Everyday Inspiration: Day 12 – Critique

Offering genuine critique or construction criticism is actually quite difficult, as a Mentor and Artistic Coach I have had to do it several times, and occasionally even on pieces I personally did not like. It is very easy to say “yes it’s nice” or even just to hit the ‘like’ button, but have you actually…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

This Week’s WPC is waiting…Waiting for Prince Charming? I was trying to find a great photo of my dogs waiting by the front door or something and then I came across these images from a Snow White shoot I did a little while back. “Do I eat the apple or not” she says to herself. …

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In the Studio – with Skye Marie

If you are easily offended by subtle fine art nudity, please close this post and go read something else. The female form is a beauty to behold and to capture the strength, curves and feminity is a true blessing. I had organized a Fine Art Nude shoot with my hubby and a couple of Tog…

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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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In the Studio…The Secret Garden

It is actually a rather long convoluted story as to how I ended up spending a very long day, with two women I have never met, working on what turned out to be quite an extraordinary and unique shoot; but I’ll try to condense it. I was asked as a favor (friend of a friend…

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Share Your World – 18th July, 2017

What is your favorite cheese? Being lactose intolerant, cheese is NOT my friend! However, there have been major improvements in the taste of Lactose-free cheeses. They actually taste better than the packaging these days. I can tolerate a little hard cheese, parmesan for instance. And if I am feeling particularly naughty I love some Edam or…

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In the Studio – with Claude Duse

I put a call out a little while ago for a new male model for some Tarot Shoots I wanted to get done, I wanted a new face, cannot use my poor Hubby for every shot. I had a gentleman by the name of Claude contact me and said he would be interested. At first…

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In the Studio – Boho Forest Fairies, with Desley

What makes a huge studio concept shoot even more fun? Sharing it with friends. I had Desley (Musings of a frequent flying scientist) join me in the studio for a Conceptual Boho Forest Fairies  Photo shoot, as opposed to our normal Still Life, which we normally do together. This was Desley’s first time shooting under lights…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Friends

Over the years I had a few fur babies and constant companions, mostly four legged and mostly cat or dog, a few horses and birds thrown in, I also now have turtles. As far as friends go, personally I don’t think you can beat a dog…..faithful, loyal and unquestioning, unconditional ALWAYS by your side, and…

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Monday’s Musings…

Had such a wonderful week last week, although the weather is turning much colder and there has been fog and even dew on the lawns in the mornings, and the leaves have all turned lovely shades of red, gold and orange; Autumn really is here. All too quickly it will be gone and Winter will…

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