Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Prompted by a competition I saw on a Facebook page, I went out this evening and photographed some flowers. It was really too dark, and very cloudy, but I snapped away - and I enjoyed myself.

I think I'll set myself some kind of challenge so that I photgraph every day. I think I need to think creatively about it. What will inspire me to take a photo each day? These a few of today's efforts.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Finding Myself

I never really considered myself to be artistic, though the indicators were always there. I'm not good at drawing and my artistic ability at school and by myself was judged on that.

I was a dancer when I was young (and still am if the truth be known). But, I'm not arty in the sense that I can paint or draw things that look real. My artiness lay buried beneath, under a heap of misconceptions about how bad I was at drawing, singing and other such "real" artistic pursuits.

At school I loved collage - it was easy. I loved sticking, gluing and glitter, then one day I found art journalling. And guess what - it's all about doing your own thing - gluing, sticking - shapes, colour, anything that feels good. I love it.

I also got a very flash camera for a significant birthday, and have dicovered photography.

I'm just a beginner with both art and photography. But I'm loving it!!