Saturday, 31 October 2009

An Early Christmas Present For All My Customers!!!

I've done a bit of rejigging in the financial and supplies departments and been able to reduce ALL my 10x8" prints in both my Etsy and Folksy shops!

I've also been able to knock a bit off the postage and packing rates, too! Woohoo!!!

...and my offer of a free 7x5" or 5x5" print of your choice with every single 10x8" until Dec 1st still stands so now is the perfect time to buy that print you've had an eye on for yourself - or someone else!


Merry (early) Christmas!
Em ♥

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Art Meets Mental Health Issues - A Very Special Treasury

I've just been notified that my photograph 'A Gentle Freak-Out' has been included in the following treasury on

It's always nice to have a piece of work selected for any treasury, but this is a subject which many of you know is very close to my heart, so if you could just click on it and maybe leave a comment, we might get this issue on the frontpage of Etsy - and I'm all for promoting good mental health and raising awareness of mental health issues.

Thank you!!!
Em ♥

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Nice Surprise!

I woke up this morning to find I'd been featured in this lovely Etsy treasury:

which was a lovely surprise!

Em ♥

Saturday, 17 October 2009


Just a gentle reminder to my loyal followers :-) that until Dec 1st I'm giving away a free 5x5" or 7x5" print of your choosing with every single 10x8" sold (and none of this 'one-per-transaction' high street nonsense, either!)

If you buy three prints, you get three free - simple!

(And if you mention that you saw the offer in my blog, I may just throw in an extra freebie..!)

Em ♥


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Dear Father Christmas, I've been a very good girl this year...

Well;, anyone who knows my photography knows how much I adore lomography and the vintage look (see previous blog entry here!)

Now I'm ready to take the plunge, put down the battery chargers and memory cards and go totally old skool...with a toy camera!

(So, for anyone who doesn't know about toy cameras, please read on...)

Yes, you heard right. I said 'toy'. Not that these are toys - no siree! They may be 'cheap' (relatively speaking) plastic cameras but they take some of the best photography I've seen. Check out this work from fellow fPOE team member, HolgaJen, who just happens to be one of my great toy camera inspirations: (Please click on the photos/titles.)


Polson Park

Check out Jen's shop here!

You see, 'toy' cameras, like the Holga featued here and the Diana cameras, are definitely not mere toys...but that doesn't mean they're not fun!

Look at the stunning effects they can achieve - the aged, retro feel; the vignetting (the shadow around the edge); the rich colours or deep black & whites, the bursts of sunlight...some people spend hours in Photoshop trying to achieve with a digital camera what the Holga or Diana can do in an instant on film. Ah yes, I do miss working with film...another reason to give this a go!

Yep, I already know what I want this Christmas - and it definitely isn't a silly jumper with Rudolf on it!

Em ♥

Coincedentally, World Camera Day 2009 is coming up on Staurday, 17th!

(P.S. More info about Holgas here)

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Good News, Now About 'Good News Now'!

I'm so proud to be on the front page of today! (Oct 3rd.)

As both a Christian and a photographer (and the two aren't mutually exclusive!) I was only to happy to allow them to use my image today.

It's a great, uplifting website - a break from the constant barrage of bad news in the mainstream media.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Creative Streak!

After a long, dry spell I seem to be coming to the end (possibly) of a very short yet prolific creative streak! Since coming home from France I've been doing some challenging, although successful, still life work - I'm really proud of myself!

I don't know if it was the strong coffee or the perfect chocolate eclairs, but France gave me back my mojo. I ticked a lot of boxes from my mental list; portraiture, landscape, social documentary, slow exposure work, bright sunshine then low light levels, faster shutter speeds...I was a busy girl!

Since being back I've produced a few successful stil lifes and really pushed my limited resources and DIY lighting skills to the limit!

Please, tell me what you think...

Until next time,