A New Beginning . . .

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ~ Tom Peters

Each year we are given 365 new days to begin fresh. As we begin the new year, we have new hopes, desires and wishes for the best year ever. Most people make New Years Resolutions, however, many, including me, do not follow through with those resolutions. Regardless, we still have a clean slate and an entire year to accomplish wonderful things.

I haven’t photographed much in the last few months, nor have I written my blog as often as I would have liked to. I took time off to make a Christmas stocking for my grandson, which took me four months to complete. I forgot how much I love to cross stitch. I am so happy I rediscovered it, although, now I need a huge magnifying glass and very bright light to see those teeny, tiny squares Continue reading “A New Beginning . . .”

Cupcakes & Macarons

I crave a life filled with magic in the smallest of things.

Life is short, so why not eat dessert first?  I am taking a food photography workshop through  2 Lil Owls owned and run by Denise Love.  I’ve followed her for some time on Instagram and when she advertised that a food workshop would be offered in January I was eager to sign up.

It’s been quite interesting to see how she makes such beautiful images in such a small space.  The magic of her images is created in a small area in her dining room by a large patio door/window.  What I am truly loving about the workshop is her practicality about how she purchases her props and also about how she thinks about the arrangement of her designs.  Her method of teaching is easy to follow and very informative.  She explains where she purchases certain props and why she has chosen them.

Food evokes many emotions, it is often a first date for a new couple, it is something we crave after a night out dancing, it is what a first birthday cake smash is the center of, and let’s not forget, it’s what all married couples feed each other at their wedding.  Food is more than just nourishment, it is a feeling, an emotion, and what better way to express your feelings than with cupcakes and macarons? Both are comforting and simply fun to eat!

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I love flowers and when I came across these peonies, I knew they would be beautiful with the cupcake.  They fit perfectly next to this simple yet elegant cupcake, don’t they?  Two very romantic items, paired together for the perfect LOVE.

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As always, it was so nice catching up with all of you.  Have a fabulous week ahead. Until next time . . .

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