the weekend that was + a silent auction

red-crowned crane leg datail. copyright leonie wise
red-crowned crane, leg and feather details – hokkaido, japan


the weekend that was

it began with plans over wine & cheese at one of our favourite local hangouts.

an early start on saturday for me – journeying to east london to do a digital printing using photoshop workshop. i learn a ton about how making just a few minor tweaks can make a massive difference to the final result of a print. we make four prints during the course of the day, my final one being the one i am most happy with (pictured above).

show & tell when i got home. nic filling me in on his day as we sit on the sofa in the conservatory looking out into the blue skies and the back yard that is almost warm enough to sit out in.

a later start on sunday – journeying again to east london to do a sourdough bread making workshop. we make a dark rye, ciabatta and bagels onsite, all using sourdough leavens. we also make the e5 bake house’s signature dough – hackney wild – and bring the leaven home for baking. we also get the recipes, a lovely e5 branded dough scraper, and some of their mother starter to bring home so we can keep baking.

another show & tell when i return home. again in the conservatory. this time ending with supper of freshly made bagels with smoked salmon & cream cheese.

[weekending with amanda]


silent auction

i would like to give the above print away to someone and i’d like to do it via silent auction.

if you want to enter, your bid does not necessarily need to be money… it could be a swap between us, you gifting something to someone else, an offer of spending time together if you are nearby (i like coffee, and champagne), a donation to your favourite charity, etc. etc.

»» enter your bid online here

  1. you can enter as many times as you want as long as every one of your bids is different
  2. auction closes 30 april
  3. winning bidder will be notified here, and via email
  4. if you share this silent auction via twitter use #silentauction and mention me @postcardsfrom for an additional bid (<– you must have placed at least one bid using the online form to qualify)
  5. if you share this via your online home or google+ and link back to this post you will also get an additional bid (<– you must have placed at least one bid using the online form to qualify)


[you can now also buy this print in my shop. available in two sizes on archival quality matte paper]