|"All Is Not Lost"|
Of all the pieces I created for this challenge, these earrings and "A Touch of Blue" bracelet are my favorite ones, because they are pieces that I would wear. They are the more simple designs, and I'm all about simple!
"A Touch of Blue"
Bead Soup is all about challenging yourself as an artist, but I decided to give myself an additional challenge...that of a photographer. I have never photographed my jewelry outside, but instead always inside next to a window. As a result, there are usually shadows in the pictures and the lighting is darker than I would prefer. So I gathered up all my props and camera and headed outdoors. I have read that indirect sunlight provides the best lighting. So underneath of a tree I went. Everything was going well, I loved the green backdrop of the grass, the lighting was good, etc. Then all of a sudden, I saw a nosey muzzle in my viewfinder.
The nosey muzzle found its way further into the viewfinder, knocking down the stool holding the props with the earrings, and finally pushing me from a kneeling position over onto the ground! My immediate reaction was to say "Bad Goldie!" and then scramble to find the earrings. Ahh, relief, I found one earring. Drat, now where was that other one?
Half an hour later, not a careful combing of the area with my eyes and hands, nor a swiping several times with my oldest son's metal detector, and not even a large magnet held over the area could find the missing earring. I gave up, but hoped that my boys could help me look when they got home from school. My oldest son, who has a phenomenal attention to detail, couldn't find it. So my youngest son went outside and scoured the area. Five minutes later, he came back in, shouting, "I found it!!!" The day was saved by a determined little boy!
Moral of the story? Yep, you guessed it. Put the nosey muzzle and its large fluffy body inside when I'm photographing jewelry outside!