Archive for January, 2015

Learning Macro Photography

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Lately, I have been working on photographing my miniature food and flowers. With a good camera, a light box with lamps, and a macro lens, it should be a piece of cake. Depth of field is playing havoc with making all of each image be in focus. My son says it takes practice. Hey Jon, I stacked this set. Not bad…but not great either. Actually, one picture was stacked in Photoshop while the second was as is with only the size of the image being altered. I really love how the grapes turned out.

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My Recent Bargains

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

It seems that after Christmas, stores put all kinds of things on sale. So it has been at one of our local craft stores. Last week, I went to A.C. Moore in Winston-Salem to spend my $10.00 reward certificate. My thoughts were to buy more polymer clay (not that I don’t already have enough). Anyway, I saw where they had the clay pasta machines marked down to $14.99. You can’t have enough of those either. So, doing the math, I decided to add to my pasta machine collection and use my certificate to purchase. My plan is to designate a pasta machine for like colors. I would have one machine for white, one for reds, one for pastel colors. I think it’s a neat idea.

Now this week, I hit the jackpot for polymer clay as the same store had all their Sculpey III clays for $1.00 a block. I didn’t get all the colors I wanted as they were sold out of many of the colors.  Still, I did come away with enough for me to get started. Now to find the time to actually sit down and create. Somehow, I have got to organize my clays and other supplies.