Thursday 14 April 2011

Illustration Friday 'Bottled' and 'journey'

Having been bottled up in the office all day, Jake felt free as a bird behind the wheel of his cabriolet!

Having fun with collage!
Because I was so late posting this it has run into the next week's topic which luckily enough is 'journey'.

Friday 11 March 2011


Illustration Friday 'Warning'
I didn't get the background done in collage so I photoshoped in a simple red one just to have it up for Illustration Friday, but I'm too late anyway!
Oh well, if I ever do finish it properly I'll post it again.

Monday 21 February 2011

Illustration Friday 'Layer'

Agatha may not have been the best layer in the coop,
but there was nobody like her when it came to a scoop!

Friday 18 February 2011

For the birds.

A real favorite of mine.
Sorry it doesn't fit on my blog properly, but click on the youtube in the bottom right corner and then watch it in full screen.

Monday 7 February 2011

Sunday 6 February 2011

Dandelion clock

Thematic Photographic is 'Singles'.
My photo has a solitary spider and if you think about it, you hardly ever see two spiders hanging out together, do you? Except the hatching of baby spiders then there's hundreds all milling around!
The dandelion clock doesn't really portray singles, but I love them and after all it is a single head albeit of multiple seeds.

Monday 31 January 2011


Thematic Photographic is 'Curves' this week.
This is a close-up of my hydrangea, one of my favorite flowers.

Monday 24 January 2011

Blue footed Boobie

Thematic Photographic is 'Blue' this week.
So here's Stanley, my Blue Footed Boobie, whom I made a couple of years ago.
In fact he's already featured on my blog with his pal George.
He's a bit of a twit but I'm very fond of him!

Friday 21 January 2011

Carnivorous plants

I took these photos at The Chelsea Flower Show in 2006.Their bizarness really caught my imagination, I'd never come across them before. They look like a gathering of little aliens, deadly aliens if you happen to be a curious insect!
They're tropical pitcher plants aka nepenthes aka 'monkey cups' because monkeys drink the water that gathers in them.
I'm submitting these photos for Thematic Photographic.
I'm a week late, but the theme was "far from home" and as these plants originate in tropical rain forests, I felt it was fitting!

David Attenborough's documentary is well worth a watch.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Follow that rainbow.

Thematic Photographic this week is "Wet"
We get a lot of rain in Ireland, but at least we also get a lot of rainbows, silver linings and all that! Oh ya and pots of gold hidden by leprechauns too!
Not that I'm religious or anything but as a kid suffering rainy summer days I liked the story in the old testament that when Noah and the Ark landed God promised that there would be no more floods,(what a liar) and the rainbow was the sign that the sun would shine again.
Hope is powerful, ask Annie....the sun will come out tomorrow...!

Thursday 6 January 2011

From the origin to the extreme!


Black and white

Photoshop here we go....

My favourite!

With a little more colour...

And a step too far!

All the best in the new year to everybody, and happy Women's little Christmas:)