Friday, 18 July 2014

Flower patchwork.

So that you can see the process that goes on when I create a patchwork image.

I started with a sweet little flower photo, that I took last summer.
I was a bit bored today, and needed something to create!

So I flipped it, a number of different ways, sometimes cropping the image until I got quite a few choices of images to choose from.

Tiled a bit...

And a bit more...

Till it turned out like this!
Most of the delicate detail is lost. I think if it was printed huge, wall size, the detail 
would still be visible.

                                                         Found some gorgeous fae, too!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Seat of The Soul

I always imagine the spirit as a part that does not really belong to our bodies. 
It is so much more than that.

Sometimes it rises, sometimes it falls. 
Yet in all cases, it transcends all those simple, earthly things. 
It is a matter of wonder and ethereal beauty.

At the seat of the Soul.


Sometimes a spinning world is a good thing.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Lady bug

Today we went to the forest with our children.There was plenty to photograph, but mostly what got me excited, were the Ladybird beetles! Yellow ones! They kept flying off, and our daughter got antsy with me trying to get a decent photo... ( she is the impatient one in the family... wonder where she got that from??? ) So we went for our walk, and on the way back, I told the kids that if they found one and let me photograph it, I would give them a prize. ( Usually it's chocolate! ) Some time past looking for one, when Gisele came up to me and exclaimed, "mummy, you have one in your hair!" It must have come for our entire walk with us! Oh So Sweet! I felt very lucky!

Here she/he is!

Wedding Banners

Typically of me, I have gone and made some banners for an up coming wedding I am shooting soon!
Thought you might find them useful too.

There are Upper and Lower case letters, Numbers and a folder with Mr and Mrs signs too.

You could very easily use these for any party or function. Just print out the letters you need at your local photo Lab.

I used my chalkboard texture for this. All you need to do is print them at the size indicated in the file info, and cut them out.

Have fun!

Get them Here.

Have fun creating! x

Stand Quietly

Stand quietly.
Stop moving and just breathe.
Only then can you hear the beauty of life speak.


Some days, you just have to create your own bit of sunshine.


Cant help playing about with photos! Took a photo that was pretty ordinary. 
Of agapanthus flowers, and flipped it... alot!
Enough to make an 1960's Patchwork! 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Happiness is not something you get in life.
It is something you bring to it.

Fae Queen

Can the queen, more beautiful be,
with hair all golden
upon her brow,
With eyes that tell a thousand dreams,
and on her head
a glistening crown.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Gorgeous girl.

I had planned weeks ago to catch up with this gorgeous lady, and try out a few different ideas. BUT the weather has played havoc with my plans, and after two cancelled dates, we simply had to conceed we might have to wait for a few weeks before I could possibly try something again!
Between hail, wind and rain, we got 10 min to dash outside, get some shots, and dash back in again! LOL!

Foggy Morning in Hahndorf.

Even on a day when the clouds are low. The crisp air is making smoke of my breath, and I have frozen toes, I have to stop and wonder at the beauty of where I live. Its views, vistas and it's gorgeous foggy mornings.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Visiting Milang.

The other day we went to Milang. I thought maybe there would be something to look at. But there's not. Seriously, unless you like boating or fishing, ( which many do ) there is not much else to see. There was, however, a jetty. With seagulls. Their looking pretty well fed. Pretty excited, too. Ahh. Life at Milang! LOL!

Patch worked the image, just for fun!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

View Over Lenswood, South Australia.

On a cold, wet and wintery day, what better way to spend it than to go through old photographs from years ago, that I never got around to editing. I am not too sure if this works well or not, but the hills still enchant me, even though I don't think this image shows you how truly lovely they are.


Even with all that rain and wind today, there is new growth and beauty to be found.

Just Dandy

Just so delicate and soft. Dandelions.  


Oh such a cold, wet and windy day is this! 

Even those daisies, that are so robust and bright are battling to look pretty!


I closed my eyes, and breathed it in. 
The scent of fallen leaves, of the earth and the damp ground beneath me. 
To lay in the wealth of golds and reds, the leaves softness and the poking twigs in my hair and clothes. To wonder if I ever knew what it was
to be so wealthy as this. 

8 Years Old

Now your 8. 

Halfway to getting your drivers licence. Halfway to being in year 10! A third of the way to maybe finishing that uni degree. Or traveling, or falling in love with your future wife. A quarter of the way to becoming a father... Maybe. 

The future is way ahead of you, son. But for now, don't grow up too quickly! I want to capture all your days and treasure them. Hold them close to my heart and soul. For the rest of my life.


Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live. - Charles Bukowski

Dewy drops

I adore the cold mornings. When there is fine, delicate drops of dew on each and every living thing. Something so very special about the way they sparkle and gleam in the morning light.

Golden Eye

There is a flower, a little flower With silver crest and golden eye, That welcomes every changing hour, And weathers every sky. - James Montgomery 

Time to let the water wash over you.

Things that make me think and feel. Things that make me smile. 

Bath time in our household. A time to relax, close your eyes. Let the water flow around and over you. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Jeweled Rose

It's raining today. Soft, gentle rain. It falls on the flowers and turns them into jewels. Fit for a king.

Quince Jelly!

There are Quince trees, planted all over the place in Hahndorf. They are old trees, and you have to "scrounge" to find them! I wonder who planted them, so long ago. All the fruit is all falling off, and I feel a little sorry for them, as the trees put in so much effort to produce them!

So I went and gathered a whole lot of them, and made my own Quince Jelly!

It's actually a tricky process, making this stuff. You have to cook it first, mash it, drain it in muslin for half a day, then start cooking the fluid all over again!
It was strange, as it stayed that yellowish hue for ages, and I was thinking, oh dear, I must have done something wrong. Lo and behold, as i gathered the "scum" from the top, the ruby colour emerged! And boy oh boy, is this yummy stuff. Will be cracking open a bottle of wine, some yummy cheese and my quince jelly this weekend. That's my payment for my hard work!


I have always, always adored Oak Trees. Their stature, their strength, their shade and most of all their acorns. With their little caps that sit quite nicely on the tip of your finger and become make believe elfie men! They have always been my favourite tree.
I guess it is entirely appropriate that my husband gave me a new surname of Oakey! 
It's how I knew he was the one!

Just adding the "flipped version of the image. I rather think it would make a lovely little nest for the birdies! If only it were real!