lomography workshop

lomography_coffee_1_mycreative Last weekend I went on a workshop at the Lomography shop in Spitalfields where I developed my own film for the first time.  But it wasn’t any old development process.  We used coffee!  I thought that it would give a sort of sepia tone to the images but it just turned out that it just created the same chemical reaction as normal black and white developer.  You can find out more about the process from this site.

As I am going to be away later this week I thought I would do a bit of a photo series with the rest of the photos.  I hope you enjoy.

inkifi birthday invites

dala invites inkifi-film-squares-mycreative inkifi instagram photos It is my birthday next week and I thought I’d invite some friends around for lunch.  Rather than just send a facebook invite though I decided to send an actual invite to the occasion.  I tried to draw something but I wasn’t really feeling it.  I’d come across Inkifi on pinterest at some point and thought that it would be simple but fun to just hand write invites on a the back of a print.  Inkifi are focussed on printing instagram images but as the scans of the film photos I have taken aren’t high resolution I thought I would do some of those too.  They are easily  uploaded from the computer although you can also link directly to your Instagram account (though can’t vouch for the ease of that path).  The top two pictures show film photos and the last one are some instagram snaps.

I printed a bunch of copies of my dala horse photo for the invites but you could easily do a selection of photos too.  Everyone (who I have got around to actually giving their invites to*) has loved them.  Because they are a little “piece of art” they have a longer lifespan then a ‘normal’ invite too.  These could also be used as a great budget friendly save the date option which you could do yourself with some instagram snaps.

I have to say I was pretty impressed with the print quality of not particularly high resolution images as well as an accurate colour print.

* note to self: work on posting out invites before my birthday next year!

p.s. this is not a sponsored post. I just thought I’d share.

i’d like to introduce you

In all the time I have been blogging there has been someone behind the scenes who has been amazingly supportive and tolerated me taking pictures of his food before he can eat it (sometimes even telling me to take the photo).  He has been so encouraging of my creative pursuits that when he mentioned that he wanted to start doing some personally creative things too I could only be supportive, and in fact have been super excited to encourage it.  I get the benefits on my blog after all in the form of awesome videos.

In case you haven’t noticed I haven’t used his name (although I did slip it in a post the other day).  This is because he is a teacher and doesn’t want children stalking him.  But we are working on something super exciting which we are going to share with you really soon so I thought that I should introduce you.  So, say hi to Tim.

winter in review

frosty 4 - mycreative frosty 5 - mycreative winter roses - mycreative With the blossoms popping up I felt that the end of winter was near, but then it came popping back again.  Hopefully this will be the last of it but definitely time to review my winter to do.

So how have I done with my winter to do list?  I didn’t get too many of the to do’s done but I did have a dissertation proposal to do which went off so I figure that was most important.  Maybe next season I’ll get them all done.

  1. Red lipstick: purchased and worn fairly regularly.  I’m really liking it.
  2. Photo album of 2012: I decided I wanted to learn inDesign (we got the adobe cloud package) and so have put this off for a little while as the dissertation proposal had to be in first.
  3. Blanket: I did attempt a bit of fabric painting for this task but it didn’t work out and I didn’t try again.  I should perhaps just stick to the quick win crafts.
  4. Vegan hot drinks: I made a yummy vegan hot chocolate and did attempt a vegan chai latte but still need some perfecting before I share a recipe.
  5. Pasta: we didn’t get around to practicing too much but we did buy some pasta flour so will definitely get to practicing soon.
  6. I kind of cheated by reading a short children’s story, “Alice in Wonderland”, which is sweet in a kind of surely opium addled kind of way.  I don’t think I ever read the book as a child but it just seems to wander around and then ends in the classic way of all children’s stories (as in written by children) and “she woke up and it was all a dream”.  Maybe I should challenge myself to a more grown up classic next time.
  7. Try a new exercise: After spending so much time looking for something “new and exciting” I finally just decided to get on with it.  A couple false starts and I still not being consistent but still hopeful.  I am thinking of buying some new home workout videos to spice things up and I have signed up to do some jazz dance classes from the end of March (a groupon deal) so we will see how that goes.
  8. Guest posts can be found over at Shoestring Splendour and Avalon Wedding Blog and have signed on as guest contributor at This is Your Kingdom.
  9. Hanging pictures: I did finally get around to this and I’ll be sharing more on this soon.
  10. Dissertation proposal gone!  Now to start working on the rest of the beast.