Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Welcome Back - Half Baked

Old Half Baked
This one has been around for a long time.
New Half Baked
I'm so glad to be bringing back this piece. It's been so long since I've used these beads that I'm not adding II to it. Wonder if I can find the old one... Oh wow. I am having an emotional moment. I'm looking through some old pictures. I can't believe that I used a notepad from work on the bed and took the pictures in bad light with no editing. I sincerely appreciate anyone who bought those earlier ones. THANK YOU.

Old Half Baked background is two sheets of white paper

The new Half Baked was taken with the same camera. The background is an old white blouse propped up on a picture frame. I soap dish placed on the Twist to hold it up. Camera setting is lightened until the blouse is white.

As you see I've learned a little bit of photography and props along the way. Next I will attempt a photo box.

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9 comments:

Au Naturale said...

i just got my sisterlocks installed a couple weeks ago and i am so excited for it to at least thicken up so i can wear the twists that i am about to purchase. thank goodness you have earrings too so i don't have to wait to be stylin' and profilin' with those. you have some very nice pieces...very talented and creative!

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

You're SO talented!

I haven't worn earrings in 10 years, but lately, I've been thinking of starting again. Should I get them re-pierced? I have 3 in each ear. Really would appreci-love some good advice, 'cause the thought of trying to force an earring in at this point is scaring the bejesus out of me!

I'm not into gold and silver jewellery, although I like those very slim bangles in the latter; y'know the kind where you can wear like 10 of them on one hand? So cool. I tend to go for eclectic jewellery like yours. But guess what? I need to get a credit card first so that I can buy all these wonderful stuff you gots!!!

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

That should be 3 piercings. :)

Naturally Free said...

Hey girlie-

Just checking on ya...I c you're still doing your thing :>

CarmenNC said...

au naturale, in no time your SLs will be full and long. I'm glad you like my items and if you ever have any suggestions please let me know.

n'drea - Get your ears re-pierced. It'll be big fun again to wear earrings? Did they holes close up because you stopped wearing them?

naturally free - Thank you for checking up on me. I'm doing alright, tired, but I keep on.

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

No, they didn't close up before. Someone suggested that I wear sterling silver if I decide to re-pierce.

Laad, fi go t'ru dat again! Mi nuh like needle at all. Oh well.

Carmennc said...

Yes, sterling silver if you're not allegric to it will work. I think they use a hypo-allegric metal when they pierce them professionally. I wear gold because silver makes me itch. I can wear the earrings I make. Some costume jewelry makes my ear hole irratated so I coat them with clear fingernail polish.

1337 Art said...

Those are really cool beads.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

CarmenNC said...

1337 art, thank you for stopping by and for inspiring me to GET BUSY.