Pretty in Polaroid – September Short Projects

pretty in polaroidThis project is all about photos, and their best friend, Photoshop. Polaroid and Instagram-style photos are all the rage at the moment, with some stores (I’m looking at you, Kikki K) offering to print your pictures in this style for an exorbitant price – I’ve seen places quoting $10 for 10 photos. I used to work in a photo printing centre, so I knew I could do better than that. Continue reading

Rice Paper Rolls – September Short Projects

Rice paper rollsI thought I would squeeze in one last September Short Project before the month is over! I have really enjoyed doing these short posts (although some of them haven’t been that short!), and I think I will incorporate the idea into my regular posts a bit more.

Now, this post needs a disclaimer: don’t bother reading on if you are in any way already acquainted with Asian food. It would be like learning about engineering from a kid playing with lego. I’m a complete novice. Continue reading

Re-Planting a Passionfruit – September Short Projects

PassionfruitSo, remember about a month ago when I did this:

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Yeah, that was a fail. I was keeping an eagle eye on my passionfruit to see whether it would settle in it’s spot, and it didn’t. I suspect the reason is because it was too low to the ground to get enough sun. I noticed its new leaves starting to wilt a little, and thought I had better move it sooner rather than later.

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Look at its poor, wilting leaves and feelers :(

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The Power of Positive Thinking – September Short Projects

The Power of Positive ThinkingI’m a great believer in the power of positive thinking, but unfortunately not so great at practicing it. As part of my campaign to be more positive, I decided to start a Book of Positivity. I keep it at my desk at work, and write down positive thoughts, affirmations and quotes as they occur to me. Then, when I’m having a crappy day, I look back, and feel better! Plus it provides a nice creative outlet when I’m stressed at work! Continue reading