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"The Art of the Pattern" — A Photo Assignment

February 10, 2016

My passion for Photography, which I wrote about in the fall, continues unabated. I’m now taking my second online class with photographer, Joy Sussman. (Many of her students are taking their fourth or fifth course with her, she’s that good.) I’m also working on completing a draft of a novel. Thus the brevity of this…

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“When I’m Sixty Four”

April 27, 2016

Did you know that Paul McCartney was 16 years old when he and John Lennon wrote “When I’m Sixty Four”? Paul and Ringo are the only two Beatles who lived to see 64. John was murdered at 40 and George died from lung cancer at 58. When the song was released in 1967, I was…

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When Green Is & Isn’t Best

June 1, 2016

Sure, I wrote Red Is Best – first published in 1982 and still going strong. Those Green Things – first published in 1985 and again in 1995 with new illustrations when sales began to flag – has now been officially declared out of print.    Don’t tell anyone, but I actually like green more than…

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Summer Time

July 13, 2016

How lucky I am to be waking up with Peter to this view again this summer. 

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Something About A Beach. . .

August 31, 2016

. . . that takes away the need for words.

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September Weekends

September 21, 2016

Labour Day weekend on the south shore of Nova Scotia included happy hours with family and then with beloved writer-friend, Budge Wilson. My first weekend home after a long summer away, I made seeing family here a priority: son, daughter, sister, dad, and attachments where applicable (including this lovely boy I hadn’t seen since July). …

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More Making Pictures with JoyfullyGreen.com

October 12, 2016

So, I thought I’d taken a pretty cool photo of a clam shell on the beach this summer and posted it for the assignment on symmetry in the class I’d been taking the month before. (The “classroom” stays open even when the class is officially over.) The instructor, Joy Sussman, suggested: I think this would…

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Kathy Stinson, As Photographer

November 30, 2016

Photography – it’s becoming almost as big a part of who I am as writing is. So I’ve added a new page to my website. And I recently joined Instagram which will be only about  photography. I hope you’ll check out both!

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My Year in Review

December 28, 2016

One of my favourite photo editing tools, PicMonkey, recently came out with templates for all kinds of neat photo projects, including one that helped me create this — How many selected significant events, captured here, can you identify? To the first person to list all 9, I’ll send a big e-hug. Oh what the heck.…

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“Creative Vision?” Who Me?

January 18, 2017

I’ve been taking another online photography course. Different instructors this time — the folks who set up oopoomoo.com and oopoomoo Creatives. I was delighted to win free entrance to the class with a couple of my photos back in the fall. Thank you, oopoomoo! Samantha and Darwin’s Resolve, is more about discovering who you are as a…

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