Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shadow Shot #21

I've had a busy week this week; busy at work, exhibition opening, BrisStyle meet-up and appearing on the front page of etsy!!

I have work in the 'Renaissance' exhibition that's on at Reverse Garbage in West End; it runs until the 24th Dec. The works exhibited need to have at least 75% reclaimed materials content and fellow BrisStylers Beckybean and Ruby Red as well as djbebe. There is some really beautiful work on display, so if you're in the West End area, pop over for a look!

Our BrisStyle meet-up yesterday was very fun - meeting people I've only ever 'talked' to on email and putting faces to names was really good. The lovely girls from EmBelIsh set up the tables in festive frivolity and we shared our 'Secret Santa' gifts. We also drew the winners of the BrisStyle blog giveaway ... stay tuned for the announcement! Lots of fun!

And here's the shot of my front page appearance on Etsy (I'm botton left)!! artdecadence has such a knack for snaring treasuries and I'm so glad one of hers made it to the front page (and just happened to have my little book in it!)

Finally, happy Sunday with this little shadow shot of one of my jade trees that I grew from cuttings from my grandma's plant.

Head on over to Hey Harriet for more shadowy shots!
Happy Sunday everyone.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shadow Shot #20

"When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognise the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises." Paulo Cohelo, The Alchemist

... and every day that the sun rises, there's the perfect chance of delighting in shadows!

We had a little park picnic yesterday and it was a very hot, sunny day - perfect for shooting shadows!

(It was so very hot and sunny!)

Head on over to Hey Harriet for more sensational shadows!
... and, if you haven't already, head on over to the BrisStyle blog for your chance to win some very cool goodies!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

party frocks

The best things about kid's parties is seeing the looks of complete wonder, excitement and joy on their faces! And not just the birthday girl - all of them!

Here's Miss Two ... the looks of excitement and joy were yet to come ... it was just wonder at this stage!
She is wearing her pretty party frock that her Aunty made for her using a delightful little blue rose old fabric and a cute little EmBelIsh clip that the lovely Ruby Red bought for her.

The course of the party went very well with cousins laughing and running and playing, party games, balloons, yummy food and of course the cake!

I has so much fun making this little bunny cake ... but it was rather frustrating - the icing just didn't want to do as it was told! So, as a result, he was smothered in the stuff (mmm yum!)
I also had a bit of trouble with getting his little face right - I think he looks a bit scared, poor thing - perhaps he knew what was coming: "I want the tail!", "I want that ear", "Could I have a whisker?". He was so very yummy!

By the next day (Emily's actual birthday) she was a pro at this birthday stuff - opening presents etc. Here's a shot of her illustrating the "looks of complete wonder, excitement and joy" I referred to earlier as she test drives her new stroller!

This dolly stroller has barely left her sight ever since!
It started life as a hideous 'Bratz' stroller and, as I cannot abide by these 'dolls' for a two year-old (or for any age, really), I went about changing it!
Here's the before shot ...

And the after shot, complete with a lovely vintage fabric with purple and blue flowers on it! Ahhh, that's better!

After this alteration, I'm so glad the stroller was a hit with her! ... I'm now looking forward to the wonder, excitement and joy of Christmas (but no more fancy cakes for a while!!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shadow Shot #19

Happy Sunday everyone!
Firstly, thank you for all the lovely comments you left for my SSS #18 - it was nice seeing my picture through your eyes - I like it even more now!

This week's shot is taken on my walk to the train station once again. (I love the clarity of the spring morning air!) I had taken my camera with me to get a shot of the 'Keep Left' sign from last week because someone had run their car into it and it was looking rather different! (I thought it would be an interesting progression of shots... ) BUT, the good 'ol Brisbane City Council had it fixed up before I could get a shot!! (just my luck!) So here's this one of the trees along the road instead!

Head on over to Hey Harriet's blog to see more great Shadow Shots!

Happy Sunday everyone - and don't forget to head over to the BrisStyle blog (if you haven't already) to go in the running to win one of THREE very special packs of BrisStyle goodies - what a very special start to Christmas that would be!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

this is fantasitc...

The fantastic BrisStylettes are having a fantastic blog giveaway - with not one, but THREE fantastic prize packs!!! What an excellent (fantastic, even!) start to Christmas!!

So many of the BrisStyle members have donated their goodies to go into our Christmas blog giveaway that there's over $300 worth of value!! And what's great also is the fact there's no catch, nothing hard, just a simple question to answer to go into the running to win one of our great giveaway packs!! Very exciting!

So! Head on over to the BrisStyle blog to put yourself in the running for some Made in Brisbane goodies!

And a BIG thank you to the lovely Bec-elf for all her Christmas spirit x

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #18

Wow, I'm up to #18! That's 18 weeks, 4 1/2 months that I've been taking more notice of the shadows! This week's shot is another taken on my my walk to the train station.

There's something about road signs that appeals to me; something about obeying the 'rules', the simplicity in their design, and they also remind me of Jeffery Smart's works - which I love.

Head on over to Hey Harriet for more info on Shadow Shot Sunday and to see the other great shots!

Happy Sunday everyone!