Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Today I went on an Instawalk around the amazing Nishi New Acton area of Canberra, as part of the Human Brochure campaign that I’m involved in. We were lucky enough to have Australia’s only professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath ( @laurenepbath ) with us and she gave us some tips and insights while we walked. Here are some of my fave…

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Promo and Prize at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Promo and Prize at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

As part of Canberra’s Human Brochure campaign (where I am one of 101 Local Humans sent on a series of amazing Discovery Events around Canberra so that we can spread the word via our social media channels) I attended a guided tour of two exhibitions currently on at the National Portrait Gallery – Promo: Portraits from Prime Time and the National…

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Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Recipe and photo of zucchini nutloaf cake. Quick and easy to make. Tastes great hot from the oven, perhaps with a little butter. Don’t tell the kids it has zucchini in it until after they say how yummy it is!

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Pillowcase Dress Instructions

Pillowcase Dress Instructions

How to make a Pillowcase Dress People have been making dresses like these since forever and I certainly don’t claim these instructions as my own but I have presented them here because I know there are a lot of people looking for these online. [this post originally appeared on my other website:  www.jenleheny.com] Pillowcase Dress Tutorial The traditional method of making…

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Lino Printing Tutorial

Lino Printing Tutorial

How to do lino printing – step by step tutorial In the photo below, you can see the lino cutting board, which stops the lino from slipping and is much safer. Also pictured is the lino printing ink (orange!) and a brayer (the roller, used to ink the lino) and a baren (used to press the paper). The baren was…

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Update your fave pants pattern to suit the latest styles

Update your fave pants pattern to suit the latest styles

Sewing Pattern Alterations – Pants Here is an easy way to alter your fave pants sewing pattern to make skinny jeans, bootleg trousers, gauchos, harem pants, lounge pants, tracksuit pants, capri pants and many more – all from a pattern that you KNOW already fits your body. Many people have a hard time fitting a pants pattern to their body.  Fine…

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Food Photos for January

Food Photos for January

I might be one of those annoying people who likes to take a photo of their lunch or dinner before eating it. Is it a great way to practice food photography? Is it appreciation of food styling and presentation? Is it a way to remember some amazing meals? Is it annoying? For me, taking photos of my food is all…

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The Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia

The Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia

The Aboriginal Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia is an installation of 200 hollow log coffins from Central Arnhem Land. It commemorates all the indigenous people who, since 1788, have lost their lives defending their land. Arnhem Land artists are renowned for bark painting; their paintings have been collected by Europeans since the mid-19th century. The Memorial reflects the…

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Richard Avedon exhibition

Richard Avedon exhibition

I went to the National Portrait Gallery this morning to see the Richard Avedon exhibition – great stuff, well worth getting along to see his amazing portraits. The work of Richard Avedon is perhaps most readily associated with intimate images of very famous people. These portraits of 20th century superstars are well known because they resist the idealisation of celebrity…

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Roses from the Garden

Roses from the Garden

My husband cut me a rose from the garden yesterday. When we first started going out (17 years ago!) he brought me a new rose from the garden every day until they finished flowering. Hard not to fall in love with that!     I added a filter to these in Instagram as I love the effect some of the…

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Photo Inspiration – Hats for Women

Photo Inspiration – Hats for Women

You might have seen my photos of Canberra model Lara Schroeder at my photography portfolio site, wearing a simple black hat.  You can get some great looks in your portrait photography with a basic prop such as a hat, and I’ve collected some fantastic inspiration images for you below.   These are my photos of Canberra model Lara Schroeder above,…

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