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Monday, May 14, 2018

A New Look and a New Feeling

Last year I got a new camera and have finally gotten used to it.  I am also experimenting with more artistic set-ups (like photo above) in my photography for my Etsy Shop.  I still provide the ones with a plain background so customers can get a better focus on the actual jewelry, but I think these more artistic ones will better catch initial attention.  What do you think?

I am officially down to one online shop - on Etsy.  Check it out and tell me what you think of the new look - not only do I have some new photography, I have started listing some of those shawls and scarves I mentioned in my previous post "River of Change".

Alas, I have cleared out my ArtFire Shop and sent the request to have it deleted.  I am experiencing a variety of feelings about this decision.  While I did give it a LOT of thought and really believe this is the right thing for me at this time, there is still a part of me that is afraid to let go.  I suppose this is normal when going through change, even positive change.  Sigh.

So, then I had to update this blog (delete ArtFire links, etc).  While I was at it, I chose a new theme with a new look and cleared out some old widgets in the sidebar.  I still need to check for expired links in some of my "recommended" lists, but that will take some time.

I got a mannequin (named Selina) for better displaying not only my shawls and scarves, but also my jewelry.  I have already done one big photo shoot with her and will be doing more as I continue to take new photos of my jewelry and of anything new I make.  Here is one of Selina wearing a shawl I made for myself and some jewelry I was playing around with.

I think I will save telling you my "crochet story" in a future post.  Bye for now, I hear my yarn calling.

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