Friday, December 28, 2007

luminaria photo

.Thought someone might like to see the original photo that I took on Socorro, NM plaza on 12-07-07. Wish I could make a print that looked like the photo. :)
Monday, December 24, 2007


These are my prints for the wetcanvas Christmas card print exchange that I participated in. Both were less than what I'd hoped for but there was no time to redo. I had already missed the deadline by 6 days when I sent them out on Friday. When they were sent out, the bag on the left contained one of the prints done on the black lokta paper and the message (shown at the top - if you click on the top image it should be large enough to read the printing details.)

I had hoped that the printed bag would show the image lit from behind when used as a luminaria but alas it didn't work as I had hoped. The print quality on the lunch bags wasn't consistent and so most of the bags didn't print as dark as I had hoped. Oh well.

The black lokta print was a bit of an experiment. I was shooting for a glowing nighttime photo look but of course I wasn't quite happy with the results of this one either. It actually looked much better when I framed it in the metallic bronze frame. Sorta made it pop (not that you can tell on screen).

I'm not sure holiday time is the best time for me to participate in a swap (I'm pretty scattered most of the time but during the holidays I'm terrible) but I have received some beautiful prints in the exchange. I have loved each one and have enjoyed all the different styles and choices of images. What fun!
Thursday, December 20, 2007


.I can't believe it's been so long but it really has. Busyness has overtaken me again.

Too much to tell about. No one would really want to wade through it anyway. :)

Above you can see a creative something that I squeezed in sometime during the past month or so. A soldered ornament with a feather sandwiched between microscope slides and wire/beadwork dangle-doodads that I learned how to do. Fun! It actually sold at the gallery last week. Cool! I've been planning on making more but haven't found the time.

I joined a printmaking exchange and have been trying to get those finished and in the mail. I'll try to add those in a day or so.