Wednesday, April 11, 2018

365 LLC Days 99 - 101: Of Wearing Bows, Photography Basics, & Drawings

April 9, 2018

I debated far more then necessary for what to wear today but I went with something that fit my mood, was comfy, and had a bow or two on it. Even the AP blouse had quite a few bows, including the ribbon bow which is attached with buttons to the collar so you can remove it if you want. I made certain to take a pic of the bodice area but hadn't taken any of the hem where there are more bows or my barret I stuck one on because I was carried away by work.   

April 10, 2018

Wooo! This is day 100! I can’t believe I got this far!

Scrolling through a few pages and seeing basics on learning about higher end cameras brings me back to listening to my mom talk about her cameras. She would say bits about the camera’s aperture and the color balance, things like that. What I figured would be good to focus on today though, as I do not have such a nice and cool camera, was photo composition. And what better way to play with that then to go take photos in a pile of flowers?

As Spring doesn’t seem to be working in the area I am and we just have mostly sprouts I took advantage of the flowers section of Michael’s while picking up pieces for a commission I’m working on, it was fun to apply what I was learning here. Well what really happened was I was trying to find dark red/wine colored roses and next to it were flowers that I felt really matched my dress well, so that happened.

With this particular pic I tried to fill the frame and take the rule of thirds into consideration, I know that most times we try to get full coord shots but I didn't think to bring a buddy or selfie stick with me and so I tried to balance what I could fit. The only other thing I really tried to be mindful of, since these are all fake flowers, were all of the tags and keeping them from being seen. Regardless of some little tag flubs this was fun and if you get a chance to play in the flowers I say go for it. In a pinch the florals section does work out.

April 11, 2018

Alright, so now I am letting everyone in on a little secret of mine, not the fact that I'm not a very good artist, we all know that, but this is the original artwork I made for The Homunculi print. It took me quite a bit of time to get this done by hand and then maybe three times as long to redraw it while learning photoshop. After all that I've learned from the experience and the first printing, and subsequent work on my second print, I'm going back and reworking a few things to include all of my symbols I didn't use before (because now I am not working with a fashion show deadline). 

So there you have it, a photo of something I drew that I am proud of and wish to share with the world. This is day 101 and I can't believe I've stuck it out this long. I do think it helped making these posts 3 at a time and gives me the chance to go back and edit previous days, not as much pressure.

I do have to get back to work right now, I think it's time to change out of frilly day clothes into some frilly pjs and maybe refresh my tea pot just a bit to help along with the work before calling it a night. I've had so much going on over the last few days with quite a few commissions, print work, shipping, but I feel pretty good and not so tired. Let's see what the next few days brings!

Cheers! XOXO


  1. That's a really pretty photo you took, and also congratulations on making it so far through the challenge.

  2. Thank you! It was really fun to play around with it and the angles I took pics from.
    And thanks! I feel great to have gotten this far and already finished 104.