In the Studio – Dark and Moody Workshop

I recently ran the first of my 2018 workshops in the studio, booked out as per usual, people just can’t get enough of the dark and moody magic! I ran it earlier in the year than usual and just to be annoying it was hot 35°C – how typical. My studio gets a bit warm,…

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Regular Random – Dried Roses

Remember Valentine’s Day, way back in Feb? Remember my beautiful red roses? Well, I had them drying in a quiet corner of the studio (yes there is one, well sort of) and I decided one afternoon after work to do a little mini photo shoot. The days are getting shorter and soon we will lose Daylight…

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In the Studio with Desley – Fruit with cream

I wrote last week that Desley Jane and I had put aside a day to catch up and have some fun in the studio. Our last couple of get together’s have been more of a social with some retail therapy, so with Desley’s shoulder healing, I thought it was time to get the cameras out.…

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Regular Random – Dried Hyrangeas

I ‘borrowed’ some hydrangea blossoms on a recent outing and they have been patiently waiting and drying in the studio, two of the three, was not brilliant, but one little head had dried nicely. This was the subject of my 5 minutes for Regular Random. Using late afternoon natural side light, shot with my Sony…

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Regular Random – A Valentine Rose #3

Last week I featured some more of my Valentines’ Roses, but dark & moody, this week – even darker, but on some lovely black perspex, for reflection. I also sprayed with some water to keep that just cut fresh look and to stop the flowers wilting (It was quite a hot day). I adore how…

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Regular Random – A Valentine Rose #2

Last week’s Regular Random I featured some photos I took of a long-stemmed red rose, just one from the bunch my Hubby gave me for Valentines Day. Last weeks were soft and light and bright, this week some darker and moody and yes – so, so me! They are still on the same table and…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Starting with Ap…

Cee’s new challenge runs for 26 weeks and it is far too easy to just use the main letters of the alphabet, Cee decided to add a twist; this week it is; ‘Ap’. I must admit I found it a little challenging and I had to get a little inventive 🙂 I don’t really have…

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In the Studio – Messy chocolatey fun

I am working on creating a new Workshop for September, and as I often do I spend several hours in the studio, coming up with ideas. Frequently there is more mess than the below pic…..but believe me it got much messier than this! Not sure if you can tell by all the kitchen accessories and…

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Winter Workshops – Floral Fantasy

Well, we did it, the Pixel Sisters Studio successfully completed their very first workshop. We had eight participants, so excellent turn out for our first venture. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves, as did Desley and I too. We had some beautiful fresh flowers and some truly stunning artificial flower arrangements, courtesy of Desflora Flowers.…

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Winter Workshops #4 – Dark and Moody Fruit

By far the most popular workshop I have run this year has been Dark and Moody Fruit. Dark and Moody are so in fashion right now, but to some, it seems unobtainable. In reality, it is not as difficult as everyone thinks. The other item on the agenda and quite popular is a brief lesson in…

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