Thursday, May 24, 2012

Learning, but slowly

I know I've only posted one comment so far, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on this site.  I'm still trying to figure out how to set this up the way I want it, including lots of photos of my art quilts.

Yesterday was both exciting and exhausting.  My daughter (in-law) Robin, and I met at an 1830's plantation house not far from me to take photos of my art quilts.  We wanted to use the grounds and outbuildings as a backdrop, so we could take advantage of the natural light.  It's a gorgeous place that's been restored and includes an outdoor kitchen (under renovation), a small rock building, which we were told was used to imprison slaves (it really looks a lot like my granddaddy's smokehouse), a playhouse, complete with fireplace, and several barns.  Vicky, who is the caretaker, along with her husband, has the grounds and flowers looking fabulous and she was incredibly gracious to us. 

We started about 9 a.m. and finished up around 1 p.m., just in time to share lunch at the local cafe.  I'm anxious to see all of Robin's photos.  I took some, but my camera malfunctioned, so I'll have to wait til I get a disc from her.  She's the expert photographer in the family--I'm strictly into the PHD (push here, dummy) type of camera, though, it doesn't take much to be a good photographer with a digital camera and a computer these days.  Robin actually knows how to use the manual buttons and knobs on her camera, so she doesn't have to rely on a computer program to make her pictures shine.

My goal is to publish a book of photographs of my art quilts that I can use as a marketing tool to sell my work, and, sell a few books in the process, as well.

The photo above is my "Portrait of Olivia" hanging on the front of the playhouse.  It hasn't been edited yet, but I thought I'd give a small preview of what we did yesterday.  I'll add more pics later.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, JoAnn. Great start! And the quilt of Olivia - well it just sings. It is gorgeous. You, your heart and soul really show up in our work. It radiates joy!