On the edge of my seat for Olympus pen f.


I am near to falling off my chair waiting for the new Olympus pen f to go on sale!

I’ve been thinking of adding another camera to my collection for a while now, and have previously dismissed csc’s, however, the spec that this little beaut comes with has changed my mind, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on it! When the basic pen came out the other year it just didn’t tick enough boxes for me, I know it’s a snip compared to this one so its no surprise.

The main thing that made me swoon apart from its gorgeousness and its 20 mega pixel sensor is that it has the all important view finder! I just love using a view finder and can’t get on with looking at just a screen. I’m also really looking forward to using the 17mm lens, plus am blown away by the reach of the ISO! Wow I’m nearly drooling, sorry.

It will also be nice to carry around something light,that packs more of a punch than my phone, and saves me taking out my big DSLR on occasions when I need to travel light.

I hope to buy the new pen f soon as, and will do a thorough review as soon as I’ve got to grips with it.

Emma.

Tulips.

  
A very simple bunch of tulips for a cheery flat lay shot. Such a happy flower full of the promise of Spring. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I get every time I walk around our cottage garden and see new bulbs emerging! It’s been a little odd as we had daffs before snowdrops, but the grape hyacinths are coming now so I think it’s all back in order.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.

  
I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth.

Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment it seems only right to have chamomile tea, naturally sweet and calming.

I hope all of you are having a good day!

Emma

Morning coffee

  
I love my nespresso machine! I’m always a bit miffed that Mr Clooney isn’t standing by it whenever I enter my kitchen but whatcha gonna do… At least I get to sit and enjoy my coffee in peace, with my latest country homes mag sprawled out in front of me.

Have a great Thursday everyone.

Emma.

Calming February hues.

   
   
My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay.

I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm my mind, see where I’ve been and make plans for where I’m going.

It’s also a pleasing composition of textures for flat lay photography. The fragile paper thin bloom, the texture of the linen, the cover of the book and the cup of tea all work in harmony to create a calming February hue with a pleasing form.

My designs reflect the seasons and my mood of that moment, I remember painting this one  one whimsical evening when the light was hazy and the roses had wilted slightly on their branches. At the moment my designs are very bold and full of the joys of Spring, my colour palette at the moment is pastel bright, and my prints are bolder as I’m really loving designing blocks! However this digitally printed linen is still one of my favourites, and is always a beautiful inspiration on its own!

Emma

Colours of Cambridge 

I’m in love with Cambridge! I feel so lucky to live so near this amazing town, steeped in history you can almost smell the academia, what I wouldn’t give to study here.

Last wkend the Mr & I treated ourselves to a mini break and dinner at Midsummer House. Here are some of my shots I shared over on my Instagram 

   

    
 
Needless to say I came away totally inspired! Well worth a trip! The colours and architecture were mind blowing, and I just loved walking around some of the university gardens. The Fitzwilliam museum showcased the most beautiful works and findings.

Oh, and I almost forgot… There was a man playing his guitar in a bin! I know- random!
Emma.

Textile design, block printing.

There are few things more calming then sitting down with a fresh piece of Lino ready to make your mark.   

 
I love designing and making my own blocks for fabric printing, being in charge of the whole process from drawing, cutting, selecting fabric and the instant gratification that comes with something handmade. I think out of all the printing methods, this one is my favourite!

Every single print being utterly unique and slightly different, perfect imperfections.

Emma.

Styling the seasons, January 

 Styling an area in your home with fresh flowers instantly lifts the spirits! I just love these candy stripe tulips from M & S.  
    
  

Emma.