Archive of ‘Photo’ category
It’s been a busy month+ for me. I went away to the beach, a week after that I attended IRCE 2013. I went to IRCE through work – and it was super awesome because I will always consider myself a student. I love learning and if it were up to me I’d stay in school forever. I was really nervous to basically travel on my own but it was definitely worth it. I learned so much about the internet, and how to think in new ways as a web designer and internet retailer. I met so many great people and learned about new companies out there… that I never would have thought to “google”. It made me realize how wonderful the internet really is! I was also fortunate enough to see some of the beautiful city of Chicago:
Me taking a “Selfie” in the Cloud Gate. Lol. (yes I had way too much fun with that)
When I returned from Chicago… I did a street fair to sell my jewelry… It was not as successful as I would have liked but it got my name out there. Now I have a craft fair another street fair lined up for this year. I’m hoping to do more… I just need to find them. I have about a dozen new post earrings listed on my etsy shop as well.
There’s an Antique store up where my mom lives and any time I know I’ll be near by I make sure I stop there. It’s the Four Winds Antique store in Middletown, NY – so if you’re ever in Orange County New York I recommend it. My mom and I stopped there Friday and I never really go in there looking for something specific but I do know what I like – old photographs, tintypes, old illustrations or postcards, jewelry, old books, old or foreign coins. Friday I found a good handful of items with illustrations:
Tintype of “Jennie” she’s wearing a cool scarf! I like her.
Vintage Easter Card with a beautiful illustration of flowers
Vintage Mass Cards I really like this illustration as well
This was my favorite of all I bought – a vintage valentine’s day card!! Those purple flowers caught my eye. And look at the hand-cut detail of the edges. Beautiful. Dated from the early 1900s.
Flower jar and foreign coins – I collect foreign coins so this is going to add to that collection =o) I’m still not sure what I am going to do with that jar – probably fill it with spare buttons!
It’s only been a few weeks since Instagram was FINALLY released on Android and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. During this time I’ve come across some really amazing products that work with Instagram. It’s interesting to see how 1 person had an idea to make this app and now it has snowballed into so many awesome things! What can I say? I’m a sucker for old photos.
Webbygram was built by Brenden Mulligan, who got tired of waiting for Instagram to build a web view. I’m really glad he did because the interface is wonderful! View my instagram profile here: http://webbygram.com/girloncanvas/
I had wishlisted the emera bag back and ended up getting it for my birthday! (woohoo!). I will say that it has been a GREAT bag for all my cameras and other photography items. I want to also mention that this is not a sponsored blog post and my desire to blog about this bag is because I actually love it not because I was asked or paid to.
I had been looking for a new bag for a while and when Ashley made this great blog post ALL about camera bags, I clicked every link until I found something that could work for me. I’m not too much of a girlie girl but I knew I didn’t want a traditional black camera bag – its just too boring.
This emera bag is the “Circle Print Messenger Bag“. It’s SUPER sturdy, and the strap is the same if not stronger than a seat belt. The bag is may not seem too big, and it isn’t but it does hold a lot. I currently have my dSLR, an extra zoom lens, a lensbaby, my instax camera and other small items in mine. It comes with 4 separators and they attach by velcro. All of the sides on the inside can work with the velcro. So far I have only had to use 3 but there are plenty of pockets to keep the extra one around.
The bag has magnet snaps and the cover is slightly heavy enough to fall on its own.
There are three pockets, one on the front, on the back and on the inside. All-in-all this is a great bag and has worked perfectly on trips through the city and I don’t have to worry about my camera because this bag is very strong and protects it enough. I’m very picky when it comes to my electronics… I always want to keep them safe! So if you are on the fence about getting this bag, maybe because of the price or you are not sure about it… I would say GO FOR IT. This is a bag that will last you a long time to come. Click here to visit amazon to purchase this bag.
I was happy to finally attend a Creative Mornings lecture in NY this passed Friday 11.11.11 which featured the colorful Jessi Arrington. How many people can say they got to be in a rainbow parade? Guess what color I represented! See even more photos on the flickr group for Creative Mornings!
I just wanted to express my sadness for the fact that this fall’s new show The Playboy Club was canceled. Although the news is like 3 weeks old.. I’m still upset. It seems that shows set in the past can’t make it. But that is what I loved most about it! Instead of seeing iphones you get to see old fashion cameras! Some may think it is about little girls running around in a bunny costume but it’s far from it. They dealt with real drama and real issues that took place in the 60s. I only saw 3 or 4 episodes but I was hooked… I still am. I hope there is some chance of it returning on another channel… The website is still up so I captured some photos.
Speaking of costumes… Happy Halloween!!
On my vintage store adventure over the weekend I came across this vintage photo with a beautiful graphic on the back. The image is actually glued to the card. I was told this is early 1900s but no exact date really. I fell in love with the graphic, it’s gorgeous! I will be featuring this in my vintage image scans.. soon.
I came across this flickr photo group – I love it! Shows how versatile trees really are… I think trees are beautiful. I love taking photos of them and I have quite a few in my portfolio. These are not my photos but the flickr group credits them to the artist!
My birthday is next month and my mom keeps asking “what do you want? send me your wishlist!”. This has got to be the first year where I have no idea. I have a few things I could USE but nothing I am super excited for… does that make sense? Can they invent something I want before my birthday please? These are some things I had in mind:
I really could use a bigger camera bag to hold my extra lenses too…
These photoshop magnets are just great, especially considering I am using it most of my day
I did want to get a macro lens for my lensbaby… hmmm!
Any other cool things I should know about for my wishlist?? Let me know!
Photos taken by me May 2011 – Just random shots while walking through the park.
Find bigger versions on my flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/girloncanvas
Although I am very passionate about art and creativity, a big part of me loves technology. If its electronic, new and interesting I want to play with it! I’ve been like that since a young age (anyone remember Casio Secret Senders? I had 2!) One of my close friends had gotten a polaroid pogo printer for Christmas only to find out that it does not work with his brand new shiny iphone. BUMMER for him – Great for me! He had needed help getting it to work, (yes even my guy friends come to me for electronics help) but since we learned it doesn’t work with his phone he gave it to me! Of course I was more than happy to give it a good home.
It’s from Polaroid, they also make versions of the camera included in it, but this works through bluetooth.
I can print from my cellphone (droid 2) or from my MacBook Pro. It’s great because you send it any JPG (even if its not a photo) and within seconds you have a picture or design you can literally stick anywhere (the paper is also sticker paper). It uses ZINK – Zero Ink Technology so you don’t have to worry about ink. Although this ZINK is not perfected yet I am hopeful that it gets better with time. The colors sometimes come out a little off and occasionally I will get lines on the photos, but there are tricks and tips they give you to not have that happen.
A summary of why I love it:
1. Its small, I can print things on the go using my cell phone
2. The pictures are not only pics but STICKERS too!
3. It works with my mac (through bluetooth)
4. Doesn’t need any ink, dont need to worry about ink running out or drying up
5. I can print any .JPG with it… even some mini artworks
6. The mini paper isn’t too crazy expensive (most at-home-printers try to charge arms and legs)
7. The photo size is 2 x 3 and although it is not common, It is a lot easier to have this around when you NEED a small picture
I think I had an obsession with letters since a young age. It all started with handwriting — I had a select few people that I knew whose handwriting I loved. I would have different people write different things for me – just so I could study their writing. I guess this kind of shows the natural graphic designer in me? I remember being in 2nd grade and staring at other student’s paper just to watch them write. When I finally got a computer I began to obsess over different typefaces. To this day anything with letters I find it inspiring
Back in 2007 I fell in love with this poster of letter photographs by Abba Richman. I had it up in my college dorm and it still hangs in my room at my mom’s house.
That is why I have decided to start a project of my own – “Letters & Lyrics”. I think it will be fun to integrate lyrics into it as well since I spend most of the work day listening to Pandora or my ipod! My goal is to post something at least once a week. I think for this project I will use mostly illustrator but I may draw some by hand as well. Who knows where this will go? This is my personal project and the only rule is that there are no rules! =]