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About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.

Homeless in Seattle

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I was about to cross the street when this homeless man checking out what I first thought was a bundle of rags caught my attention. This is another view of the young woman trying to keep warm on an March … Continue reading

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Rousillon the colour of orcre.

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You cannot escape this view when you enter the village of Rousillon France. It is far more stunning than any camera can capture. The colour of the earth if you are lucky enough to paint, can be found in little … Continue reading

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Rousillon, France 

‘ When you arrive in Provence, you expect sunshine, good food, but one unexpected delight is the gift of colour, it is as if a box of artist’s paints fell from the sky and dusted this little village with colour. … Continue reading

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The little Foyles handbooks

I’m very fond of these little handbooks by Christina Foyle,  who joined her father in the publishing game at the tender age of 17. These books, small and handy were full of valuable information. Just the sort of book to read … Continue reading

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Puppy troubles

​​ Maggie the Irish Terrier thinks now is the time to score something off the counter. But Trouble Bubble the wire fox terrier thinks it’s time to run! Happy New Year!! ​ ​

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Hello again 2017

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The morning sky in Oxford simply reminded me of the importance of spending time in nature. Studies are saying just five minutes can reduce stress and anxiety allowing us to have roaming focus instead of that heart beating pulse of … Continue reading

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Lines

Walking on the back side of the Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey I was captured by the simplicity of lines. Everything appears to lead in a direction, but exactly where is a question to be pondered over a glass of wine … Continue reading

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