Friday, February 24, 2012

Addicted to blue

I am finally going to admit it.  I am addicted to the colour blue.  
Over the years, as my work has evolved, 
I have realised that my favourite photos are those with a blue background - the sky, or the blue table.  
I have known since an early age that I feel most alive when the sky is blue, 
when I am at the beach with the blue ocean, 
or in a vivid aqua blue swimming pool.  
There is something uplifting, and calming, and exhilarating {to me}, about those things. 

{The Secret Garden - taken on the blue table in my studio}
When we first moved into our house, I envisaged white everywhere, 
but after painting my studio white (photos to come when I have a good tidy up!), 
I realised that it doesn't actually inspire me.  
So this summer, when choosing colours for the kitchen, kids room, and our room, 
we chose shades of blue.  
And wow, we love those rooms now!  

Our bedroom - we ripped up the grey carpet to discover these gorgeous floors, 
and painted the skirting boards white.  
What a difference it has made! 
Art work still needs to be hung.  
Our house seems to always be a work in progress!

 This is the kids bright blue feature wall.  
Photos of Annabel with apples in her lap and the black and white photo of Otis 
with the cart are by the AMAZING Barb: JinkyArt.  
Print in centre by the talented Kat Hannah.  
Hot air balloon on left from an old children's book.  
Other framed photos and photo blocks by moi.

And this little guy, who once again wanted to be part of the action!  
Taken in our bedroom, also shown in top photo, painted an antique shade of blue.

We are now a bit stuck, as we want to paint the dining and living rooms, 
don't want the whole house to be shades of blue, 
but  don't know what other colours to introduce.  
Hmmm, any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This little guy

I have had so many blog posts planned...
so many photo shoots planned...
so many before and afters to share of little corners of our home....
so many new projects to start {and finish}, but this little guy....
this little guy really doesn't want me to do any of that.  
He wants me to play trains, to play cars, to go for a walk, 
to watch his tricks on the trampoline, 
to be in my photo if I manage to get so far as to have the camera in my hands.  
And really, could you say no to a little guy like this? 
I can't.  
So I play, and we walk, and I watch, 
and I savour it all because soon he will be at kindy 
and I will have time to do my work, 
and no doubt miss this adorable little guy.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

On a hot summers night

I try to get out for an evening walk each night, and each night that I do 
I admire the wild flowers that grow all along the country roads, 
and think I must bring my camera.  
Heading out the other night, it dawned on me that soon summer will be over, 
and these beautiful flowers will all be gone.  
So I went back inside and grabbed my camera. 
And this is what I saw. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I feel like I had all of January off.  With school holidays, it is pretty much impossible to get anything work related done, except the bare necessity (answering queries, packaging up orders).  I hardly took any photos!  It was lovely though to spend so much time with the kids, and have a more relaxed pace of life for a month.  

Now that it is February though, and school has started again, I feel like we have routine back in our lives and I am so ready to get back into work mode.  

So February, I welcome you!