Portraits

Fine Detail

Steven Kennard at work - Ellie Kennard 2019
Steven Kennard at work – Ellie Kennard 2019

The detailed and meticulous work that goes into one of Steven’s boxes is sometimes not easy to imagine when you see the polished finished piece. Here I went into the workshop to capture a stage of the box he is making. This is the Hat in a Box. The original finished piece can be seen here: Steven Kennard Turned Work

Steven is forming the top of the ‘legs’ of the box, but you can also see the metal rods that will connect the legs to the body. The legs are snakewood, while the body of the box is African Blackwood. The bowl in the base is also snakewood. The hat is African Blackwood turned and textured.

Things were Looking Up!

Things are looking up! - Ellie Kennard 2012
Things are looking up! – Ellie Kennard 2012

Update on the post below: Sadly the Future is now the Past as the chain has closed down and the site is filled with a tacky Dollar Store. Chris has moved on. Such are Futures.

A bit of fun for today’s post!

Original Post: Things are looking up!
December 27, 2012 – 362/366 – Things are Looking Up

This man should be in the stock exchange, glancing up at the figures appearing along the banks of monitors, concerned, hyped, tensely waiting for just that right moment to make a fortune for his clients. But no, he is just in Future Shop, having been there since 5:30 am today, for the Boxing Day Sales. He has already done far more than a day’s work by now, but still managed to stay calm (despite his appearance, as I had asked him to pose for me), friendly and polite, in the mad frenzy of buying. It could have been the stock exchange and he would surely have done it justice. I just loved the way the lights hit his fabulous hair. Thanks for being a willing model, Chris!

No Entry

No Entry - Ellie Kennard 2012
No Entry – Ellie Kennard 2012

The delays caused this week by drones over Gatwick airport in England reminded me of these photographs I took a few years ago. We were in Halifax airport waiting for the arrival of a friend when I saw this boy. The one above is one of my favourite photographs.

Waiting for Arrivals - Ellie Kennard 2012
Waiting for Arrivals – Ellie Kennard 2012

Deep in thought at breakfast

Pensive at breakfast, Gatwick airport - Ellie Kennard 2016
Pensive at breakfast, Gatwick airport – Ellie Kennard 2016

I’m not yet finished with England as far as my stories go, but this simply expressive photograph caught my attention today and I thought I would put it up to share. It’s one of the last taken on that trip, during our breakfast at Gatwick airport before we left and it doesn’t need anything more in the way of description.

Clicking on the image takes you to the gallery of photographs of our trip to England (more to come).

Joe and Elsie

One of the best things about our trip to England was finding family waiting for us. This was a really special trip for us as we met our two youngest grandchildren for the first time. In this post I am simply wanting to share with you, my dear readers a couple of photos I took of them. They are absolutely wonderful.

Meet Joe

Joe - Ellie Kennard 2016
Joe – Ellie Kennard 2016

And meet Elsie

Elsie - Ellie Kennard 2016
Elsie – Ellie Kennard 2016

‘England Swings’

Steven Kennard as the laughing 'Bobby'
Steven Kennard as the laughing ‘Bobby’

… like a pendulum do’ as the song goes. When one of my readers (yes, Jesse, that’s you!) said he wanted to see a pair of Bobbys on bicycles two by two, I had to fix it for him somehow. Well they don’t ride around on bicycles in pairs anymore, and certainly not where we are.

So here’s my laughing policeman! Part of my England!

Michelle Cooking

Michelle Cooking - Ellie Kennard 2016
Michelle Cooking – Ellie Kennard 2016

An evening meal with friends is one of the greatest pleasures we can have. Wonderful food, interesting conversation, warmth and laughter. Nothing makes you feel as good on a long drive home as the feelings that linger. Thank you, Michelle and Kyle. It was a lovely evening.

Michelle Smiling While Cooking - Ellie Kennard 2016
Michelle Smiling While Cooking – Ellie Kennard 2016

Emotion: Love me, Love my Dog +1 Year

Love Me, Love My Dog 2 - Ellie Kennard 2015
Love Me, Love My Dog 2 – Ellie Kennard 2015

Week 4/26: Emotion

The theme of the bi-weekly B&W Project this time is Emotion. This was a revisit of a photograph I took a year ago when we first got Joni, as a pup.  You will find the original posting and photograph I took here https://elliekennard.ca/love-me-love-my-dog/.