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Apr032012

A month off. . . but now I have a question about permanent markers on patent leather

I took a month off from blogging. I feel a little guilty. I also feel I should not be forcing. . . . ummm. . . . my art :) Sometimes it feels strange to have what seems like a conversation with myself. I know I have a few friends who read this blog but I never really felt like there were more in my audience. A few drifters stopping by here and there.

Everything changed when I answered my own question, "How do you change the color of patent leather?" It seems I wasn't the only one wondering.

Kate wrote, "Great post! I want to do the same thing with a cheap pair of white Tory Burch flats I got at a thrift store. Has the color held up? Thanks!"

Thanks for the comment and for the question Kate. . . you have made my day! I have worn the shoes for several full work days. The majority of the black has stayed black. There are now a few spots of change on the bottom edge near the heel and towards the toe. It seems that driving my car is where the most rubbing happens. These spots are a dark purple-blue and hardly noticeable to the unknowing eye. I just popped off the top of my black permanent marker and did a little touch up. . . they are again a uniform graphite-black.

In other news, I think I am going to start dipping my toes ever so slightly into professional photography. After reading nearly every article on the internet about becoming a professional photographer I have been very hesitant. My first goal is to build a portfolio over the next six months. I have offered my services to a few friends so far and each taker wants something very different. I love the idea of being a natural light lifestyle photographer or a "day in the life of" photographer but for now I need to try everything.

I had a fantastic time meeting the newest addition to my friend Caitlyns family, spending time with two of the most beautiful young mommies I know, chatting it up with a handsome new big brother, and holding the sippy cup of a gorgeous pensive toddler. . . 

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I love the moments that I captured but I am not happy with the clarity and focus of some of the photos. I think my perspective needs expanding and my ability to find the light needs fine tuning. I am also looking forward to the interaction and planning with clients. . . this is where the portfolio building with "friend" part comes in handy. . . how angry or disappointed can they be when it is for free?! I am looking forward to taking a step out of my comfort zone. . .

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Oh - I love this photo...look at that beautiful baby :) great photos ciara!
xo

04.22.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKC

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