Monday, July 30, 2012


Horses have to be one of my favourite subjects to photograph. They are just incredibly beautiful creatures. I was a bit inspired to post these after being reminded of Roberto Dutescoart's stunning photography of the horses that inhabit Sable Island in Canada (thanks Megan!). Amazing, AMAZING work. The photos I have posted below have been taken in New Zealand (on Andrew's family farm), during our travels in Kyrgyzstan (there are wild horses running everywhere - such a sight) and here in Australia. 


Monday, July 23, 2012

a souvenir:

When I travel, I often collect and hold onto bits of paper, ticket stubs, newspaper, stamps - anything that typographically and graphically looks interesting. To put these to good use, I thought it'd be interesting to create a bit of collage, using that collected from one particular country, and by creating shapes from a map of a city from that same country.
For the one I am about to show you, I have used bits and pieces collected from Lebanon, and have based the shapes on that of a map of Lebanon's capital, and one of our favourite cities, Beirut.
It not only makes for a fun project, but is a cost effective and unique souvenir of travels and experiences.

some of the my collection...

some items from around the world. anything that has colour, typography, pattern and most of all, memories, is perfect.

what you need - some nice card, a steel ruler, glue and a stanley knife and/or scissors...

i traced the street blocks of beirut in illustrator and printed it out on to cardboard for cutting...
using a stanley knife,  cut out the shapes to create little templates for tracing...

once traced on to your chosen material,  cut out all the different shapes...

lots of shapes and few postage stamps - all collected from lebanon
play with different arrangements before which are gluing anything down

the finished piece framed - not only  a little artwork, but a unique souvenir too!

Monday, July 16, 2012

cabramatta, nsw:

Sydney is a multicultural city. Growing up, this is something I would hear over and over, and something I do know, but really take for granted. 
On Sunday, I ventured about an hour or so out west with my friend Emma to Cabramatta, a pocket of Sydney with a large Vietnamese and south-east Asian population. This is the place to go for amazing Vietnamese cuisine (one of my faves) with bustling restaurants, food markets and a real lively atmosphere. We wandered around taking in all the sights, scents and tastes, soaking up as much of the area as we possibly could. And the food - so good. I'm already planning my return. 
Below is a small snapshot of Cabramatta through my eyes. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

culburra, nsw:

culburra beach
So I spent this past weekend on the south coast of New South Wales with my sister, Sarah and good friend, Amy, in the quiet beachside town of Culburra. It was great to be outdoors, exploring a new area and enjoying the mild winter sun. It's a sleepy little beach town blessed with natural beauty and a great location, being just north of stunning Jervis Bay. 
Weekends away are the ultimate refresher!

nature at it's best

no trip to the south coast is complete without a stop here. best. donuts. ever.

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