Five Minutes @ The Block Arcade, Regular Random

This week’s regular random the object is a actually a place, so I moved around inside it, as opposed to around the outside of it. The Block Arcade in Melbourne’s inner city; I literally spent just five minutes in this interesting little arcade in Melbourne, famous for it’s lovely original vintage architecture and shops; Hopetoun…

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Meet Grant Alexander McDougall

I normally don’t do street photography, I rarely strike up conversations with complete strangers on the street either, but a recent trip into Fitzroy had me cross paths with Grant, a very cool dude with whom I chatted with for a while, introduced myself, asked if I could take his photo, I gave him my…

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Summer Outings – Night time Beach Bliss

I am sure you are all aware now of my affection for the ocean, I always feel a sense of calm and release when I can see, hear and smell the ocean; apparently I’m not alone. I guess Seafarers for centuries have spoke of the desire to be near the ocean. The is a way…

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Pick myself up, dust myself off and keep moving forward…

My gallery exhibit finished last night and I have to be honest and confess I didn’t sell a single piece. It stings! Man does it hurt. Of course my initial reaction is that no one liked my artwork. I’m not good enough, who am I kidding, what business do I have putting my artwork out…

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New York in the Rain…

No I have not been,but my daughter has a few times, she really enjoyed her time there on both occasions – but this is not really a post about her travel trips. She did a bus tour, one of those Movie tours (for Gossip Girl or Gilmore Girls or something), but this day it rained…

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New Inspiration…

I love a great collage image and over the last few months I have on and off, played around with a few varying different style. I have recently just found a new source of inspiration in Maggie Taylor, Oh My, where has this woman been hiding? So much love for her work, truly amazing. Thus…

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Brooke Shaden 20 Day Portfolio Challenge….Week 4

Read week 3 here, it’s amazing how time flies doesn’t it? When we started this journey on Jan 1st, it seemed such a big chunk of our lives to devote to one challenge…….but I am all done now. Day # 16 – Words with Images…….I was always taught to believe that explaining what we do, is…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

The Month 5 challenge for my Kaizen Group was Juxtaposition jux·ta·po·si·tion [juhk-st uh-p uh– zish– uhn] NOUN 1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. 2. the state of being close together or side by side. I always thought it meant putting two things together that…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Repurpose

For this week’s WPC the theme is re-purpose, and I suppose as a Still Life photography (amongst numerous other things) I re-purpose a LOT. Jam and pickle jars, old cooking pans and utensils, old crates, vases, tea cups and saucers people throw away; I spend hours at thrift stores re-purposing things all the time. As…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Graceful

This week’s WPC sparked a new series…….something I have had tinkering in the back of my mind, but not yet achieved, this morning I spent the whole morning in my studio…..GRACEFUL ~ Julz

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