I had some lingering gourds sitting on the bench that needed to be worked so that the bench could be cleared for the next project — shelving units for my office.
So I sharpened the pencil, heated up the wood burner and got to work.
I wanted to do designs that were colorful and different. I wanted them to be fun and professional looking. I also wanted to take better photos of the finished projects. What I have learned in taking photos of them, is I have a lot to learn about studio lighting.
My photographer friend, Maureen, turned me on to LimoStudio Lighting, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009F37LW8/ref=pe_385040_30332190_pe_175190_21431760_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1 . For under $40 I got a tripod and soft box lighting. Using it is another talent altogether… one that I still need to work out the kinks with, (though I am improving).
I do like the way they came out. The colors and designs are original, fun, and professional… just as I had hoped. Time to put the gourds away and move on.