Colour me Friday – Vintage Vogue Rainbow

A Vintage Vogue Rainbow for some Friday inspiration! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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Rust

english electricI love rusty old things and I’ve been collecting them for a few years, in the form of photos, rusty shapes from RE, and random finds. My favourite was an old rusty metal house I found a few years ago in a burnt-out bonfire on an abandoned gypsy site, and kept it for a while. Not knowing how to clean it up, I eventually threw it away, fool! I could have used one of these methods.

My job often takes me to old industrial sites, which frequently turn out to be a source of inspiration. I’m attracted to the story behind these objects, their changing textures and colours, and above all the fact that, in many cases, it was the act of abandonment which eventually caused them to be beautiful. I took these photos in the storage area of a steam railway yard and at an old coal mine, both in the north-east of England, and on trips to Bosnia-Herzegovena; Provence, France; The City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt; and Woodstock, NY and Portland, Maine, USA.

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Outside tap at cafe, Grimaud, Provence

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I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Liebster

I’ve just been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Stephanie Casey over at Dress Dynamic! I was feeling pretty down about work and this has totally lifted my spirits, thanks so much Stephanie! Please check out her gorgeous blog, especially her Gold Triangle Boho Nail Tuturial, which I can’t wait to try. Continue reading I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Colour me Friday

I was just thinking about how much I love bright colours, and I thought what better way to celebrate a whole two days free of work (apologies for those who work weekends!) than with some beautiful, colourful art from artists I’ve recently discovered. Oh, and I might also manage to celebrate Friday with a little nip of my niece’s Christmas vodka.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out the links to these artists if you’d like an extra portion of happy colour!

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http://www.robertbohanphotography.com

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http://surjartwork.com

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http://www.lauracallaghanillustration.com

My Four Week Blogiversary

Four weeks today! When I started this blog I was (and still am) recovering from pretty major shoulder surgery. I could hardly use my right arm (I’m right-handed) and could only manage short bursts of left-handed typing, timed to my painkiller intake. Fast forward a month, and I’ve had an awesome Christmas and new year, spent precious time with family, managed a bit of left-handed wild pony taming, and yesterday returned to work (well, every silver lining has a cloud). On top of this, when I combine my WordPress and Bloglovin’ followers I have 92 followers! To many of you, this may seem tiny, but to me, this is huge. Every new follower makes me feel proud and happy and “warms the cockles of my heart”! Thank you! Continue reading My Four Week Blogiversary

Create Your Own Mini Photo Studio…

Mini Photo Studio

As many of know, I’m the kinda girl who loves to roll her sleeves up and get stuck into a crafty little project every once in a while, and seeing as I have an endless list of beauty goodies to review I was pondering over where & how to photograph them – until a little creative light-bulb appeared overhead… why not make my own mini photo studio?

Having an attic crammed full of empty boxes, I was pretty sure one of them could be the perfect candidate for my project… however, not willing to brave the potential army of spiders lurking up the ladder, I managed to convince my hubby into making the trip instead. Yes, he loves me that much! Needless to say he grabbed the perfect box I could transform it into a little photography haven.

Thankfully all went rather well… and seeing as this might come in handy…

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Wild, wild horses

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I managed to fit in a couple more days over the holidays helping to train some recently rescued welsh mountain ponies at PACT Animal Sanctuary. The seven tiny, beautiful ponies are as wild as can be, having never been handled.

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As well as attempting some Monty Roberts “Horse Whisperer techniques, I’m finding that it’s a brilliant mindfulness exercise. Continue reading Wild, wild horses

Cry Me A River

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http://yohanfortier.deviantart.com/art/Pop-Art-Woman-378616402

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http://theeverygirl.com/ali-nelson-of-ali-makes-things

Whether you prefer Streisand, Buble or Timberlake, we’re all familiar with the song. As someone who has always been affectionately labelled a “cry baby” by my family, I’ve been thinking recently about the subject of crying, and showing emotion in general, at work. I’m not talking about daily emotional outbursts and drama, I’m talking occasional and natural human responses to difficult and stressful events at work. Continue reading Cry Me A River

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" – Coco Chanel

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