Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Disposable ... yet irreplaceable part 2

A collection of Film photos

Eumundi Markets - April 2013

Flying into Sydney - April 2013
My first roll of film - I love the outcome of a mistake when using film. These two photos have merged together to look like one image when in fact I took two separate pictures, and must have done something wrong along the way to create this...

Girls, Mooloolaba Beach - April 2013
My sisters, cousin and I wandered along Mooloolaba beach as the sunset on a mid april evening a couple of years ago. As the sky and water turned shades of indigo, pink and peach I remember discussing the urge we felt to skinny dip and frolick in the water. We ended up giggling, and leaping amongst the waves until it became dark. 

Sunset from my roof
I find myself and my siblings climb on top of our roof quite a bit, there is a lovely view from up there and I love sitting there when the sunsets, or just to think. I remember sitting up there and taking this photo when I found out a family friends dad had passed away. I guess being on top of my home and taking in my suburb from above, being closer to the clouds is settling and comforting in a strange way. I can't really describe the feeling, but if you've ever stood on a roof you may know what I mean. 

 Crisp Winter Drives 

Plendour in the Ass
Departing Splendour in the Grass 2014

Summer Picnics on Edgecliffe Boulevard 

Family Holiday to Moolooloba 
October 2014

Eumundi Markets - October 2014

 Moon Flowers
View from my lower roof as the moon rose into the sky and the sun set 

Grace n' the City 
Grace on our way to Kirribilli Markets

Friends at the Cove - Long Reef
Loved starting out the new year enjoying the sunshine with friends in a secluded area of the beach! 

Friends at the Cove - Long Reef Part.2

I have recently being filing through old film photos from the past few years. I love getting film back, and the excitement it evokes; not know how the photos will turn out, or in fact what you took photos of at all. Each time I flick through film photos I am reminded mostly, of an enjoyable moment in time. 
I really need to put in the effort and arrange my film photos into the scrap book I bought about a year ago...
I also need to invest in a film camera, if anyone has an suggestions of cheap and relatively easy to use cameras please let me know :)

Jewel xo

Monday, 22 June 2015

The calm after the storm


I would consider myself a sky enthusiast; if there’s a beautiful sunrise or sunset I’ll be watching, you may find me finding shapes in the clouds, and lets not forgot about gazing at the moon and stars whenever there is a clear nights sky.

Over the last few weeks there have been some pretty phenomenal rainbows after the stormy weather. One to note is the rainbow on the 17th of June 2015. If your not sure what I mean, take a squiz at any Sydney siders instagram or news page to feast your eyes on the double rainbow that striped the sky in the late afternoon.

I was driving home from work and did what any sky struck person would do, follow the rainbow. I drove off the main road and ended up at Mona Vale Headland Reserve to admire the rainbow in full. I gazed at the sky, snapping photos for at least 20 minutes as the double rainbow faded and the clouds turned all manner of shades between yellow and blue on the colour spectrum. 

A photographer from channel 9 bdonohoe asked to take some photos of me with my checked umbrella.

I’ll finish on this note: Its moments of happiness that make your day, year and life amazing, allow yourself to watch the sky turn a thousand different shades of orange, blue and pink each morning and night. Take the time to find dinosaurs in the clouds and after you’ve had a little bit of wine watch the stars spine in the sky above. These moments will make you happy and if you take the time you can enjoy them every single day!

Jewel xo

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Doodling ~ Creatures and Flora

I have discovered a trend over the last few years as my exams approach, I seem to have an endless list of things to do besides study. 

I start playing those computer games from that I loved as a child.  I'll find a new book or series that just happens to steal all my time. Or I'll flick through my sketch book and start new artworks of finish old ones. 
I know this is formally known as procrastination  but if you excuse the occasional computer game I find I actually do lots of production things in this 'study' period. 
To rest my case here are some doodles of a collection of things I like (flowers, elephants, babushka dolls, pixie like creatures... moon, sun, dream catchers & cacti....) 
I just happened to do the majority of this before my last exam period and after studying for my art exam today I felt inspired to finish it off. 

Keep scrolling to see my inspiration for these doodles.

P.S. let me know what you do to procrastinate.  

xo Jewel 

Doodle Inspiration

Photos from tumblr - I think image 2 & 4 belong to Pony Gold 
Photos 6 & 7 are mine from Angkor Wat Temples, Cambodia
Used these images as inspiration for doodling in my sketchbook 
xo Jewel

Sunday, 22 March 2015

South East Asia Photo Diary Part 2

Destinations 5 - 9

Destination 5: Vang Vien, Laos
Tuk Tuk Ride & The Blue Lagoon

Destination 6: Sapa, Vietnam
Local Women who helped us trek through the mountains 

Rachael and I on our Sapa Trek 
Scenes from Sapa Town

Destination 7: Halong Bay, Vietnam
Kayaking on Halong Bay as the sunset 
View outside the Caves & Cruising through Halong Bay

Destination 8: Hanoi, Vietnam
Exploring the Streets

Destination 9: Hoi An, Vietnam
Local Markets and Lantern lit streets in Old City 

This trip was one of the most experiences I have ever had, I would highly recommend travelling to South East Asia. There are still so many countries in the region that I am yet to explore. Until then thank you for having me Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos!

P.S. Check out our Travel Blog for more SEA shenanigans.

Lots of Love
Jewel xo

Saturday, 14 March 2015

South East Asia Photo Diary Part 1

Destinations 1-4

I have scrolled through over 2000 Photos from my trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 
Here are my pick of photos that I think captured beautiful aspects of the places I went to.
You can find more photos from my trip on my tumblr or travel blog; run by Rachael and I. Our travel blog will be filled with photos, stories, tips on accommodation, places to eat and whatever else we decide to write about or people what to know. 

Destination 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Destination 2: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tuk Tuk Rides

Destination 3: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple and Ta Prohm Temple

Rachael and I at Angkor Wat Temple 

Destination 4: Luang Prabang, Laos 
Kuang Si Falls

Children from a Small Village

Lots of Love
Jewel xo

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Drawing - Inspired by Embroidered Flowers

From my 15.5x13.3 Sketchbook

After travelling around Asia for almost a month, I realised the small sketchbook I had carried everywhere with me remained empty. While scrolling through photos looking for inspiration for clothes to get made in Hoi An I came across Embroidered Flowers.

I got out my sketch book and drew the top flower pattern. 
Our connecting flight between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney was delayed a couple of hours so I drew the bottom flower pattern whilst waiting for the hours to pass at the airport. 

Lots of Love Jewel