Sunday, July 20, 2014

Photographing My Work

Photography is fun, prop set up and enjoying some control over the end results which I love to do with textures and light adjustments.  Its quite another thing to try and photograph something I want to project across people's computers in a way they can get a true sense of what they are seeing as in this hand spun yarn of mine.   This is truly work!

Does it give you a sense of the right color in daylight, how about the wonderful squishyness of the merino yarn and loft.  Is it representing the size and dimension in a way you might recognize.  I have taken so many photos of this skein of yarn that its time to call it quits and tackle the photos themselves.     Even after working them over in LR, I still have my concerns, but holding my yarn up to the monitor the colors do seem to be represented.   I have been absorbed in spinning and weighing fiber, working on yardage and silly textile things like quilting , its all taken me away from photography, just temporarily because while I don't have time now to post on flicker and update the blog, the camera works daily and the operator is lazy.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I Took Time Off!

I have been absent for some time here on my blog.  I finally have my mojo back and trying to get back in the swing of things.   Summer just drains me, heat, humidity, watering the dreadful garden, chickens padding down my wild flowers and me giving in to them.  Changed my diet to gluten free with the onset of digestive issues and so it goes with turning SS age everything else turned too!

The Good!  I have had such great response to the updated photography blog that I dumped my old quilting blog.  But when I dumped it I didn't have plans to update it too.   I think its because in my mind I was thinking of all the textiles art I work on should be harmoniously living together on one blog.  I like keeping my blog to the topic and not delve off to parts unknown. 

Through Kim Klassens' on line classes I learned about WabiSabi and one day was amazed at how much the work I love resembles this imperfect perfect aspect of hand crafted artisan textiles.  I love packing my life full of photography, quilting collage, knitting and spinning.   It keeps me happy and there is always a new project on the horizon, new props to explorer, a new seed pod to photograph or the loan of a friends cool silverware!