Lockdown can be a great excuse to look back at our family albums, flick through the pages and glance at the many faces that fill our family tree. Over the last few days I have been learning a new retouching process, were by adding a splash of colour to vintage photographs, this process is called Colourising. This involves layering and digitally painting on a program (us photographers love) Photoshop. It took some discussion with my family to decide on the colours to use for the clothing and backgrounds etc. The whole process igniting my interested in the value of family and history of my family roots. The added colour brings the images to life, adding depth and charity to each character's personality.
With the recent passing of my Grandfather, this project brought my family closer, connecting with distant relatives that I haven't spoken to since I was a child and meeting people I had never met before. I have discovered more about the previous generations. It has sparked a drive in gathering knowledge of who and what made my family we are today. These old images offer us value and generate lost family stories and memories. I hope to keep this project going, discovering old phtographs bringing them to the 21st century and give them a proud place in our family album.
So if you have any old photographs in your albums treasure them and keep them safe. I am offering my colourising service for £10 per image - so get in touch if you have any images you would like me to fix up.
Hey everyone, this post is all about Earth day, this year it falls on Wednesday the 22nd of April! What's that you say? A day to celebrate and demonstrate environmental protection. It first came about in 1970, this year will be the 50th celebration. I'm passionate about sustainable living and supporting environmental change. It isn't always possible, but everyone does their bit even if it’s small. We can tackle climate change together. I have written and gathered resources from the wonderful internet to make a little blog post about activities you can do with the children at home and products you can buy.
Here are some quick ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your children:
Here are some great resources I have found
The official website for Earth day had provided some fun tutorials for all ages, written by Helen Rose, Faith Outreach Coordinator. You can find out more about these activities by visiting - https://www.earthday.org
NASA have written a lovely articles and scienific activities you can do at home, there are some fun and educational tasks to get us thinking about the beauty of the planet.
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Activity Village have sourced some fun colouring pages, colouring is great for relaxion and reflection. Plus it will keep the little ones still for a short while.
Making small changes and buying sustainable products is one way you can save the planet. I have listed some of my favourites!
Eco-egg for Laundry
I use this for every wash and it’s amazing! I haven’t had to buy any washing powders or detergent in months - I have saved so much money. The only thing I would say- if you like your laundry to smell lovely, buy a eco-friendly softener too - as the scent is light. Link here :https://www.peacewiththewild.co.uk/product/ecoegg-laundry-egg-fresh-linen/
TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch Reusable Nappies
Super fun, and stylish cloth soft nappies, 100% waterproof and hygienic - highly reviewed by lots of mummies. Link: https://www.totsbots.com/category/bamboozle-night-time-nappies
Jojo Maman Bebe ’s Bamboo suction bowl and spoon
Adorable and cute set and eco-friendly - Made of 100% bamboo and BPA free silicone and Naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. Suitable for 6+ months.
9oz Insulated Infant Bottle
Reusable and very easy to clean, 100% Plastic free bottle compatible with silicone sip spout, straw and sport top. Comes in many different colours. Food grade 18/8 stainless steel bottle and medical grade silicone components contain no plastic, BPA, EA, PVC or other toxins that could leach into beverage. Keeps warm for 6 hours! Link: http://www.kidly.co.uk/products/pura/9oz-insulated-infant-bottle/
Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue – Sustainable Children’s Book
The Wild Tribe Heroes books are a collection of animals stories. Gentle and engaging based on true stories and facts. The stories are printed on Sustainable FSC approved sources. Link: https://www.peacewiththewild.co.uk/product/buddys-rainforest-rescue-sustainable-childrens-book/
I hope you find this blog inspiring and informational! Lets look after our planet and shop responsibly. Let me know about any wonderful products I have missed that you think should be in the spotlight!
All the Best. Emily x
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