Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Shop Talk

I've been very absent from the blogging world for the past few months. Life has its ups and downs, and I was meeting quite frequently with some down portions, so I felt it was necessary to just step back and not worry about these sort of things. However, I'm feeling wonderful now, and with the sun making attempts to break through the rainy clouds, I can see clear skies ahead.

I thought it was time to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Though I have always felt blogs were incredibly self centered things, I've noticed that they can be therapeutic. And there are blogs which are so wonderful and inspiring.

My etsy shop Daisy*Kisses, has slowly been updated with new summer earrings. I've really got the earring bug at the moment, and keep feeling inspired to make more little danglies to adorn your lobes.

Just yesterday I added three new sets of sweet floral earrings, excellent accessories for girly girls in summer. Take a peek at the shop here ! If having a green thumb isn't your thing but you still love flowers, then these are the perfect way to show it.

I also attended a 2 hour photography workshop that a friend of mine had put on this past Saturday, and boy was I glad I did! One of my biggest frustrations with the whole etsy endeavor, is that the pictures are absolutely essential in selling a product. If one can't see the quality of the item, because the picture is too fuzzy or too dark, then buying is a scary process.

I have an HP Photosmart M415, and its really not the best for great photography. However, I was able to learn some great tricks in the class, about how to take better pictures, and was eager to try it out. The new earrings gave the opportunity to do just that. See here, I'm quite pleased with the improvement in my shots.

Granted, I still want to save up and get a better camera. She talked about Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed in the class, all functions in a camera that can make taking good quality pictures so much easier. I'm definitely going to start piggybanking for that now, and also, try and use my camera more often to take some more artistic, or just plain better, photos.

Love and gratitude to all my visitors



  1. Welcome back! I was wondering where you ran off to! I struggle with the same thing, blogging seems so narcissistic but, eh, oh well! That photography class sounds fun, I really need to upgrade my camera too but with only working part-time in the summer, it's not gonna happen for a while for me!

  2. Thanks so much! And yeah...I think it will take shaving a little off each paycheck to eventually be able to afford a new camera. I was oogling some amazing canons online today, but was scared by their $500+ price tags. I think i'll be settling for something cheaper and someday work my way up to a camera like that.

  3. i'm glad to hear you're feeling better!! love the earrings you bought!

  4. Thanks K-spice. Love your blog btw. Now I can stalk you, even though you're half a world away from back. We'll watch girly movies and eat pizza and cake like TBs.


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