My Sunday Photo 6/3/16: The Artist

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It was nice to have a bit of sun yesterday, so we took advantage!

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Jake wasn’t feeling well on Friday; nothing serious, and he was fine the next day.

Ellie however was concerned; concerned enough to make him a get-well card
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That’s Jake in his own pirate ship, by the way!
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In case you’re not fluent in ‘Ellie’ it says “Dear Jake, love you, I hope you get better soon, love, ‘bye”

Definitely a magic moment!

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Shedding some light on the darkness?

I’ve been having camera trouble lately.

First my beloved Nikon compact bit the dust, again, so I had to rely on my – not very good – camera-phone.

Soon afterwards the flash  – among other things – on said camera-phone stopped working. although it still takes reasonable daylight photos.

Then salvation: I found my newly acquired Hudl 2 took pretty decent flash photos!

Until it was lost, in circumstances that are still somewhat mysterious.

It was when I went to use my camera-phone, my sole remaining workable camera, and saw nothing in the viewfinder that I could feel the first wave of despair crashing onto my photographic shore.

Strange though: it still seemed to work in selfie mode! Normal mode: nothing! Hmmm…

Then a penny dropped.

My little Ellie is very creative, and is fond of stickers. She’d found some colourful,metallic,  smiley-face ones and had used them to decorate – yes, you guessed it – my ‘phone.

M’lud, I present Exhibit A:

 

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An offending sticker has been removed; one that covered the camera’s back lens! It’s a shame as I disturbed the colourful symmetry of Ellie’s decorations – or ‘bling’ as she calls it.

So I stumble on with a more-or-less functioning camera, but at least one that’s ‘blinged up’!

In the meantime any contributions to my Camera Fund or my Tablet Fund are most welcome…

Art Appreciation

Magic Moments.

Despite my recent travails & stressful Christmas there have been so many!

For instance, this one:

Ellie was drawing a great picture – her drawing & colouring-in have really come on lately. She told us that it was “a lovely flower”.

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A message from Jake

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Jake & Ellie brought back some great pictures from pre-school this week; this was one.

“From the mouths of babes & infants”?

Or their colouring pens, at least.

And I’m really pleased with how good with their colouring-in is now 🙂

I have good news & I have bad news

The Good News?

Jake just did what is probably his best drawing yet: an easily recognisable person, with limbs, a head & facial features.

And the Bad News?

It was on the wall.

And I didn’t even get a photo before we wiped it off!

At least I have some that he prepared earlier:

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It’s Casper the Friendly Ghost! And his /her  Dad, I think.