In the studio – Apricot Ranunculus

What do they say “it never rains, but it pours” about suddenly getting an overabundance of something you wish for?  Not only did I find the orange ranunculus, but then someone brought me some apricot ones, so back into the studio to capture these in all their glory too, such soft subtle colour. ~ Julz

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Spring Workshops – The Potterage

I hosted an afternoon workshop at The Potterage back in May, such a wonderful afternoon and the class sold out so quickly, I decided another held in Spring would be wonderful…and it was. We had perfect weather, nice and sunny, light winds and warmer temperature, without being too hot. It was a slightly smaller class…

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In the studio – Orange Ranunculus

I mentioned previously I had bought these great orange ranunculus flowers and had done some light painting with them, but I could not resist some pretty still life as well.  As they kept quite well (in a bucket of water) I shot these several times over a few days. Getting something soft and dreamy, but…

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Regular Randon – pink Gerbera

Not really sure this classifies as a full five minutes for regular random, but some days you just have to take what you can get! I had this sweet little pink gerbera leftover from a class and I just caught a few snaps of it, before it was past it’s prime, a little squirt from…

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Helping Hand – Gerbera

This is the last of the current creations for my Helping Hands series, and I do adore this one, the perfectly imperfect gerbera, the pop of colour, the fingers look so delicate. It took quite a while to get the balance just right on this one, but I was persistent and it paid off. The…

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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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Winter Outings – Vintage shopping spree

I know there are some who would cringe at the mere thought of this (my Hubby lol) and others I know are green with jealously that they could not join us. This is something I had been planning for a while, a real get together and vintage shopping spree with friends and students alike. Sadly…

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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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