Crisp early mornings

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful patch of sunlight streams in through the window first thing in the morning? Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities. I love to just sit quietly for a few moments with a cuppa, perhaps a book. What about you? These days feel far too infrequent…

Read More

Monday Musings…

Have you ever had one of those weekends, where you feel like you’ve been super busy, but in fact have done very little? It’s like one step forward, two steps back, right? So frustrating. I did however, get MOST of the house cleaned, MOST of the washing done, I did the food shopping, wrote severalarticles…

Read More

Simple living still life

I grabbed some pretty white roses and set this scene, I wanted to explore simple colour palettes; cool, clean and crisp. Natural light , soft shadows with an almost ethereal glow through the window. Only changing it up a little. On the right is my pretty new room divider, looks so great in images too.…

Read More

Still Life – pink roses and tea cups

Just randomly playing with some beautiful pink roses and gypsophilum in the studio. Played with my 28-75mm lens and aperture from f/2.8 – f/5.0. Soft natural light. Soft cheesecloth (pink and cream), my chippy table and an old chippy stool, as well as the cute little teacup and saucer and my favourite bonsai scissors. I…

Read More

In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

Read More

In the studio – still life with Lisa

I recently had a friend come around for a visit, we had not really seen each other in nearly a year. 2020 for pretty much everyone on the planet is a right-off, right? Well 2021 is a new year and time to rekindle some friendships. We started off with a lovely long lunch and catching…

Read More

Spring Workshops – Still Life

It felt so good to be back teaching again, small classes, but very hands-on. Still Life of course, but I am soon going to run some portrait workshops soon too. I ran a morning and an afternoon session. Due to the small class numbers (due to Covid regulations), so I grabbed some fresh flowers set…

Read More

Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

Read More

Vintage Billies

I found this old vintage billies in my parents attic recently, rescued them for some still life. This used to be used when we went camping to boil water over a campfire to make billie-tea. They are so well used and discoloured, look a treat with some fresh daisies, also from my parents garden. ~…

Read More

Playing with something a little different

Still playing with my pink roses, I wanted to mix things up a bit and play with some props too. I really kind of like the weird ice-cream cone thing, I bought a packet cheap, so I love to experiment further with them. I really needed to cut the rose stems shorter, but I didn’t…

Read More