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I have been drawing more lately. It feels great to put ink to paper, and I am pleased at the progress. Here are some pictures of my coffee this morning, and the tags I made for Porcelain Womb’s craft market this Saturday. Evelyn Hotel, 2nd April, 11 am – 4 pm, 351 Brunswick Street. Come and say hi!

Just wanted to blog about this little cafe on Barkly Street, in Brunswick. It was opened by the same people who opened A Minor Place. I was greeted by sweet, friendly waiters, and my mocha was dark and smooth. I was there with my old housemate Tom, and Nuwan, who are both excellent.

So on Friday, I finally got my macro/wide-angle iPhone lens from Photojojo! I was having breakfast out when it arrived. I was so excited, I had to go home immediately to get it. It also helped that I wanted to give Nuwan his as well, as I got him one as a surprise. Now Seb (who also ordered one), Nuwan and I can take mighty pictures of everything! The macro lens blew my mind, it picked up on things I couldn’t even see with my own eye. Got a post on that coming up.

The weekend has been so full. I went to Finders Keepers on Sunday, and it was a bit disappointing. There was way too much repeat stuff from the last market for it to be good for me. Maybe Saturday might have been a better day to go? Still, there were some lovely things, especially for winter – woolly scarves and capes, angora gloves, and knitting kits. It always fun to look at oceans of lovingly made things, and pretty table displays, but yeah. Might do Camberwell Market next weekend to get the market itch out of my system.

Anywayyy that’s it for now. The past few days, I’m happy that I got to bond with friends, cook, help my boyfriend move and take 300 pictures with a tiny camera lens (AAAAHHH LITTLE MAGNETIC MACRO LENS). Things are smooth.

(need to draw more now)

More backyard love.

What I love about pictures, mine and other people’s, is how I can get absolutely lost in someone else’s observations of the world. Feeling like I’m somewhere I’m currently not, imagining I’d get there some day, and slowing down and seeing details in a whole new way.

Here’s a good quote, which I found on Photojojo’s Tumblr:

Photographing the ordinary somehow transforms it into something extraordinary.

For Now, William Eggleston

And I find that to be true.

A veritable feast – croissants, jam, pumpkin and feta muffins, two types of bruschetta (pear and ricotta, and traditional tomato), fruit salad, coffee, tea, and juice. All served in the backyard two doors down, and eaten in dappled sunlight. This is what happens when amazing friends become neighbours. Neighbourhood lovin’ and good brunch times.