My Work in Progress

Life is always busy but over the past couple of weeks it has been even busier as I have been populating this website with more notebooks, cards and now wall art – all featuring my images.

I have been a photographer for the best part of my life but it is only in the last 12 years or so that it has become my main occupation, along with writing.

Most of my photography shows my deep love of Norfolk, particularly the coast but increasingly the city of Norwich too as I came to live alongside the River Wensum two years ago. I have actually lived in Norfolk for 30 years. Although I know it well, I am constantly discovering new things to love about this incredible county.

If asked, I tend to say I am a landscape photographer but the truth is, I am passionate about most kinds of photography so you can expect to see a real mix as the website evolves further. My sneaky pleasure is street photography but I will talk about that and my influences (both famous and local) in later posts.

This site will also include wildlife and street photography, I just haven’t started uploading many of those yet (but you will find some seals…) so please be patient with me if that is your thing.

Many people have a love of photography and want to learn more about it so I will share some tips on that too if you are a beginner. Please don’t be shy to ask if you have any questions. I may not be a technical expert in all areas but if I don’t know the answer, I have photography friends who will know for sure.

This website isn’t only about my photography and products, my alter ego is @PetraKidd who writes short stories. I want to make this website a great place to discover new authors and books, both local and from all over the world. It is writing that led me to create notebooks. I love to use a nice tactile notebook to jot my ideas down so it made sense to create my own collection.

In a world full of troubles, it’s good to escape sometimes into the world of art so I hope you will enjoy your visits to this website.

Subscribe below to keep updated with what’s new. Something I like to do every month is to reward subscribers with a giveaway, at the moment it is usually a notebook but I could also create digital downloads of my prints or colouring in pages so that overseas subscribers can enjoy a freebie too. At the moment, for obvious reasons of postage costs, I only send the giveaways to UK subscribers but I’d like to be able to change that going forward.

So hit the button above and let’s keep in touch. Feel free to message me at myriadlifebooks@gmail.com if you are an author who would like to be featured here. I try to be inclusive of most genres.

Come say hello @MyriadLifeBooks on Instagram and Twitter

See you again soon…

Make it a colourful 2022!

With all the stresses of the pandemic and life in general, what can be more fun than to sit down and get artistic? As well as being a writer and publisher, I am also a photographer and I thought it would be an interesting experiment to turn some of my images into colouring pages.

Not all images lend themselves to the transformation but I have picked out the ones I think work best. Below is a sample of some of the printable images available via my Etsy store.

They are great for artists or anyone who needs to take their mind away from everyday distractions and who enjoys the scenery Norfolk has to offer.

I am working on a book of these colouring pages so look out for that, I will post via my social media when it is available. I will also add colouring pages to this website so that they can be bought and downloaded directly. Eventually there will be more generic ones such as animals and flowers too. I have a huge number of images to trawl through to convert as I have been a photographer for many many years, so keep coming back for updates.

You can check out some of my photography here via Photo4Me

While I am here, it would be remiss of me to point out that there is a FREE giveaway at the moment here on this very site. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a 2022 Daily Planner featuring one of my images on the cover, please hit the subscribe button below. The giveaway deadline date is Friday 7th January and available to UK subscribers only (apologies to my overseas visitors!) Visit the link to see more details.

I try to create a giveaway every month so it is worth subscribing. February may be a good month to do a colouring page giveaway and that would go worldwide as I will create a printable download. Hey, what a good idea! I just thought of that as I was typing. Don’t be shy, subscribe!

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I write short stories as Petra Kidd

Win a 2022 Daily Planner!

New daily planners for 2022, plot and plan the days ahead for work and for pleasure. Note priorities, weather conditions, what you are excited about, monitor your water/food intake and keep your To do list up to date. Enjoy views of the coast, wildlife and nature on the front covers. Plan your beach days and escapes!

To celebrate the arrival of 2022 and this new collection we have three planners ready to give away to subscribers, so sign up (if you haven’t already) to be a part of the draw which will take place on Friday 7th January all you need to do is hit the subscribe button below to be in with a chance of winning.

PLEASE NOTE you will not be able to choose the design for the free giveaway.

This giveaway is for UK subscribers only. Prizes cannot be substituted.

This website is all about notebooks, authors and books in general, so if you are a reader, writer or book enthusiast, this is the place for you.

The planners shown have tactile softback covers and measure 21.59 x 0.74 x 27.94 cm. All photography is by Sally Lloyd of MyriadLifePhotoArt – you can buy framed/canvas/acrylic prints from the collection shown here at Photo4Me

All planners are available to buy via Amazon here.

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