Tuesday’s Textures

After being diagnosed with Shingles last week and spending every day since then in constant pain, I decided that I really need to do something more constructive with my time than Netflix Binge, as opposed to sulking in despair, a few days sure but then I gotta get real. Then, of course, I also heard…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Tuesday’s Textures…

One thing I did while on our big NZ Adventure was collect textures; sand, rock, plants, walls – all sorts of things and I will hope to eventually create some fabulous new texture packs. So while I was going through some of my photos I decided to have a break and a little bit of…

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In the Studio – A New Muse – Richard Wood

Recently, I posted about a new Studio Muse in photographer Emily Soto, this week is Kiwi Photographer Richard Wood, I found him about the same time. I enrolled in his Master Class and have been loving every minute, the fine details, the craft, the imagination, fills me with ideas and excitement, he teaches nothing new…

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Tuesday’s of Texture

To be honest, I was just fluffing around with this piece on my long weekend, none of it is my content (that was my point) it is a composite of about 5 or 6 different images, he is such a cute kid… I still get all arty every now and then 🙂 ~ Julz

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Fabulous Friday – Last Rays

Last week I shared an image that won a Special Merit in the Light Space & Time Botanical Comp, this one also received an Hon. Mention. This is the ‘twin’ to another image I entered last year, which also did quite well, same type of bird a Helmeted Honeyeater, and similar blossoms and colouring. I…

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Tuesday’s Texture – Painterly Vintage Boho

This was shot during a recent workshop, we actually experimented with holding various different materials in front of the camera lens; chiffon, lace, cheesecloth, tulle and such, we got some lovely creative images. I then ran this one through Photoshop and added a lovely painterly feel to it as well. ~ Julz, xo

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The Key to My Heart

Have you ever been in love? Or been in love with the idea of love? The butterflies in your stomach threatening to escape. Your heart beating so loudly, you fear it can be heard in the next room? The object of your affection and obsession walks into the room, you wish to hide and become…

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Why do I create?

What is it to be Consumed by One’s passion? Why do we do what we do, is there a tangible Why for everyone? I was asked recently WHY I do what I do, HOW I do what I do, and to put into words exactly WHAT it is that I do, and I don’t mean…

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Tuesdays Textures – Dreaming of Summer

The base photo for this image was taken of Jess in the studio, I knew I wanted to do something a little different but initially was not quite sure what. I through around a few ideas. I wanted the mirror to be a portal to another world, another time or location. Both are taken at…

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