Notes from a Craft Studio

Family Secrets

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I have a beautiful Victorian photo album, passed on from my grandparents.  Its leather bound, a weighty volume with a rusty metal clasp, and when I open the pages I smell that musty, stale aroma that often accompanies old books.  I often retrieve it from the shelf, settle down on my sofa with a cuppa, and slowly turn the pages, looking at the faces of my distant family peering back at me from the sepia coloured images.  I muse over their lives, what the occasion of the photograph was….  Was it a once in a lifetime chance to visit a...

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Photo ideas for January

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Resolve New Beginnings Repetition Monochrome Colorful Food With Words Movement A Self Portrait In Low Light Jumbled A Doorway Equal Frozen Snuggle Cold Hands Sunset

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2017 Photo Project

Posted by Linda Gransby on

How about a new photo challenge for 2017? I'd like to use my camera more often, AND more creatively, AND have a new scrapbooking project to work on! Right, so you could just take a random photo every day, or choose a theme such as my family, myself, my town etc etc. If you're already thinking that a photo every day is too difficult, why not try Project 52 (one photo a week) or 14th in 14 (document the 14th of each month through the year 2017?)  You get the idea. There's no other rules really, just enjoy the experience...

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December photo ideas.....

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I'm trying to capture more than just the festive season this month.   Hmm - what can I photograph? My favourite read Weekend activities Jack Frost Children's Nativity Night time Blue My Christmas traditions Christmas recipes Christmas eve Christmas day (obviously!) Aftermarth The last leg  

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