Each month it is so hard to pick a winner for #fridayfaffingcompetition, the images are all so beautiful. I spend ages scrolling the hashtag just drinking in the gorgeousness.
One of the things I love about this community is how many people join in each week and how inspiring it is to see the different photos that are produced. Before announcing the winners I wanted to share some of the beautiful images that jumped out at me each time I scrolled the hashtag. Check out their beautiful galleries for more of their stunning images.
For vibrant and rich colours I loved these four by:
@wezyrnezycie @_scarlett.l @lilas1123 @renukostyle
For whimsy and prettiness I loved these images by:
@mogtheforgetfulcat @runnerkimhall @yardagedesign @merrymaman
For moody compositions I loved these by:
@okishimasimmonds @the_warehouse_at_woodside @totallybydesign @catherine_frawley
This month the prize was sponsored by the lovely folks at Old English Company who have the most divine collection of stationery, house items and prints featuring their beautiful lettering and design. Because it was too hard to select just one winner this month we have two winners who will win one each of these gorgeous tea towels – I fell in love with these tea towels as soon as I saw them.
The two winning images are:
This sweet little easter image created by @vanillalemoncake, I love everything about it – from the colour palette to the flowers to those stunning turquoise eggs.
And this stunning image by @lunaa80 for its elegance and composition.
Congratulations to you both, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will organise for you prize to be sent out to you.
Thank you to everyone who joined in this month and I can’t wait to see your images for April.
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.
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
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.
Isn’t funny how when you are really busy you can get through so much more – whether it’s work or life. But once you slow down it becomes so much harder to build momentum. The last few weeks have been like that for me. Coming off the back of a crazy busy period at work and home, I have really adopted the slow living approach to life lately. It’s been wonderful having some time at home, but I haven’t really achieved much at all except for a relaxed state of being. And maybe that’s not such a bad thing every now and then. I think as a general rule I’m a pretty calm individual, but February was a real test for me. I could feel my anxiety levels increasing and it was doable knowing that I had a very relaxed March on the horizon to look forward to.
What this has meant is that I’ve had no energy or desire to spend much time here, building my blog or interacting with social media. I’ve kept up the bare minimum and continued taking my weekly photo, but the thought of uploading the photos was too much. A couple of times I’ve thought about abandoning this weekly photography project, it’s been so tempting not to have this self imposed deadline hanging over my head. But I really really want to print a little book of my weekly photos at the end of the year and so I’ve pushed on. I’m happy to say that I’m back with renewed energy now. And so it’s time to update the backlog of photos I’ve taken over the last four weeks.