Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mid Century Art and Prints

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 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

Fun with tilt-shift photos: take a peak at my "little" den

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

Yeah, this is all about me and my house

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 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.