Friday, 8 August 2014

Pear Still Life


Well while it lasted, we truly made the most of the Sun!  This week we hear that the forecast is mainly rain.  Relieved that the pressure is off watering the garden as I always forget and that I pick up some new wellies for L is summer sales!  Shot these pears yesterday morning, building up my shoot ideas slowly but surely.  Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Blackberries - still life



After the manic season of open houses, exhibitions and working on a couple of commissions, it left me shattered.  Truth be told I felt like I had photographers block.  So after putting my camera away (lasted a week)!  I decided to return to photographing, but out of my love for it rather than working for an audience.  These blackberries, echo how a versatile fruit can be found in such a thorny setting.  When blackberry picking, you are careful, of thorns and staining and often can be foraged.  I have a weakness for found things, for consideration and simplicity.  This pin has fast become my mantra 'live less out of habit and more out of intent.'

Monday, 4 August 2014

Summer Holiday Begins









This is how we started the first day of the six week holiday in Chorleywood with our dear friends visiting from Toronto.  The garden was such a stunning space to chill, play and snap some photos.  Hope that you are off to an amazing start to the summer.  Love that the weather has been so good to us.    For those who follow me on Instagram you will see that we had fun camping and returned safe and sound.  

Friday, 11 July 2014

Six Today




Today C turned six!  She was thrilled, the run up to her birthday she mentioned it to everyone we met!  Yesterday C remarked that she felt like she was getting older.  Then this morning, she was so excited that she blurted out with sheer delight that it felt like it is the first birthday she ever had.  My darling girl, you bring such a joy to our hearts.  We love how you observe life and share your thoughts so eloquently.  You love your dear friends, you are so caring towards them.  For some reason you have the need to change your outfits several times during the day!  Your a master of pretend play, have a connection with singing and love to talk about the things that pop into your mind.  Your love for Jesus is so pure, filled with songs.  You hate it when we get cross with you, but massively confident in our love for you.  It is easy for us to show compassion, as you do it daily.  Thank you for the comfort you give to all that touch your heart.  Today was about Birthday giggles.  Enjoy being six! 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

French Soap







Lately I have been trying to catch up with my errands.  But unexpectedly I had a home day, my eldest daughter L, has been fighting of a cold.  Being full of cold and having broken sleep with coughing, she had today off school to rest.  Whilst L returned to bed, I quickly snapped these rather lovely smelling french soaps.  Thinking about product photography....

Thursday, 3 July 2014

C today










Today we had a small pocket when C was home whilst L was at an after school club.  It feels like a while since I could spend time snapping C.  Everyday I feel so aware that they grow ever time I blink.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Random Monday











Random Monday is all about my girls and our lovely village.  With the open houses keeping me busy, I felt like I hardly saw our girls.  The weekend went really well and I loved it, I got more sleep than last year and so it meant that I was less overwhelmed.  If you are wondering if you should exhibit your work or join a open house, I really recommend it.  The feedback, genuine support and encouragement has spurred me onto wanting to show and sell my work in different locations.