Earls Court, London. 1996.
Photographed with a Canon 100D using Fuji Velvia Slide Film. Exposure approximately 30 seconds.
I'd just arrived in London. It was my first trip to the UK. We arrived with no accommodation plans and found a room at the top of some shops in Earls Court for a couple of nights. Our budget was slim, so it was certainly nothing to rave about - but we remember it as the 'blue room' as the walls were painted a very bright shade of blue. I shot this out the window while we watched the cars and people on the street. It had been raining which made the road and water reflect the lights even more.
In 1998, this photograph won an award in Photography International magazine.
How about you? Have you ever stayed in Earls Court? Have you been to London? Would love to hear your stories!
In 2012 my brothers Peter Greig and Tim Roche along with my sister in law Frances Greig and friend Jorden Martin were involved with the Sydney Vivid Festival. For those not familiar with this festival, it is an annual event of light, music and ideas along the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Pete, Tim, Frances and Jorden had several installations and displays along the wharf side of Sydney Harbour, outside the Sydney Dance Company.
Here are Frances, Peter and Tim inside one of their displays:
Walk This Way installation - the path would light up when movement was detected along the bridge.
This next installation was another interactive piece where the lights and colour would change according to the movement it detected from those standing in front of it. The kids had a great time with this one!
It's a fabulous festival for a lot of reasons... first of all, it's free to the public! You can walk from Wharf St along the foreshore right around to Circular Quay and onto the Opera House to see all of the lights and installations. What a spectacular backdrop! It's also great fun for the kids - many of the installations were interactive this year so they had a chance to play with light and sound. This festival embraces lots of different artists, giving them a chance to show the world some of their creative ideas.
Here's some more photos I took during the festival:
The Opera House also comes alive with colour and images projected onto it!
The Contemporary Art Museum was a wash of colour, as was the Customs House below.
To see a great video of the Customs House display, click here. It's fun to watch!
I'm so proud of what Pete, Tim, Frances and Jorden achieved during this festival! It's not easy being picked to curate part of the show and their pieces really brought a lot of fun to the experience :)
The Vivd Festival is in Sydney each June. If you're in the area, I highly recommend checking it out!
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be joining
the Sizzix UK blog each fortnight to share ideas on how Sizzix dies and embossing folders
can be combined with Darkroom Door rubber stamps and paper products! I've been using Sizzix dies for over 10 years now and continue to love them! Back in 2001 I started a monthly crop night called 'Midnight Madness' where a group of crafters would get together in a local community hall to craft away and chat into the night. I always brought along a red Sizzix die cut machine (remember those?) for everyone to use on the night. I've now progressed to the Big Shot machine and enjoy finding new ways to combine the dies and folders with Darkroom Door stamps. So I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with you using the both of them together!
One of my favourite dies is Styled Labels 656642. There's two different labels on this die, both perfect size for card making! Many of Darkroom Door's quote stamps fit perfectly into this die, so naturally I tend to use this one a lot. Today I have two cards to share showing how I stamp quotes onto the die...
I'm excited to be teaching some workshops next week at the Sydney Paper Crafts Festival on April 5-7, 2013. Here's the details on the classes with the details on how you can book in:
Viva La Shimmy Canvas!
Join me to create two different home decor canvases - one for the girls and one for the guys! I will share stamping techniques using a variety of mediums to add shimmer and style to your projects. You’ll use a range of products including the new Viva Decor 3D Stamping Paint and Glitter Paste, Darkroom Door rubber stamps and stencils, Ranger inks and Idea-ology trinkets. You'll learn mixed media techniques that can be applied to your scrapbooking, card making and any other paper crafts. In class you will have the use of many different coloured paints so you can tailor your canvas to your own colour tastes.
Distress Paint Tag Mini Books!
Create two different Tag Mini Books using a variety of products including Tim Holtz Distress Paints and Distress Inks, Darkroom Door rubber stamps, old book pages, Idea-ology trinkets and embellishments. I will share hints and tips on using the new Distress Paints along with ideas on rubber stamping to create beautiful multi page cards and books from mega-sized tags! The techniques you learn in class can be applied to your scrapbooking, mixed media and any other paper crafts. In class you will have the use of many different coloured Distress Paints so you can tailor your books to your own colour tastes.
For information on class times and prices, click here.
To book or for further information, please contact Rachel on 02 4388 4595 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more information on the Sydney Paper Crafts Festival.
Hope to see you there!
I'm a little late in blogging my Photo A Day pictures from February! Better late than never though... so here they are:
I did a bit of travelling again in Feb and ended up in the UK and Germany. It's always nice to include some photos from my travels! I love how this project also captures the pure every day stuff that happens around here... eating Milo, playing the piano, baking and working. I love it when the kids are in some of the shots too!
I'll continue to upload my montly wrap here on the blog, but if you want to see my photos on the day I shoot them, follow my Instagram feed here.