Thursday, 25 February 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Architecture

Gayle suggested architecture as the theme for the Three Muses challenge this week. Thanks Gayle I had great fun with this one.

I used an image of a keyboard by Lusi at Stockxchnge for my architectural designs and together with a few bits and pieces by Irene Alexeeva this is what I finally came up with.

Thank you for taking the time to look and when I get back from New Zealand I promise to get back to commenting on everyone's work too.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Nature

I loved Marie's theme of Nature for this week's Three Muses Challenge, and even though I am in the 'back of beyond' somewhere in New Zealand with a dodgy internet connection I couldn't resist having a go.

Credit to Sassy Imagination, Crafters Corner, Granny Art, Tangie Baxter and Joes Sistah.

Thanks Marie.

PS Please accept my apologies for not commenting on your blogs whilst I'm away. I promise to catch up when I return.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

DAQ February Journal Page - Solitude

Across at Digital Art Quirks, Marie aka Ozstuff is our host for the Febuary journal prompt, and she chose Solitude as our theme. Thanks Marie.

Here is my interpretation.

Credit to Dover Publications for aspects of Mona, and to Joes Sistah for the background.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Postage Art

Woohoo my first challenge piece in ages. This little holiday postcard is winging its way to you with good wishes from New Zealand for Bev's great challenge theme of Postage Art at the Three Muses.

Credit to Pixel Music for the postcard and postage backgrounds. The On This Day stamp is tagged BVA LYA Wornseals Special, so if anyone can put me right on who I should credit I would be most grateful. The two blended beach photographs are my own.

Thanks so much for looking.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

More Pictures From New Zealand

Bluff part of the furthest most south city in the world

Our Campervan - true or false

Bruce Bay

A long beach where people passing through had each made a 'sculpture' and left their name and where they were from.

Our Campervan - true or false

More Lake Te Anau

Mr T doing boy things.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Taluula's Travels Around New Zealand

Ah ah, I didn't realise I'd actually managed to post the last time so I've started again.......

On a snow laden sub zero morning in mid January in the UK, Taluula, hubby Mr T and Taluula’s old Mum Joan, set off for a little adventure 12,000 miles away in New Zealand.

Joan destined for a few weeks stay with one of her other favourite daughters in Wellington, whilst Taluula and Mr T gad off in a teeny weeny little campervan, to tour first the South Island and later the North.

Starting in Christchurch our route, with more Oooohs, Aaahs and Oh Wows than Taluula could count, will end in Picton where we’ll board the ferry to the North.

Our travels around the South Island have taken us through such diverse and wondrous scenery : vast and magnificent mountain ranges, teeming rain forests, beautiful blue lakes, majestic glaciers, powerful waterfalls, sparkling clear glacial rivers and vast expanses of deserted white sand beaches. Aaaah!

And of course, along the way Miss Taluula has made a photographic record to share with you. So without further ado and in no particular order, for your delight and delectation, or for something to do whilst you drink your coffee here are a few to be going along with.

These are Lake Wanaka (I would live there). The Roaring Swine waterfall. Franz Josep Glacier (the second picture, if you look very closely has a group of people near to the entrance to the cave mouth - shows the scale of the Glacier). Lake Te Anau in the late afternoon.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Having A Lovely Time - Wish You Were Here!

Hi All ..... It's Me .... and I'm having a wonderful time on my travels around New Zealand and when I get the occasional decent internet connection I'll try to update my blog.

So this was the beginning of our journey from Manchester Airport in the early hours of a snow filled January day.

This is me with Mum who who we took to stay with my little sister in Wellington whilst we travelled around in a campervan.