In the studio – new door

I have been on the lookout for some time for a few vintage props; tin tile, sash window pane and a door of a manageable size and all at a manageable price. I recently visited yet another renovators warehouse and hoped to find a few treasures to come home. While I did find some treasures,…

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Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large.…

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Croissants – three different ways

In a recent workshop I taught, we had these croissants, which I sliced in half, filled with Nutella and fresh strawberries and then we dusted with icing sugar. We captured the icing sugar in action by using a studio flash. Sadly as good as they look, once we finished shooting we actually threw them in…

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Regular Random – Cupcakes???

I have something a bit tricky for you this week, yes they are cupcakes, but they are soaps! Look good enough to eat, right? They are from PlanetYum, I have been looking for some for a while. So I don’t have to keep buying (and eating) real cupcakes. This does NOT mean I won’t buy…

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In the studio – Enamel coffee pot

On a recent treasure hunt, I picked up this lovely lace doily and this wonderful enamel teapot, looks so nice with the white peonies Have been playing with some new presets as well, the Dark and Moody range will release perhaps next month. Sometimes keeping it simple and sweet is so divine. I can’t believe…

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In the studio – vintage scale and weights

I am sure most of you have figured I have recently picked up a penchant for vintage kitchen stuff, two things I had been looking for was so Willow bakeware and REAL vintage scales, sure I had a set of scales circa 1960’s I guess, but I wanted older…I think these ones fit the bill,…

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In the studio – Ballet Slippers

Pretty much everything you see I snagged on a recent vintage shopping spree, it’s kind of scary seeing it all laid out like that, in fact, I just finished my taxes and what I actually spent last year on props is scary as….need to back off a bit! Hatbox – $5 Lace doily – $4…

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Apothecary Jars

There is not really a lot to say about this series, I recently purchased this replica apothecary jars, the old book, the lace doily and dried flowers on a vintage shopping spree trip (amongst many other treasures), they all just seemed to sit so nicely on my chippy table and with my magnifying glass. I…

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Light Painting Workshops

So I recently ran another of my Light Painting workshops, that’s 3 of 6 down so far and I am starting to develop a pattern, a flow for the workshops. It’s funny the day of this workshop was actually warm and sunny and very pleasant for a Melbourne Winters day, and instead of enjoying the…

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Sweet Cherries

We get cherries here is Summer, but more often than not our cherries are not very sweet, sure they ring in Christmas time here and we still get a few, but we prefer the cherries that are imported from The States during our winter, big and juicy and sweet. The deserved to be the star…

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