October 18, 2019

Life Lately

betty manousos interview

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you had a gorgeous week. So I thought I'd do a short update post on my life lately...

First off, I am very excited and honored to have been interviewed for Street Photography Magazine  Whoot! It's a great honor and an absolute pleasure! Huge thanks to founder/editor of the magazine Bob Patterson and the lovely Ashley Hunsberger.

I highly recommend everybody with a passion for street photography to check out this wonderful magazine as they are many other interesting articles and interviews by some amazing photographers.
 
Take a look! Interview with Betty Manousos.


Developing an active lifestyle - Going out instead of staying in.
dog on the beach
A recent stroll on the beach really paid off.
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I am currently working on a photography project about the effects of global climate change.
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Enjoying the sunshine, as rain is on the way.

I am eagerly anticipating the new season. Hello, Autumn!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend! xx

August 23, 2019

August 09, 2019

On Creativity

Everyone is creative in their own way. Creativity is a way of living; it helps you see things differently and has a way of changing things up. Simply put, it is because creativity makes life unbelievably interesting and fulfilling.
There's no denying that our creative minds get stuck in a creative funk from time to time. Creativity demands focus - but sometimes life gets in the way...

So while I was searching the web for inspiration today, I found this awesome collection of creative techniques, compositions and mixed media approaches to feed my creative soul. This list of 100+ ideas will keep you inspired for a long time.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Hope you have a creative weekend. xx

Here's a CUT and DRY post on Creative Personality you may have missed.

(100+ Creative Photography Ideas.)

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August 02, 2019

The Creative Personality


Creative types by Adobe Create.

Argh, the monotony of everyday life...how can we break up monotony? For me, a great way is to add an element of quirkiness, passion and a splash of beauty in everyday life.
I love making digital cards for friends and family. Apart from photography, creating cards is an easy way to get my creative juices flowing.
Nothing says "I think of you" like a personalized card that you designed.

Hope you have a creative weekend! xx

Haha, such fun! Discover your creative personality: Creative types by Adobe Create.

How to be creative.


July 26, 2019

Poisonous Flowers

beautiful blue wisteria
Digging through my archives, I found some images of Wisteria. There's something special about tender blue pink wisteria flower. I know wisteria makes me happy when I look at it. I did not know it was poisonous.

In fact, there are hundreds of toxic and allergenic plants in the world. These plants might be pretty, but they also produce toxins that could be harmful to humans and animals.
Oleander, Lily of the valley, Hydrangea, just to mention a few. While these flowers are beautiful and sound like a gardener's dream, they're also toxic.
So be careful what you touch, and what you eat.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

beautiful pink oleander flowers


(Article via House Beautiful. Top photo of Wisteria, bottom photo of pink Oleander flowers).

July 12, 2019

I'd Love to Live in a Cottage


I have always lived in a city, but I'm a rural person at heart. Sometimes I find myself dreaming about living in a cozy country cottage with a rose garden. I especially...