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Yesterday I launched A JOURNEY, it’s been huge time for me, I’ve spent the past few weeks pouring everything I know and love into this course. I never imagined after putting together Creating Time Capsules last year, that there would be more to share…

I’ve discovered so much this past year, about my passion, about making films, about storytelling, about the creative stumbling blocks, about teaching and what you have to do to make projects happen… and that’s what I’m sharing in this new course.

Creating all this content has taken me on quite a journey for me already… through the ups and downs of creativity and now it’s started, I can’t wait to see what the wonderful community that’s gathered is going to create.

I’m taking part just like everyone else participating, making my own films and sharing part of my process, maybe the shooting or the editing… this is a great thing, as it means I have more Time Capsules to keep.

Earlier this month I tried as different approach to the “day in a life” focusing on the little everyday things – the moments, movements & memories and celebrated them in a new Random Happenings series I will be creating.

Thanks for watching and for passing by here into my world…

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January 23rd, 2013 at 10:36 am


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Embarking on this 12.12.12 project has been wonderful to say the least…

I took part in 10.10.10 and then upped the game for 11.11.11… I loved this idea of capturing one day in our life on this special date…

As I knew I would be taking part 12.12.12 I thought I’d gather participants from my Creating Time Capsules courses to see if we could all do it together… hold each others hands through the process, share ideas and then get to watch everyone’s day in the weeks that followed. Anyone was welcome to join our group and even though not everyone took part took part on the day, it was great to have this community supporting each other.

Hopeful world jumped on board with me and together we’ve created a little mini film festival for people to enter their films… closing date is 14th Jan… there’s still time to enter…

There were great plans of doing something different for capturing my day, so I shot plenty… I wanted to present it differently as last year but kept finding myself editing in the same style. So instead of fighting it, I embraced it. This is my voice. This is my style. And I should own that.

I loved the fact that last year was broken down into sections of the day – morning, day and evening… especially loving the morning routine. SO why try and make it be different, why not create a similar piece that within it will share the similarities and differences of our life one year later.

This was a big step for me.

My films aren’t prefect by any means, I really struggled with lighting in our new dark flat in December and there were some tech issues, but the essence and the storytelling is us, and you know what, that’s what matters to me.

This is part one… with the next part coming on Monday…

Making these films is such a gift to my family, but you know what was the biggest and bestest part of this project, was watching everyone else’s stories of their day… how some had taken tips and tricks I’d shown them in Creating Time Capsules… but most importantly, they made the commitment to shoot on 12.12.12 and finish the project.

This has now sparked my new course A JOURNEY, where we’re going to do the same… making a commitment to shoot and edit our stories, give the gift to ourselves of personal projects and go on a journey together as a community… I’m so excited… there’s still time to jump on board, why don’t you join us?



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January 11th, 2013 at 11:55 am


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I’m signing off for a few days to hang out with family and friends and do very little, other than be present and soak the goodness up.

I’ve been a bit “bah-humbug” of late… the move was exhausting and the de-cluttering made me not want to fill our lives with more stuff. Work projects have been wonderful, but all consuming and kept my head whirling… and then gave me a migraine. Besides, I’d left organising all Christmas stuff to the last minute (as usual)… this is enough to make you want to ignore it all.

Wonderfully our boys don’t see any of that… they only feel the extreme excitement and believe in the sparkly magic, so thank goodness for that!


Today I’m giving away a spot on Creating Time Capsules – Self paced over at Shutter sisters… pop on over for a chance to win…

A JOURNEY is open for registration… the class starts Jan 22nd… maybe you’ll join us?


SO I wish Merry Merry to you all… thanks for popping by here, your support and kind words mean so much…

See you on the other side!

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December 24th, 2012 at 8:10 am


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Today I’m opening registration for Creating Time Capsules – A JOURNEY…

Super excited with sprinkles of nerves… will you join me on a journey?




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December 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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12.12.12 – A FEW FRAMES

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Yesterday was… super cool. Taking time out and just shooting for me, for this 12.12.12 project… for the love of telling the story, on an ordinary day with a very cool date.

I’ve SO enjoyed encouraging others to shoot their day too… and already people are sharing their days in our FB group… I’ve seen drives through the snow, festive preparations and visits to the dentist. It’s so wonderful!

Makes me excited to launch A JOURNEY tomorrow… and gather another group of lovelies all with the intention to shoot their stories.

Here’s a selection of 12 (keeping with the theme, naturally) favourites so far from my day… oh yes, there’s more to come… I have tons of footage, not sure if it’s any good yet… I’ve got a lot of wading through it all to do… I’ll keep you posted.



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December 13th, 2012 at 7:03 pm


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BIG announcement today… I’ve been formulating, planning and bursting with ideas for a new course… the next step in the Creating Time Capsules Journey.

It’s called A JOURNEY because that’s what I’d like us to go on. A journey of creativity… a journey of discovery… a journey of new habits… a journey of your memories… a journey of your stories.

We often only focus on the end result, but it’s the journey that brings so much more.

If you’re ready to go on a journey to create more films of your photos and video, consider joining me. I’d love to have you be a part of it.

All the details are here and registration will open this Friday as I want to focus on 12.12.12 this week… are you on board?

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December 10th, 2012 at 8:59 pm