Saturday, 15 March 2014

Focus On Life - Beauty All Around

Over at the Studio Sublime this week Sally has asked us to look at and capture the beauty all around us.  One thing I absolutely love is the mixture of dark, brooding skies and bright sunshine, and with the storms and weather we've been having lately it's been happening rather a lot. I captured this photograph at Lymington harbour, and added a Pixel Dust texture to it.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WOYWW #249

For WOYWW this week, near my desk but not on it, is a new wool holder - well actually it's an old CD rack that has been in my loft for quite a while - I suddenly had a 'lightbulb' moment while trying to squish some new wool into an already full drawer!  I am  rather thrilled at having them stored in colour order now!  It also means I have a home for the large linen yarn spool that's been knocking around on the floor for years!
Also, on my desk is a record of all the wools and yarns I have (still trying to decide if this demonstrates OCD tendencies!).  I attach a sample of the yarn and add the manufacturer and colour code so I can hopefully get hold of more if I need it - I also do this with rubber stamp images for angel policies, paints, inks, washi tape, ribbons etc - it's often a quicker way of seeing what stash I've got rather than rummaging through boxes and drawers!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Focus On Life - Close-up

This week at the Studio Sublime our challenge from Sally has been to explore the world around us and get really close up.  I've had a few problems getting out and about this week, or even manouvering to take a photo, as I've been nursing a back problem but I did manage to find some photos that I took a while back and I decided to play with them on Photoshop and use those for the challenge - hope no-one minds too much!

Close-up the petals look like I have over-saturated the colour but in fact they had translucent patches where the green shone through from behind - they looked like very delicate tissue paper.