Saturday, May 29, 2010

My first time out in 2 weeks!

Have been really busy lately getting ready for a small street show in 2 weeks, it's just a 4 hour thing but it's a free booth  and commission free so that rocks. But it's my first time out so there's been a lot to learn and a lot to do! Have come up with  things to display on, have tags, and things to put signs in/on, still have to print the actual signs but that'll be quick. Have cards coming in, I have boxes and bags, a thing for $ to put on my belt, still working on additional lighting. Have a mirror and receipts.

Have been learning about taking good photos! Want to have items in my  Etsy shop before then so folks can go home and see things there after seeing me at the fair and I'm reading you really need good pics, sigh.
So I've been doing a lot of that lately. I realize I really need to get back to diffusing the light but I think I'm getting a handle on adding perspective to the photos. Having a hard time stabilizing the camera for different angles though! Here are some shots I think are not too bad.
 Now I need to make stuff to sell! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Have I mentioned I like Purple?

I do, always have, always will. And I like playing with purple clay, now! I am amazed at how a ball or log of clay in different colors can end up so colorful. I really like the variations you can get, very cool.
Some misc stuff here....these nuggets look much better in person, they have just a bit of metallic to them.
And more crazy pendants, these were fun, I really liked making these. For anyone who doesn't already know this....eyeshadow applicators are great tools for adding rub'n'buff in tight spots and on small details, works beautifully!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lots of hearts.......

Steampunk fun, seriously, I love these! The powders are so perfect for this style, too...am still learning what the different colors of powders look like on the different colors of clay, need to start a serious journal.
And some more fun with color...purple rocks :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Am learning.....definitely learning

Have started playing with some color....that was fun! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Skinner Blend and Cane

My first! Between keeping up with stuff around here and doing the census I was able to get some time to play with the clay and squeaked out my first skinner blend and cane. The cane's not perfect but I think it's pretty good, especially for my first time. I can't wait to use the leaves in a project!