Share your world – 5th May 2021

Yesterday was Star Wars Day – May the fourth be with you. Sorry I kind of missed it. It’s not like I forgot it, just didn’t post on the blog. I guess I am not here as much as I used to be. Life! Time for more share your world… QUESTIONS: Would you rather be…

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Autumn getaways – Ararat, part 3

After spending some time, getting our ‘creep’ on at J ward and Aradale we visited the lovely Alexandra Gardens Park. Small, but a lovely spot for a stroll. This pretty much brings me to the end of this trip, but don’t worry, tomorrow I’ll start on our next trip…Phillip Island. ~Julz

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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!…

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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…

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Blossoms & Bees

Not much of a post as such, just some mid-break pretties I captured on a recent random outing and I had the camera with me. It looks a bit like Milkweed, but it was a small tree, not a grass or shrub? I hope you had a lovely weekend… ~ Julz

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In the studio – Pink Carnations

Soft and delicate, the carnation is a classic. This soft delicate pink went so well with my Grandmothers Royal Albert china teacups (even thought they had roses on them)… I have a small collection of vintage teacups…what about you? Do you collect anything? ~ Julz

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In the studio – Dahlias

I recently purchased these soft pink and cream dahlias and was playing with them in the studio. natural light and my macro lens, capturing the soft petals and details. Spraying with some water from a spray bottle to add another dimension. So pretty, dahlia are high on my favourite list, as are peony and ranunculis,…

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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…

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Monday’s Musings…

Well I finally feel like things are returning to some form of new normal. I visited a friend in rural Victoria for the first time in ages last weekend. We had a family day out at the Melbourne Zoo on Friday which was great fun. I booked my first actual studio portrait session for in…

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Bird of Paradise

In the very back corner of the back yard, I have this big terracotta pot, with a bird of paradise plant. To be honest it’s been so buried in plants I forgot it was still there. Some recent gardening and clean-up by Hubby uncovered it. Sadly there was only one flower spike but it’s so…

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