Finally got that soft light that I’d been hoping for, and made a dent in my “need to photograph” pile!
This is the little corner where I toss new work that needs to be photographed. Things are really starting to pile up there, so I’m gonna try to make a dent in it today!
I love happy customer photos! In part because it really, really does my heart good to see people out there enjoying my work … and in part because it enables me to show people what my pieces look like when they’re being worn. Right now, I am sorely in need of photos of my hair accessories in action; if you’ve purchased one of my hair toys, might I trouble you for a picture? Better yet, can you send me a photo AND fill out the brief questionnaire below? I’d be ever so grateful!
As many of my long standing customers know, when you share your customer photos with me, I offer a 10% discount off your next order*. This is a standing policy, and it applies to all of my wearable art products (hair accessories, jewelry, costumes). Just to sweeten the deal, if you send a photo of your Beadmask hair accessory in action AND fill out the questionnaire, I will even up that to 15%!!
There are two small caveats to this offer ~ the first is that your discount can only be used for ready made/in stock items (no custom work), and the second is that the photo must be of a hair accessory that I made (this may seem obvious, but just trust me that it’s worth clarifying!). That’s pretty simple – and hopefully pretty fair, right? Now show me your hair toys!
I’ve been on a bit of a crystal jewelry kick of late. Now I just need a clone so that I can get it all photographed and listed!
|bald eagle in flight © Talia Rose 2014|
|bald eagles along the Nooksack River © Talia Rose 2014|
|© Jeff Wood 2013|
Not sure if I’ll make this a regular thing again, but today I feel like sharing a random assortment of art that has inspired me recently:
|Mendocino/Humbolt county line photo © Talia Rose 2013|
Another person who is inspiring me right now is my friend Talia. In truth, she always inspires me and for more reasons than I could possibly list; but one specific reason that I’ll share with you here is her wildlife photography. I’ve shared a few of her photos on my blog before, as they’re always amazing. Recently her work, her skill and her passion for it seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. It’s incredible to watch! She has created a facebook page called “County Line Wild” if you’d like to see more.
|© Mat Enloe 2012|
The beadwork to the right was created by my new friend, Mat Enloe (AKA “The Beadman of Santa Cruz”). He creates amazingly intricate and impressively large bead embroidered works. I chose this image because the fact that he is holding it helps to give a sense of scale; however, he has several equally amazing pieces in his facebook photo gallery.
His images are set to public, and I did get his permission to share them 🙂
|“Fire on the Mountain” © Raina Gentry 2013|
Last but not least is a new (newer?) piece by Raina Gentry. Her work just speaks to me, and I especially love the vibrant colors in this one.
Interestingly enough, I wrote about her work last year in one of my very first “Inspiration Wednesday” posts. Talia’s work was featured in another such post. Maybe that’s an indicator that it’s worthwhile to pay attention and follow the work of those that inspire you … as they may continue to do so 🙂
|photo © Michelle Masso|
Michelle did this shoot in February or March, but I just realized that I never shared any of the images here! She had the concept for this last year, but it took a few months for the various participants and contributors to bring it all together. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with her, and this is one of my favorite shoots so far.
|photo © Michelle Masso|
If you’d like to see more images from this shoot, you can check them out on my facebook fan page. While you’re there, consider “liking” the page, so that you can keep up with our future collaborations.
|Photo © Michelle Masso|
This is one of my favorite photos from a recent “Dryad” themed shoot with the fabulous Michelle Masso, of Kramer Studios. The model is wearing one of my leather headdresses, along with a pair of my sculpted leather wings. If you’d like to see more, please hop on over to my facebook fan page to view the full album!