Nicholas J. Bott was born in the Netherlands in 1941. At an early age he was inspired by the works of the Dutch Masters. He settled in Canada in the late 1950s and fell in love with the landscape in and around Smithers, British Columbia where he was then residing. He spends many days on remote mountain slopes, some locations accessible only by helicopter.
Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite photographers! Some of you may already be familiar with her work – though I still wanted to celebrate it and write about it here today. I think that’s because after a tough couple of days creating, I am ready to take it easy for a couple days. I’m not really known for my patience, so when I’m learning something totally new – either as I design websites or creating for my Etsy store, I do get a tad bit frustrated at times. Particularly if things aren’t going well. Something to work on for sure, but it also made me think about how we recover from these moments. Taking a break from the situation is always good, but I also like having a few nice things right around my desk to look at to take my mind off things.
So that brings me to the work of Irene Suchocki, whose photos I have posted next to my desk. Her use of color and the vibrant details of life she chooses to feature in her work are wonderfully soothing and oh so beautiful. From her own profile Irene explains: “I like to explore the ethereal, the surreal, the whimsical, the mysterious, and the beautiful. I enjoy creating little poems for the eyes.” And for me her work certainly is poetry for the eyes!
Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and tv shows including Extreme Makeover, Country Living, Canadian Geographic, and many many more.
I’d love to hear from you – when things aren’t going your way – what’s your favorite way to get back on track?
I found another great shop in the Gallery!
Delightworthyn: I am enamored with vintage,all vintage , any vintage.I strive to deliver the attention to detail that seems to have gone by the wayside these days.Often my fabrics are recycled from vintage garments and with only a few exceptions natural fibers(remember those).
Everything you see here was designed and executed by me personally and as such is unique although I am happy to work with you on customization.I work in an organic way like the painter/artist that I am.My pieces are wearable art with emphasis on the wearable part.
Just a few weeks ago you could not wait to send those kids off to school and on their way. New shoes, a special lunch, a brand new schoolbag. But now that the newness has worn off and school days have settled into a routine, it’s easy to get in a rut. The lunches have lapsed into lackluster leftovers, the new shoes are scuffed. We need a pick me up! That’s why October is the perfect time to break out some Lunch Box Love Notes like the adorable ones made by Cards Between Friends.
I like that these notes are simple and graphic and can be personalized with your own handwritten message. Tuck them into a lunchbox or backpack. They are sure to brighten any test day and make your kids feel super special and cared for.
These cards strike the perfect balance between sweet and cool. They are not overly precious, which is a plus when you have little boys who like monsters. Cards can be customized to your favorite of the themes offered by Cards Between Friends. Can you think of a more simple and inexpensive ($3.50 for a dozen!) way to put a smile on your child’s face on a daily basis?
I’m still laughing at the attitude of this ring. Buy it and become a happy Dr. Seuss character for the rest of your days. By Amos Tauby Adornment.