Sunday, July 27, 2008

Etsy and Me

I have been working to get some more things up on my Etsy site. One of the definite challenges is photo editing. I'm not very good at it but I'd like to think I'm getting better. Currently I'm using GIMP which seems to be a really decent open source software. (Down with microsft!)

First step, what to shoot. I had this waspie I made a while back to test out a pattern and it's prototypes like that which I intend to clear out of here. So I found the closest, cheapest, most available model and got myself dressed and cleaned up a bit.

Second step, figure out the timer. HA! At the time I only seemed to be able to set a 10 second delay. So I spent a while screwing around, hitting the button on the tripod and leaping back and trying to get stationary before the flash. Yeah... sure. Much leaping about being a goof ball, laughing my butt off. But finally I figured there's got to be a shot in there I can edit down to something. I had no intention of this shot really being about me but rather edited down to show the waspie.

Third step, download and laugh. One shot, I looked so stunned I laughed and laughed out loud at. So, not being particularily proud I sent it on to my friend Matt so he could laugh as well. Now this is Matt Ficner of the Creepy Puppet Project, so he is swamped with the fabulous response he's getting from the latest, Dusty Zombie.

Fourth, open mouth in amazement. A couple of hours later I checked my email to find me, 'touched up' and looking rather fab if I do say so myself. Fierce. I may just use this photo for everything....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Creepy Puppet Project

Hey everyone. Look at what's up! Watch for Tubbs, he's the best.


So, I finally did it. I opened an Etsy shop. Etsy is a venue for people to sell their hand made goods. The quality of craftmanship that can be found on Etsy really is astounding. I grovel at the feet of some of the artists who's work I have oogled. I'll try and link to some of the fabulous stuff that is available.

However today, I would like to shamelessly promote myself. For my grand opening, I have listed three, one of a kind funky, fun wigs.

Have a look.

Or here.

I'll leave it at that for now.... but this won't be the last of this!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunset on Wendigo

Yep, been hidin' at the lake whenever possible. Me, a book and a beverage in my prospector's tent! mmmm.... quiet.....

I've been up to a million things, I'll try and get to them one by one but for me the most momental thing has been finally opening up my Etsy shop.

Did you get that link?

Check it out! I'm super excited.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

I got pointed at this by the Yarn Harlot and her fantastic Canada post. As usual, she says it all so beautifully, I'll just follow up with this great song. I too still love it ever time I hear it.