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process: surprise loot edition

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[ A tangle of short electrical cables sits on a white table. The ends of most of them are stripped, revealing bundles of thick copper wires. ]

So we’re renting this place for the winter from a guy we call The Dude, cos 1) we can’t remember his name & also 2) he looks like The Dude, but queer. He’s pretty cool.

He was here a couple days ago, checking in on the place & touching base with us, & we got to talking, & I showed him one of my faery home decor pieces. He duly admired it, & I commented that I mostly work with scrap copper.

A bit later he ducked into the shed to find a thing or two that he needed, & get it properly closed up for the winter, & came out with a good-sized handful of cables. As see above. & then he gave them to me. Continue reading process: surprise loot edition

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process: product photography

[ A pair of bunny footprints, right next to each other in the snow. ]

Product photography inevitably winds up including ‘random cool thing I saw while I was outside with a camera’ photography, because of course it does. Bunny prints!

But then I got down to business. One of the things I gotta think about with product photography is finding a good spot from which I can take pictures like this: Continue reading process: product photography

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cats: halping edition, part the 436579023th

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[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, is sitting in a plastic storage bin, looking up to the left. The lid of the bin is covering about half of it, and there is a stack of post office shipping boxes on top of the lid. ]

Loiosh was a VERY BIG HELP when we were packing orders from the early black Friday sale. & also, now you know how far behind I am on writing posts here. Continue reading cats: halping edition, part the 436579023th

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small beauties: colors & lights

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[ Looking up through the branches of a tall ponderosa pine; the sun glints through the needles, lighting the branches and trunk from above. ]

I got so many good pictures that last Woods Day, & it’s a good thing, because I’ve barely had a chance to get out into the woods since. Y’all have been keeping me busy!

I’m hoping to get out again over the Christmas break, though, so there’ll be plenty more good pictures to come. In the meantime … Continue reading small beauties: colors & lights