Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So here's a question.












How do you photograph scarves? A really great photograph that shows the texture, colour and drape? Already I know that photographs improve 100% when you use a tripod...check; and natural light is probaly easier to work with or certainly the cheapest...check. So that's my big goal over the next month...to figure out how to take the best photographs of my work. My end goal is an etsy shop. Really. I am always impressed by the Designers/Makers who have several photographs including a photograph of how the work is packaged. Please feel free to offer suggestions. xxxb

Friday, January 8, 2010

I have a plan.













At least I always do when I first start out on my daily walk. Everything seems possible at the beginning of a walk...all the ideas...all the plans. It's only when I'm half way around that I start to get anxious again. January is always a funny time when there are no deadlines and therefore it's a little difficult to get back down to work. (At least it is for me.) Next thing you know, it's May! and seasonal shops are asking for work that I should have made in January. I realized during the christmas shows last month that I really need to develop new work. Now the big question is, what? I have long been wanting to create a product that talks about the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are very lucky here in this province (well for a number of reasons) for the great support we get from the Craft Council. Every two years we can apply for the New Creations Grant that allows us time and money to develop new work. How wonderful is that? However, if I won the lottery on Wednesday I would have no problem chucking the works and moving here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

May all your wishes come true. I have a good feeling about 2010. xxxb