Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dear Photograph,

Have you caught on to Dear Photograph, I have and just love it, taking a picture from the past in the present. I'm not sure if I'll submit mine but have had the most enjoyable time looking through boxes of old pictures and considering just how much life changes and how simple it really can be. 

Dear Photograph, 
Oh yes thats me, the one in red having fun at Somers beach, enjoying carefree times of lilo surfing, cliff jumping and crab hunting. Where it didn't matter how much was on the to do list still be be done or how many emails remained unattended to. I still have a thing for red bathers and for paddling in the surf. The sand cliffs near the yacht club have long gone along with the little ice cream kiosk on the corner. The fun times carry on though, and the little one on the sand, well she's mine and I'm doing my very best to make sure she has just as many happy memories as I do.
janis xx

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

back up on the hill......

I'll be at Red Hill Market again next month 
- Saturday November the 5th - 
inside the top pavilion near the park - hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

why I love what I do

4 generations of beautiful women together for a family photo shoot. 

Friday, October 21, 2011


Choc Chip Cookies using a recipe that called for sweetened condensed milk, I was surprised but it worked, these are delicious. Of course any baking is made all the more fun when using my babushka measuring cups and anything in the kitchen with a four year old is sure to generate a few laughs and a whole lot of mess. And with the motto "the best baking is shared baking" some of todays goodies are packed and ready for delivery......hmm now who to deliver them to?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

out in the garden....

....inspired by a recent peak inside the new book by celebrated Sydney florist Saskia Havekes Grandiflora Celebrations, I headed out into the garden to see what arrangements I could come up with. I love that my easy care (almost) native garden is able to supply me with an amazing range of flowers and foliage in varying shapes and colours. I just couldn't bring myself to pick the Kangaroo Paws and Proteas, this early in the season they are still in short supply the birds simply love them! 

Saturday, October 15, 2011


......I am unable to tell you too much about the images below as they are for a surprise gift (I have been assured that the receiver never reads blogs) however with the permission of the gift giver I just had to share them as I love them! 

They are from an older home that is soon to be reworked and my brief was to simply capture the history and essence of the property. 

Whilst it is in an amazing location and it's outlook breathtakingly beautiful what really struck me was the character and charm that it oozed. Near empty and ready for work it felt warm, inviting and very much loved and enjoyed. 

I tried to think about all of the little details of the home,  the things that it's owner will want to remember when looking back in years to come, the things that made this house a home. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

did you...

..see the sunset? It was rather dramatic and oh so nice and although it was a tad bit chilly down on the beach I was able to convince visiting family from the far north to come down and enjoy it with me. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

it's going to be a great day out......

......I have two pieces in the exhibition and will be having a stall - hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

a wet wally....

.......a clean dog is good dog in my eyes, and what a fabulous day for wally dog to get a good hosing - just watch out for when he shakes!