Category Archives: Arty farty

More mixed media dabblings with my photography.


So I had another go at this, using a photo I recently took of my eldest daughter Keira when we did a “tribal” sort of photoshoot. I tried to take some photo’s of the process, but got caught up in … Continue reading

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Musings on creativity.


I don’t know what other people do with the hurt that they have stored up inside. I suppose some people are just able to “let it go”. They say they do anyway but part of me can’t quite believe this. … Continue reading

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Creative people = Messy people?


So last night- well this morning at about 2 am my daughter and I sneaked into my husbands room as he slept and rearranged everything. Put all his things in different spots. The reason we did this is because we … Continue reading

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Please look and feel something.


Lately I have been reading a lot of articles on photography and one of the contentious issues that always seems to froth to the top is the issue of whether or not photo editing using Photoshop or Lightroom is considered … Continue reading

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An old dog learns new tricks!


Photoshop has been the bane of my life for so long now to the point where I’d almost given up on it because it was doing my head in. I think it is the most un- intuitive photo editing program … Continue reading

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Wheels are rollin’……


YES! We’ve got a house! We move in next weekend. Oh my….all that stress, all that pain….but we’re ok now. I hope anyway. Who would have thought that in this day and age – in Australia that there would be … Continue reading

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Abstract photography and some MOST exciting news!!!


First of all….I tried experimenting today creating some abstract art photography using alcohol inks/oil and water and a leaf… Messy process and just as well I chose to work outside in the natural light as I got ink all over … Continue reading

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The nest.


Managed to get up enough energy today to create this still-life photograph. Shai’s Cockatiels keep laying infertile eggs. She has three birds, two females and one male. Jasper – the male is desperately in love with Freckles, who urges him … Continue reading

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Crafting frenzy!


THIS is what is keeping me from blogging! You see I feel this terrible GUILT that I just do not have the time at the moment to be catching up with everyone else’s blogs and if I myself write a … Continue reading

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Speed drawing. (Avatar)


Just had to share this. Us mums are allowed to show how proud of our kids we are. 🙂 My daughter Shai made this video of a drawing she did. It took seven hours to do the drawing and she … Continue reading

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