Creating A Colour Palette

A while ago I wrote a post about colour harmony and the traditional colour schemes in media. Now I have the expertise to share how you can create your own custom palette by building on the basic colour harmony knowledge! Colour definition Within the realm of colour there are different ways of explaining in detailContinue reading “Creating A Colour Palette”

Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain

Normandy is known for being pretty flat. Lower Normandy is known for this in particular. There are of course hills and miles of fields, but the general topography is pretty flat. Why am I telling you this? It happens that I live near two of the only waterfalls in Normandy! These two waterfalls are aptlyContinue reading “Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain”

5 Days in Bourgogne

Now that restrictions have started to wane and normality is starting to return to Europe, I took the opportunity to take my new car out on the road and drive down to the friend’s place in Burgundy. I’ve been familiarising myself with the local towns and places around me here in Normandy and have becomeContinue reading “5 Days in Bourgogne”

Photo Editing Fundamentals (with LightRoom)

Adobe products can be intimidating, but fear not, I have curated a super easy guide on the basics of lightroom so you don’t have to struggle anymore!

5 Reasons You Should Visit Bruges

Bruges has been a popular spot in my holiday history, and this is why…

How to Make a Terrarium!

Plants are so good for you, the environment, your soul, and your wellbeing. This may just be me being an avid plant mother, or it’s the spores slowly taking over my brain… Anyway, why have just plants in pots when you can trap them in a jar and watch them create their own ecosystem? WhatContinue reading “How to Make a Terrarium!”

Photography Tips #19: Portraits

Before I even begin, what are the main questions I am asked about portrait photography?: What makes a good portrait? What settings are best? How do I compose a portrait? What makes a good portrait? The photo captures your subject(s) in a flattering way. The subject(s) is the main part of the photo Your subject(s)Continue reading “Photography Tips #19: Portraits”

Photography Tips #18: Rule of Thirds

Probably the most golden rule of golden rules within the art world, the rule of thirds is pretty iconic. But what is it? You can divide a frame into 9 equal blocks, the intersecting lines making up 4 key points of interest. Using the lines and the points, you can use them to compose anContinue reading “Photography Tips #18: Rule of Thirds”

2019 in Books! (A very long review)

I tried to read a book a week for year…. here is what I read.

I Finished a Sketchbook! (And showing you the best bits)

It finally happened. I finished a sketchbook on my own! It only took me a year and a half, but from start to finish it has been a wild ride of sketches, painting and planning. A lot of my graphic design sketches I tend to do in lined notebooks so I can write around itContinue reading “I Finished a Sketchbook! (And showing you the best bits)”

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can beContinue reading “The Importance of Colour Harmony”

Chronically Me #5: How Perfectionism caused my OCD

I know I haven’t been an active blogger recently and there has been a big reason why. And I am going to share it, as I feel like it’s something other people have faced or are facing. This has been one of the hardest posts I have written and rewritten; please be nice and sorry forContinue reading “Chronically Me #5: How Perfectionism caused my OCD”

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snappingContinue reading “Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition”

Snapshots #17: Back in Black (and White)

One can not begin to explain how excited one is now the hellish cold of winter has thawed and the promise of summer is heating our frozen souls…. So why not celebrate with all the photoshoots around the beautiful city of Ottawa! I am very lucky to have a great model friend to join meContinue reading “Snapshots #17: Back in Black (and White)”