Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I decided that my photography needed a boost and perhaps a light box was the answer.  Making the light box was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. First I bought a box at Wal-Mart.  My pieces are not large so got a medium box.  

The first steps to make my box were to tape the back (bottom of the box) and then to cut the flaps from the front (top of box.
Next I made a slit at the back of the top and then cut out openings on the top and both sides.  I wanted my box to be all white so painted the inside.  To cover the side and top openings I used a almost sheer linen that was white.

To finish my light box I put three pieces of fabric thru the slit, first a white, then a blue and finally mauve.  I now have a choice of backgrounds and easy to change.  The fabric is long enough to drape over the top on top of each other when not in use and if it is the bottom fabric not being used it can lay in light box under the selected fabric.

Having this new light box has made picture taking for my ETSY shop a breeze and I am finally getting the results I wanted.

Here are a few results


Monday, October 17, 2011


It is so windy today that our Fall Colors are quickly disappearing.  The leaves were beautiful this year!  Thinking of leaves, I am hoping to win the beautiful fall leaves apron in STITCHPRINCESS on ETSY is giving away.  You can enter to win this cute apron too at

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Today is another cold day--one of the few that we have that stays cloudy all day!  It looks like snow in the surrounding mountains. 

An UPDATE on Derby.  Yesterday he finally decided he would drink some of the foal milk replacer, and by this morning eagerly awaiting his bucket of milk!  He has now had his lunch bucket too!  He isn't looking for mom as much now.

Today I am thankful for.....Derby starting to drink his milk
                                         radio on my computer while I work
                                         cell phones
                                         muck boots (aka snow boots if you aren't on a farm)
                                         brown clay
                                         Coyote glazes
                                         my kids
                                         Timberline church online
                                         Pandora radio on my phone

Now I am off to work in the studio - have a bunch of ideas to work on for my holiday line.  In addition to my mug a day I will post pictures tomorrow of other pots I make. 

Have a blessed Sunday!