Friday, May 30, 2014

Colorful Backdrop

I worked on a project for my church and thought I would share it with anyone who might be interested.

This Sunday we are celebrating all of our graduates. I was asked to make a photo booth for the graduates to get a picture in front of, if they wanted. 

I had been wanting to make a photography prop that I saw from the very talented photographer, Sue Bryce. It is very simple to make. 

You need to go to your local home improvement store and pick up a 
1 1/2x4x8 sheet of polystyrene. It is an insulation product, I think. You also need a 2x4 about 5-6 feet long and four metal shelving brackets. Cut the 2x4 board in half. 

Here's a picture of how it looks put together. 

(I realize this is not a 2x4 but I have lots of free scrap wood so I used that instead)

Sue Bryce used it as a reflector for photography but you can use it however you like. You could paint it. You could cover it with fabric. You could put cute wallpaper on it. 

I decided to use construction paper. 

And here is a test phone picture of a very short graduate. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Still Here

I'm alive. I'm still here. 

For those that have followed my blog, I apologize for the absence. 

I was under the weather for a week following our spring break vacation. The longer I was away from my blog, the harder it was to start back up. 

We've been busy with baseball and other activities. I've also been trying to get my priorities straight. I was starting to put a lot of pressure on myself to have exceptional content for each blog post. I turned it into added stress. A job. 

I wasn't sure what I was trying to accomplish anymore. I still have lots of work to do on our house. And I will still do blog posts once in awhile. But not every day. I need to refocus and figure some things out. 

Thanks for tuning in and I hope you will check back once in awhile.