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Merry Christmas

It is Christmas Day here in Australia and when this is published I will no doubt be waiting for the house to wake up so we can start the festivities of the day.  I imagine as I write this I will have christmas-clip-art-christmasbells10to wait until late morning for my girls to wake up.

I decided I wanted to do the same for you this year that I did last Christmas.

My Gift to You

Last Christmas I put a high resolution image with no watermark, that people could download and keep.  I thought I would  do the same thing this year.  I asked a couple of people and the image that stood out to them was one of the milky way I had taken with the Woomelang Shearing Shed in the foreground. So my gcandle-20clip-20art-candle_thick_hollyift, as in last year, is this image.  It is a high res image that you can download and print for yourself, if you choose.

There are conditions, and they would be the same if you purchased the image, it is for you own personal use only and it cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Merry Christmas


I suspect you will have to click on the image and then save it to get the full size

I hope you all have a great day.


Inspiring Quiet Thursdays

Just recently I have been doing some images so the writers who follow me can try and respond to the image with some writing. I know these posts are more for the writers, and I hope you don’t mind, though while doing the processing on this image I recorded what I did, and will put a short video of it on my other blog later today.  I must warn you, the video will be speed up a lot, so you will just get an idea of what I did.


I hope the writers here find this image interesting enough to write about.  I love this old building and while I was taking this image the idea came to me. For the photographers, this is something I really want to do more of.  I like planning and executing images like this.

As in other weeks, please leave your poems, or links here in the comments section so other people can enjoy what you have written. I look forward to seeing what you have written.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  It has finally got here, always seems so far away, then you realise it is very close, then the day seems to take forever to actually arrive.

Today is a day for giving, and I decided quite a while ago that I wanted to say thank you to you for all your support, for listening to me whinge, offering advice when I needed it and for the most part being fantastic followers, actually I take that back, for the whole part.  I love writing this blog and I love hearing from you.  You help make this blog successful.  So I decided I needed to do something in return.

I want to give you something, which isn’t easy, but then I thought, I could give a photo, one, if you like it you can download and print it if you like.  The image is for your personal use, and you can’t sell it or do anything else with it.  Just need to be clear about that.  The image is one of a few I chose and two friends helped me decide which one to use.  I hope you like it.

This image was taken in Lorne in February this year.  It is one of my favourites from the year, and I hope you like it as well.

I think I will have to put it into a gallery so  you can copy it at full size.  It is about 3-4MB, or least it should be.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

“Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery”

A quote by Charles Caleb Colton.  I know that Friday’s were about me doing reworks, but as I am now changing the day that I do the Bluestone building for Deaf Children Australia, I decided to do something different today.

When I was doing my Fine Arts Degree we had a lecturer that used to tell us to copy the masters, copy the television, copy lots of things to learn how other artists produce their work.  Of course you can’t copy it and call it your own, but it is a great way to learn.  So in that vein, when I took photos of Alannah, I took some shots with the intention of copying some of Brooke Shaden’s images.


When I first saw Brooke’s image, I pretty much knew how she had done it, but I wasn’t totally sure if I could do it.  As it turns out it was a lot harder to do than I had thought.  I tried several times, and the above is my latest attempt.

One of the things that I have found quite useful in doing a lot of this work is my understanding of drawing and images, how shadows work, and what shadows look like.  It is times like that I am so glad I studied art.  I don’t always get it right, but that is okay.  I have had to work on the shadows quite a bit, but also I had to get rid of areas as well.  The hair was probably one of the hardest things to do.

I don’t mind the outcome and I have learned a lot trying to do it, but I know that Brooke’s image is better.  I can handle that. 


I have been continuing to make changes to my website, the other day I was playing with the colours.  I can’t change them on yet, but I have changed the colours on the Fine Art Portraits Page.  I also did a new banner, which I would like to put on the website when I work out how.

Everything is slowly coming together which is really nice.