there are no piccy's of it so I think I'll leave it to your imaginations.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

day 190

Day 190
New week and prompts. This week we will be looking at music genres for inspiration for photography and journalling.
Prompt 190

"Glam Rock (also known as glitter rock) - performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots"
What part of Glam Rock will inspire you today? Were you even born yet, do you have a memory from the 70's to journal ?

I barely remember the 70's but one thought that came to mind, was when I was on a school trip to see Joseph in Oxford and Gary Glitter was the Pharaoh!!!!! How badly cast was that then, with the benefit of hindsight of course.

Monday, 7 July 2008

day 189

Day 189
Prompt 189
Short beard
brown jacket, orange headpiece, red nose

Nothing original today just me about to sneeze.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

day 188

Day 188
Prompt 188
Long beard
Green top, blue hat, heavy eyelids

DD after a day's shopping, tidying and cleaning. Let alone packing for her 3 day camping trip with school later in the week.

day 187

Day 187
Prompt 187
Short beard
Brown top, orange headpiece, smile

Oh easy today too, I am so happy we have travelled to Sussex for a friend and team mates crop. We have had a wonderful day scrapped and stash shopped, talked and had fun what more can a girl ask for!

Friday, 4 July 2008

day 186

Day 186
Prompt 186

Long beard
Red tunic, brown hat, scowl

Took DD out to buy the kit needed for her camping trip next week with school, couldn't pass up the opportunity of this shot, can you read the PJ's?

Thursday, 3 July 2008

day 185

Day 185
Prompt 185
Dopey Beardless Green tunic, purple hat, big ears

I had to trawl back through the archive to find this one, it is my clearest memory of my DH doing a really dopey thing! I couldn't believe he had driven DD and himself through this gap just for fun! I had been stash shopping at the time, so luckily was none the wiser until they returned.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

day 184

Day 184
Prompt 184
Short beard
Red tunic, brown hat, glasses

I don't have as much call for them now but this is one of my famous healing hands. They worked a treat for DD and her little pals after many a bump and bruise along with my magis water from the kitchen sink! So quite the doc in my own way.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

day 183

Day 183
New week, New month and I am feeling the need to have some fun! Let me introduce you to Snow Whites seven little helpers!
Prompt 183
Long beard
Brown top, green hat, long eyelashes

DD decided to help out with todays prompt. She has this idea that whenever she tries to photograph Ollie he looks bashful, so here he is proving her point. I thought he looked more scared myself but who am I to argue.