Dyeing Cheese Cloth using natural dyes

A few industrious ladies in my Still Life Facebook group have been dyeing cheesecloth with some very pretty commercial dyes; blues and lavenders, and aqua. I felt like I wanted to try,but have always been a bit lax in the fabric department, I don’t knit or sew or makes curtains or clothes, I certainly do…

Summer Citrus

I recently found some late summer citrus, still on the tree in some gardens……a little worse for wear after some storms, but I’m sure they would still be tasty in a Pimms, Vodka and Soda, or even Rum with Dry Ginger Ale 🙂 ……..yummo I assume they are standard lemon and limes, but not 100%…

Still Life of a different sort

This time I am studying someone else’s study of Still Life, some lovely statues in the gardens of an estate home in Melbourne. I hope you enjoyed some else’s art treasures for today… ~Julz

Flat Lay and Geraniums

A recent Spark from KK Still life class was a flat lay shot with a tea cup, I decided late one afternoon, or early evening while sitting in the garden that I should play with my new camera and see how it handles some still life. I picked some geraniums from the garden to put…

A Dog’s Life…

I am pretty sure that these are dogwood roses, if I am wrong I apologise now 🙂 Have a fabulous week… ~ Julz

Vintage Blooms…

This sweet yellow rose is almost at it’s end, but the flower and the scent were just so sweet, it’s almost spent, but still a few pics to remember it’s timeless beauty… I hope you are having an amazing week… ~ Julz

Hidden Treasures…

Recently we visited Montsalvat, not much has changed since it was built in the 1930’s just run down enough to be interesting and just restored enough to keep all it’s charm. Just wandering around the estate it’s easy to miss the little things, details that make it unique. Yes there is wonderful old architecture and…

Heart Stopper…

Oh be still my beating heart, when I took the images off the camera and I saw this gorgeous thing… Is it a camellia or a rose? All I know it is achingly beautiful; here is another angle Just wish I had taken more photos of this beauty in the dappled shade… ~ Julz

Beetiful….

Bee stalking on these gorgeous pink roses at Montsalvat in Eltham He was quite obliging for a few minutes and then left for other flowers… ~ Julz

Playing with presets…

Sometimes I like to use other peoples’ presets in lightroom, I have a whole raft of them especially Nicole Esy and Kim Klassens; but lately I have enjoyed creating my own. So I took basically the same photo and gave it a few different treatments. Each of them is unique and slightly different, almost B&W,…

Spark – Light and Shadow

Something slightly different for today. yes it is a study in light and shadow and yes it is pretty much white, on white on white………but this time a much stronger light and heavier shadows. Often we try to eliminate the harsh shadows, but occasionally they make an image interesting. ~ Julz

Friday Flowers – Tri Colour Dahlias # 2

I recently found some gorgeously darling Dahlia at the markets, this time a tri colour; from deep pinks to yellow, some with cream tips. I first shot out on the back deck and then I took then into the studio, some lovely back lighting… ~ Julz