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The making of a Christmas Card – 2015

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Reflecting on 2013

Another year is coming to a close, and it’s time to look back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the past twelve months. Our illusions community is stronger than ever, and some of the accomplishments of the past year … Continue reading

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How An Artist Captures An Artist – CHARACTER STUDY – Joan MacLeod- Maker of Art

We had the privilege of creating a character study of Joan MacLeod, Calgary artist and instructor extraordinaire. We discovered during our time with Joan that she is an extraordinary woman, period.  The story leading up the photoshoot goes like this:  … Continue reading

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Nanton, Alberta – One of the many small towns my grandparents taught school at.  I’m not sure why they moved around Alberta so much. I never asked that question so I’ll never know. Nanton is a pretty little town.  It’s … Continue reading

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A FLYING MACHINE? – Tales of the Teacherage Part II

Have you ever heard of Botha, Alberta?  I have always been intrigued by the dinner table stories and memories of my mother as a young teenager and of my grandparents telling of weekend dances and hanging out at the curling … Continue reading

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My Strong Arms-by L. Brookwell

This morning, at the gym, one of the girls mentioned the muscles I must need for “carrying all that photography gear”.  It made me suddenly realize all the wonderful things my hands and arms have been blessed to do in … Continue reading

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Tales of the Teacherage-A Small-town Alberta Journey – Part I-Hussar

My grandparents, Nellie and Albert  Arlendson,  lived and worked in various small towns in Alberta.  They met and married in and around the Didsbury/Acme region and proceeded to have successful teaching careers in small town Alberta.  I know they were … Continue reading

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