Journal

Reflection on Creative Flow

As I reflect upon my creative journey I realise much of my output is simply a reflection of myself, my state of mind, grappling with things, etc. We are complex and there are many facets to our personality.…

Creativity is a journey into myself and back out again, it is like mining, extracting from my core whatever I can find of value, as a sort of currency I use to live my life. It affords me a sense of worth, gives me a sense that I’m contributing somehow. It’s not a means to an end, no, quite the opposite. I would describe my creativity more, as a living organism that has a heartbeat/rhythm, ebb and flow and experiences times of growth and times of health, wellbeing, is subject to getting ill and falling over, is fragile yet strong, is willing, vulnerable and versatile, sometimes in

New Paintings

Hi everyone, I haven’t posted a journal in quite a while, so I wanted to put together a collage of some of my new paintings to share with you, as you might not have had a chance to view them yet. So, here they are in collage form, and if you scroll down, you can see them individually with direct links! I hope you like the new works! Thank you for looking! :)

Chameleons

Rainbow Octopus

Beach Walk

Ladybirds

Galahs

Sea Pony

The Pirate and the Mermaid

Lotus Flower Dreamcatcher

We Weather Life Together

Guide to Macro iPhone Photography by Karin Taylor

About Me

I’m a visual artist, poet and iPhone photographer from Australia, who likes to dabble in macro iPhone photography. I came across macro iPhone photography by accident!


I’ve always been intrigued by insects and that tiny other world they live in, in fact some of my earliest paintings depict beetles. I don’t know exactly why, but I think it has to do with their jewel like appeal and a school project I did on Egypt which introduced me to beautiful Scarab beetles.

My father also collected shells, specimens from the sea etc. and we had a menagerie of unusual pets growing up, including blue ringed octopus, lion fish, pineapple fish, a freshwater croc, etc. To my great delight I saw a lizard being born when I was about 2, managed to wash turkey chicks to within an inch of their life (

Ella Rose with my Fox and Owl Scarves

My beautiful great niece Ella Rose, interacting with the foxes and owls on two of my scarves Little Foxes and Fox and Owl It touched my heart to see this dear little one engaged with my creations. Photo Credit: Ashleigh her Mumma, who is my beautiful niece. Thank you so much Ashleigh for getting these wonderful photos and allowing me to share! :) xxx Scarves and other printed products available from my online store

Other Links
Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

Published by Olloclip

Honoured and grateful to find three of my iPhone Olloclip Macro photos published in Olloclip’s #ImagesSpeakLouder a collection of Olloclip’s favourite Olloclip photography captured throughout the year.

The first image is one of coloured matchsticks;
The second image is a 9 spotted leaf beetle;
The third image shows the end of worn coloured pencils.

See more of my art and photography at the links below:

Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

Top 100 iPhone Photos 2015

Thanks!

Feeling humbled to have my iPhone photo of a caterpillar balancing a red raindrop on his nose included and featured in iPhone Photography School’s top 100 for 2015

Thanks so much, I’m thrilled to be included! Congratulations to everyone who’s amazing iPhone photos are also included.

Story

I was watching this caterpillar in the rain, on a red stalk of a plant with green leaves, when he appeared to be eating the red stalk, and a raindrop fell right on it as he was eating, it formed this drop and he arched his little body, I snapped this right before he drank it and it disappeared from view. I took this as we were venturing out for the day, hubby waiting in the car, with the motor running, but I delayed getting into the car as I had this intuition that there was something out there

Recent Sales Thanks!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s been ordering goodies below from my store in recent times over just the past week alone, I’ve had many sales and I’m so grateful and as always, humbled by it. I am hoping to start something of a new project next year, so keep watching for my clay figurines!

Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

Me Modelling my New Lucky Koi Mandala Scarf

I received my lovely Lucky Koi Scarf yesterday, it’s so beautiful and flowing, I can’t wait to wear it, I took photos of myself wearing it this way, as this is how I plan to wear it, I folded it over into a triangle shape, and pinned it with a beautiful green fabric bird pin I was gifted by a friend.
Available online here or see all my scarves available online right now here

Karin Taylor | Website & Blog
Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints
Karin Taylor | Owls
Karin Taylor | Elephants
Karin Taylor Art | Facebook
Karin Taylor Photography | Instagram
Karin Taylor | Twitter
How Karin Taylor takes beautiful iPhone Macro Photos
Bored Panda Articles on Photography and Art
Karin Taylor Photography | Tumblr
YouTube Time Lapse Painting Videos

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