Category Archives: Collected

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The Making Process – Photo Essay

April 30, 2016

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I recently took an incredible trip to Queensland. The road trip was part of an Etsy Australia campaign called #city2outback, and an opportunity to explore the life of an Etsy maker – from their artistic practice to the local area they call home and the source of the inspiration behind their work. Our trip took us to Ayr in far North Queensland where we met Phillip and Majella who are the lovely couple behind Exquisite Gem. They showed us the beautiful corner of the world they live in and gave us an insight into how they make their jewellery. I took close to 1000 photos over the weekend and put together two photo essays about the trip, one about the landscape in Queensland that I’ll share next week and this one about the hand made process behind Phillip and Majella’s jewellery.

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week 13 & 14 – 2016 in photos

April 3, 2016

I can’t believe Easter has come and gone and all of a sudden we are a quarter of the way through the year! How did that happen? Wouldn’t it be nice to press pause for a little while. Over the last few weeks I’ve had ample opportunity to get the camera out, I foraged this beautiful magnolia with mum before Easter and I played around with some different shots, moody and dramatic and simple and clean.

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How do you Instagram?

March 28, 2016

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So how do you enjoy your daily instagram hit? I generally scroll my feed twice a day, once in the morning after I’ve woken up (children’s sleep permitting) and once when the kidlets are in bed for the evening and my hubby is cooking me dinner (I know, I’m pretty lucky with the meal prep distribution in our house!). I like to see what’s happened overnight from my international friends and accounts I follow, and then I catch up on the Aussie action in the evening. And occasionally I check in at different points during the day if I’m feeling in need of some inspiration. I honestly could be on instagram all day if I didn’t have a job to attend to and small children to interact with! This twice daily ‘check-in’ works for me and I feel I’m present enough to catch up with my online friends, but also present in my ‘real life’ too. read more

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Fluid Ink Letterpress visit

March 22, 2016

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I have loved letterpress for as long as I’ve known it’s existed. In fact, I love all things to do with paper and stationery. But letterpress is special. There is something about the tactile quality it has, coupled with its elegance, that really appeals to me. And as it turns out, I’m not alone in loving letterpress as it’s had a bit of a revival over the last 5 – 10 years, particularly for wedding invites and stationery. When I was looking at wedding invites for my wedding 6 years ago I became obsessed with getting the invites printed by a letterpress printer. I ended up getting them designed in Canada and printed in Melbourne as there were not many letterpress printers in Perth at the time.

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