I received an email from a very talented artist who's interested in interviewing me for her blog about my hand painted glassware- what an honor! This is definitely motivation to continue this hobby...and it's good to know my items are appreciated by other people :-)
The interview is being posted today at her blog so make sure to check it out! She has a good amount of followers and I'm hoping it will help drive traffic to my shop...I'll keep you posted on the outcome :-)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
There's been so many times in the past where I've taken photos in poor lighting and just deleted them off of my camera. Because, why would I hold on to a bad picture, right? Well, that was then...before I knew anything about photo editing software. After teaching myself the basics of Photoshop (during my free 30 day trial), I was able to salvage some photos I had taken and enhance other ones...including some of my wedding photos! I wanted to share this information, because it's so easy!
There's a few popular software types that people often use- Picasa (free) & Photoshop (pricey). I just started using Picasa, because it's free and it's super easy to use. This is a before & after of a photo I edited in Picasa using the "tuning" options:
Pretty cool, huh? It's amazing how much difference there is in both pictures and the amount a picture can be enhanced. If I only knew then what I know now!
I was honored to get a message from another Etsy artist Explaining that they featured one of my glasses in their blog! How cool and on top of that, it's free advertisement of my shop :-) Here is the link that also features some other cool hand made stuff:
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I've started making wine charms, but I wanted to make something different so I've incorporated bottlecaps. Sounds a little odd, but they actually look nice :-) For these, I used a beer cap and then cut out an image from a stack of scrapbooking paper that I had laying around. I glued the image to the inside of the bottlecap and sealed it with a resin that waterproofs the image and prevents it from fading over time. My goal is to make more collections with cooler images and new, unused bottlecaps....so more to come!!