Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Drawing #3

Some of my roommates from college came to visit this weekend and we had such a good time! Apartment 2102!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daily Drawing #1

Taking time to draw something new provides inspiration for new projects, and gives your mind a creative break from current ones.

I try to keep daily drawings, but sometimes its hard to find the time... or to be honest, I just get lazy. And then if I do draw, I don't take the time to scan, archive, and post it.

Completing my book for The Sketchbook Project reminded me how beneficial it is to draw something new each day, so this year I'm going to really try and keep daily drawings (or at least semi daily), and post them when I can!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cold Weekend for a Photo Shoot

Most of my jewelry photos for Etsy are taken outside. Partly because there is no need to set up a special backdrop, it’s easy to hang pieces on braches, flowerpots, wooden boxes, wind chimes and more. Also, since I’m not skilled with setting up the right lighting inside, its much faster to utilize natural sunlight outdoors!

This past weekend proved a bit difficult to shoot photos, but I did get most of what I needed…

Saturday I convinced my boyfriend, Scott, to help out with a shoot where I needed to play the part of “model” to show off some new necklaces. Standing outside in a tank top and cardigan was a little chilly, but not nearly as bad as I had expected!

Sunday I worked on my own to photograph some earrings. The wind blowing earrings around made it take a bit longer, which led to very cold fingers, but I was able to get seven pairs shot, edited, and up on Etsy.

Enjoy these photos, along with a few silly images of the process, and don’t forget to check out more on Etsy and Facebook!