Wednesday, January 30, 2013

where i blog - inspired by Ellie!

Here is 'My Space' BEFORE renovation:


 And Here Is My Space...After

My 'Space' - To Get Creative, Get Inspired, Get Motivated..To Make Shit Happen!

So I decided to make this post after I came across and her blog post about 'where she blogs'  I liked her honesty when she said "There's no further excuse, I'm just really nosy"  Her space was interesting and by her own account very cluttered..but cluttered in a good way, if that makes sense.  Her space was a nice reflection of her..she seems to me to be very dimensional and her 'clutter' reflects that!  Ellie encouraged her readers to 'share their space' that is what I am doing (enjoy Ellie!) and I am going to encourage YOU (my followers) to please share YOUR space and link me to it! Because just like Ellie..I'm a bit nosy too! 

I however, have to have a clean, non-cluttered space to 'create' in.  This mainly comes from being in a tiny apartment up until the house purchase last year.  In the apartment we were on top of each other and had very little space, there was clutter everywhere..I felt trapped, couldn't breathe...wanted OUT!  

As soon as we found our home it was decided that the back room, off of the kitchen that leads to the backyard, would be 'my space'  I affectionately named it 'the music lounge' as it would be the spot where I could go and listen to my music, practice my guitar (which I need to do more of), harmonica or stylophone. *If you like David Bowie..SEE BELOW*   It would also serve as a makeshift yoga/pilates studio and my place to do anything and everything creative which mainly is connected to my photography projects.  

I collect vintage and modern lomography cameras and I purchased a Daylab last year so that I can do negative transfers...which make quite artsy little prints on unique art paper.

So here is my space...where I blog, shoot & edit videos, meditate, listen to my records and do a bit of hula hooping while I watch and RE-WATCH any given Pretty Little Liars episode.  Yeah, I'm ADDICTED!

My work space...where I blog & browse! 

My Mid-Century Modern Cuckoo clock, a few of my favourite cameras - I've got a bit of a 'habit'

Bird on a wire photo string

Ipod station for listening and viewing anything purchased from iTunes,  $20 torso for blog posts!  Eames rocker, speaker set

Turntable - TV area, books, Jackalope mount (toy version) of course!  

Turntable & Receiver, harmonica, glass plate collodion in frame and stylophone (see below for details) *especially if you are a DAVID BOWIE fan!

$50 MCM chair from yard big and comfy, perfect for a good book!  Some of my vinyl collection, $5 MCM record storage cabinet from the auction and Buddha to keep me centered! 

Shadow Boxes - Holga, Buddha and some of my British bits! - God Save The Queen!

Books on the outside...Vinyl on the inside!

I bought myself this guitar for my Birthday last year...I'd always wanted one..More vinyl.

This Room 'before' was DISGUSTING! It had brown indoor/outdoor carpeting, dark wood paneling and dirty ceiling tiles.  Everything in here is brand new from floor to ceiling to bamboo wall covering!  I found these nifty "green" wall tiles from  I felt like they gave the room a real  'music studio' feel.  They were NOT cheap and they were NOT easy to install..but luckily I have the smartest, most hardworking,  artist boyfriend who loves me enough to get them on the wall....PERFECTLY I might add!

My 'Art Wall'..If you have a postcard or a cool photograph you'd like to send me, I'd LOVE to display it here!  The three photos to the far right are from 'friends' I've never met who let me display their prints.  Tako from Canada, Thomas from France and Tharun from Indonesia.. Post card from Rachey of


Stylophone = Happiness


The Stylophone - The Stylophone is a miniature analog stylus-operated synthesizer invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis and going into production in 1968. It consists of a metal keyboard played by touching it with a stylus — each note being connected to a voltage-controlled oscillator via a different-value resistor - thus closing a circuit. The only other controls were a power switch and a vibrato control on the front panel beside the keyboard, and a tuning control on the rear. 

The Stylophone also appears on a few better-known commercial recordings, most notably David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and "Slip Away" and the commercial rave single"Stylophonia"The Stylophone is also listed as being played by Jack White on the 2008 album Consolers of the Lonely by the The Raconteurs.
.Photo printer, A camera I never use, my beautiful TLR Yashica 120 (works perfectly!) Many books, a photo collaboration book I did with some friends in other countries, a *glass plate collodion photo* made by my manfriend,  headphone, awesome video camera & some apple love!


Many fine art photographers also use the process and its handcrafted individuality for gallery showings and personal work.

 The collodion process is an early photographic process, invented by Frederic Scott Archer. It was introduced in the 1850s and by the end of that decade it had almost entirely replaced the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype  "Collodion process" is usually taken to be synonymous with the "collodion wet plate process", a very inconvenient form which required the photographic material to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed within the span of about fifteen minutes, necessitating a portable darkroom for use in the field. 

Bottom left:  My Daylab!

 Superior optics, and built-in filter pack, the Copy System Pro isThis unit has superior optics and is the finest unit for imaging from prints! The Copy System Pro is the perfect accessory for digital photography. Simply take you digital images and print them onto 4 x 6 prints. Then in just 60 seconds your prints are captured onto a 3x4 Polaroid or fuji print. The Copy System Pro works from flat images up to 4 x 6 or even limited 3 d objects. Make quick copies over and over and explore the many creative uses of the Copy System Pro If you are interested in the Artistic Form of Image and Emulsion Transfers with the Polaroid 669 peel- apart color film then the Daylab Copy System Pro is your creative tool. This unit will allow you to take any 4x6 print or limited 3D object and make Image and Emulsion Transfers onto other mediums. Watercolor paper, silk, and any porous material for Image Transfers or glass, porcelain, tile, and plastic for Emulsion transfers.

I'm going to do a blog post on some transfers I've made using my Daylab system! 

Show me where YOU blog...!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of my 'space' & if you have not checked out Ellie her page is:



  1. Oh my gosh, your desk layout with the shelving above is similar to mine! I might use your tips to revamp my own room to make it look miles better! :) xx

  2. Really Jessica?? That's awesome! I love my 'hide-away' shelf..keeps the dust off of my cameras! I'd love to see your me if you post photos!

    Thanks for stopping in!


  3. oh my can we just swap please?! I'm so jealous, you have amazing taste in decor!x

  4. thank you so much for the lovely comments- i LOOOOOVE YOUR ROOM! the cameras are amamazing xx

  5. Thank you Thank you!! I really must find the 'before' photos'll flip out how different it looks!

    I'd gladly swap with you Elliee...that would mean I'd get to come to England! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog-xxX

  6. OOOH, I found them! I'll post them up!

  7. Awww gurl <3 Your place looks lovely. i'm jealous. In fact, i think you're just WONDERFUL :)

  8. Thank you Tako....and btw...YOU are AWESOME--- <3 <3 <3 !

    Did you see your photo up there on my wall of amazing art?! LOVE that photo. I want to step into it when I look at it. - xxX

  9. Great blog! Follow 4 follow? =)