Monday, July 26, 2010


A little while ago, I picked up the magazine Karen in the newsagent.. and ended up buying it. It really does seem to be one of my sorts of magazines: practically all photos and full of inspiration. But mainly pretty pictures..
It's been a while since I bought Karen, and I bought the new issue only the other day to find myself in awe of all the photos - particularly one.
Of course, I decided to try drawing it the other night and will paint it very soon indeed .. :)

Sar x

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a new adventure .. of printing photos

For the first time, I learnt - or at least began to learn - how to print photos myself from black and white film in the dark room.
It's rather cool indeed.
As you can see, I did a test strip showing different exposures and that in itself was ... just so very cool. I really do love all the older methods of photography - analogue photos have such a lovely atmosphere about them :)

A little hint of the photos to come.. :)

Sar x
P.S My Frenchie arrived last tuesday and is enjoying Australia :) She is just lovely.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The McConchie Adventures

This adventure is from a little while ago - and the first adventure featuring Meaghan.
Actually, the first adventure featuring anyone other than Bea!
It was truly interesting to photograph others having become quite used to photographing Bea - and it was fairly random, too .. suddenly everyone was wearing turbans, at one stage in the day..

Sar x

P.S You may have noticed that the 3rd photo (of Meaghan) is the one that I used for my painting for this folio :)
P.P.S The photos were taken using a DSLR :)
P.P.P.S My French girl comes Tuesday night!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One more adventure to add to the collection

I call this "The Mont Albert Adventures".
Last week, as part of my newest folio for art (themed "Inequality and Sisterhood"), a few girls came over (including Bea - of course) for some photos :)
I used a roll of black and white film - I'll have to develop it myself at school, which should be interesting! - and used the digital SLR.
As part of this idea, I wanted to use a sheet and take photos under it .. which then turned into an idea of using something lacy.. and then I found a doiley-ish tablecloth :)

Allow me to introduce you to Meaghan :)

Sar x
P.S You're probably wondering what these photos have to do with inequality and sisterhood .. I'm still figuring that one out :S  But, not to worry - I have a plan :)