Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 2

Last week I explained the current Brooke Shaden 15 Day Content Creation Challenge and shared five new pieces created for it, this week another five images. I must confess to feeling a little burnt out this week, it has been a busy few months, and to be honest possibly not the greatest time to jump…

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Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 1

As you all know I love a good challenge, and I particularly like Brooke’s, she makes you think and pushes you to go beyond your boundaries; well I think so. So when Brooke announced another challenge this year, I signed up, 40% of the proceeds go towards her charity as well; win win. Each day…

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Winter Workshops – Pixel Sisters Studio, Conceptual Fine Art Portraits

WOW, what a mouth full for a post title! But yes, only one week after our very first Floral Fantasy Workshop, the Pixel Sisters ran their first Conceptual Fine Art Portrait Workshop. To say Desley and I are a wee bit tired is a complete understatement. We do put a LOT of thought and effort…

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Share Your World – 8th August, 2017

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? It has actually been quite a while since I book marked a URL but I believe it was August Bradley’s ┬áwebsite, I adore his work, truly brilliant and breathtaking. Check it out. I took inspiration from his Darkroom series for my image of The Fool.…

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Tuesday’s Textures – Helping Hands

While preparing for the Pixel Sisters Studio Conceptual Portrait Workshop, I created numerous test shots and scenarios to make sure everything would flow smoothly on the day. To say I do a LOT of preparation for my shoots and workshops is an understatement. One particular shot which took my fancy recently which is one inspired…

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Monday’s Musings

I’m dog tired, there I said it! Another weekend, another Workshop. Don’t get me wrong I love them, but three in three weeks is a bit much ­čÖé So I will keep today’s post short. This is just two of the images I took from the Workshop, however as I was busy teaching I did…

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Fine Art Actions Contest

I got an email today, about the Fine Art Action contest I entered, and asked you all to vote on. I didn’t win, but I did get a shout out, so that is pretty cool. I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who voted for me…………….THANKS ~ Julz, xo…

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A word about my YouTube Channel

I don’t really have an ‘In the studio’ today, as last weekend was all about the Pixel Sisters workshop, so jump on over there to read more in depth about our Floral Fantasy Workshop. Today I thought I might share something a little different, are you aware that I have a Youtube channel? I know…

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Share Your World – August 2, 2017

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?┬áI’ve been wearing glasses for almost 30 years and I am at peace with that, especially after seeing my daughter struggle these last few weeks trying to wear her…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Satisfaction

I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing one of my conceptual portraits move from my imagination to a finished image on my computer. I spent hours, days, weeks even arranging and sourcing the right model, the props, how I want it poses, lit and so one, and that all pretty much happens in my…

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