brand new day
hey guys! what’s up? i tried to get here yesterday to announce the winners of the book give away as promised but just got completely swamped by the beautiful beasts that have taken over my apartment/life for the past few weeks.
let’s start with the winners, the random number generator chose danielle from la vita e bella and lily of goldandgray.blogspot.com. congrats! i’ll miss having these books around and am glad they’re going to good homes. i wish i had one for everyone but promise to do more promotional stuff with publishers and have more giveaways!
in the meatime, i’m overrun with stuff coming in from paris and that’s coming out of storage. i’m using chez moi to keep it all cause(we have to shoot it and liz suggested i live with it and enjoy everything while i have it), i die for every singel thing but it’s been kind of puzzle to get around and organize.
it all has to be cataloged, weighed, measured, described etc for the big day. (hopefully i can tell you soon what’s shakin’ on that front)!
before it all trickled in liz and i were messing around with my office wall, (we have to shoot that too for this upcoming day) she wanted to a burst of color and graphics which was fun. but when everything startd pouring in it just seemed to be way too much to take.
so i started taking it all down around midnight and had a photo shoot with a new wall in the am. which meant starting from scratch. it was a daunting working at night, not thinking i’d finish but once i got a monochromatic metallic theme it was a little easier to attack.
back to the drawing board
i used that paper from paris cause it had the most on the roll so the background is graphic. i give my mom a lot of credit for wallpapering our house growing up. wallpaper has a life of its own. and don’t get me started about cutting around vents and the sprinkler! i’m a thumbtacker so putting it up seemed like it’d be cake but matching the lines, oy! especially with only one shot to measure twice and cut once!
but i had an adrenaline burst and was ready for the shoot yesterday am and surprisingly happy and having fun again,
so anyway, the photographer showed me a couple tricks for playing with the depth of field and adjusted my setting. i let him do his thing but played around a little on my own too.
i can’t wait to get his shots
well i’m still knee deep in everything and have a lot of paperwork to turn in this afternoon so i better get to steppin’!
hope you have a weekend fantastique and a bonne journée!