Monday, August 31, 2009

Don't forget to VOTE....also a great COMPETITION

Hello, I hope you had a great weekend of shooting and voting.....well at least ONE of you has been voting! If you would like to vote you can EMAIL ME by the end of today that would be brilliant!!

Just have a look at the PHOTO POOL and pick YOU WINNER!!! Good Luck to ALL....I will announce the winner tomorrow on the 1 September 2009...

PLUS today I was made aware of an excellent competition for all you photographers out there - both amateur and professional:



Click on the above link to register or HERE to see the homepage.

It is an annual creative photography competition which all begins with a brown paper box. Inside there will be items which represent 5 separate photographic briefs to challenge photographers.

I registered today and will be awaiting my brown paper box with anticipation!!

I will leave you with a photo from my weekend away in Cooma....it already feels like spring....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

VOTE

We want you to VOTE for this months winner....




Step 1: Head Over to FLICKR and check out all the images for this month


(Black and White - Superheroes and Villains - The Birds and the Bees - Mornings and Evenings)

Step 2: Once you have picked your favourite photographer EMAIL ME their username!!

You have till Tuesday 1st September 2009 to upload your images and VOTE!!!

PS Don't vote for me OR yourself!!

28 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

PS Apologies for posting this a day early but we are road tripping and may not have access to net!!! Read it as if from tomorrow!!!

So...

Today is the final day of Mornings and Evenings as well as the month of August (for our purposes!!). Don't forget to finish up shooting and loading up images...I can't wait to see them all by the end of the weekend so that I can vote!! Woohoo!!

Today's inspiration comes from Merilyn Fairskye who currently has an exhibition 100 on at Stills Gallery in Sydney at the moment!! I love these two images that I will classify under evening....though on second glance I am unsure.....but they are lovely!
Check out more of her work HERE.

27 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Sally Mann

I find Sally Mann's work evocative of other-worldliness. An alternate universe where mornings are spent on adventures down by the river and evenings around the deck with family.

This is simply my own ponderings on her work but I love the way she works with light in her black and white portraits, manipulating them to create a world beyond the ordinary.
Making the everyday magical.

The Perfect Tomato

By Sally Mann (I've never seen this one before....very excited!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Septembers Themes Announced

The themes for September are a random assortment of ideas:

Week 1 - 1-7 September 2009 Eyes Shut

Week 2 - 8-14 September 2009 Treasures

Week 3 - 15-21 September 2009 Letters

Week 4 - 22-28 September 2009 Opposites


Also new in September I will feature a member of the group on the blog each week, looking at the work they have contributed for the challenge!

26 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Felt Food to Fill Your Mind With Inspiration Each Morning and Evening (not to mention felty goodness if you actually bite into them!)....

Happy Breakfast by julyhobby



Felt Pancake Breakfast by Buggabugs


Felt Pizza and Veges by Umecrafts

Felt is great for quick and effective art-craft...the above craftsers sell their patterns on etsy but there are loads of free patterns available or you can make your own.


Free Felt Food Tutorials

From Skip To My Lou...

From Skip To My Lou...

Also check out the Flickr play food group for more inspiration!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mornings and Evenings Craftiness

Even Craft

These days working full time and definitely not being a morning person I find my only time to craft is in the evenings. This week I decided to showcase my evening craft for my project.

I made a tutu for my daughter from the left over pieces of tulle from my wedding veil. I shot the photos of it last night just before it got too dark....in these photos my daughter is fascinated by the birds flying overhead.





The skirt just after I finished it. I had to wait till the next night to see it on Amelie.


To make it I used the knot technique which is incredibly simple and quick.


I saw it on whipup and grosgrain, both excellent blogs if you are looking at getting crafty!!

AUGUST PRIZE TIME

Vote for your favourite.....


The Rules

The winner will be decided by group VOTE.

To be eligiable to vote and win you need to have entered images in this months series'.

Voting will begin at the end of next week on the 29th-31st August 2009

So get shooting, uploading and judging....I can't wait to see who we love!!

And the prize you ask??? This months prize has been donated by Chaotic Jupiter. It is a beautiful set of earings and a braclet. I love them and they remind me of OZ.

Pictured here with some tulle....which was for my craft project this week....

I will post some pictures tomorrow!

If you are interested in donating a prize for next month in exchange for advertising drop me a line HERE.

25 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

It was a very good morning.....


The work of Alicia Bock is so beautiful and relaxing it makes me want to go and lie on the beach with a book and fall asleep in the springtime sun.....her BLOG Bloom Grow Love presents a great series of works which fall into this theme.....I am particularly fond of her new series of postcards to herself....a great idea.....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Evening





A range of images that I shot tonight. It was a moody day in Sydney today with the wind and rain lashing the city. I was lucky enough to get home before it was pouring here and captured these images at last light.

My Birds and the Bees Images

I was shooting WING photos when we started playing with the beautiful dandelions in our backyard. The final four images I have chosen for the BIRDS and BEES project are based on The Jack-go-to-bed-at noon and Dandelion Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker. The remind me of dreams and wishes, flight and wings.





For this weeks craft project I made a fabric book from Cicely Mary Barker Fairy panels. This shot shows two of the pages.

24 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Eventide


This beautiful photo of a sunset comes from Karen Walrond's photography blog chookooloonks. I find the photo relaxing and I love the way the light has worked in the image. It's very hard to get it right!
I will be posting my bird images on Flickr tonight....as well as my birdy craft and hopefully my mornings and evenings work if I can get some great shots this afternoon!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

23 August 2009 Daily Inspiration


Mornings

This morning I shot a series of photos in the morning.....here are my two favourites using the natural morning light.


For me they capture our weekend mornings pretty well....hanging around in pj's watching music videos, browsing the net, having breakfast and playing.

How are your mornings?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

22 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Mornings and Evenings

3191 Miles Apart two photographers undertook a project of a photography a day. For the first year they looked at mornings and then more recently have completed their series of afternoons. I have mentioned there work before but I thought it was too perfect for this week.

Keep uploading your images of the birds and the bees and relax into the sleepiness of mornings and evenings.....



Friday, August 21, 2009

Birds and the Bees Dress

I was looking at children's clothing over at Right Bank Babies (lovely stuff by the way) when I came across this photo which made me laugh so hard....and then I realised it was titled 'Birds and Bees Dress'......how they knew I don't know....but good work.....love the photo!

21 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Today I am inspired by owls and birds....

Check out the first uploads to the group pool for this week on the Birds and the Bees by Busy Bird. Thanks for being the first....I can't wait to see MORE!!!

Stoned Owls

Surprise

Having a Gasbag

Ladies of Leisure


Plus I am mega excited about heading to the Stitches and Craft Show...despite various reports....say hi if you see me there wandering around half crazed with a 16 month old attached to my back and my best buddy by my side!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Ideas and Images for This Week

For this week's project I have been playing with the idea of wings and following on from the superheros and villains I have been thinking about the supernatural, magical and powerful elements in our world.

I myself have been thinking lately about when something magical will happen in my life....along the lines of growing wings or revealing my superpower.....a girl can dream eh?

So with this in mind I started shooting photos of my daughter with the my theme of
'one day when I grow up I will sprout wings and fly away...'


I am thinking about adding some elements in photoshop to show the sprouting of wings but I am not completely sure yet.....something to think about in the next couple of days I think.

I hope you too have been thinking about your work this week. Good luck and enjoy the last two days of the birds and the bees.

20 August 2009 Daily Inspiration




This song was sung in 1965 by 'Brenda Lee' and also 'The Versatile.'

BIRDS AND THE BEES (Barry Stuart)

© '65 Pattern Music, ASCAP / MCA Music, ASCAP

Let me tell you bout the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees and the moon up above
And a thing called love
Let me tell ya bout the stars in the sky
And a girl and a guy and the way they could kiss
On a night like this
When I looked into your big brown eyes it was very plain to see
That it's time you learned about the facts of life starting from A to Z
Let me tell you bout the birds and the bees...
When I looked into your big brown eyes...
Let me tell you bout the birds and the bees...
Let me tell you bout the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees and the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees bout the birds and the bees

So...moving onto LOVE....I LOVE these images from the book "Love is a Special Way of Feeling" by Joan Walsh Angland about LOVE....

What do you LOVE?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

19 August 2009 Daily Inspiration

Some inspiration from Etsy....I found some really beautiful things on the theme and thought that I would share them.....click on the main image for the item or the link below for the shop!


birdzNbeez

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

18 August 2009 Daily Inspiration


I found her photostream when I was searching for some 'Bee' inspiration on Flickr. I love her works and her descriptions...they are priceless. Some beautiful work, I am even more impressed as she is 15.....

i'm olivia, i'm 15. this is my diary, it's ok if you hate it.

I cannot include any images here as she has spaceballed them and my capture software is at home!! So you just have to go and have a look......

Let me know what you think...I love them!

Monday, August 17, 2009

17 August 2009 Daily Inspiration






Marian Drew's Australiana Series presents still life portraits with dead animals. I find the works beautifully disturbing.....see what you think....

PS Bees are represented in the colour stylings of 2 of the images!!

Interesting Tales....




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