October 30, 2012


Since it's the last "official" day of the 30 Day Photo Challenge III, I thought it fitting to dress up.

The 30 Day Photo Challenge has been a blast.  I've learned so much and made some new friends.  I almost sorry to see it end...

Photo taken at the tailor shop in Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia

"Scripted Edges" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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October 29, 2012

The City

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Cinque Terre in Italy, do it!  Five villages located on the rugged Ligurian Sea coastline.  (Monterosso al Mare, Vernaazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.)  Hiking paths, trains and boats connect the villages.  Cars cannot reach them from the outside.  Starting at Monterosso al Mare, we hiked through the five villages to Riomaggiore.  The hike took us about 4-1/2 hours.  We decided to take the train back to Monterosso al Mare.   It was a great experience.

"Blue Depth" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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October 28, 2012


Here in SW Florida, we don't get much seasonal change in foliage - at least not like in the colder parts of the country.

This photo was taken while vacationing in Croatia.  We enjoyed beautiful autumn weather there!

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October 24, 2012

M&M's Cafe

I immediately thought "candy" when I heard M&Ms.  No longer true since I discovered this cafe located in Tin City in Naples, FL.  Now I think "great burgers" when I hear M&Ms!

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October 22, 2012

Riding the Fence...

Sometimes making art is hard - especially when my muse has left the building.  Fear can keep me from making a decision - what if it's wrong?!   Then again it may be the perfect choice.   Taking the time to make samples helps.  Letting whimsy take over is not a bad thing either.  Note to self:  am I'm over-thinking, over-reacting, or...?

Time for me to stop riding on NEUTRAL.  Make a decision - right or wrong - and get off the fence!

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October 21, 2012

Broken Home...

No longer inhabitable, this BROKEN home has been abandoned and forgotten...somewhere in Nova Scotia.

"Tableaux Van Dyke" texture courtesy of French Kiss

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October 20, 2012

Hard as Nails...

Among other things, I am a doll maker.  I like to use what's on hand, things I find, the odd bits and pieces.  The hair for this doll is made from concrete NAILS.  The body is made up of dryer lint mixed with glue to form a clay-like substance; apron made up from discarded denim pants.  (Waste not - want not - that's my motto!)

"The Laundress" ©2006 Pat Kumicich

October 19, 2012


The dashboard on a vintage1929 American La France fire engine located in Charlottetown, PEI.  The tender loving care of this vehicle is evident.  The STEEL parts glow.  It's a beautiful piece of history!

"Soft Swirls" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art

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October 18, 2012


I must admit having to look up QWERTY in Wikipedia.  Imagine my surprise to find that it is a typewriter keyboard.  As luck would have it, I own a vintage Remington portable typewriter!

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October 17, 2012

The Tale of 4 Coins

I had 4 quarters burning a hole in my pocket.  What can I do with these COINS?  I hunted around town for a pay phone, without much luck.  Found a gas station with an air machine - $1 to pump air into your tires and you would need to do it in 4 minutes! - that seemed high to me - and my tires looked okay.

I turned around and espied a laundromat.  It has been years since I have set foot in such a place.  It was an eye opener.  It cost 3 quarters for one pouch of laundry detergent!  Lesson here - bring your own detergent.

The ladies on the right were showing the young girls on the left how to sort laundry.  There was a lot of laughing going on.  As you can see from the sign, it costs many more quarters than I had to wash and dry one load!

They made sure to pack in as many articles of clothing into the washer as possible.  (I wonder if any of it really gets clean jammed in this way.)

I decided not to do laundry, make a phone call or fill the tires with air.  I still have my 4 quarters.  Since I cannot do much with them anyway, I'm going to put them in the bank and save them for a rainy day.

October 16, 2012

Are you kidding me?!

I'm so excited.  Look what I found in my mailbox.  Who wants to join me on this trip?

What do you think - is this BS or not?

Read the fine print.  
Of course, it's BS!!

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October 15, 2012

My favorite Food...

My husband does not cook much, but when he does, it's good.  My FAVORITE FOOD is the salmon he grills - our Friday night dinner most weeks.  I could eat it every day.  He won't tell me his grilling secret, which is fine with me.  I'd much rather he be the one slaving over the hot coals!

October 14, 2012

I've Got a Secret...

The easiest way to keep a secret is without help!

"Gossip Girls"
©2011 copyright Pat Kumicich
This art quilt measures 50"x50".  I hope you enjoy looking, but please do not Pinterest!

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October 13, 2012

Calm Waters

In the early morning hours, the rowboat bobs gently on a small lake near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.  There is something about watching CALM water that I find soothing to my soul.

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October 12, 2012

For Medicinal Purposes Only...

No beer in these FIVE medicinal bottles on the pharmacy wall - although I've found that a shot of whiskey can be a good cure-all!

I considered adding texture to this photo, but decided against it.  I love the way the glass sparkles, don't you?

Photo take in Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia

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October 11, 2012

Heavy stuff...

I admit it - I have a thing about weight.  When I think HEAVY, I think weight.  It's reflected in my artwork - big time!

"Zoftig" clay sculpture

"Weight, Weight - Don't Tell Me!" ©2010 Pat Kumicich
This art quilt will be on display as part of the SAQA FL 2012 exhibit
Peabody Auditorium
600 Auditorium Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
October 30, 2012 - November 10, 2012

This art quilt measures 42"Wx54"H.  I hope you enjoy looking, but please do not Pinterest!

October 9, 2012

October 8, 2012

Hair today - gone tomorrow

Do you suffer from problems with your HAIR or the lack thereof - here's a solution for you:

Photo taken in Nova Scotia on the road to Sheet Harbour.

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October 7, 2012


Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia highlights CRAFTSMANship from days gone by.  It's hard to imagine setting the loom up.  Evidently it takes many hours to do so before the weaver can begin her magic.

October 6, 2012

A River Runs Through It...

Standing on the bridge over the river, we could feel the VIBRATION of the water rushing beneath us. It was magical!

Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia

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October 2, 2012

Drive By...

This car is going to drive by the lovely old B&B too FAST - slow down buddy and enjoy the scenery!

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October 1, 2012


Just what I need - another challenge!   I heard about Ziva and Michael's photography challenge and thought I'd give it a try.

Photo taken in Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia.

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30 Days of Photography III
Sweet Shot Tuesday