Wednesday, April 21, 2010

my creative space . outdoors




i'm making the equivalent of a light box for small things for my display photos! our house is a dodgy dark old rented caravan in the winter, and while we have been house hunting for the last 12 months on and off, i thought it time to improvise! {i saw a wheelie bin with a big real estate LEASED sticker plastered on it last week and thought: this really sums up the house hunting experience in melbourne thesedays! it's fairly out of control.}
anyway, i'll be dragging my portable wall panel to the best light source.
the next 2 coats will be a chalkboard paint which i'm hoping will be a dark blue-green grey rather than the standard black. i have high hopes for this board! i can see many things sitting on and against it. fingers crossed that the colour looks good in photos.

hoping you are having fun in your space today. visit kirsty for more spaces or to play too.
happy thursday!

11 comments:

74 Lime Lane said...

great pics! I have some old boards we used to test paint colours on many moons ago ~ only just realising their worth.
The other trick ~ sheets of white cardboard. Prop them to bounce the light back onto your object. Cheap, portable, effective.

Dyche Designs said...

Sounds like a great idea, hope it works out.

Ooty said...

Sounds like a good idea! Good luck with the darks =)

Rosalind said...

Great idea. I bought a light tent and it is fab, but making one for cheap is even better! And I have heard lime lane's idea too and must use it for my 'backdrops'.

ArtMind said...

Good idea to make a light box.
I'm too lazy to actually take pics lately so I just don't! Ha! :)
Good luck househunting, Belinda!

Jeana Marie said...

Hope the light box goes well, the photos of the board being painted look really cool, I think!

helena / little mo said...

haha good idea! i can't wait to see how the photos turn out too!!! Don't forget to post pics!

Aris said...

Good luck, sounds interesting. I can't imagine you anywhere dark, you work is so bright and clean and beautiful. I have tagged you on my blog(:

red or gray art said...

yes .this will be just the ticket .. i am not sure what a wheelie bin is...but it is leased?

hollie said...

this is a great idea! i fight with light too so i'm anxious to see how this works out. good luck!

Kylie said...

Now that is one fabulous idea Belinda - love it! I've been pondering how to take better photos too and this is just an inspiration :) Kx

p.s. Laughed about the wheelie bin :) Good luck with your searching.

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