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Random things I love

I love that I have green eyes and Chloe has blue and Jonathan and Kerstie have brown eyes. I love that I have the whole gamut in the family. Robert’s eyes are very unusual because they tend to be very chatoyant and can look blue, green and even hazel/brown depending on his mood. I love that too.
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I love pebbles. I pick them up everywhere and stick them in my pockets. They usually end up in the garden or in craft projects or just in random arrangements in jars or on plates.
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I love fantasizing about living in all sorts of places and houses. I look at a lovely house and then think about how much it would cost to live there. Like this place in London. And then I think about the reality and realise that it’s actually 1,2,3,4…15 flats! Yeah. But sometimes I think about selling the Vancouver house and the Oxfordshire house and ending up with enough money to buy a dream like this place in Vermont. (eight times over!) 😀 And having all that land…and chickens…and rescuing great big Morgans and Clydesdales. (sigh)
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I love drawing on old pieces of paper; maps, books, found bits of cardboard… I love the thought that I’ve taken that worthless bit of paper which someone discarded and I’ve given it worth with my art. Transformed it into something special, multiplied its value exponentially. And then I’m always so gratified to give it away.
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I love my iPhone as a repository of photographs and notes. Spur of the moment ideas, someone’s emails or websites I want to check out, images which inspire me…never has there been a better system. I’d never want to be without one again. 🙂
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Linking with Nancy and looking forward to catching up with everyone’s random.

Comments: 23

  • December 27, 2013
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    Yes, I fantasize about houses I pass, too. Love your drawings on old paper! Visiting from R5F, glad I found you!

  • December 27, 2013
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    i loved this post .. its inspiring me to do a similar theme!

  • December 27, 2013
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    you are so creative. love it!! great birdies!!! ( :
    happy weekend!!

  • December 27, 2013
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    I love that you draw on old book pages, too!

  • December 27, 2013
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    …. all nice things to love. My hubby’s eyes sound like your hubby’s eyes. Blue or green, depending… 🙂

  • December 27, 2013
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    I learned a new word today from you: chatoyant. Cool! My daughter’s eyes are like that, too, sometimes blue, sometimes grey, sometimes dark, sometimes light. I have one color: brown! I love that you paint on old book pages etc. Very cool!

  • December 27, 2013
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    your birds are beautiful. I wish I could draw/paint like that. I collect little pebbles as well…and heart shaped stones that I find on the beach.

  • December 27, 2013
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    I sometimes see a house I too would like to live in. A few times I wanted to snap a photo but then didn’t thinking the owner might not like it . I have since sworn that I will take it when the opportunity presents itself and begin a collection of photos. I have a habit of picking up rocks rather than stones along my walks. I have gone on vacations and either filled a spot in the back of the car or a place in my suitcase. Lovely photos and wonderful writing; thank you for sharing.

  • December 27, 2013
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    Your drawings are beautiful! I often think about living in other places that I see, but I tend to focus in on places with lots of windows, and can only imagine how often they need to be cleaned!

  • December 27, 2013
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    Veronica I really enjoyed this post.

  • December 28, 2013
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    Oh be still my heart!!! I would dearly LOVE to have one of your bird drawings on the old page; being that I’m an avid bird watcher —you should have a blog giveaway LOL *hint!! Such a fascinating idea and what a great talent you have. Wow…I am totally impressed. “Rescuing Clydesdales and Morgans”…you captured my heart there too. Seriously.

    My husband has green eyes also…like pools of pea soup green. They’re gorgeous.

    Happy New Year. And thanks for stopping by.

  • December 28, 2013
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    Such great shots.. I just love the dish of stones and your water-coloring on book paper looks awesome. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You where right in saying we aren’t that far away. Just a ferry ride away. We are planing a trip to Victoria in January. 🙂

    Hugs~

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