Monday, 25 July 2011

Reflections of Wirral by Guy Huntington and Kenneth Burnley

Reflections of Wirral by Guy Huntington and Kenneth Burnley

11th July saw the launch of the latest book by Guy Huntington and Kenneth Burnley, Reflections of Wirral, with a book signing in Linghams, Heswall.
Some of you may remember their earlier books of life on Wirral, Images of Wirral, Seasons of Wirral, and Wirral: Portrait of the Peninsula.

Reflections of Wirral takes the reader on a tour of the Wirral peninsula, exploring towns, villages and countryside alike. The wonderful photography of Guy Huntington guides you around, and opens your eyes to the beauty of this small area of the world. Meanwhile, Kenneth Burnley's text enhances your tour of the Wirral, providing knowledgable insight and history.

Reflections of Wirral is a stunning coffee table book, so do check out their website for more information and a peek inside the book!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Being Creative July: Summer

Let me start by revealing how I created the photograph shown in my previous post, Camera Experimentations. It is simply a green bottle top placed over the lens. It produces some really interesting effects, and I'm hoping to build up a whole range of different coloured bottles to use :D

Anyway, this month's theme over at Julia Crossland's Being Creative is Summer.

I was originally very excited about this theme - thinking applique ice creams, flowers, layers of paper and watercolour paintings. Pastel colours, bright colours, so much fun. But... Life happened - namely two benefit forms which both me and my husband had to fill in within six weeks... Doesn't sound much until you know that there are about 20 questions, each taking an hour to answer. Each. And it took all our energy to do an hour a day, so I haven't even seen my art room recently. Oh, and my sewing machine broke, which didn't help, although my husband may have fixed it... Will find out this week!

Anyway, we had a wedding yesterday, and the card I made for them feels lovely and summery to me. It is a new design for me, and it is probably one of my favourite cards I've ever made, and I make a lot haha!

So yes. At least I was able to create something this month, even if it wasn't much. Oh, I also crocheted my first granny square, to go in my Fabric Journal. It was so much easier than I expected!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Camera Experimentations!

I got my DSLR back from being fixed (it was corrupting images - never pleasant!) the other week, and boy am I loving having it back!!

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you'll know I love experimenting. My Destruction Journal is coming along nicely, though I haven't been well enough to work on it of late. I can't wait to show you the finished pages :)

Anyway, my latest concept for experimentation is the effects I can manually create with my camera, and today, that meant creating this:

 Any guesses what my camera lens is peeking through? I think it's such an effective technique!
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