I got one lonely little owl listed on my Etsy page.
It looks like a mug shot but it will do for now.
I have decided I am going to try next time with a little staging - like I did in the past.
What I really need is for the snow to melt and the sunshine to dry off the grass so I can take pictures of them in their natural environment. ;)
Outdoor always seems to work better for me even though I have so much admiration for the many skilled photographers on Etsy that take fabulous photos I need all the help I can get and the outdoor light is a really big help!
Two posts in one day. No wonder it is still snowing!
Literally, snowing right now. I read that Vancouver has a snow fall warning in effect so we will be getting more for sure. We usually get their weather the next day. Anyway....
In like a lion out like a lamb, right?
Today Penelope is in the worst mood of her almost nine years.
She just cannot seem to keep it together. Scowling and crying for little to no reason. Unlike her and I am not loving it.
The Little Man had a talking to by the police. Yep.
Nothing serious - just boy stuff. I was surprised. I thought he knew better. He was very remorseful. Even said he was ashamed. That is NOT like him. He is usually very self righteous. Fight to the death for his honour, that sort of thing.
The worst part of today.
A dear friend of mine lost his battle with cancer. He was a devote man and I like to think he is in a better place. He believed that he would be. He was kind and funny and liked by all who knew him. He will be missed.
Very much looking forward to the last half of this unpredictable month.
Just like everyone else - and maybe even a little more, as I am... squirrel... - I have a tendency to follow Alice down the rabbit hole, so to speak and follow link after link after link wasting copious amounts of my precious time online.
I just suddenly thought to myself that I should share some of the funny, interesting, useless things I find so that you can waste you time too!
I ordered new labels the other night and I am DYING to have them right now!
I had to wait to order them to catch up from Christmas (because my Shorties are spoiled rotten and suck all the money out of the bank and my wallet!!) and I have next to none left. I have SO many projects that just need the label and to be sewn together and they are done!
Today, I am going to sew owl bums and bag openings closed and try - I said try - to get some decent photos done to list on Etsy.
It is a big step for me.
I know I just need to find my groove and once I do it will be fabulous! I wonder, is photography one of those things that I will always think someone does better than me and that mine sucks or does it legitimately suck?? Perhaps somewhere in between.
I did not use the tutorial at The Long Thread (obviously) as the photo was enough for me, but it looks like it would be helpful if need be. I just had a look at it, and the tutorial cuts the body out at 6 1/2" square and mine was 8". I am happy with the result and am not one for following instructions.
(Aside: I took a left brain right brain test yesterday. I scored 71% right brained. The results of the test suggested that I need to work on my left brain skills. Eeck!)
I used a royal blue sweater I had cut up for owl making, some interfacing (to keep the sweater from stretching), a scrap of wool felt for the teeth, eyes I had ready to go for the owls, a couple of buttons and a scrap of orange fabric (inside the mouth) and got it done within a half an hour!