Thursday, October 23, 2014

Biggenden Skate Park


It's sometimes a fun creative challenge to go out of your comfort zone - for me it was Biggenden's skate park and a random drain to bust out my camera :P











 I took these photos on my new lens, the 85mm 1.8.   I really want the 85 prime lens (the 1.2) but it's a tad expensive, so until I save up the dosh, the 85 1.8 is a fun new toy with some super fast focus :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Biggenden

So I've blogged Ben's Mum's house a few times and I'm doing it again because every time I go visit I can't help but take lots of photos of the abundant plants and animals and pretty things :)

Look how friendly this red king parrot was :)

We took gremlin along for the journey and I learned a few facts. Cats can get car sick and this can lead them doing a weird panting motion and vomiting :(  So no more long, winding road, car trips till we find a cat friendly remedy :) A quick googling has lead me down the ginger tablet path, but I'll double okay it with his vet first! 

Poor Gremlin not only had to survive the journey but had to survive Ben's nephew Sid for a few days. Sid has his own cat who, unlike Gremlin I suspect, doesn't mind being carried like a baby :P


 

We got to play with four dogs too, above is Louella who was over for a house sit  :)

Poppy is Ben's Mum's new dog and she is perhaps my favourite! (sssh!)

We did lots of hanging out on their verandah :)Sometimes doing nothing and lack of internet is bliss!







Gremlin did end up scratching Sid (after much warning from Ben and I) but that didn't really stop Sid trying to be friends and those delightful baby cuddles







I got to play with my extension tubes a bit more and also the boys went down to the skatepark so I have a few more photos to share from our trip to come :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thrifty Sunday finds /4

Time to share some more thrift store finds with you guys :)

 

First up these cuties, I tried to find some info on them and I think originally they would of come chained to a mumma deer. I don't know how I feel about the chains (as you can see in the photo they are deliberately moved to the back :p)so I'm happy with just the kidlets.

 

This find isn't cool and vintage but it is practical - an iPad cover. I couldn't believe my luck to find it was pink (my favourite colour) and I also couldn't believe it was 3 bucks, a satisfying find because this op shop always jacks up their prices!

 

 

Next up a sexy mermaid lady

 

 

I love how tacky this soap holder is! I was able to find out that it came from a generic cast mould that were popular in pottery classes. Having the engraving on the bottom make it that much more special to me :)

 

How could you donate that - makes me all the more curious for it's back story.

 

 

And lucky last a new tote complete with cute cat drawings :)

 


Have you guys found anything fun lately whilst thrifting?

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Reptile Kids

I'm so excited to be drawing again. I've had an idea floating around in my brain and it's super awesome to be able to bring the vision to life, so without further ado I present you with....

REPTILE GIRL
Get it Here
Available Here
AND her buddy in crime, REPTILE BOY...
 available here
Available Here

As a special introductory promotion, I'm also offering 10% off the prints for today and tomorrow- woohoo!

To redeem you need to
1) add a print (reptile boy or reptile girl) to your cart
2) Once added click "apply shop coupon code" which appears underlined in blue font about the 'item total'.
3) Type in "reptile10" into the box which appears and hey presto you're done!
*remember the coupon is only available for two days (expiry 17oct 2014)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Woofstock

Ben and I headed to our nearest local town, Eumundi for woofstock! Auto correct keeps telling me to change it to Woodstock but that wouldn't be near as fun to say outloud. When we arrived the event was quite small and Ben and I looked at each other with pleading eyes of fleeing but we stuck it out and I'm glad we did because we got to watch some fun awards like doggie talent show and best dressed! I'm also quite proud of myself for tackling my fear and approaching strangers for photos. Since I mainly took photos of their dogs, I'm only going to add Rocky and his lovely owner (in matching black hats and white ensembles) to my 100 strangers project :) Two down - 98 portraits to go!

One of these poodles (damn my poor memory!) Claude took out the award for best talent with impressive dance moves :)

No awards for this little girl but I think we can all agree cuteness to the max!

Rocky and his Mum -  Rocky took out second place for best dressed :)

And Chino took out top prize - I was speaking with him mum and she told me she hand sewed his entire outfit!!

It was funny to walk through the stalls (100% aimed at dog owners) and be asked if we have a dog and then have to admit we didn't. We didn't go quite as far to say we only had a cat but hey I'm sure a dog friend will be in our lives at some stage - just doing some early research :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time to share some thoughts


The lovely Mariko from gamerwife (super fun blog to check out filled with geeky goodness)
tagged me for some fun questions so here we go...


1. If you could have a super-power, what would it be and why?
The selective ability to read people's minds.
I tend to assume people are thinking the worse so I would love to be proven wrong

2. Paragon or Renegade?
OMG I have no idea what either of these are - help!

3. Do you own pets? What are their names?
We own two chickens - Oblina and Potpie, a cat called Gremlin and just
recently we adopted a teenage bush turkey that I named Shakira :)

4. Who is your favourite Pokemon?
I always had a soft spot for Jigglypuff :P

5. Brunch?
For sure. I'm not really keen on Breakfast but brunch all the way!

And I nominate anyone who reads my blog and wants to join in (can I do that? :P) My five questions I'm asking, are actually stolen from my 'sentence a day journal' because I'm feeling rather brain-dead today. Feel free to answer them and post away :)

1) Today was wonderful because...
2) Are you seeking change?
3) Write down an inspiring quote you love
4) Describe one thing you're really good at
5) What was the last film your watched?




BTW I love my sentence a day journal, it's laid out so you can start any day in the year. There is one question to answer each day, with a layout for three years. I'm getting close to completing my first year and can't wait to see how my answers change!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Clay Mermaid

Before I met Ben, when I was living with my friend Shane I was really into clay for like two seconds (happens frequently with potential hobbies of mine). Shane owned a potters wheel and even though I quickly found that wasn't my forte, I really enjoyed making little clay animals. Fast forward five years and it's now Ben who is 100% into clay and has been for the last few years, even recently making the hefty investment of buying himself a kiln.  It was only natural my interests would pick up again with this investment :p



Hopefully, maybe, my clay mermaid is the start of things to come or perhaps just another fading hobby from a very long list :p

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Suburbia

I first found out about Warren Kirk through thimble's blog post and have since been following him via his flickr account. He captures these perfectly imperfect snapshots that are filled with charm and nostalgia and retell so many aspects which I love about Australia and our suburbs. 

Today's post is 100% dedicated to Warren as I adventured around Golden beach, a sleepy suburb in Caloundra filled with many a tale. I also got to start on my 100 strangers project with the amazing Naomi! When I shoot weddings I have to approach strangers frequently for their photos, it's nerve wracking but I think I'm getting slowly better - this project will hopefully dwindle that fear down even further.




When I approached Naomi she was worried about not looking good enough for the camera so she suggested I take the photo as she looked into her mailbox :) I then asked if I could take a photo of her house, after getting approval I ran across the street and before I was over, Naomi yelled back to me "would you like me standing in front?"

She said I made her day but honestly she made mine :)