Actually not at all, nice to go through hard drives, sometimes i forget things i start, so i thought i would finish this off today and share. It’s a cold Melbourne day so a great day to play. I drove past this location for years before i finally stopped, asked it i could explore and photograph, nice of them to give me all the time I wanted.
All I need to add is my little one, she is going to love being the Pilot!
While I only have had one flying lesson, deep behind the goal just past my immediate ones on my list…It was a privilege to be invited for Christmas in July, dine at a beautiful home of one of the pilot’s home in Newham along with some amazing courageous women pilots from Australian Woman Pilots’ Association.
Thank you to Peta (President of The Australian Women Pilots’ Association) for your kind invitation. A huge Thank to Kathy Mexted (An aspiring local writer and photographer in Newham for opening up your doors to your beautiful home with an incredible backyard! A view of hanging Rock. For putting on a beautiful lunch for us all and of course your hospitality and hard work you put in over 2 days, a fun and inspiring day. And of course thank you to Dennis for looking after us and ensuring we all had more food than we could eat and omg cleaning up! Thank you to all the Woman pilots, it’s an honour to be amongst aw inspiring women.
While I am still dreaming the dream as a travelling photographer, right now I remain a passenger, not a bad deal I think! but you never know what is around the corner or airport. I am the pilot and leading lady of my own life after all.
Here’s a piece that I started late last year but never quiet finished, it had been a week of people sharing their story, hurts and pain which stirred emotions within myself………..lets face it, most of us have been in this position of cruel words and lies. So my go to hide and express place and create images of feelings that I can’t say in words for the most part. At first I was quite upset and a little angry for myself and others, but as I put the images together I realised most of us would at one time or another been one of these characters, my heart began to soften and clarity showed up, no one is perfect, and most times cruelty comes from a place of ones own pain. Words hurt and words can heal, wouldn’t it be so much better if the ego was dropped? remembered our worth and not giving power to the truths based on other’s lack of true understanding of you? isn’t that saying that their opinion is more valuable than our own? If mistakes are made it’s the better person that can truly say they are sorry. I hope and pray that 2018 brings humility, kindness and love for all, sometimes you just need to walk away and be the best version of yourself. Don’t be harsh on yourself on the truths of others, most of the time they don’t actually know you at all. Be kind to others, be kind to yourself. How would you feel if this was done to someone you love?
You can’t control what others say about you but you can let it go if it’s not true.
Don’t get mad, get creative 😉
Gossip dies when it hits a wise person’s ears.
Thanks to the lovely peeps who modelled for me without knowing the story.
Happy Halloween! Nothing scary about this gorgeous little girl! Trick or Treat?!
Studio location in Taylors Hill
Every year for my girls’ birthday we organise a photoshoot!!! mostly based around what they are doing or passionate about, Lil Miss Sparkles has been learning how to play guitar since the beginning of the year so she wanted a rock chick shoot with her first axe, God I love her!!!! She likes to play the piano a little so she agreed I could use it as the stage. She has sat beside me the whole time making sure I edited her pic just the way she likes it, so it was black and white and her guitar red, then i said i got a few bits i want to add, she finally agrees and I got the thumbs up! She’s tough client!
The human body is a work of art, as a woman photography, tasteful and sweet is my aim, i love these flowers, they live in my front garden, i love how i planted a few years ago, some died and then they have sprung up in different parts of it. It’s been an amazing week of creating fine art, just from one shoot i have been inspired so much, keep some for later.
If someone tries to put you in a box of labels don’t get mad, get creative and find the humour in it, granted not my finest piece but a positive outcome none the less. as my art teacher said back in 1993 you need to create at least 100 paintings to get one good one, #learn and grow. God I love my kids!!!!! Love those that love you, pray for those that don’t.
14km hike to Triund, India. Creating my own mix of sunset and sunrise, permission to create my own canvass. Well that was a hike to end all hikes for me, going from nothing due to my ankle injury 7 weeks earlier, My guide decided to add 2kms to my hike without my knowledge, not impressed, barely giving me time to rest, i felt like a mule, only thing missing was a slap on the arse, 8 kms up, easy, moderate to you have got to be kidding me, but hey it took me 5 hours but I did it, he was only giving me about 15 minutes to enjoy the view to then make our way back down, one I know i wasn’t physically capable, two, Im not leaving after a hike like that, not really prepared I chose to stay over night, so as you can image it was a little cold once the sun went down. I really didn’t need a guide but thought it might be the safer option, meh i could have done it on my own. I rarely take tours but sometimes it’s insisted, I only had come in the night before, not much sleep made a snap decision in 15 minutes to take off. Im glad i did as it took me nearly 3 and a half hours to get down 6kms, the terrain is rough and sometimes slippery. If the guide didn’t carry my gear no doubt it would have taken longer and i may have pushed him over the edge, he kept yelling at me, ‘you must make life hard” I so was going to bitch slap him lol well his boot camp style was rough but I did it with minimal stops and a shit load of water, bastard! So bitching over, it was absolutely amazing to face the mountain, watch the sun go down and rise again, sleeping 3 metres from the edge…..freezing!!!! To his defence he did help me on the way down. my hips were about ready to pop, thank God, I made it just in time. You can purchase your copy here or contact me directly.
There days I just want to play like a child, think like a child and colour outside the lines. Allowing myself this gives me peace by just playing. A great way to fly off into the compass of the mind, through away what overwhelms and learn my way back to inner quiet. I was not striving for perfection or an award with this image, just going with the flow.
I met this lovely man about 3 years ago at Bradmills, Yarraville, selling his winemaking grapes, I spotted him for a distance pulled up and went over and had a chat, he was from Adelaide. I asked if i could take his photo and he put of a little show, I have 4 great images of this lovely bloke, always great when people laugh and have fun and don’t take it serious. We said our good byes, I thanked him, he gave me a bag of grapes for my ride home, sweet.
Every woman deserves a super hero!
More wedding fun with this great bridal party down Williamstown.