Sunday, May 30, 2010

And yet more treasuries!!!

I love being included in Etsy treasuries! It's such an honour. The first "Let's face it" was curated by the shop owner of hippopotamejewelry. She included my postcard pack "Meditation series" amongst other delightful "face" items.

The next treasury is by Australian shop owner Maddo of Maddabling. She included my "beauty queen" mini print in this nostalgic treasury by the same name "Beauty Queen." I just love the vintage pink hairdryer and the feather eyelashes!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

All the fun of the fair!

I don't know why but I've become obsessed with fair ground rides – not so much the actual rides themselves, but the way they are photographed and portrayed, enhanced, colorized – full of brights and pastels, with lighting effects, graininess, old world charm etc. Visually, they are stunning works of photography, full of nostalgia and so compelling. I didn't realise how popular a subject this is to photographers. I feel my feeble attempts at doing this don't compare to some of the works I've come across. I have a long way to go! But it's fun playing with colors and textures in photoshop.
If anyone has any info on how to create/simulate bokeh effects (the shimmery, sparkly, blurry lens effects that appear in some photos), please post your links here. In the meantime, enjoy these pics–the last one is mine!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shimmer & Shine + Turquoise treasuries

Yay! I've been included in 2 new treasuries on Etsy! Both feature a mini-print from my vintage dress series. The first is 'Shimmer & Shine' and was curated by missyellen on Etsy. She's a fellow Aussie from Brisbane.

The second is a 'Turquoise' treasury curated by MyHauntedAttic on Etsy. She's from Wales. I love both treasuries and feel honoured to be included. Thank you ladies!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Moroccan Daydream - New print in-store

Following on from the Eastern inspired theme, I've recently created this piece which is full of exotic foreign motifs and jewel inspired colours. This piece is available in my Etsy shop as an A5 print. I've always dreamed of going to Morocco and walking through an exotic bazaar. It would be like taking a step back in day...!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vintage, oriental, eastern inspired postcards

I'm happy to reveal my new set of postcards. These have been a work in progress for some time now, as some of the images were purchased on Ebay. These postcards feature digitally altered eastern vintage beauties. I was greatly inspired and blown away by the collage art of Nick Bantock. (Google him to view his work, he's a fantastic artist!).

Stay tuned as I upload each postcard to my shop. Each postcard is professionally printed on 350gsm cardstock and measures 5.83 x 4.13 inches (14.57 x 10.3 cms). The image side is laminated to a high gloss finish, making the colors even more vibrant. I think they turned out beautifully. I'll have to keep a set for myself!