Thursday, January 28, 2010

Can you picture it....

Can you picture it....
sitting on the Vespa.....
hair blowing in the breeze as you ride around a sun drenched Italy....
stopping to take a polaroid and sip an espresso.....

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Winner is....

Jennifer McGuinness!  Congratulations! 
And a huge thank you for all of your lovely comments, they made my week.

The Poppies

Do any of you read the 'poppytalk' blog?  Well, they have announced the Poppies virtual awards.  I've been nominated under "Favourite Photographer" category, and I would love if any of you feel the desire to vote!  There are more categories, with amazing handmade artists nominated. 

In other news, I will be announcing the winner of the Calendar later on today!
Happy Monday!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Will they come back?

Oh the curls, the "beautiful yet so hard to keep unknotted" curls, the "I wish they were mine" curls, the curls my polaroid is obsessed with....we had to cut them, just the ends, but now they are all gone....and I cried. 
Will they come back?

Monday, January 18, 2010

2 years! Giveaway time

2 years! 
That's how long it has been since I first opened my Etsy shop
It has been a wonderful journey, full of discovery and growth.  With a lot to celebrate, and a lot still to learn.  I have loved it, and wish to thank you all!
 So I am going to have a give away, if you would like to win a copy of my 2010 Lose Yourself in a Daydream calendar, simply leave a comment here, or over on my Facebook Fan Page.  
Open until Sunday 24th Jan, winner will be drawn at random. 

Thank you!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Cameras - a day at home

Now that the temperature is back down to bearable, I really wanted to take the kids on an adventure yesterday to the zoo.....but no matter how much I tried to convince my little girl she just wanted to stay at home and play.  Surprising, as she normally loves the zoo.  I gave up at 11am, and we played....and then there was  a quiet moment when Otis was sleeping, and Annabel was playing happily and I could hear the Polaroid whispering from its home on the didn't need to beg, a slight whisper is all it takes for me to get it out for a play.  I looked around for a subject, and spied my camera box.  Annabel loved looking at all of the old cameras, and proclaimed, (as she so often does), "When I'm a big girl like Mum... I can hold your cameras".   I love that one day when she, and Otis, are older they may (fingers crossed) be interested in my ever growing collection of cameras and want to 'play' too.

So a new series was created, and in the end it was a wonderful day at home,
a mixture of playing with kids toys, and playing with my toys!
 (And are you surprised that the butterflies came out for a little play too?)

To see more of The Cameras, visit here or here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Still slightly obsessed....

I have a confession....I am still obsessed with the butterflies.......

and with green my 6 years in Melbourne I can't remember it being this green in summer.
I'm enjoying it before it dries out and turns yellow. 
Hope you are keeping cool in this sweltering heat.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The last and first...

Happy New Year!

 I have a feeling that this year is going to be even more wonderful with bigger dreams than 2009....well, it is more than just a feeling ~ it is a determination, a resolution if you care to call it live in each moment, but to dream big for the next moment.
Above are the last polaroids taken in 2009, and below are the first for 2010. 

Cheers to 2010!

(The bike in the top photo was hired for the day from The Humble Vintage Bike Hire - I highly recommend this company, the service was fantastic and it was a lot of fun to ride around Melbourne on a vintage bike for a few hours!)