Sunday, May 29, 2011
So, I just spotted this little mid century print on the old Etsy. Can't ya just see it in my kitchen? I sure can.
In terms of collecting old junk I personally consider finding good mid century art work, when I say good I do mean to my taste of course, a little trickier than say clothing, furniture, ceramics, kitchenware, jewellery, etc. I have no explanation...so when I see something that catches my eye I do tend to pursue it.
This is a fairly small piece 8x5" or so. I'll think about it...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
So I've always been drawn to dioramas for some reason, they make me happy. While I was flipping through issue 5 of Covet Garden on the project page I read about the TiltShift app for iphone cameras. I had not heard of tilt-shift photography at this point but from the description, "simulates a tilt-shift lens to make your landscapes look like miniatures," I had to do some research. Not owning an iphone myself I found some instructions on how to simulate the effect using Photoshop. I know this isn't really a landscape so it was not ideal subject matter. I would say it turned out alright and I might just experiment some more with this technique.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Well this is an easy way to start things off and I probably should have done this a few weeks ago...
I was lucky enough to have my friends at Covet Garden do an entire issue spread on me and my little house! Please take a gander over at Covet Garden which is a great FREE online magazine based here in Toronto. You can find me in issue 10.
Of course in hindsight there are a few things I would have changed...like not wearing the horizontal stripped dress on camera, (it does add a few pounds.) Speaking of that I suppose I also would have tried harder to loose a few pounds before the shoot! And of course since that shoot I have acquired some new furniture and art pieces and rearranged my tchotchkes and whatnots that you just might see in some upcoming posts.