Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Even grownups need a toy box

...or seven.

While others in my area were at Mardi Gras parades catching beads, I was at home playing with beads -- and wire.

Monday, February 4, 2013

I hate taking product photos!

So the rebranding is coming along nicely, I think. I have new banners and avatars done for my ArtFire shop, my Etsy shop, my personal website, and of course this blog.

However, yesterday I set up my photo studio, took over 300 photos of various items and experimented with different white balance settings. Every single one of photos has a blue tint. Every. single. one. Sigh...

Clearly I still haven't grasped the concept of white balance. I have no intention of using a photo editing program to tweak 300+ photos, so today, it's back to the drawing board. This time I'm only taking a dozen photos at a time. Stay tuned...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rebranding Progress Update #1

A little update on my re-design.  I decided to change my colors from raspberry and medium gray to:

blush pink
pale gray

Normally, I'm not a pastel person, but I've found myself drawn to these shades on various Pinterest boards.  They're soothing, almost ethereal -- in a word, everything I'm not   >:-D   

I've also selected new fonts:   Century, which is a basic serif font for my name and Kunstler Script as an accent font.  

My blog banner is a work-in-progress, but you can see the fonts and color(s) in action there.  I plan to add some photos to my banner once I re-take them.

Coming soon...

Yet another re-design!   I know, I know!  If I spent half as much time working on photos and descriptions as I do on redesigning my banner, etc., I'd be RICH!  Okay, maybe not rich, but....

Nevertheless, I'm fickle.  Or ever-evolving.  Whatever.  Anyway, I'm creating a pretty "home" for my creations...stay tuned.