Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Sand and the Sea with Humblebeads

I colored outside of the box this weekend crocheting bracelets. I don't usually use bright colored seed beads. My color palette runs with matte metallics and earth tones.

I wanted to show case Art Beads with bead crocheted. Last year I bought these color mixes from Whim Beads. The Ocean is called Fandango. I exchanged a green and added a blue for this combination. The Sand is a mix called Rainforest. I left it alone. It was just right.

The Art Beads are disc beads made by my talented daughter and favorite bead artist Heather Powers of Humblebeads. They were the perfect accent beads for the Sand and the Sea Bracelets.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

iPhone Photo Classes

Photos: I've been taking an online course from Photojojo University called Phoneography 101. I thought I knew it all when it came to taking photos with my iphone. There are a few tips and tricks left for me to learn. Lesson three is about Natural and Artificial lighting.  My favorite photo editing app is called PhotoToaster. You have the option of changing the light in your photo from Clarity, Tune-up, Pro, Backlit, Flash and Recover highlights. I took this picture of me facing my front door. I used the Blacklit option in PhotoToaster to achieve this effect with the picture. The afternoon sun was bright. The sparkle from my red crystal earrings bounced light on my reflection. You can see it on the left side of the shiloutte. One little red dot. That is what caught my attention and inspired me to take this photo! My husband thinks I am crazy with my ninja picture taking skills.  One of his questions were "how many pictures can you take of the sky"? My answer "ALOT".  I call them SKYSCAPES.  Every evening the clouds and setting sun paint a new scene for me to snap a photo of.

You can find more of my photos here.

P.S. Soon I will be able to share photos of the my bead projects.
They are new class projects for Bead Cruise 2014.
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