Share your world – 24th March 2020

Questions: On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents? 7 Maybe hard to tell. Be home by dark, do your homework, no jumping on the beds, go to your room, we got the belt from Dad and scoldings, to be honest the belt hurt less than the scoldings most of the time. What Wastes…

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Light Painting – Disbuds

I can’t believe my disbuds are still going, I featured them a few times in posts and even called them fading flowers last week…and they are still going strong. I adore just the two of them (the rest are long gone) in this beautiful little still life which I light painted. The aim of a…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Sunflowers

Last week I did a post on fading disbuds in fading light, but they weren’t my only leftover flowers. I had run a workshop and I had a student bring a huge bunch of sunflowers for us to use, which were wonderful. I also took these sunflowers to the Alice in Wonderland shoot. But after…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Disbuds

These disbuds were travelling along really nicely, I had used them in a shoot last week, then again in a workshop last weekend. This week had been crazy with ‘life stuff’ and they were left in a bucket of water just outside the studio door. Many of them were well past their prime, but these…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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Summer Outings – Ikebana flower arranging

I recently attended a class with Desley to learn how to create Ikebana flower arranging. I knew it was quite regimented and very beautiful, but I guess I didn’t realise just how regimented it was. Desley arrived mid-morning and we had a lovely 45-minute drive to Dromana, which gave us a chance to catch up. We…

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In the studio – Still Life

I really am enjoying the rich deep tones of my new door, and wanted to capture some more pretty still life. All of these captured with lovely soft afternoon natural side light (from camera left) ~ Julz

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Share your world – 22nd January 2020

Time for another Share Your World QUESTIONS: Where do you get your news? Mostly from Facebook, sounds bad I know, but if it’s important people are usually talking about it! But then sometimes it can become a bit too much and I need to switch off from that too. I rarely watch the news as it…

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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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