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Today is Day 24 of Art Every Day Month, so I thought I’d should finally upload some of the creations I’ve made over the past couple of weeks.
I have stuck all these around our apartment, so that I can always see the bright, happy colours & read the quotes whenever I like. I even updated my Vision Wall.
Yesterday we went to the museum of natural history in our city of Daqing, I took a lot of photos! My favourite is of a wolf, the photograph actually looks more like a painting, thanks to the painted backdrop. I added some text & viola! My creation for the day was done 🙂
I have also been playing around with my camera & setting self-portraits. I will always look upon this time in China as an awesome adventure, a time of great learning & growth, & a year that changed my life for the better…
I wanted to capture who I am now, in these moments, so that I will always have these photos as a reminder of how amazing life is 🙂 I included some of my favourite things in the photos, my favourite scarf, books, crystals, candles, incense, jewellery, fairy cards & tarot cards.
In my last post, I wrote about Tumblr. I am so in love with it! So many photos, quotes, awesome people… it’s overflowing with inspiring things to share, I’ve even started adding my own creations to the mix 🙂
Check out my Tumblr page here!
Keep Smiling! 🙂
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Today marks one year until my love, Mike, & I say ‘I Do’ ♥ So we spent the day just relaxing, walking around our neighborhood – in the literally freezing -7 temperatures. It was a great day 🙂 We did some shopping, then went to the park & played on the swings, followed by sitting on a park bench & marvelling at the beauty of the lake freezing over. Coming from Melbourne, where it very rarely reaches 0 degrees, & never snows, all this is very exciting for us – it’s supposed to start snowing tomorrow! 😀
Here are the photos, & my creative task for today – Day 11 of Art Every Day Month. (I also still need to upload photos of all the other things I’ve created over the past few days so stay tuned!)
Keep Smiling! 🙂
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Welcome to Day 4 of Art Every Day Month! I decided to go for a walk around my neighbourhood here in Daqing & take some photos as my creative task for the day.
Leeks hanging outside our building.
The street outside our gated complex.
We live in Heilongjiang province, which is the northern most province of China – in between Russia & North Korea. It’s funny to think that I’m living in the oil capital of China, a big city with a population of over 2 million people, when only a few months ago I was in Melbourne & had never even heard of Daqing. But now here I am, experiencing an amazingly different world than the one I grew up in.
Cropped photo of the entrance to one of the many apartment buildings.
Our graffiti covered front door.
One of the biggest differences we are experiencing at the moment is the weather. Back home the southern hemisphere, we would usually be getting ready for summer right about now, but instead we are wearing huge winter jackets & even buying balaclavas for when winter really hits over the next couple of weeks. The temperature in winter often reaches -30°C, something I have certainly never experienced before! It has already snowed once & the rivers are starting to freeze…
The small river near our building, starting to freeze.
So, that’s my art for today! And now you also know a little bit more about me & my life 🙂
Keep Smiling! 🙂
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