Our next adventure has begun. We are on a road trip to Labrador and Newfoundland for the next month.
Day One found us in Quebec City. We’ve been here before, and have a few favourite haunts. We revisited part of the Old City, wandering along the cobblestone streets, and browsing the shops.
Old Quebec is always a treat for the senses: colour, fragrance, tastes, sounds… Here are a few more photos to illustrate what I mean.
Then we drove to the breathtaking Montmorency waterfalls.
Spectacular, even if you don’t climb the many stairs to the various viewing platforms opposite the falls. The cliff face into which the stairs are anchored is sheer slate.
It does make me wonder how stable it is! But hundreds of tourists climb up and down the stairs every day. If you’re really adventurous, you can even take a zipline across the falls!
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Tagged Adventure, Art, canada, exploring, Fun, life, photography, Quebec, Quebec City, Retirement, Road trip, travel |
I haven’t posted here for a while, although that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out there finding joy 🙂
Last night, for example, a friend and I went to a
Paint Nite, an event where a group of people spend a couple of hours painting, guided by an artist. We all work on the same picture although we have our own canvases. It was a lot of fun.
I used to paint with watercolours but I’ve never tried other media. We worked with acrylics which, to my delight, are far more forgiving and easy to work with than watercolours!
And here’s my “masterpiece”.
Desert Night ~ by Julie Wise
What matters to me most is that we had fun – no pressure and lots of laughter. Definitely a night to remember!
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Tagged Art, Colour, Design, Friends, Fun, Inspiration, Joy, laughter, learning, nature, Paint Nite, painting, sharing, sunset |
Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone. I’ve been playing around with markers again. 🙂
Yes, I know I “should” be working. But all work and no play makes for a dull life, doesn’t it?
Here’s the latest result of my joy-filled, playful pastime.
Joy in Motion ~ escherly design
What do you see?
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Tagged abstract art, Art, black and white, black and white art, canada, Creativity, Design, Doodle, doodle art, Drawing, escherly, escherlydesign, Etsy, Etsy shop, Exploration, fantasy design, Freedom, Fun, imagination, Joy, Play |
When you look at the photo, what do you see?
A page that is empty?
Or a page that is
FULL … of endless possibilities?
One hand, one pen, one imagination = endless possibilities!
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Tagged Art, black and white, black and white art, Creativity, Design, Doodle, Drawing, escherly, escherlydesign, Exploration, Freedom, Fun, imagination, Inspiration, Joy, perspective, photography, Play, possibilities, potential |
This week, just for the fun of it, I started doodling again. Adding a little more detail every day.
Because it slows me down, opens up my mind, and sparks my creative thinking.
Play in progress. ~escherly design
Sometimes when my thoughts become muddled, or my feet lose their way, relaxing into non-thinking is exactly what I need.
How do you keep your passion alive? What do you do to reignite the spark?
Leave a comment. I’d love to know!
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Tagged Art, black and white, black and white art, Creativity, Design, Doodle, Drawing, escherly, escherly on Etsy, Etsy, Etsy shop, Etsy Waterloo Region, Etsy Wholesale Seller, Fun, imagination, Inspiration, Joy, motivation, passion, Play, relaxation |
escherly capri leggings are making their mark! The co-hosts for the #EHyogachallenge2 are wearing them during the month-long event that ends on July 1. The yoga challenge features new poses each day to highlight different Canadian cities and provinces/terriories, along with fascinating historical and cultural tidbits.
One of the co-hosts (@duchess_of_plur) is shown below in the Free Thinker pose for Frederiction, New Brunswick.
To join in, follow @duchess_of_plur and @canadianyogagirl on Instagram for all the details.
To get your very own pair of these comfy capris, go to: http://etsy.me/1RFjnFv
Escherly capri leggings in action!
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Tagged @canadianyogagirl, @duchess_of_plur, activewear, Art, Beauty, black and white, canada, Canadian, capri leggings, Creativity, Design, Doodle, EHyogachallenge2, escherly, escherlydesign, Etsy, Etsy Waterloo Region, Fun, Joy, made in Canada, photography, Play, Trippy Triangles, women's clothing, women's fashion, yoga, yoga challenge, yoga wear |
While I work on some new designs for my
escherly shop, I thought I’d share a snapshot of some of my creations to date.
escherly…all this and so much more!!
It’s come a long way in just 6 months, hasn’t it?
I’m curious to see what the next six months will bring 🙂
What dreams are you working on these days? I’d love to hear.
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Tagged activewear, Art, Beauty, black and white, black and white art, bodycon dress, designer phone cases, designer pillow, Doodle, Drawing, escherly, escherly design, Etsy, Etsy shop, Fun, home decor, imagination, Joy, leggings, ontario, photography, Play, silk scarf, Trippy Triangles, women's fashion |
I’m delighted to announce that…my
escherly shop on Etsy has been accepted into the Etsy Wholesale program. This means that I can now start working with retailers (small, medium and large). And that is very exciting!
This calls for a celebration so, as part of my happy dance, I’m offering
15% off everything in my shop until May 27. Spread the word!
Celebrate with me by selecting your favourite item at
https://escherly.etsy.com and entering the Coupon Code: SPRING2016 at checkout. Please note that you do need to open an Etsy account (free and easy to do) in order to make a purchase.
Escherly…it’s a lifestyle.
escherly ~ bold AND beautiful
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What inspires you? As an artist and designer, I find inspiration in the world around me – patterns, colours, shapes, textures. Often in nature.
Is this photo simply an image of decaying leaves and a tree on the forest floor? Or does it offer inspiration for a new design?
Inspiring shapes, patterns and textures!
Beauty, and inspiration, are in the eye of the beholder 🙂
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Tagged Art, Beauty, birch tree, Creativity, Design, escherly, imagination, Inspiration, Leaves, nature, patterns, photography, Play, shapes, textures |
I’ve been playing around with my camera lately, taking new photos of my various designs like this one of my birch tree silk scarf.
Birch tree silk scarf by escherly
In fact, my whole shop has a new look. If you have a moment, please check it out and let me know what you think! It’s at
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Tagged Art, birch tree, bird, black and white, Cardinal, Colour, Creativity, Design, Drawing, escherly, Etsy shop, nature, photography, silk scarf |