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A Mad World

25 May 2009 29 comments


A busy week ahead as I've decided to do six small portraits of my daughter Charlotte for her 18th Birthday in August...





if you haven't seen the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona yet I recommend watching it just to see the inspiring abstracts by
Agustí Puig



I'm featuring this poignant song for Music Monday....
(recommended by Charlotte)




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laketrees has a new URL

17 May 2009 43 comments

I have just purchased a domain for this blog and naturally my PR ranking has gone from 5 to 0....
my new link for laketrees is:
http://www.kimmbarker.com/
and the title is still laketrees
I would very much appreciate if you could take a moment to change my URL if you have a link to me on your blog....
thanks so much ....

.... finished painting two more stage props....a ship's cannon for Pineapple Poll and the Bird Lady from Mary Poppins....







a little Modern Dance from the fabulous dancer Sylvie Guillem for Music Monday this week



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Made with Love

11 May 2009 33 comments

Images of my Mum's Cross-stitches...
I'm the proud owner of the first two...




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Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.
Cross-stitch is one of the oldest forms of embroidery and can be found all over the world. Many folk museums show examples of clothing decorated with cross-stitch, especially from continental Europe and Asia.

Cross-stitch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


so for Music Monday I have chosen this beautiful song ...
I know he is one of your favourite singers Mum....
thanks Mum!!



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Happy Mother's Day!

10 May 2009 9 comments

Happy Mother's Day

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Dancing all night

5 May 2009 22 comments



just finished the archway to the ballroom stage prop (My Fair Lady)
I thought this song for Music Monday would be appropriate....
this young girl.....Hollie Steel.. could give Susan Boyle a run for her money in the TV series Britains Got Talent...






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Top EC Droppers for April

1 May 2009 18 comments









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About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news