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Photos and video that I take during the week depicting random or important events, as well as things that catch my eye – compiled together every Friday.

snapshots of my week – 10th may

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this has been one of those weeks where, to be honest, i’ve not done anything much of ‘real’ value. i have however been a bit crafty and made some marbled paper with nail varnish, (would have used acrylic paints but i had nothing to use as a thickener for the water, and the varnish is floaty and comes out bright so a good alternative) painted some more sticks, made some pom poms, hemmed a skirt by hand ..and some other bits too.

hoping to get more done next week. i guess i have to keep myself busy as it seems no one wants to employ me! i’ve been applying for jobs and giving in cvs to places for a year now, and in that time have only have a couple interviews. because i’ve not had much work experience, employers don’t seem to like that and just won’t give me a chance.

it’s quite depressing. so that’s why (as well as keeping on applying for jobs obviously) i have to keep myself busy! ideally i’d love a couple of commissions to keep me going, so if you are in need of a collage for your home, site, publication, have a look at my portfolio and get in touch!

paper marbed with peach, orange and sky blue nail varnish
paper marbed with pink, orange and blue nail varnish
paper marbled with purple, lime green, orange and blue nail varnish
triangle pattern fabric

this is the skirt i’ve been hemming. i found it in a charity shop a while ago (for £1!) and was instantly drawn to it. who doesn’t like triangles and red diamonds? i’ll probably wear it in the next week or so, so you’ll probably see it in an outfit post too.

pom pom hair accesory

becoming obsessed with pom poms. do you want to know how to make pom poms the easy way?

dandelion

also i picked the only flower in our garden. there’s bluebells out the front but nothing out the back. i keep meaning to get some big cheap pots and plants, but never seem to get around to it.

what have you done this week?

snapshots of my week – 3rd may

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wow, it’s may already! i have actually been productive this week, unlike last week where i did very little.

i found my old 28mm vintage lens (which i took yesterdays outfit post with, and all of these) and with the crop factor on my 450d equates it to about 45mm, close enough to 50mm (heard of a ‘nifty fifty’?) for my needs. 50mm lenses are often called normal lenses, because they’re very close to what the human eye sees and has quite a good range when it comes to field of view. if you want to read a little more about crop factor & look at a useful comparison chart, click here. i can only use manual focus with it, but i’ve always preferred that anyway, and i think i might be using this lens from now on instead of the one that came with my camera.

crystal heart on purple
vintage butterfly brooches on purple background
three dice on purple background

i sorted through my little jewellery pot and found these little bits & bobs i forgot i had! a little crystal heart, two butterfly brooches (how did i forget about these? i love them!) and 3 dice. i don’t know why the dice were in with earrings and brooches, but they were a nice little surprise!

yellow peony photo taken using freelensing technique

pink flower photo taken using free lensing technique

i remembered about free lensing. these were the only two that were somewhat decent, but i’m going to practice so i can take more. there’s a wonderful post about free-lensing on a beautiful mess.

hand painted stick in metallic blue, baby pink and yellow

i painted a stick. i know that doesn’t sound interesting but it’s a nice relaxing thing to do, plus it’s a free bit of decor for your house. always finding nice sticks when i’m out for walks, so i’m sure i’ll be painting some more soon.

and i made lots of pom poms! there’ll be a super quick DIY up next week.

pink handmade pom pom on turquoise blanket

snapshots of my week – 26th april

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honestly, i’ve not done much this week. i’ve been feeling down and quite useless, really. so this post might not be too exciting picture wise! here’s hoping next week is better!

how has your week been?

geometric stamps from present and correct

got these in the post this morning through doing a swap. do you have a favourite shape?

green moss or plant

found this little clump in the garden. i have no idea where it came from, but i liked the shape.

small bird feather

i found a feather too whilst out for a walk. what a pretty pattern. it reminded me of a tabby cat, but on a feather.

botanical illustration

found this too! as well as some other botanical prints i cut out of a book ages ago. thinking about framing them up and putting them in the hallway to cheer it up a bit.

pattern made with oil pastels

and i made a pattern. i really like these colours together, think they look rather springy/summery.