Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fitzgerald or Hemingway

On my personal Facebook page, I recently posed the question “Hemingway or Fitzgerald”. I didn’t reveal that this was a no-brainer for me. Hemingway, no question. I didn’t say anything. At first…crickets. Nothing. Slowly, a few people started responding. Fitzgerald. … Continue reading

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Blue Ocean

Since last week’s last post, I have to admit that I haven’t done much. My husband got a surprise long weekend, so I decided to just enjoy my family. It was lovely (and very very cold – Alberta winters hurt … Continue reading

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This is important

I am often accused of over-extending myself. It’s a tough point to argue – I run a really successful photography business, I mentor several other photographers, I’ve been working hard at building up Concrete Oyster, I’m putting together a photo … Continue reading

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Taking photos of your handmade goods | part three

I promised recently that my next post would be about taking photos of dangling items. Weird? Ok, maybe it’s a big weird. But there are good reasons to take photos of things as they dangle in the air. Good reasons, … Continue reading

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Sandalwood Mala

I absolutely love working with sandalwood. Its fragrance is just intoxicating to me, and I’d bathe in the scent if I wasn’t afraid of scaring off, well, everyone. My own mala is sandalwood and I find myself holding it to … Continue reading

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Blue Jasper mala

I think my husband gets a bit annoyed with the volume of beads and thread other such crafting and creating supplies that pile up on our kitchen table. My dream house would have a dedicated crafting area (my dream house … Continue reading

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Taking photos of your handmade goods | Part two

Earlier this week, I posted about some of the issues you may come up against when taking photos of your handmade items on a white background. The list and tips were certainly not exhaustive, but I found I could probably … Continue reading

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