All posts filed under: Project 365

Daily planner practice 2019

I wasn’t going to use a planner for my daily practice this year, so I started in a regular sketchbook.  Part way through January I realized that this was not working, I liked the dates and style of a planner. So after some investigating and deciding I ended up with an ‘EDiT’ daily planner to work in.  To be honest it was a little smaller than I thought it would be (even though I looked at the measurements!), but it turns out I love this size and the paper is like magic, it is so smooth and even though it is quite see through it still holds a little wet media and pens don’t bleed through. For the rest of January (I started on Jan 23rd) I sketched a flower a day with my Micron pen.  When February rolled around I had spotted a couple of collage challenges on the interwebs, so collage was in my mind.  I started sticking down some images and adding a little note which made me smile and I think I …

Weekly Photos

32/365 While I was spraying a branch gold for my pom pom advent calendar, I also accidentally sprayed these leaves. They turned out quite pretty! 33/365 It is amazing to think that only a week ago, the temperatures were in the 60’s and 70’s. Now we have a layer of snow and icy sidewalks. I took advantage of the warm days and planted my garlic. 34/365 On Wednesday I was the mystery reader at school, the kids had to guess who was reading by listening to five clues. I read ‘Little Santa’ by Jon Agee. As I was waiting, I snapped this cute decoration. 35/365 Then we got snow! I did spot this little heart as I walked to the gym though. 36/365 Mr.Y’s birthday was today, so I made him an Army guy cake! 37/365 Christmas decorations are starting to emerge in our house. This little tree usually gets decorated by the boys and goes in their room. 38/365 Birthday boy wanted to go the the Transport Museum, so off we went in the …

Project 365 photos 25-31

Into the second month of Project 365 now and I haven’t missed a day yet. Let’s hope I can keep it up.  This week has seen my birthday, Thanksgiving and lots of sunshine!  As usual, these photos are a mix of iPhone 4 and Canon Rebel cameras,  and one from the Polaroid Construction Camera. 25/365 One of my new necklaces for CatsEatDogs, taken on the Canon. 26/365 A sign in a local antiques shop. Taken on the phone. 27/365 We made Christmas cake today and tradition states that everyone who stirs the batter gets to make a wish. Taken with Oggl on the phone. 28/365 Instant photo from one of my new (old) cameras.  This is me with some Thanksgiving veg! 29/365 Squashed seedpod on the bridge this morning.  Taken with the phone and no filters added. 30/365 Missouri Botanical Gardens all set up for the Garden Glow.  We haven’t seen the garden all lit up, but even in the daytime, it is pretty cool.  Taken with the Canon. 31/365 Oranges about to be made …

Vintage Instant Cameras

Firstly I hate to call these cameras ‘vintage’ as they are from the late 80’s and early 90’s and I am not able to even consider the era of my teens and early twenties as ‘vintage’.  Eeek. Anyway, I picked up three Polaroid Instant cameras at the weekend and I am eager to try them all out, see how they differ and which I like the best.  I am secretly hoping I don’t have a favourite, I want them to have their own abilities which I can use and love. So far I have put a film in the fantastic looking, bright yellow ‘Job Pro Polaroid’.  ‘The Construction Camera’. This camera was actually made and marketed to be used on construction and building sites.  It is nice and sturdy and made in the United Kingdom.  You can slide the doodad on the front to make photos lighter or darker, both of which I have tried, it makes a difference and I like the lighter best I think. I have a black and white film to …

Project 365 photos 18-24

This weeks photos have thrown out a couple of surprises. I always compile them together on Monday, so some I have almost forgotten! I think my favourites this week are the vintage toy cup and the hat with the chandelier. I forgot about the cup because I was trying to photo something else which didn’t work, so that this one came out nicely was a pleasant surprise. I worked on it in Snapseed and popped on a vintage filter. The chandelier was a hard one for me to catch, I really wanted the casual hat and the decadent glass of the chandelier in just the right proportions and I think I got it in the end. As usual the photos are a mix of iPhone 4 and Canon Rebel. 18/365 Vintage toy cup. 19/365 I love how this photo turned out, a good example of the reason I always carry my phone, you never know what you might see. 20/365 Double exposure on the Hipstamatic app. 21/365 Self portrait sat on the porch with a …

Shop locally Eye candy Boutique

Small business Saturday is next week and I for one love to shop locally and small.  I count myself lucky that we can shop at local farmers markets, get bakery treats and coffee from small businesses locally and shop for fabulous things to wear at one of my favourites local businesses – Eye Candy Boutique. They are open every week, one or more days and are always happy to make appointments if you can’t make the opening hours. Check their website or facebook page and sign up for e mails to be kept up to date. I have to confess it took me a while to catch onto this little local treasure as I often walked past and saw the Eye Candy sign and wondered what it was all about. When I did go, I was not disappointed, Eye Candy has an ever changing array of fashion from accessories to cocktail dresses. Whether you are looking for jeans and a casual shirt or a full on dazzling outfit, this is the place to be. The …