I have also been working on a friend's jewelry. She is quite talented, as you can see to the left, and also quite prolific in the size of her portfolio. I love the interaction and collaboration between myself and her to showcase her amazing talents. For me, it is a gift to share my passion with others. I appreciate you and your support of me and my work. My family has been my rock through all the changes that have occurred and will occur.
I have worked on this blog post and keep stumbling on the right words to convey my feelings and they just are not coming to me.
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to participate in our local RAW Artist showcase that took place in October of this year. For the event I decided on debuting all new work. I was blessed to be able to book my favorite model and we had a blast. It was chilly but fun. I feel the imagery turned out quite well and I have been pleased by the response.
I have also been pursuing other opportunities besides photography. I recently went back into the work force, and while I would love to keep adding new work, the time involved to create has miraculously disappeared.
It is no secret that I am an awful blogger. I will blog and forget. Get an idea for a post and then blank when it is time to write.
Hoping you and yours have had a fabulous Thanksgiving, which just happens to be my favorite holiday!
Happy Sunday Friends!!! I have been an exceptionally busy bee this past 2 weeks. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with two different families, as well as working with a few artisan's which has kept me busy. I also had an opportunity to work with a new model, Karissa; we were able to get some fun images that I feel turned out well.
The art featured in this blog post is by a fellow artisan, Kate at Green Goddess Designs. She is a silversmith, that works with heavy gauge silver wire and either nature stones or glass. The results are quite lovely. My set up included 2 strobe lights defused with an Octobox and a Strip Light. I also had a black jewelry bust and a nice piece of black velvet. I set my lights back to soften the reflection on the stone. The image has gone through PhotoShop and a filter to help bring out the natural variations present in the main stone, as usual though my editing after the fact was minimal.
Added in to all the work fun, we celebrated Valentine's Day. Which essentially means for my family anyone under the age of 10 has fun; the adults make it happen. I went into over achieving Mommy status this Valentine's; I made loom bracelets for my daughter's 2nd grade class. As if my plate couldn't be more full, I did some volunteer work at my son's school. As the saying goes, no rest for the wicked.
I remembered I have a blog. This is kinda a big deal, I tend to forget. Or I will be really good for a while and slack totally off.
It's almost midnight on a friday evening and what am I doing? Working. If I didn't absolutely love my job, it would be lame. BUT, I happen to love my job, love my studio, and love my models. Just finished with some editing and now I am about to calibrate my monitor, which I know is super exciting. I am going to enjoy some chocolate and let you enjoy Kyanne. She is submitting this one for publication (I am really excited at the possibility!)
Welcome! I have attempted blogging before. Notice I said attempted, I tend to forget to write and just shoot instead. Well it's a new year, time for a fresh start.
I started the new year with a brand new studio! It is lovely, intimate and completely me. I love to have fun and to laugh, I mean why is everyone always so darn serious? Life can be tough but should also be fun. Art is tough but it is also beauty and life and yes that's fun. I am so very excited to be on this journey, the journey of discovery, the journey of enjoyment, and the journey to fulfillment. I promise to stop back more frequently but for now, instead of complaining about the snow and ice and cold- have a cup of fabulous coffee and a bit of chocolate.