Avatar pic taken with my camera by Gary Kenyon in Backbarrow, Cumbria, 8 October 2010.

My parents did not really name me ‘Artwhiz47’; they went with Sheila…. In my 67 years I’ve been a budding paleontologist (never bore fruit, but still love the dinos), a professional singer, a dabbler (only – may as well say it here and now) in art, and even more of a well-intentioned dabbler in photography (with the occasional Grand Shot), a writer of letters (still do it, with stamps), a writer of minor histories involving family, a jazz historian with a particular interest in pianist Kenny Kersey, a researcher into things Scottish (genuine Scottish history), and an autodidact in a slew of fields too numerous to mention. I was born in Niagara Falls, NY, the City, not the Cataract, grew up along the Niagara north of the city in Lewiston, spent half my life, one way or another, in Canada, got married at 18, and am still married to the same exact guy (with the inevitable changes that aging subjects us to) 52 years later.

  • Age: 70
  • Joined: August 2009

Journal

A Bundle Of Sales

Some discerning lover of the Cape Ann, Massachusetts, coast has purchased three (count ’em) Photographic Prints of three (count ’em) different photographs, & here are my heartfelt thanks to Anonymous…. All three are medium size, & I hope they will look as good on paper as they do on the screen. If I do say so myself. / I Should Have Just Stayed There ~ Cape Ann, Massach…
Posted over 1 year – 30 comments

Many & Varied Features

First up, a real oldie, A Song To Greet The Day was featured in the Everyday Life group. / Next up – Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Red made the cut in the Love These Creatures gang. / And a few shivers accompanied Did Edward Gorey Visit Here?! when it was featured by the warm & vital people at Amazing Graves. / MANY thanks, one & all!! / Sheila
Posted over 1 year – 8 comments

Coming Home To A Sale!

Hello all ~ Just returned from a glorious vacation at the North Atlantic shore in Massachusetts, so I’ve been out of the loop for a while… hope to get back into the swing of things before too long. In the meantime, I logged on to Red Bubble & discovered that I’d made a sale: a pullover hoodie in heather grey with the ever-popular image of Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale, N. Yorks…
Posted over 1 year – 24 comments

A Hard-Boiled Feature

Thanks to the Table Top Photography group for featuring One Week Later ~ All Gone. But obviously not forgotten. / Sheila
Posted over 1 year – 10 comments
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