Monday, December 21, 2009

Custom work

I somehow managed to get this custom lavender rose done this weekend for my Aunt Rose. The color comes from Prismacolor pencils and tinted resin, the black is from an etched plate that I made and imprinted in to the metal clay.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Here are the pieces pictured unfired in the previous post. They went into the kiln at 2am, and were finished and ready to package at 2pm. A bit of sleep did happen between 3:30 and 7 this morning.

Here are the boxes ready to go at 4pm. My friend and housemate Laura helped out with the shipping so much that I was even able to get some stuff that was ordered today out. Now I can be tired!

Up all night

December has been crazy busy! Not that I'm complaining, I'm just getting a little worn out. In the photo are the pieces I started at 6pm tonight, they are all sold and I'm hoping to ship them tomorrow. That means they get fired tonight, finished in the morning and then packed up and sent on their way. It's only 1:49 am, I have until 6pm to do all that, that should be enough time. Ack! Calgon, take me away!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Photo editing

Right out of the camera

After working some Photoshop magic

I've been getting questions about photography lately (which is crucial if you are selling online!) so I thought I'd post a before and after of my process. After the holidays I'll do a more in depth post explaining the different Photoshop tools I use, but for now you can see the results. You can work magic on a mediocre photo with the right tools, and for me it's actually faster to take a so-so photo and correct it than it is to take a great photo!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quit your day job article on Etsy

I'm this week's quit-your-day-job person on Etsy! You can read all about my glamorous lifestyle here.