..wtf is my fascination naming things all the time? Thick cardboard pieces act in miniature version as wall panels, glue gun on overdrive.. Pre-made Victorian & decorative style pieces work like a treat to save me time and heartache! This is the creeper horizontal ‘cabbage’ faced feature above the window & the base piece surrounding the window.

Working on the ‘glamour jewels bar’ above the front door, love the tiny artificial roses, mixed up with the animals and sparkly pieces, happily planted as one. Also working on the overgrown foliage on the roof above the ‘cabbage’ faced feature, let’s call him ‘Clayton’.

A lot of the time, prior to starting each new section like this one there is a stagnant faze, however once started, I don’t want to stop.. Clayton turns a blind eye to my glass or three of wine in these moments, I know in his smile, he is of course saying ‘go forth’ :)

Need to revisit the windows on the top right of the building as I’ve moved on to the door feature and other elements.

Dolls house turned around, let the fun begin!  Two picture frames added to the front and back of the house, working organically on the design  Old jewellery, glue gun made feature and cardboard cut outs Door prior to detail ..adding wall structure ..adding wall structure ..adding 'walls' structure and working out design for 'glamour jewels bar'  ..adding side panels from numerous wooden pieces glued as one Glamour jewels bar early development Glamour jewels bar and development of wall Front of house development Clayton! Basking in the artificial light Fake flowers and branches merge as one Front door surround near completion

Short stop away in Melbourne, last day there was a craft day.. went to a craft making cafe in North Carlton ‘Crafternoon’ for a friends event. Made badges and the best looking bottle opener ever.. using images cut out from a magazine. I went for images comprised of a decadent goth style shoot in a Kurv Magazine titled ‘All I Do Is Want by Cathrine Westergaard’, plus a now mystery floral piece from a separate magazine.

Awesome photography in-particular due to the subtle lighting, delectable costumes, styling and makeup. Right up my alley in terms of styling and art direction, one semi recent example of mine is within this blog titled ‘Lashings of costume’, as part of a lighting course at the Australian Centre for Photography.

I intend on continuing this subtle lighting, with the occasional ‘in your face’ beams of light, also blanketing scenes with artificial rays of colour via a multi coloured LED light, recently wired up with the help of my dad, very cool to learn this! This photo shoot also inspired me to go forth making jewellery, I’d also like to host a jewellery making course.. And get cracking on the art side of things for an exhibition I’d like to do later this year.

As highlighted above, images used in badges and bottle opener, inclusive as a reference – Copyright and talented crew listed are amongst one of the photos.

 Badges and bottle opener (right) WHOA!! Copyright for photo shoot within magazine IMG_0721 Kurv magazine 026, photo shoot Kurv magazine 026, page within..  Kurv magazine 026, page within..