Autumn Outings – Cloudehill Gardens

I know I have been here before, in fact I go quite often, I am a garden member and why not, it’s local and so beautiful. It was quite late in the day, so the light is really muted, but so wonderful…my favourite kind of light. So nice to capture some Autumn colour. I only…

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Autumn Workshops – Steam Punk with Alexia

I have always had a fascination with Steampunk, I adore working with it in the studio. I guess many people do, as my Steam Punk workshops are often sold out. This one sure was. We were really lucky with the weather again and could leave the main doors open for most of the workshop. Gives…

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Out of the studio – Old School House

Yesterday I shared the images from Big Rock, where we shot our 1975 inspired Picnic at Hanging Rock images. Today we move onto a little building we found as we were leaving the National Park. We believe its an school house. OK, so not as impressive or commanding as the one from the actual movie,…

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Out of the studio – Big Rock

I have long had a fascination with the book, the movie and the Mini Series, Picnic at Hanging Rock. In particular the 1975 iconic Australian movie by Peter Weir. Haunting, psychological thriller about a group of school girls who missing from a picnic at Hanging Rock in the 1900s. The novel was written in 1967…

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Share your world – 11th May 2021

QUESTIONS: What do you believe but cannot prove? There are so many things in this world we cannot prove. I believe that somewhere out there there must be other forms of life. I think that we are extremely arrogant to believe that we can be the only life in the universe because some higher being…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 7

Lastly is the Vampire Bianca Solderini, was was the love and product of Romanus… “Bianca is an Italian vampire born in Florence, Italy in the late 1470s. She has sharp grey eyes and wavy golden hair, which she often interweaves with pearls, and is often described as a woman painted by Botticelli. Bianca lives a happy mortal life with…

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Monday’s Musings…

Sooo much happening around here at the moment, so this will be quick. Busy week last week including a mid week macro in the gardens workshop, in the rain, which was actually loads of fun. Another workshop on Saturday, Steampunk, we created smoke bubbles and used gels with hard lighting and had loads of fun.…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 6

Marius de Romanus is actually a fictional character by Anne Rice, The Vampire Chronicles (and the movie Queen of the Damned). It was said he was born 30BC in Rome and was turned into a Vampire by Druids and instructed why vampires all over the world and the God of the Groves had been burned…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 5

Next on our Walpurgis Eve guest list is Louisiana Creole Voodoo practitioner, Marie Laveau. Played by Anjel Taylor. Marie was renowned herbalist and midwife in New Orleans in the 1800s. All props, costumes and backdrops were sourced by our wonderful Team Admin, Bev. So many collected and gathered. I added a few additional props, but…

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In the Studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 4

Sybil Leek was a modern day witch born in 1917 and died in 1982. She was an astrologist and occult writer, claiming to be descendant from a long line of accursed witches from 800 years ago in Wales. Sybil was played by Emily Reinhard Of course I couldn’t help but make a little Photoshop magic…

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