Friday, January 2, 2009


Well it's been a long challenge but a fun one. Thankyou for all your support and friendship. It has been great to see the world through your eyes, another perspective. Photography is the closest we'll ever get to walking in someone else's shoes...
So the scores have been tallied up, and finally I can announce who won.
In first place with 129 points is...
Congratulations Mel and thankyou again to all the people who voted.
I had planned to post a photo of your prize here today - but unfortunately I can't just yet! I will though, very soon.
And also, in second place and very very close (as a matter of fact, up until the final poll, first and second place were TIED!)
Is... Number 11 - KIRSTY HARRIMAN- Hooray!!!
And third place, well done to NIC POMEROY!!!
Could you ladies please email me your postal addresses, thanks.
I hope you all have had a wonderful, hope-filled start to the new year. I'm thinking of doing the dyptich challenge over at ART SLAM - It's open to ANYONE and EVERYONE. You would have to arrange to post it on your own blog or web space. What do you think? Find a partner - it's all you need to do!
Lots of love and best wishes for the days ahead,
X Me

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Week 52

OK - so I'm a little bit out on the numbering system, but I hope you all get the idea by now! Basically, this is the last week of Gallery 12, and although it's turned out to be more like Gallery 7 or even Gallery 4 some weeks, I hope you have all had fun trying to take photos of sometimes difficult and challenging ideas and objects. Especially if you are like me and your kids are about the only things that take up the most space on the camera card! It's been a fun journey and I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for participating in the challenge. I haven't added up the scores yet - but hopefully I'll manage that by end of next week - the last poll. And thank you also for all of you who have voted - it's kept up the pressure and a bit of incentive for us all to keep plugging on week to week.

Well, the last theme for the year is finally here,and it may come as no surprise to you all either. here 'tis...

Self Portrait!

Yes - the BIG REVEAL - although you probably all know who is who at the zoo by now. So set your tripods up - books, shelves, or whatever, and work out how to use that timer. All portraits should be taken by yourself, capturing a unique part of you, your essence.

Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas for Thursday. A special Merry Christmas toRobyn who is celebrating this special day a long way away from her country, family and friends - we hope the day is a unique and special memory for you Robyn.

Peace x Don


1. Donna Jensen


3. Marnie Sanford.

So, I fell off the bandwagon, but I am back for the last round... Thanks for all the inspiration girls!


4. Mel Connell.......


10. ~ Tracey T aka tiddlypeep ~


9.Lisa Oxley

aka scrapwitch

N0.8 Binrow
AKA Robyn Payne

Thanks so much for this year, its one I'm not going to forget in a hurry!!
Sorry about the end though I have been a bear with a sore head without my camera,
but DH has promised me I can go get it in Jan/Feb...YEAH!
Once aain thanks to Donna for all her efforts in running this challenge, I am so glad I was apart of it all.



aka weBBgod


7. Nicole Pomeroy

- little messy, little washed out and mostly unfocused. Sorry I missed a few of the last weeks, but three kids can sometimes get a little chaotic. Had a blast Donna, loved thinking {out}side the box


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Week 51

Week 50 saw a flurry of votes and for the first time this year, all photos receive honours! Congrats goes to numbers 4, 8 and 11 who all tied for first place. There was also a three way tie for second place so well done numbers 1,7 and 10! And not to forget number 5 in third place. Too good!

Gosh, I must admit, typing in that number 51 in the title space made me a tad bleary. Well, not exactly, but a little bit sad to see this coming to a close. There's something nice about the regular, the routine. It makes life feel comfortable. It's been a happy balance between the predictable and the "oh no - what the heck am I going to do this week!"

And, it's nearly over. Our photographic journey is coming to an end. And I have to say I've enjoyed myself. It has been a challenge, getting a photo in every week. The deadline meaning that the photo is oftentimes very last minute, and not that flash, but at least they went up!
Well, here's the second last theme for the year...

The Important Things in Life
Lots of Christmas love to you all and thankyou to all our loyal voters for helping us keep the challenge component going!


11. ART!


4. The last afternoon together.....


9. Family

1. Best Friends
My hope is that my kids will always be great mates throughout life and not let differences keep them apart.