Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

More double exposures ...

Created a Behance page for these ones as I like the way they're displayed large on black Double exposure time by Jane Monaghan


The road not taken

Overlaying the vanishing point of a Palmy North street over Patons beach in Golden Bay reminded me of that wonderful poem by Robert Frost.  And here I am about to take a new road and although it's not less taken I know it will make all the difference to me.  

Link to The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vegan noms

I've been asked a few times recently ... 'what do you eat?'  So thought it best I illustrate!  Boy what a lucky girl I am to have such amazing yummy food and all with no animal products at all.  Yay for cruelty free yum yums!  

  • Nori rolls with avocado, cucumber and red pepper filling plus wasabi and tamari for dipping.

  • Fried tempeh with nooch sauce and pasta with fresh corn off the cob.
  • Dahl and spinach filled pastry with Moroccan spiced couscous, beetroot salad, chutney and homemade hummus.
  • Quick and easy toasted sandwich with homemade refried beans and Angel Food dairy free mozzarella filling plus a smudge of sweet chilli sauce and token watercress leaf on top!
 
  • Nachos with a chilli bean and onion tomato sauce, Angel Food vegan mozzarella fresh tomatoes and Franks yummy guacamole.

If you would like recipes just let me know. 
#vegan #food #ideas #yum #plantbaseddiet #nomnoms

I make the best bed



Yup Mana decided that right on top of me would be the best place to curl up for bedtime!  He stayed there for a while and then I did the hug and roll & moved him over to a pillow.  #treatedlikeaking #cat #bed #hardtosleep

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Luminate festival collage


Aaah Luminate you're beautiful! What an amazing vibe in a gorgeous setting with fun people.  Bare feet and music, walks in the forest with no flushing loos or wifi. So much love and goodness shared.  Great value noms as well. Here's a little glimpse of pics taken with the 'halo' filter turned on phone. 

More photos here imajane on Flickr

Return from a magical journey to Wellington 'summer'

Pencarrow lighthouses from the ferry home 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shapeshifter

A few photos from the wonderful outdoor biannual exhibition 2016
 

 
















 






Poneke to Pauatahanui inlet

Please click on the image to see it large.


Wow what a view!  Looking south to west from Boulder Hill, Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, NZ.

Tiger eyes meets light bokeh



This was a bit of a fluke while making collages in a layout app.  I like the way the shadows partially line up drawing my eye in to the boys eye. He was standing by the side of the road at a rest stop in Rajasthan, India. I see serious sadness in his an intense gaze and I am reminded of my good fortunes.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Te Ahumairangi Hill with Baxter [and Mike]

View over Poneke (Wellington) towards the airport in the distance

That tongue! Baxter the Irish Setter was a little warm. 

Mr Beautiful posing

 A little windswept with his new 'friend' attempting to jump on.


New games to learn!

North east towards the Hutt valley 

Modelling to a fault
and the Lilliputian version!

Model dog

What a lovely afternoon catching up with Mike and enjoying the great views.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Aw this made me feel good, I received mail from Flickr HQ saying my photo "Bella Lobelia" is being used on the front page of the flowers group.  YAY!!  Another small thing to be grateful for! 


Friday, November 4, 2016

Reminder to self ...

Finish watching this video!
zenhabits.net - unbusy

I like the idea of ensuring that everyday contains 
vitality, connection & contribution.



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mixed feelings ...

Loving being vegan for my soul feels free, no longer stepping on those lives I crushed with my imbibing.  Now I'd like to live in a place where others feel the same. It's tough to see animal flesh raw and encased on a bench, smoking on a barbecue and being chopped into pieces before being chewed on. It's sad for me because I trace that piece of meat back to a poor dear little soul who was killed prematurely.

Not that I am holier than though though I did still use the bees wax insect repellent rather than get bitten by sand flies. Next time I shall take a vegan one.

https://instagram.com/p/BL4rrbCDDl-/

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Having a bit of fun with Canva


Fun with Canva using a photo of a bunch of pens I had removed from the collection that congregates on the bench ... I liked the mix that came out ... there was a black and a white one too!

A Rendering


I can't remember where I made this (oops!) but found it in the archives so thought I'd share.  As you do ... as I do!