FOR SALE: Greeting Cards, Prints, Matting and Frames! But wait.. there’s more..

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Here’s a link to my Fine Art America site where I sell my pictures as Greeting Cards and Prints.  If you see something you like you can order blank or personalized greeting cards.  If you prefer a print, choose your matting and frame and its ready to hang at your home or office! 🙂  Fine Art America has also added some additional products that you can have made up using my photo’s.  You can purchase IPhone cases, throw pillows, tote bags and shower curtains.  I’m sure they will add more items as time goes by.  Click on this link and it will take you go my photo’s.  Thanks for taking the time to look at my site.

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathy-paynter.html

No Hockey – Day 2

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Phew!  Survived Day2!!

How did I manage?  Am I some kind of super hero?  Nope I’m not.

I channeled my inner Doris Domestic and did laundry.  Yup, it was special and so so rewarding!  I didn’t watch Big Brother, Survivor or The Bachelor.  I didn’t watch shows about cooking, or house reno’s.  I didn’t watch Discovery, Nat Geo or History Channel.  I didn’t break out a 1000 piece puzzle, learn to play bridge, or make a quilt.

Funny enough the world did not come to an end… I managed to survive ok.  Well alright, I admit it, I watched yesterdays Tim and Sid on PVR  and while I was at it I PVR’d today’s episode.

I visited with other Canadian friends who are here in Arizona with us and we lamented the demise of hockey AND all the other sports that we follow.  But then our conversation turned to the serious topic of Covid19.  We discussed how to distance ourselves from crowds and how to stay safe and healthy.  Are we safe from it?  Can we stay healthy by self-isolating ourselves and avoiding crowds and crowded areas?  We can certainly avoid movie theatres, casino’s, bus trips, any gatherings and that type of thing.  Will it be enough?  Sounds like it should.  We will do just that.  We will keep to ourselves here in the Arizona sunshine until we head home in a couple of weeks.  We can only take it one day at a time!

See you soon Canada!

No Hockey – Day1

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So now what?  If you are a huge hockey fan like myself you may have asked yourself this today.  So now what?

No hockey.  No hockey of any kind.  I would normally fill my tv watching time with Sportsnet, TSN, Tim and Sid, Hockey Central.. you get the idea.  I’m either watching hockey or listening about yesterday’s hockey or today’s hockey or tomorrow’s hockey.  This is my favorite time of year for hockey.  Playoffs looming.  The perfect time of year to “hockey”.  Now it’s gone for a few weeks? or months? or all summer?  I guess we have to wait and see.  No football, baseball, golf, car racing, rugby, soccer, basketball (notice these are in the order of my preference of viewing).

What will I do with my time?  No sports of any kind.

  1.  I can always catch up on my dusting – that’s special and so rewarding.
  2. I can watch Big Brother, Survivor, The Bachelor – that’s also special and so rewarding.
  3. I can watch shows about cooking and house reno’s – that’s special and so rewarding.
  4. I can tune to Discovery, Nat Geo and History – that’s special and so rewarding but would improve my overall knowledge of the world.
  5. I can break out a 1000 piece puzzle.  Learn to play bridge.  Make a quilt.  – All hobbies and games that are special and rewarding.

Although the above things may be special and rewarding –  I’m not prepared to launch into action just yet.  I can: Read.  Bake.  Take Pictures. Sit in the Sun.  Watch the world go by.  All these things ARE special AND rewarding to me.  If that fails I will go to plan B and plan C.

B – Booze

C – Camera

Arizona Feelings 2020

We are hiding out in AZ.. escaping the wet winter weather from the coast of BC.  Here’s a few photo’s from the winter.  I find that I’ve been drawn to create more black and white desaturated photo’s on this trip.  Is it because I miss the blue and greens of home?  Is it because there’s so many shades of brown down here?  Whatever the reason.. here they are!

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Rain on an Arizona sidewalk

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Yes it does rain in Arizona

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Palm trees reflected on the road

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Mesquite Tree

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Mesquite Tree and plowed Cotton Field

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Desert Tree

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Lots of interesting cloud shapes

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Playing with shadows

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1956 Thunderbird – Lots of car shows here in the winter

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1970’s inspired hood paint job

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Playing with Feathers

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What are you looking at?

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Mom always said: “no one likes a smart ass!”

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Today I’m heading to the laundry room at the resort we are staying at in Arizona and a guy pulls up in a golf cart with a bucket of laundry in the back of his cart.  He stops, but the cart keeps rolling back down the incline to the street.   He pulls forward again and says “do you know anything about golf carts?”.

‘Not much’, I say, ‘What’s the problem?’.

“Do these things have brakes” he asks.

I show him the brake and he says “well as you can see I don’t know much about golf carts”.

I say: ‘ do you know much about laundry?’.

He says: “a little”.

I say: ‘well you’re a keeper then!’.

He says: ‘ well my wife showed me how to do it and she just died’.

D.E.A.D.S.I.L.E.N.C.E

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Then:

I apologized.

He kind of laughed.

His name is Dan.

I introduced myself and even used my real name!

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as my mom told us many times… “no one likes a smart ass”…..

 

 

Hot Dogs and Strawberry Shortcake

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Why is it that we have to be reminded that life is short?

Why is it that we have to be reminded that life is fragile?

Why is it that we have to be reminded to live our lives every day like today might be our last?

We have a family member who has terminal cancer.  It reminds us that although we may be healthy today, that our health could change for any of us tomorrow.  Not just because of cancer, it can be any number of things.

We live our lives and somehow we forget that tomorrow is not guaranteed.  We make plans for next month, next year or “in the future”.

Today we threw our diets out the window.  We weren’t counting calories, or pounds, or cholesterol or blood pressure.

Today we ate Hot Dogs for dinner, and a big cereal bowl filled with home made shortcake biscuits, strawberries, and freshly whipped cream piled inside and on top of the shortcake.

It was over the top,

it was fabulous,

it was necessary!

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