PYP SUMMER...post your pic or a pic you took

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  1. Scott

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    Its a good thing she's cute!

     
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  2. Boots

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    lol

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  3. Scott

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    Was doing an Instagram live. Wouldn't have helped.
     
  4. Bean

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    Pups pooped out after a nice hike :)

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    Beautiful afternoon in Terence Bay :)
     
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  5. Bean

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    Random share for today.... I had an interview last week for an article about innnovative sketching for our internal internet site. Ended up on the front page. Feeling slightly proud of my accomplishments today. (Article below-feel free to read or ignore!)

    This is Us - Be Loud and Proud of Your Passions

    Amy Hirtle, Operations Analyst and Digital Avenger with Service Nova Scotia (SNS) has always had a passion for sketching, but hadn’t considered applying it to her work – until recently.

    “It’s something I always did at home,” said Amy. “I’ll sketch out things, as cheesy as grocery lists, because for me it’s quick and easy to live through graphic.”

    Introduced to the idea of sketching at work by a colleague who asked her to sketch the Digital Services Organizational Chart; Amy was praised for using an innovative process and intrigued to find other opportunities to apply sketching to her work.

    When her new director booked a meeting with her to talk about her role, Amy felt uneasy at how she'd cover everything she does in just one hour. So, she thought what better way than to sketch it!

    “I knew I could sketch it better than I could write it, so I researched how to do mind map sketches,” said Amy. “I realized I could use this concept in a way that made sense for me and would visualize for him what I do.”

    When the SNS Diversity Committee held a brainstorming session for their next Action Plan, Amy who is the Chair, decided to take an observational role and make notes of the conversations and ideas.

    “When I read the notes from the brainstorm I was inspired to sketch,” said Amy. “I took this as my opportunity to convey to the committee using illustration what I observed and see if aligned with theirs.”

    When she presented her sketch to the committee she was delighted by the excitement of members to explore and develop her approach. Scott Farmer, Diversity Committee Sponsor, took a copy of the sketch to display in his office and work is underway to use the sketch to bring awareness of diversity and inclusion across SNS.

    Recently at Innovation Day, Amy showcased her teams 'Process Map’ sketch and was blown-away with how people engaged with it. So much so they ran out of copies!

    Amy says, illustration is her way to breakdown complexities and help people engage in an innovative way. She finds it helps to expose gaps, identify opportunities and visualize the big picture. Her sketches are bringing value not only to her work itself, but to the individuals consuming it.

    “I didn’t imagine this to become as fulfilling as it is,” said Amy. “My creative talent is respected and no one’s treating my sketching like “oh she’s doodling again at work – can I get a job like that?”

    What lies ahead..

    Amy’s looking to register for a graphic facilitation course to learn sketching for a live audience. Currently, she’s working on a sketch for the Operations Team and the Digital Avengers.

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  6. Boots

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    Digital avenger is such a badass title
     
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    Was in Myrtle Beach last week and a few days the week before. Weather was cooler than usual for this time of year, but I had a great time!


    Hanging out with Utan, the largest crocodile in the US. The picture doesn't do justice. He is 20 feet long and 2000 pounds.
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    Checking out the nightlight at Broadway at the Beach.

    Brookgreen Gardens...very interesting history and amazing sculptures. But I thought this picture was really cool because the tree looks like it is photoshopped compared the colors around it.
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    Also went parasailing for the first time....it was awesome!

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    a bit farther south, in Charleston, trees like that are a regular occurrence; right on swamps beside people's houses etc. Pretty surreal.

    Looks like it was a fun trip!
     
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    Spanish Moss is pretty cool.
     
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    That's neat! The trip was very fun - the boyfriend's family goes every year so I hope to go back eventually.
     
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    I too enjoyed it down there, would love to go back and do more exploring vs just working on a friend's boat haha
     
  15. Boots

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    From the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. I thought it was a pretty awesome painting :cool:

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    JerseyDay / HumboldtStrong selfie!

    Edited, other pic was way too big!

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    Found a nice trail to walk the pooch

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    I'm enjoying Spring.

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    Pup passed out.

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    Enjoyed a beautiful sunny weekend in NB with the bf and his pooch.
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    On this day four years ago, and today.

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    Had an incident with a ladder.... Owwweee

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    Lost good chunks of fingernails on both fingers.
     
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    Jesus.

    Ladders: You're doing it wrong.
     
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    ouch!
     
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    I didn't even do it to myself. I was inspecting the ladder and one of the guys came over and decided to lift up the other end, causing my fingers to get pinched between the main section and the fly.
     
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    I did that last weekend, however not anywhere near to that extent. Hurt like a bastard tho
     
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    found this crawling across my hand after coming back from a hike with the dog. First time I've ever seen one of these things. I want to bath myself, my dog and my car in bleach :puke:

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    Just one? Check everything
     
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    I showered and double checked myself, then I bathed the pooch and double checked her (I think I saw one come off as I was spraying her down but it went down the drain so I can't confirm). I looked all over my car seats with a flashlight and over her harness. All my clothes went in the washing machine. Am I forgetting anything? I'm paranoid as hell now :rofl:
     
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    Burn the car and house down with accellerants to get the right temp. That's the only way.
     
  32. Boots

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    As I sit here feeling like I have bugs crawling over me, fire isn't a bad thought.
     
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    The washing machine won't kill em, make sure you use a high heat dry cycle.

    I fucking hate ticks, they ruin my outdoor experience, always paranoid.
     
  34. Scott

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    you're in a hot spot now boots for em
     
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    Makes me not want to walk over there again.
     

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