Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Product Photography - Inside or Outside??

Up until now, I've always taken my photos with a white background. I think it helps the photos pop. But I don't always think it captures the true colors of the wood. I've been experimenting with outdoor photos and was hoping to get some feedback.

I like that the outdoor photos give the wood a more natural look and feel. But I'm not sure I like the shadows. Do they bother you? Do you even notice them? I know I won't be able to take my photos at the ideal time, so shadows will always be part of them.

Is the white background less distracting? Or boring?

Do you take your photos inside or outside...and why?
I'd love any feedback on these photos you would like to provide. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Artist Collaboration

I love getting to talk with and work with other artists. Bouncing ideas off each other and coming up with new projects is so fun! I've recently been working with a friend, Phillip, who owns Metaling in Art and does metalwork and woodworking.

Our first project started with me designing a logo for his business and then engraving this on both some wood pieces for tables as well as some steel tubing for table legs and other metal projects.

I then had a friend ask if I could engrave on silverware to be made into jewelry. I ran a few sample pieces and Phillip did the cutting and drilling for me. We started with a necklace and are working on a key chain. Thinking about adding rings and bracelets as well.

And when Phillip stopped by the other day, we brainstormed ideas for cutting boards and recipe boxes that I have lying around that have blemishes and aren't suitable to sell as-is. I can't stand to just toss them, but have tons of they stacking up! So we're hoping to have new ideas for those soon as well!

  Have you worked on any collaborations lately?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday

 ♥ The fish my parents had custom carved out of an old tree as a memorial for my brother
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