♥ Before and After ♥
I think, no actually I know, this is the main reason I've fallen in love with photography. Beauty and creativity that is in the eye of both the creator and the beholder. There is so much that can be done with any shot. Even a mediocre shot can be made interesting (at the very least), and with a bit of skill and patience it might even become a picture worth stopping to look at twice.
There is something incredibly satisfying being able to take an ordinary run-of-the mill picture like the one above.....
...and put your own spin on it. With a little luck and especially if you hold your tongue just right, you might even find yourself creating something extraordinary. Or at least have fun trying!
♥ Llamafont ♥
Because...well, why the heck not? I particularly like the 'V' and the 'Y' in everyone below!
Go make yourself one at llamafont.com. Go on, go on, you know you want to!
♥ Girlfriends to the rescue ♥
Hubby is off to Melbourne on Sunday for five nights. I'm not used to flying solo, at least not lately, and definitely not since we've had 2 kiddlywinks. So enter the dynamic duo, Jackie and Heidi, stage right. Who were relatively easy to con into staying with me and the boys over that time. Let's hope they don't live to regret it!
And a big thank you to Mark who has already pre-cooked two meals for us to have while he's away. He's a keeper that one!
And any resemblance to Jackie and Heidi being 'mad bloggers with a camera always at the ready' is purely coincidental. Surprisingly, I haven't managed to con them into blogging.....yet.
♥ Artwork ♥
Loving watching the concept development from squiggles and shapes that are now quite discernible characters. These two masterpieces having pride of place in the kitchen right now.
♥ Royal wedding celebrations ♥
Love seeing how people come up with ideas to get on the royal bandwagon. This is what my local coffee shop will be doing today to celebrate. And they made all the knitted people themselves. Cute aye!
And me? I'll be curled up on the couch tonight just like Stacey and Kristy watching history in the making.
♥ Sunrise ♥
If there is one thing I love even more than the beautiful sunrises I experience when I open my bedroom curtains, it's sharing them with a little person quietly at play beside me. His face bathed in early morning light is quite delightful.
♥ A new project ♥
And as a certain person in the household has a memorable milestone of a fifth birthday coming up in a few months' time, I have embarked on a new photobook project called 'This Is Your Life...So Far'. I'm probably mad for even attempting it with all the spare time I don't have (well if I'm honest I would have more if I didn't blog so much let's be straight!), but it's something I really want Noah to have to look back on through the years. Here's a sneak peek of the first completed page.
Now I just need to put the hard yards in to get it done in time!
Linking up to the lovely Paisley Jade's regular Things I'm Loving linky: