#NoFilter!

Morning! As we approach the second birthday of this blog, I was thinking about when I started taking photos to put on here. It had been my intention to take “proper photos” on a “proper camera”, but that never happened. The majority of my photos are taken on my iPad mini or on my iPhone. The process doesn’t stop there though, almost without exception they will be run through a photo editing app called Repix, turning up the light, intensifying the colour. 

Curiosity got the better of me at this point, what would my photos look like stripped bare of any editing and with the most basic of cameras?

First I grabbed this………


My daughters Instax, like the old Polaroid it produces the picture in seconds and is super simple to use…….or was it…..

Here’s number 1……


My blue berry bush, really over exposed but strangely pretty.

And then………..


My tiny Buddha in the garden looking as massive as an Easter Island statue and just as imposing.

Next……..

Mad Mr Milo the poodle looking like a faceless monster.

How about a product picture………..


This I liked, whilst it didn’t capture the level of detail I like, it’s moody, soft focus looks a bit fashion magazine to me.

And finally….

A really odd picture of a rose! 

I really enjoyed this lack of perfection and I think it introduces a mood to the pictures that wasn’t there before, I won’t be changing my usual methods for the majority of the time, I will be using this camera when it suits the subject matter.

What camera do you use? I’d love to see some pictures! Share with me on Instagram and Facebook

Kisses

Karen

My Little Piece Of Heaven!

Morning  (cough) dear (cough) reader (cough)! I have the worst chest infection in the world….ever, if you have had a bad chest infection this is it’s daddy! I was going to do a post on the comic con last week but thats going to have to wait as I haven’t edited the pics!

Anyhow shall we press on?  I am sure by now that you have realised I LURVE what I do! In fact I love it so much that it still doesn’t feel quite real, so in an effort to be more grown up and grounded in my profession I’ve got a workspace! Who wants to see? Of course you do, but that would be one heck of a short post so here’s your tour……


I have a lot of Harley Quinn and super hero stuff, I’m gradually been brought to the dark side by my husband.

And there’s ……


Lots of Alice stuff, the whole room will be all Alice eventually, this card is a promo for a musical and I like the slightly sinister feel of this rabbit, and will be using this for inspiration.

To try and ground me and help me focus ……..


The Rose Quartz and amethyst is meant to clear my energies, I don’t know if it works but they are so pretty.

For when I feel scared or lacking confidence…….


This quote from the Divergent books and film makes me feel kick ass!

There is combined cakes and Batgirl……..


Those felt macarons enable me to use the beautiful dish my mother in law gave me.

There is this inherited from my darling daughter………


I think I might start taking a few instant pictures when I’m out and about hunting for inspiration.

Finally, there are these………


Because this is my business and here are the cards to prove it!

And Finally!


There it is in all its glory, including a mannequin for when I can’t remember which way the elbow bends! And a twiggy tree full of bluebirds, my folder of to do lists. When I go to back to work on Monday this little slice of heaven will be my blogging space ( I didn’t put the laptop in, it’s Apple but it still ain’t pretty) and two years in I will say with confidence  I am a blogger and an artist and this is where I work.

Kisses

Karen