Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A New Lens

I received my camera last year as a present. I have had so much fun taking photos. About two weeks ago I bought a new lens. (Nikon 50 mm 1.8)   It was an early birthday present. I wasn't expecting to buy it on the day.  Thanks family!!!  I have recently started a facebook page and I I have liked several pages. (As I do) There are so many talented people out there. One page I liked was Helene Dujardin Photography.  I discovered that she had publised a book called Plate to Pixel. I really liked her style of Food Photography and excitedly purchased her book online. I was expecting to receive it mid June. It actually arrived at the beginning of this week. I couldn't wait to start reading. One of the things that she emphasizes  is to practice, practice, practice.  Well I don't have any trouble doing that!!  However I do have to have the nice food to practice on. Hubby made Lasagne Sunday, so I set about practising. What I do best!   I had no idea that I would have such a liking for food photography. I only realised that I like capturing food when I first received my camera and I was trying to look for things to practice on.  One thing about food , is that it is a willing particapant. I then discovered the What Katie Ate (I have linked her Facebook page)  and her amazing photograpy.  So here I am trying to learn the art of food photography. Trying to make the food look scrumptious.  I know I have a long way to go , but the journey is fun.

Thanks for  getting this far.


Ps.  The Lasagne was really yummy.  Hubby always makes a yummy Lasagne

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Good Morning to all,

 I am here to show you my daughter's shadowbox frame. I have had this frame for a couple of years and had another layout in it. I was never completely happy with it.  I had always wanted to keep the ballet shoes , leotard etc....   The previous layout I did had the ballet shoes and skirt behind the photo.  Awhile ago I saw a shadowbox here on Pinterest  with the photo behind  and the ballet shoes in front and I knew then , that this is how I had to do mine. The skirt is behind the photo, but the ballet shoes are what I really wanted to feature.  The photo was taken with an old camera of mine and therefore very grainy.  (However I do love the photo)
The words on the photo Read  'I think', 'I feel', 'I Can', 'I Am'   'Madeleine' 

I am now on facebook. I have tried to put the button on my sidebar without success. If anyone can tell me how they have done it, it would be a great help. If you want to find me on facebook, I have included a link here. "Craft Until Your Art's Content" and you can find me that way. In the mean time I will try and figure out how to link up with facebook.

Have a great week


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's May Already

It's May Already....

The year is passing by very quickly.  Sorry I have not posted for a while. I have presently lost the passion for craft and cards.  I probably should change the name of my blog. 'Craft Until Your Art's Content' , but I am hoping that passion will return. I also really like the name of the blog, and the play on words.  I do, however still love taking photos.  I will try and visit the blog more often and try to re-ignite the passion for craft.  So I hope to return with more photos, family adventures and date nights.  In the meantime I will stop and smell the Coffee? Roses? Chocolate?  -  This time  Cupcakes.  We enjoyed an afternoon tea of Cupcakes on Sunday

The recipe for White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes can be found  here. We didn't use any food colouring for the White Chocolate Ganache. We topped with strawberries and Pomegranates.  They were really yummy, and hoping to make more very soon. 

I will try and visit the blogs that I usually catch up with  during the week. 

Have a great week. (Hope Mother's day is wonderful for you. If celebrating in your part of the world)