Saturday, February 09, 2019

10 on 10

10 on 10 is a collection of 10 images posted on the 10th of the month, captured the day before. No "special" session, just taking my camera with me as I go about my day and capturing art in everyday life, training my creative eye.

#1

: : Weekend breakfast : :

#2

: : Botanical beauties : :

#3

: : If you haven't spoken into a fan, have you even had a childhood? : :
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: : Crisis pregnancy centres are a great excuse to buy all sorts of cute baby gear :P : :
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: : Somebody is happy with a fresh millet spray : :
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: : Must be summer if there's watermelon in the house : :
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

#WordsOfWisdom


"Here's what separates the March for Life from any other march: nobody in attendance is marching for themselves. Nobody is demanding rights or privileges for themselves. Everyone is marching on behalf of those who cannot march."
~Matt Walsh

Monday, January 28, 2019

Are You In the Same Place I Was? || Event Highlight

Growing up in the modern world, I heard the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" from time to time, but for many years I had little idea what they meant. I'm accustomed to viewing choice as a good thing -- how boring would a restaurant be if it served only one dish? -- and life, well, without it we can't make any choices! Clearly though, the two terms represent opposing viewpoints and so I had to dig a little deeper to uncover their real connotations. 

Later, I didn't know what abortion was, but somehow related it to the anti-family violence campaigns that published on TV, billboards, and bus stops. How was it fair to bring a child into such situations? I wondered.

Slowly but surely I found answers to my questions, and I wanted to get involved. Only problem, the links I found were all based in America! There must be people running similar organisations in New Zealand . . . hmm.

Whether you're curious about what the pro-life movement is and stands for, what we're doing, wish you could articulate your own opinion more clearly, or are ready to get involved and wondering how, this event is for you! 

Next Saturday, February 2nd 2019 come along to hear some awesome speakers from around New Zealand, eat some great food, and make some new friends. Lunch and dinner are both included, and the entire event costs $15 -- less than a restaurant meal!

Be sure to book here for catering purposes. :) 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Siblings in Concert

After the school year finished in December we set one week aside for a new project. Music has been a large part of our lives for quite some time now, with almost all of us playing something, and some of the children taking lessons in more than one instrument. Exams are scattered throughout our calendar, and all the required practice makes silence an almost unknown idea around here. One thing we are short on though is performance opportunities, so I set out to rectify that situation. With my schedule regularly stretched beyond its limits and my diary overflowing with things to do, I've been looking for things that will suit more than one goal or purpose. In this case, our need for performance opportunities could be coupled with our desire to promote a culture of life in New Zealand and to help build community (if only in a small way) by presenting a musical program to several local rest homes. 

Danielle took responsibility for this project: preparing, designing, and introducing the programs, contacting the venues to book concerts, and letting us all know where we had to be and when! We presented one concert daily for five days, each day at a different rest home. I also took the siblings busking several times using the same program already prepared, giving them additional and different performing experience, and a little pocket money for their effort in practice and performance.


: : A couple of the rest homes gave "thank you" gifts : :






















Thursday, January 10, 2019

10 on 10

10 on 10 is a collection of 10 images posted on the 10th of the month, captured the day before. No "special" session, just taking my camera with me as I go about my day and capturing art in everyday life, training my creative eye.

#1

: : Relaxing in the fresh air and natural light after a long day at work : :

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#4

: : One of the kids suggested this composition actually : : 
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: : Photographer's geometry : :
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: : Kitty snuggles : :
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: : Bryce: "Take a photo of my salad" : :
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