Grrrrr... why me? Why do I have to be such a perfectionist? Why won't my camera take the pictures I have in my head? Dang it!! LOL!!
Pay no mind to me. I am being a brat. I need to submit slides with an application to a jury show by Friday. I feel like I am forever in pursuit of the perfect (and elusive) set of slides. This show judges on a scale of 1-10... and I really really want to get a 10 out of 10!! I am sure that is impossible, lol... so I will settle for getting higher then I did last year.
So, my mission for today... get a slide worthy shot of this necklace. Seems like a simple enough task. Yet, so far I have taken 67 photos and I am not happy with a single one. It is just impossible!! I am going for a "cohesive" body of work. I need 4 slides. I have the first 3 narrowed down and I am very very happy with those. Sorry, I can't show you them, lol... at least not yet. One of the photos is a top secret design that I am not ready to share.
Anyway, this necklace.... I spent most of the weekend working on it. It is another rendition of my "Pretending" necklace from back in September. The first was made for The Gallery Store, and it was a huge hit, selling right away. I seem to remember it was a pain to photograph too. This design is about 30inches long and that is what makes is such a problem.
You know what... I think I need to quit my complaining and have a GIVEAWAY!!! LOL! These photos today might not be slide worthy, in my mind, but they are pretty crisp and clear. (click on them to enlarge) You can definitely see all the beads, right? Here is the contest... can you guess how many beads are in this necklace? Post a comment or send me an email with your guess. I will take guesses until FRIDAY. Who ever comes closest to the correct number of beads in the design will win a BOTTLE CAP PENDANT. (If there is more then one person to guess the right number then I will put all the right guess names in a hat and draw a winner.)
Sound like fun? Are you game?