September 19, 2015

Sand Castles!

Filed under: Art and Drawings,Events,Photography — sarah @ 7:44 am

Tuesday we went to Weston Super Mare were they have a Sand Sculpture Festival – these are basically giant sand castles – but… oh my! They are amazing! It’s still on and is an annual events 🙂

Space invader sand castle building

This guy was working on a giant gamers birthday cake with lots of vintage computer game graphics on it!

The skill and craft were amazing as were some of the ideas and geometry behind the sculptures! Here are some of my pictures but really if you get a chance to go… then go! It was a couple of quid and careers go free and there were lots of student and elderly concessions etc… plus sand pits to play.

Faces in Sand

Portrait in sand 4

Portrait in sand 3

Portrait in Sand 2

portrait in Sand

Fairy Tales

Sand frog prince

Fairy Tale Wood in sand

sand castle building on a different level

The Wild Things in Sand

The thistle and the flower dancing in sand

Alice and the catapillar in sand

From our bedrooms we dream in sand

The Catipillar in Sand

Because we saw the sculptures just after the Dismaland exhibition I looked at the little sand world and all I could think was “I See No Borders”.

World of sand

Sand tent

Campsite in Sand

Sand castles on a new level

A sand castle for gamers

sand sculpture

Big Ben in Sand

Heart Birthday Bear in sand

The tea party with gorilla and friends in sand

There was loads of character work – I could of taken a lot more pictures but time and weather were running against me!

Minion in Sand

Lego and Sid and the dino egg in sand

Jungle – complete with the liberian 😉

Camelion in sand

King Kong in Sand

The jungle in sand

The ook sand castle

orangotang in sand

The Jungle Book in sand

Rainforest frog in sand

Koala and humpty in sand

The Sea – I am obsessed with seascapes so I spent alot of time looking at this lengthy sand sculpture, complete with whale and boat.

The reef in sand

Under water archeologist in sand

the reef of statues in sand

The Diver in sand

Boat on the beach in sand

Octopus comes to the party in sand

Sand fish

Don’t lick the sculptures! (He never listens)

Alaric! Don't like the sand sculptures!

The Dragon! (I took this one with the 3D camera as well and am most pleased with the result!)

Sand dragon on a bed of sand gold

Seriously love this dragon!

February 24, 2013


Filed under: Photography — sarah @ 9:33 am

I have joined a site called Pinterest after some nagging from friends who want to see my cake pops on there. It is a lovely platform for sharing inspirational images and useful tutorials. I’ve only been on their about a week but am having lots of fun posting links to my websites – it picks up photos from the blog post but links back to your site. I have also been re-pinning some of the fantastic images and useful things on there. Unlike Facebooks share facility it is easy to tack back where the image has come from and it collects together all the pins (me adding things) and repins.

The pins/repins are all catagorised into boards which you give titles too. So far I have Gaia which are about nature and the Earth, Magiks which is pretty stuff with a bit of spiritual thrown in, Body Art; which is all the tattoos and nail painting and the like, Make and Do which is craft and DIY. Lastly there is one I’ve named Food and Drink which is about food and drink and parties 🙂

My user name is 5affy (Saffy with a five instead of the S).

I was very excited to find that people had already shared some of my photos on their – mainly from this and my cooking blog 🙂

February 17, 2013

New Camera

Filed under: Photography — sarah @ 9:15 am

New Camera!

I have a new camera thanks to birthday money from family. It is the best one I’ve ever had and was £80 reduced from £125. I had been wanting to take my photography forward slightly and was finding the old one very frustrating with it’s lack of function and optics. It was not as good as the first digital camera we had that we lost during the floods but it sustained me for 4 years of happy snapping and many an arty shot!

My photography site has been running for just over a year now and the more I look at my photos the more I see how I could improve them. It is still not one where you can remove the lenses (I don’t think anyway – I still need to read the manual).

I mainly use photography to illustrate my blogs – not least of which is this very blog. I take photos of the different stages of making things to help illustrate a point. I also like creating art within the photo itself and this has led me to be able to just go through my stock of photos for album covers and things.

The camera is also essential for the production of my Wiggly Pet stories or web-comic.

I am looking forward to playing lots with the camera 🙂

It’s 14 megapixel 18 X optical and has a bit sticking out the side to hold it which has already reduced the shake I tend to get on photos without flash and the pics it can take at low light levels is amazing 🙂