Pasando... and other stuff

Hello! And a special big hello to everyone who popped over yesterday from 'For the easily distracted'. I did a guest post for Rhianne yesterday but in the blur of yesterday's "busy-ness" forgot to tell you all about it.  If you missed it, you can read it here. Anyway, I had such a wonderful response to yesterday's post and now have a few new followers, so I can only assume that you are "Rhianne's friends".  Hello and welcome.

And... in other exciting news "that" forest photo has been picked in Simplicity's "top 5" photos for last weeks photography challenge. This was the first time I have entered anything in one of Faith's challenges, but I saw the theme ("Light") and it was too good an opportunity to pass up.  You can imagine I was totally bowled over when I saw it had been picked in Faith's top 5 for the week.  You can vote for my photo as your favourite here (I'm shameless).
But onto more important (or at least interesting) things.  Do you know Anika Toro?  She's a photographer and mixed-media artist and I'm a little bit smitten with her work.  I've been meaning to post about the cool 3D cards that I won in a giveaway she was having for ages, but I keep forgeting to take photos of them when it's light.  I've now given up on that idea and instead posting using her photos.  Her cards are really very cool though - you should check out her etsy store for 3D-cards and other nifty stuff.
One of the things that I really appreciate about Anika and her blog Pasando is that she is whole-heartedly believes the "whatever camera in your hand is a good camera" manifesto that I was raving on about here.  She is currently doing a 'creepy countdown' on her blog where all of her photos are taken using her phone camera and then manipulated using "something".  To be honest I have no idea how she creates her creepy images but they are pretty scary for someone with an over-active imagination. Perfect for this time of year!

For more of Anika you can find her at these places.

Pasando blog

Photo credits: Anika Toro


justine said...

I just read your post for the easily distracted, what a fantastic idea to put towards a pair of boots - brilliant, I too get distracted with exercise. Congratulations on being in the top 5 too.

Diana Mieczan said...

Congrats on being in the top 5:) That photo is incredible and I am very happy for you! Thanks for introducing Anika to me. I am going to check out her blog soon:)

Jane said...

those photos are very creepy. that photographer i was telling you about that i saw at the orangerie was heinrich kunh. i found some of his stuff on google here:
http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/photographer/Heinrich__Kuhn/C/ and here: http://www.leegallery.com/photographers/96-heinrich-kuhn.html

Anika said...

Clare this is such a nice post! You made my whole week!! Thanks for all the sweet words. And like I said before, coming from such a talented person as yourself this means so much.
Thank you!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Anika is so great! She's been creeping me out for days with those photos. :)

Jamie said...

Congrats and I voted for your photo yesterday.

Anika is new to my reader and already becoming a favorite.

Hopping over to read your guest post now...

Flo said...

Qu'elle est belle cette première image !

Punctuation Mark said...

congrats on the image contest... loved your guest post BTW...

Kelly said...

Oooh, creepy! I love your forest/light photo. Congrats on being in the top 5.

Kristin said...

Creepy indeed...but very cool!