I have had a bit of time recently to browse the wonderful.worldwide.web in search of some creative inspiration. i seem to always end up getting sidetracked down a photography rabbit hole, where i dream of being able to take pictures like those i see on blogs. having recently upgraded my camera to canon 5d mk II, i suddenly am feeling the need to ‘up my game’ so to speak in the photo department. there is so much to learn and it takes time and patience, and a lot of trial and error, to develop one’s own style and understanding of the technical side of things, the latter of which has never come naturally to me. So in this my latest blog series, i am simply going to be enjoying and experimenting with the process of taking pictures in my own home of the things i love. Sometimes digital slr photography can easily become a bit lazy, as the camera can do so much intuitively without the person behind the lens having to think too much. so bear with me as i experiment a bit in the next few posts.
These french-style glass storage jars came from…you got it…a charity shop, this time in Crieff.
There was something about this clock when i first saw it, upturned on the rain-soaked trestle tables at my favourite salvage yard. And there’s something about the time too being 10.30 (from which it never moves). its a great time of the day at both ends, where you are either sitting down to morning tea, or considering the home straight to bed via a few fiddly jobs that invariably take about an hour…
i found these interesting little paintings when clearing out what was known as ‘nanny’s cubby hole’ at Tullyroan, sort of like bits n bobs heaven. the second one has no frame but i quite like the mis-match.
I’ve got a notion for dainty bird images at the moment (see my pinterest birdie board). This toast rack, now a letter holder, came from the country living christmas fair a few years ago in glasgow.
Ahhh the crochet blanket collection. the must-have vintage accessory (in addition to the enamel bread bin). most of these have been collected up from charity shops.
this picture hangs above our bed. its a very clever canvas, painted black with a photo stitched on. its by my friend miriam mcwilliam.