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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Trying Out Artful Blogging Again

I have been besieged with women emailing me and asking how to make those clip-ons for shoes. They're asking from as far away as the Netherlands. So I've put together a tutorial with pictures — squeeeeeeeeal(!) — on how to do it. Just click on the sassy pair of red shoes on the right hand side bar and it will take you to the tutorial. And if you do decide to make them, email me and let me know pleeeeeease!!! I'd love to see what you've done with your creativity. My tutorial is very easy, chicks, so go for it. :-)

I seem to have become obsessed recently with doing some artful blogging. I haven't quite figured it out yet, but I've been diligently learning by simply taking pictures. I haven't "mastered" it yet—actually, not even sure I'm DOING blogging artfully! But here's a start. Most people in my church have no clue what I'm talking about but you chicks do so here's another example. Hmmm, I'm sure working on it though. I'm thinking that I need to set the Recording Pixels to its highest setting and then crop "viciously" to get close it on the shot for an "up close and personal" shot. Here I've tried it 2 different ways.


  1. Connie, I also collect buttons that are "bejeweled" like the ones you have pictured in the photos. Now...what do you do with yours? ;) I have some pics I'll share on my blog soon of what I like to do with mine! ;) ~CC Catherine

  2. Connie,

    I'm like the ladies at your church who don't know what you are talking about as far as Artful Blogging???? HUMMMMMM. Does that mean you set up vignettes and take pictures of the items you sorta arrange? If so, I have done that before...I like doing that...staging things to photo. Yours looks very nice!!

    Kris (From down on the Farm HA)

  3. Very pretty pics Connie. I think you've got it.


  4. It must be in the air as I have been collecting things too to try my hand at. So many things to create so little time huh? lol
    Anyway I can tell you are going to make something beautiful.

  5. Connie:

    I think you are having way too much fun here. I love your "art". And congratulations on your new role as "Shoe Decorator"

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  6. Hi Connie,

    I love that first picture! So pretty! Pretty buttons also. I am not really up on what exactly artful blogging is all about but your blog is terrific and I always enjoy your posts. Have a restful relaxing evening! Mary

  7. Connie, Looks artful to me! As long as your having fun with your pictures thats what counts! Gee you teased and only showed your new shoes below! Wheres the rest?? To cute pink bows and shoes! Bet you'll feel sexy in those!!LOL Lori

  8. I love the *looks* here, just have a way of making things look lovely.

  9. I think you've got it! In fact, I need to change the settings on my camera so they are higher. Thanks for the reminder. :) Blessings... POlly

  10. Hi Connie,

    Just lovely my friend. i think you are certainly an artful blogger.


  11. You are an Artful Blogger and I'm an Un-Artful Blogger. I still have NO CLUE what I'm doin'! ACK!

    Still love it tho...


  12. hi connie,

    nice vignettes, beautiful subjects, and your photos are getting better and better and BETTER! very artful. sometime i will think that i am taking such a great photo and then i upload it to find that it's too dark or fuzzy. most of the time i'm doing it all in such a hurry ...

    lookin' good, connie!!!


  13. Hey Connie;; Wow I love your artful blogging photos. I think you did a great job. You sure do have a eye for color and set up, I just might have to try it... hehe


  14. Hi Connie,
    Wonderful artful blog pics. I just love this part of blogging and you have it down pat.
    Now, I must go see the shoe tutorial. You know how much I love shoes.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  15. Yep! I enjoyed this "ARTFUL BLOG"...




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