Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not A Trick In Sight!

Unfortunately Halloween came and went with not ONE trick or treater! I was quite disappointed. Our little townhouse culdesac, on a golf course, really doesn't have that sense of community that I am so used to. After living overseas for many years and knowing every neighbour, coming back to the states has been somewhat of a letdown. As much as I try and get involved in things nothing ever seems to be going on. It's a shame that all of us live such transient lifestyles nowadays. Gone are the family get togethers on a Sunday, popping over for a cup of tea on a whim, and the simple pleasure of chatting to a complete stranger in the queue at the supermarket. I think we are all guilty of having to get things done yesterday and no longer take the time to be in the moment. So, time for some reflection on my part and think about how to make a change...that will follow on another post when I have an epiphany! Any suggestions are welcome though!

I had a few commissioned pieces to work on this weekend but because my computer is from the ark I have only managed to get a bit done. I thought I'd share what I have been up to regardless.

These are the photos I had to work with

This is little Michaela who I met and photographed for the first time last week.
What a little angel she is

...and this is what I ended up with

I'm not sure I'm happy with any of them yet . Any critique is very welcome though so please tell me what you think! (but be nice!)
Off to use my coupon at Micheal's before it expires and buy a bunch of stuff I don't need - hey - that's what Sunday's are all about right?!

Have a great week!


  1. You bet that's what Sunday's are all about! I thought to myself earlier today, Hurray - my new 50% coupon is valid! What do I need?
    Nice to meet you and look forward to visiting your blog - I just scrolled by some work that I have to go back to now - so, thanks for your comment and I'llll be BAAACCCKK! :0)

  2. You need to move to Richmond!! We have too much community! I love the little pea in a pod.

  3. I'm thinking I like the first one best. Lovely

  4. Hi Anji,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, what a small world!!! I'm so glad to have found your blog, your work is AMAZING!!! I could seriously look at your banner all day long! All of your work has such a magical quality to it. And the colors you have used in your pieces are gorgeous! I'm going to add a link for you on my links page so that my readers can find you too.
    It was so nice to meet you online, perhaps we will run into each other at the shop one of these days!

  5. Ahh, Sundays and Michael's. Makes my husband cringe! LOL!!! I love the second portrait of Michaela the bet. Of course i love everything you do! But you know that;) Love, Jamie