Saturday, January 19, 2013

A day of photos...


Hello sweet friends! After getting a new camera for Christmas I decided to finally take some photography classes. It's been so much fun and there's so much to learn! But I'm really looking forward to getting my skills fine-tuned and learning all the things I've always wanted to know. Today I'm uploading a series of pictures I took with the new camera, so you'll have to forgive me if you see all my mistakes or something doesn't look correct. I was told I have a good eye, but that I need to learn lighting and so much more , but that's the beauty of learning something new! Hopefully the very little class work I've done so far might show a bit today! ps: These are just random photos I took this week and last week of my miniatures.















A little fun with Instagram too :) Btw, I am opening a photo profile there this upcoming week, I'll leave a link here when it's ready, but if you are on Instagram, leave your page info here so I can add you!














And last but not a least a group of photos from the Paris Kitchen I am finishing up... The gorgeous gorgeous and much loved chair featured here is by the ever talented and beautiful Maritza Moran.





I hope you enjoyed my little photo tour. I'm going to keep learning and keep practicing! :) Today I'm working on another kitchen (yep I know I'm addicted lol) and I'll be attempting my first polymer clay Artichokes, they look pretty intricate, but I love making new things I haven't tried before! They will become (along with a few items in the photos above) part of a Farmhouse style/ Romantic Prairie kitchen I have started, so I'm excited!

You can never have too many themed miniature kitchen sets/roomboxes as far as I'm concerned. It's my favorite part of my real home and what I worked on in real life as a Designer and stylist for almost 20 years, so that seems natural to be the same in mini :) I just wanted to also give credit and a link to a wonderful little Etsy shop where the wooden bowls and cake stands were bought, they are a husband and wife team who do such gorgeous work! The quality on the pieces are just exquisite and I know if you collect these like I do, you will be so happy with how they work with you and help to give you what your vision is! Here's the link: Scrapsofland ...Tell them Cynthia sent you, they are just wonderful to work with!

Ok off to go do my Artichokes and start construction on the new kitchen! Have a fabulous day, and weekend ahead filled with little blessings!


HUGS and FRIENDSHIP, Cynthia xo



21 comments:

Fabiola said...

Beautiful items on these pictures.
I like your work.
Bye Faby

minwks said...

Dear Cynthia, What fun to see the photos taken with your new camera. They do have a great clarity and look perfect.
A camera is a wonderful extra eye to test if things do look correct.
Looking forward to seeing artichokes. Love to eat them!
regards Janine

Deb said...

I was so excited to finally see a new blog. I have been checking every day. You did not disappoint! I think you take beautiful pictures, but more importantly you create the most amazing miniature scenes. I step into your rooms in my mind & I am happily lost amidst old kitchen implements & generous ingredients for baking whatever ones heart desires! I am new to this blogging business & don't know what Instagram is but I thank you for sharing your incredible talent with me. Please tell me where you got the adorable teeny tiny sifter. I love old sifters & have an older full size one. It has green & yellow flowers on it & matches with my gingham Vernonware dishes that my son collected for me. They are from the 1950's. Lastly, when you have a chance, could you take close-up pictures of the screen door that was in this blog? I absolutely love screen doors. Thank you so much. Good luck with your artichokes.

La casa de Elisa said...

fantasticas fotos de tus preciosas miniaturas ¡¡¡
un beso Elena

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos are fantastic. I always love shrinking down and entering your perfect little world! Happy weekend!

Deb said...

I have to come back and comment again. I just went through the new pictures again and I must tell you; that teapot, teacup, side table and chair are exquisite! Simply too lovely for words actually. I am thoroughly delighted with all your minis. Mini hugs and thanks to you.

Anne said...

I think your photos are amazing! I too would LOVE to take a photography class.Maybe I will this year!What a beautiful rooms! Simply gorgeous!
xx
Anne

Brenda said...

Your miniature works are very inspiring. I enjoy checking your blog daily for new stuff. :)

mamasminis said...

Your pictures are always great, I would never have suggested for you to take a class (although it is always good to learn more!!).I am noticing a difference in lighting! Love everything. Keep up the good work and be sure to practice lots and show us all the pictures! I reallg enjoy then :)

Rebecca

mamasminis said...

Really enjoy them** (autocorrect!!) :)

Rebecca

AshTreeCottage said...

Your pics are fabulous! And of course, as always your minis are a delight.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Inge said...

Such beautiful pictures you make. I love the all the details, thank you.

Dakota said...

Wow!!! Your pictures are lovely!!! Great blog!!!
Me encantan!!!

Besos

Pearl said...

So beautiful, I love the furniture pieces you do so me! Hugs, Pearl

Megan Wallace said...

You are still a few steps ahead of me with the photography, it is lovely to see how you are progressing, your work is looking great!

miniacollection said...

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos! Enjoy classes and show us more photos.
Geneviève

Gosia Suchodolska said...

Cynthia, how come I didn't find your blog until now? I've been admiring your wonderful kitchens for some time on FB and I honestly think you're one of the best miniaturists ever. You're a master at creating atmosphere. I'm so happy to be here... so many beautiful photos. Can't wait to read all your entries :))) Hugs,
Gosia.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Thank you so so much everyone!! Your comments and thoughts mean the world to me and you all are so kind! Thank you again! Love, Cynthia xox!!

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