30.1.08

Ellah-ellah-ellah


Ellah-ellah-ellah, originally uploaded by -syko-.

Sorry for the heading, but I am in a complaining mood today so an annoying hit song fits perfectly. This is a detail of one of the quilts from a small collection of umbrella quilts I made to celebrate the weather this winter... No matter how I try I can't seem to get good pictures of my work. I need more bulbs and lamps. I went to a special lamp store last week and they did not have a single spot lamp with a clip fastening. Nor did they have daylight bulbs. What kind of lamp store is that? Can't wait for IKEA to open here (this Summer), I know they have exactly the practical and good looking lamps I want . I have read a decent amount of articles on the subject of how to take good shots of your work. But it does not seem to improve my skills. And I would prefer sewing to getting to know my camera better. It does not like me. Maybe I should go and see if I can find something for lunch. It sounds like I'm hungry. And it's snowing! AND I have a new t-shirt. Have a nice day everyone!


*edit* Rather than the song above I would like to recommend Charlotte Gainsbourg. I got her CD for Christmas from T and it's been playing in my studio ever since. The music is by Air, another favourite band and lyrics by the lovely Jarvis and The Divine Comedy. What are you listening to? I would be happy for some tips!


*edit 2* I have had lunch and am now reading the camera manual...


11 comments:

saraeden said...

Im having camera / photo problems too !!Im not sure if its me the camera or the winter light !!

The sun has come out again so i think i may try again with the photos or i could always go buy a new camera ;0)

The quilt looks lovely x x

Katy said...

My problem is the winter light - I'm off to Ikea next tues for some lights - sorry!!!! :)
Right this minute Dizzee Rascal is playing on my ipod...before that it was Mark Ronson. I am a HUGE Jarvis fan too, Pulp were so fantastic and were the soundtrack of my late teens, and his solo stuff is also great. Might put some on now actually.....

de vliegende koe said...

Love your umbrella quilt! All camera’s are great, used outdoors, with some sunshine. I still have not figured out how to make the best pictures inside using lights.
I’m listening to my music in iTunes, KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic.

kirsten + aaron said...

love the umbrella, kajsa!

right now my fave groups are arcade fire, interpol, and the shoutoutlouds (swedish!).

karen said...

At the moment I am loving Millie Jackson. Her album reminds me of my (mostly miss spent) youth.
Photos are a real pain, we have grey dreary days here, makes it even harder to get a good image.

Yummers! said...

I love the angel with the polka dot dress. I checked your etsy site and I couldn't find any. Would you consider a special order?? I love the colors of the dots on the white!!
I'm listening to my ipod that has a variety of music on it. I love contemporary Christian music with a lot of bounce... and the old group Chicago.
Joni

flowerpress said...

I could have written this post! Yesterday I bought a cheap new lamp and a couple of daylight bulbs. My photos are still not perfect but I think the daylight bulbs help. If I find the answer I promise to tell you. BTW I love your umbrella quilt :-)

KristenMary said...

I'm always amazed at your free form sewing skills!!

I suggest the album "Under the Blacklight" by Rilo Kiley and in particular the song "Silver Lining" :-)

Berlinswhimsy said...

Wow, I love that umbrella!

Yes, lights in the winter are a true necessity...

;-) Amber

amandajean said...

that little quilt is adorable!

mcaplan said...

I am listening to Sias new CD over and over and over. LOVE IT!

Great quilt! Very sweet!!