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unseen Etsy snaps

4 Oct

When approached by Etsy to be a featured shop, I was detailed with the task of taking portraits of both my studio and myself. At first I was a little overwhelmed by the idea: as a self-taught photographer who often dislikes being in front of the lens, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to even capture the mood of my studio, let alone the one in my heart… However, all it took was setting up the camera on a tri-pod, rigging the self-timer, and just creating as I usually do. I was thrilled with the results, and I am very proud of these shots. Etsy shared 9 of my photographs in the interview, but I thought I would show you the extra snaps that I took.centered2 06 04 11 12 10 desk 05I would encourage all artists, designers and makers, to set up a little photo-shoot for themselves in order to document their process, craft and studio space. These images let your customers and future buyers connect even better with you; they can directly see your involvement, the touch of the your hand, and the beautiful space in which the work is created. Too often do these aspects of our work remain a mystery; it is nice to give our interested customers and friends another look at our process and creative space.

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mismatched

14 Jun

20130614-180941.jpgI lost a sandal to the mighty Columbia River tonight; luckily I had back up in the car! I have now foraged enough wood for a fire to keep my toes warm when the sun goes down. I’m so happy to be spending a Friday evening relaxing riverside with friends: fishing, fire, letter writing, picnic dinner and more coming right up. Enjoy your weekend, I’m already enjoying mine.

riverside

2 Jun

20130602-140112.jpgWent fishing by the river with friends this afternoon and got to put my toes in the sand for the first time this year. Little things always make the arrival of summertime feel more real: sunshine in the early morning, fresh blades of green grass poking out of the earth, crickets chirping at dusk (to name a few)… but being barefoot at the edge of a beautiful river is easily at the top of the list.