Friday, August 31, 2007


okay so next on my top ten is "common people" by pulp - i have a little story to go with this one
in 1999 we went to the Livid Festival and when pulp played this song i had one of those never forget moment - the vibe was awesome - it was hot and people were dancing's hard to relate the vibe - but it was there and this song always reminds me of that day....

the fifth to join my list is my fav from last year, "one crowded hour" by augie march
this was number one on last years Triple J hottest one hundred - that made me happy!!!

okay - next installment coming soon.....

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Top Ten

A few posts back I added a youtube video of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers doing "scar tissue" one of my all time favorite songs. I got thinking and tried to come up with a top 10 list. It is so hard - I'm still struggling - for some reason it seems to be much harder than listing top 10 books or films.

I thought I might do this in installments as I have time to think.

So far in random order have

"scar tissue" (see video below)

"nothing new" by the waifs -I couldn't find a video and am not even sure one was made so I found the lyrics


I'm going to dress up tonight
I'll look real pretty for i don't know who
I'll find my own way around this great big city
And I'll sit at a bar and im gonna have a drink

I'll leave you to revel in your youthful yearnings
I know you like to visit them from time to time
Like a theif I steal the words you write to her
I take them to my heart and I wish them to be mine

But this is nothing
But it ain't nothing
Oh this is nothin new
But it aint nothin

You long for sweetness
Does mine make you sickly
Or maybe I no longer have the sweetness you require
There's nothing sweet about a heart so embittered
It;s ugly and it's cold and tonight it's out for hire

This is nothing new
But it ain't nothing

We live through this day after day
Complacency's a curse
But you just can't escape it
I've arrived at a place where my tolerance gave way
And i struggle to hold my head up high

It doesn't mean much without the music - so if you get a chance to listen- do it.

And lastly for this installment

"into the dark" by ben lee

I'd really love to challange some of my fellow bloggers to list their top 10 and hopefully link us to a video....

So Anna (coz I know this girl loves her music) Julie Renee Amy(another music lover) and Brenda

I will work really hard to come up with my final seven.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kholo Gardens

One of my photographer friends shoots regularly at Kholo Gardens - she's been trying to get me there for ages - finally the other day we meet up - Kym, Annie and I (with all the kids - 9 in total). The kids had an awesome time running around together and we managed to get in some shooting time before the sun set. Pictured is Poppy. She was fantastic to photograph! And despite getting lost on the way I will certainly try to get back there again.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

What A Little Rain Can Do

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I Blame It All on the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I may have earned myself a speeding fine - but only because I was listening to the Californation CD. The girls and I were on our way to meet some ILPer's (for the uninitiated it's a photography forum). We live an hours drive from where we live so off we left. The first part of the trip it was the Beatles - I explained to Mary-Ella how the were one of the first superbands and tried to imprint on her little mind the magnitude their tunes have had on the world of music. After a while I decided it was time for a change in tempo and if a musical education is important then it's not complete without one of my all time favs- Californication. There are so many awesome tracks and I was grooving away - it was a 100km zone and I realised that I was doing 112kms and I know the police often have speed cameras in the area. I eased back on the accelerator and went back to singing. Next thing I know I've driven past the camera and I just my speedo only to discover it had crept back to 112kms again!!!!

It will be at least three weeks before I know for sure if I got a ticket. You do see why the Red Hot Chilli's are at fault don't you?

Just after that Mary-Ella reads a sign that says "Choose your speed. Choose your consequences." She struggled with consequences and wanted to know what it meant and that conversation is a whole other story...

I thought I would leave you with one of my all time favorite songs - if I had to write a top ten list this would be on it - I would have to think hard about the other 9 but this would be there.....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

She Wouldn't Even Know Who Marilyn Was...

These were all taken on the same day as some of the photos I posted of Mary-Ella and Matisse from a few weeks back now - I still have more that I'm yet to edit!!

Anyway the Art Gallery has the wall or glass and the light is just glorious - along the edge are these vents that push the air up and of course the girls had a ball playing on them - I love the way Mary-Ella's hair kept flying up.

This one is a little different from the first but I just love her little face in this one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fault from the Vault

I was having a little look around on my computer tonight and found this. It has all manner of faults but I just love it - this is my Kitty - this photo captures all those things I don't have words to describe - things that are on the periphery, always out of reach, and that's why I love photography - it takes away the need for words - I always mangle them and make them ugly. But here, even with the faults - a perfect moment is forever captured.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Emma is Almost One

Her Mumma is giving her a rubber duckie party and I'm making a 3D duck cake!
I don't think she's too impressed with me and my camera in this one - do you?

Just playing around.

Her Royal Kittiness

Just because.......
she's so cute and I haven't posted any photos of her in awhile.......

Monday, August 13, 2007

What I've Been Working On

As you all know I've been pretty slack with my blog of late - but here is an example of what I've been working on. This is the front page of my Product and Pricing Guide that will go home with clients after their photo session. Designing doesn't come easily to me so it's been a mamoth effort - I've done about 8 pages so far and still have about another 6-8 to go.

Also I've update my website SHEILA HIGGINS PHOTOGRAPHY so be sure to check it out - I've replaced this images when you first arrive, I've added a gallery, new photos and done a little bit of a shuffle - I still have a few more things to do - like make the galleries run as a slideshow - no more clicking thumbnails!! new music, and a few smaller things - all in good time - writing html is no easy feat for me.

As well I've been creating custom client pages which will be accessed via the website - very exciting but again - making them has eaten into my time. I'm almost done though. maybe I will have more time to photograph my own kids and get a chance to do some relaxing things soon. One can hope.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

On her birthday...

Mary-Ella had her ears pierced! Here she is getting ready. She was nervous but she has been wanting to get them pierced for so long now. I picked her up from school and she rode her brand new Barbie bike (pink city) complete with Barbie helmet - up to the shops where we had an appointment to get those little lobes forever changed.

She'd already selected earrings with pink stones (of course) so all that was needed was to mark the position and load the guns. Each of the ladies held a gun and they counted 3, 2, 1 and viola !! Job done. Mary-Ella had this blank look on her face and I thought she was going to cry but a few seconds later a huge smile came over her face - she couldn't believe she'd been so brave.
Believe it or not - this is the only pic I have with the earring in it - not a clear view but they are very pretty and it's not long now until she can try on someother earrings.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Welcome Sunny Leigh !!!

Welcome to the world Sunny Leigh.

Sunny's actually a month old now and that's how slack I've been. Apologies.
I know you've been waiting for these Kaz! So here she is....

We thought wrapped up in golden fabric was just the right thing for a beautiful girl named Sunny.
Here she is in some retro threads!! Now while she looks at peace in the first few pics - you might be forgiven for thinking that she slept through the whole session but that would be untrue - this is what Sunny actually thought of her first photo session. Oh well - we still got some sweet shots.

I can't wait to get back down the Goldie and get some of the whole family in their new home.