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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

straight as a die.

Just had to show this one. Her confidence in the air amazes me. And she LOVES this shot of herself.

I've blurred the coach's face for privacy.

canola sunset

I was coming home from a shoot and happened to be in the right place at the right time to catch this.

It was fleeting and then it was gone. It was a beautiful end to the day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kapinnie Silos

What a view around here at the moment. The country is a patchwork of greens and yellows. I was lucky enough to be up in a 4 seater plane this morning for an hour with the camera in hand. I've yet to get started on those shots, but this is one from the other day.

Kapinnie Silos.

3 P's in a pod

I visited this family on Sunday. We decided to leave their parents home and I took off with the kids on their farm. They were so relaxed and we joked around a fair bit.

a few more over at Tiff Firth Photography on Facebook.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

captain blood

Sean went to a Pirate Birthday party today. And I've never seen so many moustaches and beards on little faces. They all played up the the pirate role so well.

Sean wanted to be called Captain Blood.

the view from my back door.

I so appreciate the space of living where I do. More so this time of year when it looks this beautiful.

This is what I see from my back door atm.

I am so very thankful....

Got to get those shots while they let me  ;O)

Friday, August 26, 2011

purple work boots

Some people have a shoe fetish. 

Some people have a colour fetish.  

Whilst I certainly don't have a shoe fetish (Rossi work boots are my standard footware) I do have a love affair with all things purple. So when I spotted these work boots in purple, they had my name all over them. 

The boots came from  here. 
Women's Steel Blue Safety Boot Men's Steel Blue Safety Boot Lace up ankle..

The best thing is that profits made from sales go to Breast Cancer WA. Purple is their colour there. And I'd order 2 sizes bigger than what you need. I'm a 4 and a half in Rossi's and these are 6.5.

gym kids

I've been photographing all the Gymnasts @ the Cummins Gymnastics Club for a fund raising drive. I am so stoked with what I've captured so far.

I've done all the first session kids, the second session kids except 2 girls and the boys group in that session which  I'm photographing next week. The thirds session was a blast and I am ripped with those shots. Those girls are super talented and have so much hang time in the air.

Obviously I'm not going to post a pic of other children at the Gym Club, but I can of mine    :O)

All the photos should be ready for viewing and ordering at the Gym Club on Tuesday 6th September.


My 'Shoot it, Scrap it' challenge has just gone live over at Scrap Therapy

Basically the challenge is to read the tutorial, shoot a pic and load it up in this gallery using the technique described. Doing only that gives you a shot at winning a $25 Scrap Therapy Voucher. If you use that pic on a LO and load it up here, you have a second shot at another $25 Voucher.

Pretty cool huh. Two chances at $25 each. 

You'll have to the end of August to shoot your Sun Flare shot and load it up in the forum, and you all next month to scrap that shot.

Go for it. You just might be a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

what stick??

Bright and bold. I love this colour combination and this story board of photos was perfect for it.

Prima products used here are Orange Trim, and Millenery Collection Dud.

Monday, August 22, 2011

canola windmill

Headed out with Laura this morning to an area that we both have been watching for a while. Sue was here a couple of days ago too. This is the most beautiful time of year where the land I live is so alive!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I was on my way to Lincoln last Thursday night to go scrapping and I spotted this magnificently impending sight.

Luckily I had left home early otherwise I would have missed this.

I've had two extra boys here since Friday after school. They're here for another couple of days yet while their parents are having their '2nd honeymoon' :OP

The boys have been awesome and I would love to have them stay longer if they wanted to. We spent the day in Lincoln today, at the movies, maccas, Kmart, playground, Wendy's and thru the carwash.

I love those boys like my own and they still like to knock me down with a run-up hug. Love that!!!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Prima is What's Hot at Scrap Therapy. And on sale too I might add. Go here for that one.

Journaling says: I've always made a point of taking photos of you two with Great Grandpa Noble so you both will be able to remember him when he is no longer on this Earth with us.

hair artist (in training)

I've been having a blast with Prima for Scrap Therapy's MAN (ufacturer) of the Month. Prima products used are Jack'n'Jill Daisy Dreams and Green papers. Champaagne Rose Col Gracie bloom. Clementine Princess Rose. Others are Dimensional Magic. Glue Dots

Friday, August 19, 2011

the hand of God

the hand of God.

title inspired by Pete Dobre

This shot is nowhere near as amazing as Pete's "Hand of God" but the hand popped right out of the picture to me and this was the first thing that came to my mind.
Thanks Pete for always being an inspiration.t

eye in the sky

This was taken last Sunday and at the time I didn't see the 'eye' until I was home and looking at it on the screen.

How amazing is that.

lincoln at night

Ann and I had a quick play with night exposures last Monday night after a camera club dusk gathering.

I arrived in Lincoln too late for the beautiful blue hour over harbour but I did manage these during the chocolate hour.

canola time of year

This time of year around here is just beautiful. The canola crops are in full flower which gives the country a wonderful patchwork feel when looking down from a high vantage point.

And when the sky is vibrant blue, well, it's just breath taking.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

prima, prima prima.


what's not to love. To entice you even further Pre-current Prima is 50% off RRP price - there are 640 different products in the sale - something for everyone but be quick as its sure to fly out the door.

here at Scrap Therapy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

she x2!!

It's the month of PRIMA at Scrap Therapy. I used the very user friendly Paintable Quilted Word 'she' with a Tim Holtz Distressing Technique I watched on youtube. I used a combination of Glimmermists and his distress inks to create the coloured effect. And it was soooo easy. I don't have a art mat like he does, but baking paper worked a treat for me.  :-)

Monday, August 15, 2011

a boy is noise with dirt on his face

Prima. Prima. Prima is MAN (ufactuer) of the Month at Scrap Therapy  (swoon). ( the best way to shop is to  type PRIMA in the search button on the top right of page and you'll have so much eye candy to choose over)

You can grunge their papers as well as making them so beautifully feminine. I just had to grunge it for this one.

I've used Prima Jack'n'Jill Green Fields PP on which I've printed a texture from Shadowhouse Creations. (I love what this man can do) Crafter's Workshop Bricks Template. Tattered Angels Coffeeshop Glimmermist. Beads. Twig. Paper Twine.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

little dancer

This month's MAN (ufacturer) of the month for Scrap Therapy is PRIMA. I think I've gone to heaven. I LOVE Prima blooms. And I've been known to strewn them across my boy pages too!!  ;op

On this LO I've used Prima Jack 'n Jill - Daisy Dreams PP and the Gatsby Col Myrtle Blooms. The title is Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts.

updated LHI day 5

I've just finished posting the pics to go with my journal entry on Tuesday, Day 5 of our Lord Howe Island trip.


Friday, August 12, 2011

lord howe day 8


kissed and hugged the kids so much.
snuffed that warm soft spot on Sean's neck (my little piece of heaven)

surrounded by love.

So many thanks to Kathy for suggesting the idea that she has my kids and we'll have her kids so we both can get away for our 10th anniversaries.

Kym and I have had a wonderful reconnection and it all feels so new all over again. And that's pretty cool.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

lord howe day 7

 Our last day. And the days have gone by so very quick, and we've done so much and yet so little. There's beaches I haven't been to and I haven't done any of the hill climbs, other than the top of the Cow Paddock on the way up to Malabar. My right knee blew up this morning after going up to the top fence of the Cow Paddock for dawn. And I backpacked a lightened version of camera kit with 2 lenses, filters, shutter release, spare battery, the tripod and a large golf umbrella.  You don't dare go out without the brolly as the weather is so wonderfully changeable.

This is this morning's images of sunrise from the top of the Cow Paddock.

L-R. Ned's Beach. Transit Hill. Mounts Lidgebird and Gower. The Lagoon. Dawson's Point. Old Settlement Beach.

Watching the very first ray of light hit the mountains to bring them to life was just beautiful. You just can't capture that in camera. You have to see it with real eyes to feel the emotion of it.

Just popping in. Complete with my purple beanie!!

By 9am we were all packed up, cleaned up and ready to check out. Lorhiti were kind enough to let us leave our bags in the room until the 1pm bus took us down to the airstrip.

I had to return the car by 9.30am and I was a bit ticked off, as I thought it was arranged that I would have use of it until our flight time. We would have been able to lock our bags in it and still get to one of the beaches to experience it. But no, apparently that was not the case, and as there was a mix up, he discounted the mileage cost off the rental fee. In the last 5 days on this little island that is only 13 kms long, I had racked up 155kms.  :O)  I've been out and about a fair bit.

Having no transport at my disposal meant I felt like I had my wings clipped. Bummer. Kym still had his bike and as we still had 4 hours till our flight, he headed back out to the golf course to play the front 9 holes. It's about an 8km round trip back to the bike rental place where he had to hand in the bike.

To pass the time constructively I sat in Humpty Mick's Cafe and processed shots from Tuesday's collection. I still haven't finished them but they are nearly done. I'll post them with that post in due course. Then I'll get Wednesday's, today's and Friday's done as soon as I can.

While sitting in there I caught up with the windsurfer fella and his wife (this post) and chatted away for a fair while. And then I bumped into Mel, a local photographer, and we yarned for a while as well.

Kym found me at Humpty Mick's after his golf and we had lunch there. It was about then we heard the flight was arriving about 40 mins late. We did have 1 hr and 15 mins time frame from the LHI to Sydney and then the connecting flight to Adelaide. With the LHI flight running that late, it made the window of time very small for Qantas to forward our backs from one flight to the next, so we elected to catch the later flight out of Sydney. We are staying in Adelaide tonight and it didn't really matter what time we arrived, so it didn't fuss us too much at all.

North End of The Lagoon. Malabar, Kim's Lookout and North Point. Old Settlement Beach. Roach Islands in the background.

LHI to Sydney was spent snoozing. ;op

I picked up some Krispy Creme's in Sydney for Kym's sisters that we would be seeing once we landed back in Adelaide and we made our way to Terminal 2 in plenty of time. And I was glad to see our bag being loaded aboard as well. The tripod bag was stuffed with some of my clothing from my suitcase to lighten it a bit, and even tho it was a second bag for me, it got through the new Qantas one bag only policy without issue. Hopefully it will be the same way in the morning for the homeward leg of our trip.

We had an uneventful flight to Adelaide and spent some time with Kym's sisters, Ian and Kym's nieces. The 2 girls have been learning violin and viola and put on a little concert for us. I'm impressed that they have picked a tricky instrument and having a good time with it.

the girls pictures have been posted with permission.

So now I'm in my jammies and blogging once more late at night and still without a pic to load into it. Check back over the last few posts soon as I'm not that far from finishing Tuesday's shots.