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Sandra Parlow
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Attended The School of Life
Lives in Canada - in an igloo with a moose
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All Your Perfect Imperfections
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Lovely macro, great colours too :)
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this is hitting a chord with me ...  lately I've been doing some thinking....
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I like your work
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There Was Always Something About Her
                                       that made her just a little bit different....
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THanks +LostTree TreeRoaming !  ;)
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Happy Easter

I decided to dig out my few Pysanky that I have collected over my life, today, to do a bit of a study on them, in honour of Easter.

My grandmother used to make Pysanky, but unfortunately, I do not have any of her eggs as the ones that my family had were donated to a museum. 

It's an incredible art form, one that takes a very steady hand, as well as the ability to see and make a pattern that wraps completely around a rounded object.

I remember as a child, my dad once got us all to try it.  He made the sticks himself, using willow branches and tiny little metal tubes, carefully notching the branch and tying in the tube using a string.

We melted our wax and dipped into it, to draw out our lines that were to remain white, and after that, each colour getting progressively darker until we ended up soaking them in black.  

After all was said and done, we lit candles and we heated them up, rubbing the wax off as it melted, revealing the pattern underneath.

I wish I had kept those eggs we made that day.  They were pretty crappy, as we were just young kids, but it remains one of the best memories I have of my father, who passed away when I was 13 years old.

wow..  this has left me feeling very nostalgic, and just a little wistful that I could repeat that one day again.  

Happy Easter, my Friends  :)
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that's great +anna williams  I hope you still have some of them!
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ok...  so grouting sucks almost as much as dry walling....

maybe even more...
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lol!  it's not like it's "hard"...  it's just a huge PITA!!!!
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Sharing the incredible work of +Eric James Leffler  in honour of his birthday!!  

Eric's work is nothing less than amazing!  If you aren't following him, you really should be.

Happy birthday, Eric!!!   mwah!!

NOT MY PHOTO!!!  PLEASE CLICK THROUGH TO PLUS AND COMMENT!!!  
 
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nice foto...i love it
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Have her in circles
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Yesterday I Saw You In A Whole New Light
                           .............  and it looked good on you...
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THank you +Ronnie Martin !  ;)
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I Let The Waves Wash Over Me
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Ohhh my favorite. Color blue
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Hey there #macromonday   shooters!

Don't forget that tomorrow's theme is SMOOTH !!

This is one of my Easter eggs, up reeeeaaaal close!!  Doesn't get much smoother than that!! ;)

Don't forget to tag +Jeff Moreau  and myself in your photos so we can find them!

I won't be around much tomorrow, so I'll try to get caught up tomorrow night the best I can!
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Thank you +Tom Tran!!
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Lately.........

I have been getting a lot of notifications from people who I don't know, who are posting photos and things that have nothing to do with me.

I am assuming that they have me in a circle and they are clicking the "notify" button before posting.

I am asking politely for people to stop doing this. It does NOT make me want to look at photos of your family, etc, etc.  I get a LOT of notifications, especially on theme days, and these notifications just add to the noise.  

If you want me (or other people)  to notice your work, then be interactive and talk to them.  Do NOT cold  tag me in your photos and expect me to want to check them out.

I will be enforcing a strict blocking process for people who continue to do this.  I'm sorry to have to do this, as I don't like blocking unnecessarily, but it's happening several times a day now, and I just need to simplify things here.  

Thank you ;)  
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This is nice to study?
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Photography, Custom Picture Framer
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I can wield a box knife with the best of them. I can cut mats while standing on my head. I am an expert snow shoveller and I have a sharp tongue, but a soft heart.
Employment
  • Photographer, Picture Framer
    Designer, present
    Photographer, Picture framer. Book keeper. All around creative idea person. Needlework designer. Oh, and I am also a proud contender in the annual Lasting Image Garbage Olympics. Certified level one Yoga instructor.
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Canada - in an igloo with a moose
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I'm confused...... wait.... maybe I'm not..
Introduction
I live in the Canadian Prairies and I am surrounded by vast open spaces and big skies.  I have been shooting for about 3 years and I love the way the world looks through the lens of my camera.  I'm still learning and developing as a photographer, and hoping that I can get some amazing shots along my journey!

I am a custom picture framer, so I work with art all day every day.  I love my job, but I wish I had more time to spend on my hobby! 

Why I love photography:  For me, it's an escape. I get away from the people, the stress, the craziness, the organization that our lives become. I can go out in a foul mood, and come home feeling cleansed and refreshed. I like to be out by myself, enjoying the moment - the fresh air, the sight of an orange sky, the sun on my skin, the glimpse of an animal - and the best part is that I get to take it with me. Every photo I take has a memory attached to it. It may not be an exciting memory - but a memory none the less.

Why I am on Google+

I am not on G+ to sell my photos or become famous.  I am here because of the community.  

I love it here.  I have met amazing people and amazing photographers... and they are one in the same to me.  

 I learn from people with amazing skills every day.  People are VERY good about sharing knowledge here.    I get support when I need it, and I feel challenged to do better, to be better in both my photography and my personal life.  

I love it here.  G+ is my home away from home.  ♥

What You Can Expect If You Circle Me

I try to keep my page mostly about photography.  MOSTLY.  I will not share tons of jokes or gif's or spam you with endless links to things.  

I will post photos.  I will make the occasional blog now and again concerning photography or life in general.  I will sometimes talk about myself and my experiences, quite often demonstrating how incredibly geeky I can be.    I will share the work of others - but not all that often - once in a while, and I will share it only if I truly like it.

What you will get is my sense of humour.  My sarcasm.  My laughter.  And some chaos.  And hopefully, some photos that you will enjoy!

If you think this sounds interesting to you - circle me.  I don't bite.... very hard....

If you want me to circle you:

Don't be boring.  Talk to me.  Show me your world through your amazing photos.  Don't post gif's or that's an instant trip to the recycle bin.  Post your religious and political posts to a circle I'm not in.  Don't be a jerk, laugh with me once in a while and most of all - just show me who you are ;)



Bragging rights
I have managed to raise 2 children and be a productive person... regardless of (or maybe in spite of ) my mother not thinking that I'm very domestically talented. ;P HA! SO THERE!
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