One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary.

Today’s alternative definition takes us into the world of pop culture faux-intellectualism, because you can get a degree in almost anything these days;

“Cardiology” – The study of being famous for being famous.

#1linerWeds

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s post is more about artistic interpretation than photographic precision, with K’lee in the driving seat for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, leaving us the esoteric prompt of; If you could see into the heart of me.

Well, it was obvious to me that this would have to feature my family; Rhonda and I met in person for the first time almost exactly five years ago and, next week, she and Audrey will make their first trip back to America since they moved over here.

They are both very excited at the prospect of catching up with friends and family, especially meeting their first grandson/nephew for the first time, a visit delayed for over a year by financial constraints and intractable bureaucracy. It will also be the first time we’ve been apart as a family for five years, so they will of course be very much in my thoughts for the three weeks they’re away.

That seems like a lot of firsts for today, but it would hardly be a first to just post photos of my family, so I thought outside the box (well, outside in the garden) and made a little stop frame animated gif to illustrate K’lee’s theme as literally as possible, painstakingly constructing it from just two photos and a heart sticker.

You can see K’lee’s heartfelt and artistic post HERE.

But now it’s time for you to show us yours…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

It’s time for K’lee to provide you with your weekly prod in the direction of creativity, on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. This week, he has picked something which ties into a special day coming up on his side of the Atlantic; A state of independence.

Think you can come up with anything inspired by that?

Yeah? Then let us see what your creative talents produce by joining in with the challenge.

It’s easy when you know how…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s adventure in imagery on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was inspired by K’lee’s prompt of these three emotive words; Seraphic, diaphanous and immutable.

I couldn’t think of anything to go with seraphic, but clouds and fennel plants are both diaphanous and death is pretty immutable, so I’m going with those two.

I’m sure K’lee will have all three covered HERE.

But now it’s your turn.

NOTE: PINGBACKS MAY NOT BE WORKING, SO PLEASE LEAVE A LINK TO YOUR POST IN THE COMMENTS. THANK YOU.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

K’lee is at the helm for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, providing us with what I think is our most challenging theme yet. He has given us three words to inspire us and they are emotive, indeed;

SERAPHIC

DIAPHANOUS

IMMUTABLE

So make what you will of that and prepare to show us how you interpret them on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Welcome to an artistic installment of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, curated this week by K’lee, who chose the prompt; State of the art: Yesterday, today or why not tomorrow.

I decided to take that fairly literally and pick a few of my original “art” compositions from previous posts and create a new one specially for the occasion.

Here are some old favourites…

…and this is the latest addition, made using some graffiti I captured on last weekend’s walk with Audrey.

K’lee showcases his artistic side HERE.

Now it’s time for you to dazzle us with your aesthetic creativity.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Reblog: Buy Indie Books! Part 2

A little late for Linda’s birthday, but a post worth sharing, nonetheless…

It’s my birthday! My wish for this year is to give back to the writing community here on WordPress and all over social media for all the support you’ve given me over the past year.

To celebrate, I’d like to propose that if you’re a self-published, independent author, drop a link (Amazon only, please) and a sentence or two about one of your novels in the comments here, especially if it’s on sale today.

And if you’re a reader and you love to escape into the magical world of books, consider buying indie! Find the links (mine included) in the comments.

And don’t forget to please share this post!

Thank you, from the bottom of my little writer’s heart. ❤

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I apologise for the lateness of this edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge but, as you may have guessed from my last post, today has been rather hectic.

Still, now I’m here, let’s get on with the show.

I chose the theme on Friday and it was a prompt that took very little imagination, because it’s something very much in my thoughts at the moment; Together forever.

I think the photos speak for themselves…

Find out what K’lee put together by going HERE.

Now let’s see your communal creative conglomerations.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

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