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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The vision boards I have hanging on my office wall  are working. ...

 Proof: I just won a prize from an artist overseas art site is  called http://dryadart.wordpress.com/.

Check out her blog it's really inspiring.

I will be receiving some art materials from her, all the way from America.

This generosity of another artist made me ponder about the sorts of things I have surplus


Thursday, May 26, 2011

 I am doing this free e-course.
 Here is the essence of it.
If you want to do it too,  follow along for seven days...

How to achieve goals you desire by changing your throughts decisions and actions.
How to apply these simple principles in your everyday life to change your results forever.


The definition of Insanity

Hypnotherapy....healthy mind, body and soul for vibrant health and creativity. Living in the light...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My  new doctor had been concerned about my high blood pressure, so I have been prescribed a bucket load of pills.
My new doctor is lovely because she believes that good health is about mind, body and spirit.

I decided to help everything along by buying a hypnotherapy cd  by Grant Boddington especially for a healthy heart.


How to make a vison board...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vision Board Project. I am on a mission to show friends my newly revamped studio. So I am inviting  them one at a time to come to my studio to make a vision board with me

 I am interested to see how quickly they are able to manifest their dreams and goals through the use of vision boards.

Vision boards are powerful and they have worked for me on many occasions. I have lots of them but I

Watercolour painting class benefits....why you should read to the end of this post....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The fundamentals of drawing, color theory and applying water colour painting are offered  to you in a structured and fun environment.  
 The studio is in a  a garden setting surrounded by native birds, trees and the occasional cat with a professional artist who loves teaching and seeing her students succeed.  

Cows, sheep and horses can be seen across the road

Art and Craft Class Benefits

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Did you know that....

1.Going to an arts and craft class can help teach you new techniques and improve skills you are already had.
2. Attending art  and craft classes  can help to improve  your stress levels, and rehabilitation from sicknesses and medical injuries.
 3. Many adults  have used arts and crafts making to reduce stress, it  has worked for people throughout the world.
4. Learning how

Transformation- a taste of Autumn in a Rotorua apple orchard...

Monday, May 16, 2011

 Photographing things (like apples) with imperfections is a favourite pass time of mine.I like an element of orderliness in life but I also love to allow an element of chaos and mystery  to come through and have its day in the sun.

The interior of an apple that has been mined by blackbirds,  becomes a cave for a fruit fly or a small  place to rest out of the rain for a bee.

Practising with a friends wide angle lens, can you tell the difference?

Black and white photography

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What makes a good black and white photo?
This is an experiment to see what does and doesn't work.
I'll take ten random photographs from my collection and turn them into black and white in photoshop and see what happens...
How about voting for your favourite?




Creative quotes of the day
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.


Impressionst photos of Rotorua Lakefront after studying talented Eva Polak's beautiful website.

                                                                     Let there be light

People from all over the world come to Rotorua to photograph its beauty, what better place to practise on than the Rotorua lakefront with the suset, autumn leaves and city lights.

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. ~Earl Nightingale

They may as well

Illustration using water soluable oil pastels.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


This illustration came from a dream. Often I will sit down and just start drawing and see what comes out. In this case it was a wierd looking cat/angel woman balancing  on a clothes line with her outstretched hands to a bird who is feeding her young with a worm.  She has been harvesting carrots from an organic garden in front of a church. Maybe  it's alluding

At the moment I'm experimenting with water soluable oil pastels. Half way through I decided to visit the Be funky site and transform these dogs.

You too could do this to your dog...might  track down my cat and transform him as well.
Think I 'll be taking a trip down to dog obedience club pretty soon.
I need more victims...oops I mean subjects for dog and people portraits.

Here's another dog poem from Our own Kind By Siobhan Harvey.
Dog's BodyChris Price
If this were childs playand I could choose
I'd be the dog-body a soft black

Acrylic painting on canvas plans.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I will be takinfg an advanced class on how to create a series of  semi realistic to abstract paintings using the local area of Ohinemutu as a reference point.
This is the process
The first step is to take the photos of the area to get a feel for the essence of the place.
These are the important things to me.


Dogs I have met over the past week...

                                                        I used to be scared of all dogs

                                                     Now I'm not

                                        Only some of them

This one is described by his Ohinemutu owner as a big softy, he only looks viscious.
He was ok, my only beef with him was he wouldn't sit still for long enough or look into thecamera

Shots of Rotorua city by night....

Sunday, May 1, 2011

 Janet's Tips and Tricks to  Effective night time photography

1. Take a tripod or all your shots will be shakey
2. Take a torch or you could lose a vital piece of photography equipment like your lens cap.
3. Take warm clothing, it's chillier than you think in the dark.
4. Take a bunch of other people with you for safety, especially if you are a woman.
5. Take a  kind, technically more

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