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My First Quilt – Festival of Quilts 2017

As I type this I have no feeling in the tip of my left middle finger. I have decided to dub it ‘quilter’s finger’. It is the result of furiously stitching to finish my first quilt. As you may have already read (here), after years of visiting the Festival of Quilts at the Birmingham NEC with my aunts and pledging to have our projects finished for next year, this year I have finally gotten it together to enter. That does not, however, mean that my quilt is finished …  ...

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The Dreaded Deadline – And Why I Need It

Deadlines. Not something we associate with artistic practice. Not in the idealistic, visionary artist sense, anyway. But they are something of a reality. If you are a commercial artist or maker, you will know the importance of these time constraints. Does an Artist Need Deadlines? But what of the casual artist? Surely they have the privilege of all the time in the world to create and perfect whatever they are working on, right? Yet, while this open, infinitesimal creative path may be the  ...

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Inspirations, My Work, Photography

Editing New Orleans with the No.1 Ladies Photography Group

This February I am focusing on the set of images that I captured in New Orleans and how they have helped me to find my photographic voice. Today’s post will look at the photo editing process, and how important other people’s input can be to help you gain new perspectives on your work. Photo Editing – Images of New Orleans Editing is such an important aspect of photography. And by that, I am not talking about spending hours in Photoshop or Lightroom making touch-ups and  ...

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Inspirations, My Work, Photography

New Orleans – Finding My Photographic Voice

This month is a focus on my New Orleans images. This post will consider how the city and the images I took there have helped to clarify my photographic voice and led to a reassessment of my own surroundings. What do you photograph? Have you ever tried to quantify it? Is there a recurring theme, colour, or subject matter? What do you wander past and immediately regret not having your camera with you to capture? Until recently I might have found it hard to voice these things in relation to my  ...

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