Sunday, 22 September 2019

Make An Image Your Own*

Since getting a little more creative with my images, I have realized that there are a lot of different styles out there; which means you have to up your game due to the ongoing competition. Being able to put together a decent layout or a well set up exterior backdrop etc, does just not cut it anymore.  Hence, creating your own individual brand is especially important for standing out on the big wide web. 

For me adding personal touches to your own imagery, which compliment the photo itself can help to really make your photo and brand pop, not to mention give you a look which is all your own. There are many ways to add those touches, from simple brush strokes, that can be pre-made and loaded in or drawn by yourself, to a logo font. With thousands of fonts to choose from, there are endless possibilities. With the image above, I used a font called Ancient and Hey Betty, script fonts and slightly messy looking fonts are my go-to. These two fonts ticked both of those boxes all in one, Ancient in particular was one that really spoke to me. Being one that looked more like a true hand-written font is something we all need in our lives, more reality. 

Again having used the classic Gossip Girl XOXO over and over again on many of my images, thus creating an ongoing theme. I wanted to change it up from my go-to pre-loaded XOXO below, by using the Hey Betty font and create a new XOXO. This then gave me a chance to make another creative image that not only fitted in with my style but had a look that was all it's own. 

Having the major variety of options we do these days, there really is no reason why you cannot find at least two fonts that do not call out to you and speak to you! With those in hand and the way we view the world now, opening the way for more promiscuous speech, well let's just there's just about anything you can say on your own imagery.  

Another way to individualise you images is to add other creative elements, I like to use elements such as small flowers, lips, random shapes and outline elements such as the one below. 

Adding in elements such as this, add layers to your image which can help to focus the eye on areas that are of most importance. Along with these, I add in additional images that follow the story I am trying to tell with my image and either layer them in or create a grid kind of layout. With these adding in block colours in solid shapes can help to create a very clean image. 

Doing these simple steps may take some time, may mean some playing around to get it just right, but you do go from a simple photo to a perfectly personalized creative image.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Dating for Free in Suffolk*

With the end of Summer and Autumn drawing in, it's the perfect time to start pulling out the cozy knits, steaming hot chocolates and long evening strolls. Autumn can be for some, meaning me, the dawn of the end of the warm night and lovely hot days and the beginning of cold wintery mornings. Though for most it is the start of pretty colours, fall fun and a change in the season is always something to explore. 

That being said, when you start dating you may start to realize how expensive it is. Not that you should expect to be treated every day, with the crowned jewels; but popping out to town, grabbing dinner and going out to the movies sure does tally up. Not to mention the dreaded X-word (Christmas), which we all say we will never think about this early in the year, however, we all do!

So for some Suffolk Singles I have had a look at some cheap and free things to do in and around Suffolk for Suffolk Dating:

1. The Abbey Gardens are completely free, not only can you pack yourself a little picnic or just a couple of drinks, but you can walk around and enjoy the architecture. With a 14 acre area to park your bums, botanical gardens, and church ruins you sure won't run out of things to do on a perfect autumn afternoon. 

2. Now Thetford Forest is pretty well renowned and the parking can be rather steep, however, if you scope out the area and road heading towards the main park you will find places to park by the road. Which are completely free and have pathways heading into separate areas of the forest. Now for me, I think there is no better way of getting to know someone; than to head out on a good long walk and talk, possibly get lost and see how you both handle the situation. 

3. If forests aren't really your thing and you would prefer a stroll along a nice coastline, then why not discover Suffolks some 50-mile long coast path and heathlands. Southwold Beach is one that I personally have not been too, but have heard is pretty nice. Dunwich Beach is one that allows dogs all year round, perfect for those of us with four-legged friends, and finally, Deben Penisula is a very pretty heathland with a picturesque village.

4. Who doesn't love a good old Netflix and Chill night, a nice home movie or tv binge night is always a good way to get close. You can plan a home-cooked meal, with lots of cheezy junk food for the rest of the night. Both of you wrapped under a big fluffy blanket, cuddled up and stuffing your face with Cheetos. 

5. With Halloween just around the corner, why not go pumpkin picking at Undley Pumpkin Patch. It's free to enter you just have to pay for the pumpkin you pick and any activities you choose to partake in, though, from what I gather the majority of those are catered more towards children.

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