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Eleven Already!

11.7.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Personal | Children | Family | Celebration
A special task force of international undercover agents were put on the case of a missing ballerina... what could this evidence possible be from??? Click to view full blog post
After deciphoring the first clue from an official train incident report, it was off to a popular tourist lookout... compasses required...
After deciphoring the first clue from an official train incident report, it was off to a popular tourist lookout... compasses required...
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Sophia Turns Three

25.6.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Lifestyle | Children | Family | Celebration

All children are precious, but some come with an extra dose of preciousness, just because they actually made it into this world. Sophia is one of these precious babies. She also has a Mum who really should be a stylist because she rocks out the most intricate themed birthday parties for her children, something she loves to do. This year the Oamaru Gardens were the backdrop and it turned on the sunshine despite the miserable weather forecast. Lots of running around, tag, leaves throwing, tree climbing and of course a little bit of cake. Happy Birthday Sophia!

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Happy Birthday Sophia!

Props : Bloomers
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Christmas Portrait Surprise

5.1.17  POST CATEGORY  :  Children | Family | Portrait | Portrait Couture | Beauty
Lois's sister surprised her with a gift voucher for a portrait shoot which worked in perfectly as they were heading this way for Christmas. Hair and makeup done it was on to the few outfits Lois had remembered at the very last minute to pack - phew! Near the end of the shoot we called Lois's husband to ask if he could bring their two girls in too.. so I had not one, but three delicious girls in my studio!! What a lovely Christmas treat - portraits, the gift that keeps on giving long after the wrapping paper of Christmas Day has been torn from the presents. Click to view full blog post
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Hang your artwork

9.11.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Products | Lifestyle | Children | Family | Graphic Design | Portrait | Architecture & Interiors
Getting your artwork up on the wall can feel a bit like a Herculean task. It can  be over whelming just trying to work out where to put things and then there's the issue of getting things at the right height without leaving twenty million holes in your walls! There are some tips and tricks though for making it easier for you. I also have an online guide that has even more tips and tricks...

Tips and Tricks:

1/ Group your artwork first in to cohesive bunches. Mix it up with illustrations, painting, design pieces and photography. Different sizes, different frames. Just makes sure that the images work with each other through their general tones or subject theme. Bright or muted colours, they just need to be similar. 

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6/Once you've done this you can rip of the paper and hang up all your artwork. Perfect!! 

Here's the link to the booklet on hanging images that has some other ideas too... Displaying Your Artwork

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt

6.4.16  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Personal | Lifestyle | Children | Family | Celebration
What better place for an Easter hunt than the great outdoors that's full of rabbit holes, perfect for depositing eggs in? Turns out putting them basically underground made the hunt quite hard and there was a bit of exasperated stomping around!! The girls were lucky that I didn't hide the eggs. I wanted to hide them all the way out into the distant bush which would've enlarged the search area by about five to ten times, then there would have been some moaning for sure!! Click to view full blog post
Now this one doesn't look that hard to find does it... alas that was not the case!
Now this one doesn't look that hard to find does it... alas that was not the case!
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  • Diane on 7 Apr 6:10 a.m.

    What a wonderful time you all had, fav photo is Marc trying to peek at Gen's dice!! :) Love that you shared these with us Viv, such an amazing part of the country, enjoyed living there for for a time :)