I’ve been ramping up the factory this past week getting prepped for two, big, new shows.
This is a new one (for me and them – first time!) and I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve heard great things about this show and Pasadena is one of my favorite places.
So, of course, this means that my life of late (and going forward) is all about building up inventory so there are….
Not my favorite look for the dining room but such is life.
In the meantime (because endlessly detailing the fact that I’m making coasters somehow does not make for compelling blog reading) I wanted to share photo set-up that I put together.
So photography is…not my favorite aspect of all of this. I’m just not very good at it.
I bought a fancy new camera a while ago and a tome of an instruction book that just sits here on my desk….mocking me.
I mean, I’m improving but it’s all a bit beyond me – so many buttons!!!! So many math-like things to adjust! So many considerations about where the sun is at that particular moment.
Anyway, I was trying to get a picture of that little chair I did for my last Mod Podge Rocks project but I was having a terrible time.
I couldn’t find a good spot in the house, I couldn’t get a good angle on it. But I was so pleased with the project and I wanted a good shot.
I decided to go outside but then all I got were horrible shadows and more frustration until I noticed a spot up against the back of the house that was shaded and I had
I wanted to make the chair look like it was sitting in a room so I grabbed one of my work tables, some old boards I had that were painted white and a chunk of beadboard leftover from a show display.
I pushed the table up against the back of my house to hold up the beadboard and just laid the wood pieces down like a floor.
And then got fancy adding another piece of wood as a “baseboard” and clamped another across the top as a “chair rail”.
It’s a bit bright and still a little flat but so much better than what I was getting and so easy to set up.
I even could swap out the back wall by just using any other random piece of board that was large enough
I’m so happy because this could be just the ticket for solving a lot of my photo-taking-problems going forward (there is kind of a list).
I just need to create some fake-but-interesting walls to hang HOME signs and Subway signs on!
It’s like my own little Hollywood backlot!
OK, gotta go make more coasters.
And HOME signs
And Candle Blocks
And Subway Signs
And Patent Signs
Or perhaps a nap……..
Life is all about options.