Tea Time…

Hello, One of KK Sparks for this month is Human Touch and she gave us the Prompt; Tea Time, with which we try to perhaps use a pet (or three) in the background. Setting the shot up as if we had just walked out of it. There is soft muted late afternoon light coming in…

Dried Roses…

Hello, They’re back………….my roses have dried out well and I just had to show a pic or two. They are featured on my new acquisitions; vintage ladder and work table. Dark and Moody and Shabby chic………….ooh so lovely. ~ Julz, xo

Getting crafty…with blackboard paint

A very cool background for dark and moody is the good old blackboard paint, being matte it absorbs light and gives off virtually no reflection, and it is simple to create. I actually got mine pre-painted at the local Bunnings (Hard ware store) and got Hubby to cut it down the middle (trust me, me…

Little Pumpkins…

Hi! I probably drove you all a little insane with my roses and lemons, but hold tight, I managed to pick ¬†up some tiny pumpkins. You need to remember I am in Australia, it’s currently Spring not Autumn (or Fall), we don’t really celebrate Halloween much here, so pumpkins are kind of hard to come…

Human Touch, The Pour…

Hello, another couple of images doing the rounds on Social Media, #ThePour another spark from KK Studio 2.0. I did one last week, much more traditional in feel, but for this version I wanted something fun, without the teacups and milk jugs. What I didn’t take into consideration is how HARD it would be to…

Little treasures…

Hello, You know what they say about Ask and you shall receive? Well I have been admiring peoples images with wonderful vintage timber ladders, and yes I have been coveting & envious, bad isn’t it? Well I said I wanted one and a new ‘OLD’ crate, mine is lovely and pretty and well, new. On…

Unstaged life…

Hello again, welcome to Friday! Celebrate each day, and today my cats each get a feature and why not, the dogs had their time to shine. I was setting up a shoot on the back deck to grab some lovely afternoon light and the cats, ever curious had to check out what was on the…

Pears…

Hello again, Today I have been playing with some pears, some with natural light and some without, I also applied various Lightroom presets to give a different look to each. I have used the same three pears in each shot, but by changing the item holding the pears, the background, the angle, the base on…

Dried Roses update…

Hello my friends, I have been kind of busy with life lately and that does not always leave as much room as I would like for my Still Life. I have a sick Turtle, a sick Cat and an injured dog……..nothing major with the car or dog, but the turtle is becoming more and more…

Peony…

Hello, Last week I took this photo of a simple Peony flower, it is just gorgeous, various different edits floated around my Social Media accounts, from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as well. I had many people say how much they enjoyed the colours of this particular peony, as did I. So I thought I…

More unstaged moments…

Hello, KK’s Studio 2.0 has been working with a Human Touch theme this month, and not to be outdone by Buddy (last week), I had to share a pic of my dog Chloe helping me in the studio.That’s her bed when I am working, an island of calm in a occasional sea of madness. As…

Friday Flowers – Roses, bright and airy…

Hello, Last week I did a gallery of dark and moody on black perspex, this week light and airy on white perspex with a white backdrop. Completely different feel isn’t it. I love to use a spray bottle to spritz the petals with some water, makes them look so fresh. Here’s to another fantastic weekend,…