The second sketch assignment from Cathy was as simple as simple can be.Two 5x7 photos, 3 smaller ones (I think mine worked out at 6x6 cms), a journaling block and one plain embellishment. Usually, for me, simple scrapping is the way to go. But, I found this type of design too simple for my tastes and … Continue reading Design Your Life: Week 1 Continued
~ Folly in a local park ~
My American blog friend Rachel will be hosting a photography workshop here in the UK in July, and I'm helping her out by giving her a bit of a plug.Here's what she has to say about it:Rachel Durik of Savor Photography has been teaching photography workshops around the United States and was even the featured … Continue reading Photography Workshop
During a lull in the preparation of this evening's supper, I hopped over to Cathy Zielske's blog (far better than spending 10 minutes watching couscous do its thing, I assure you). I swear that she wrote that post as if she could read my mind.And here is my answer to it:~ Socks drying on the radiator ~~ … Continue reading Take Five
I learned yesterday of the death at 92 of Major Richard 'Dick' Winters. He was an ordinary man who had the misfortune to live through extraordinary times. His story came to be known to a global audience a few years ago, when the American TV channel HBO produced a series called Band of Brothers, in collaboration with … Continue reading Major Richard ‘Dick’ Winters
The design theme for week 1 is balance, and in particular, symmetry. Sketch 1's assignment was to use one large photo spanning the width of the page and four smaller photos, with two on each side of an imaginary axis equalling a classic, mirror-image design.I also made a second LO, where I flipped the sketch onto its … Continue reading Design Your Life: Week 1
My brother and SIL sent DS a "laptop" for his birthday and he loves it.It seems that it is capable of all sorts of whizzy things. There will be plenty for DS and I to discover together.DS explored what it had to offer for a large proportion of this afternoon and I wasn't surprised to learn that … Continue reading Self-Paced Learning
Given the popularity of the chalkboard sign during 365:2010, I've decided to create a photographic project around it.Here is this morning's offering. Postings will most likely be ad hoc, and I did think that if I got enough blackboard shots during 2011, I'd turn them into a photo book for the cafe owners.
DS celebrated his 4th birthday yesterday.There were presents ...There was a superb handcrafted gift from my sister ...And there were yummy things to eat ... It was a good day.
Firstly, my apologies for the rubbish lighting ~ what do you expect from photography late afternoon in January in London? This is pretty much a faithful copy of Ali's design, although I did add the wee birdie to disguise some dodgy machine stitching. The montage on the LHS shows my parents on their wedding day … Continue reading Yesterday & Today: The Introduction LO