Were have I been?
Hiding in my little studio, if you must know.
Funny thing is that I have figured out that the best way to have any creative idea sucked right out of my head.
All I need to do is sit down at my work table and poof – everything goes blank!!! Lamented about this the other day didn’t I? Oh, there are plenty of awesome designs I want to turn into reality, when I’m in the shower, while cooking dinner, when I sit in my cushy chair in the living room, but walk down five steps to my work shop and they fly right out the window!
I may need to make sure there is a sketch pad next to me at all times…
The other thing is that I somehow seem to drift towards the same colors over and over again, and I am getting bored looking at them. Want more RED! and yellow and, you know, life, variety etc.
So I came across this combo randomly strewn on my work table the other day:
Hey, I said I am a work in progress! Don’t judge me by my messy table!
I knew I was going to make something with them, but wasn’t quite sure exactly what. Then I saw these hanging and BINGO!
And since I don’t usually sit down to make just one pair of earrings, I added another pair to make it worth my while:)
Here they are after taking a dip in the patina and before getting their polish. I have to add that these earrings are my favorite to make and wear. Yep, I had to actually make myself a few pairs – ’cause I can!
After a little buff with the pro polishing pad, they were ready for lights, camera, action…
Well, by the time I was all done and ready to shoot, my beautiful filtered daylight was a goner. And I just didn’t have the nerve/patience to photoshop them into beautiful images. I will get to my light earlier tomorrow! I am in the process of setting up a dedicated area down by my workshop to shoot my jewelry images and to make the entire process less dependent on the outside light. But before I can do that I need to move oldest son out into his new apartment next week so I can actually have some room down there to do that, alrighty?
And then I can talk photography.
So, that’s my little snippet of the universe for today!
Hope my little blog post finds you having a fantastic day!
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