Emily Maude

New Product Photography Images

On this miserable Sunday afternoon I decided it would be a great day to practice some more product photography as the sky was still quite bright and the clouds diffused the light quite perfectly. I am not the most adept with a camera but I think this time I have done quite well. I bought a book recently called the crafters guide to taking great photos which has been extremely helpful in terms of composition, props, technical info etc. I still think I have a long way to go but I am happy to say that I am happy with the results of today and slightly less daunt by the prospect of doing more shots in the future.

"people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel”
~ Maya Angelou

I have just returned from a rather marvellous holiday in America which is precisely what I needed after a rather manic May. I caught up with old family friends, saw some great exhibitions including the Alex Katz at the MFA in Boston, and even listened to Matt Groenig lecture with Lynda Barry at the Icon Conference in Providence. The Alex Katz exhibition was incredible the depth and quality of the colours are amazing and you feel transported to another world as you look at them. I’m now even considering going to the St Ives show as well!

We stayed with friends in Cambridge before travelling down to Jamestown for a few days to stay in Stone Seats house, it’s a house I have known pretty much all of my lfie and it was such a joy to return after too long a gap in time. The house was built in the 1850s I think and has an amazing wrap around porch outside which becomes the living room in warm weather. We collected sea glass, went to the baptist church sale (eagle eyes may have spotted the plaster pope on my desk - he was my first purchase at the baptist church sale aged 5!) and painted some of Lynn’s bowls on the porch not to mention the lovely ginger margaritas that Gloria Jean made us.

The best bit of all however was getting to hang out with my parents, this doesn’t happen too often now they are Stateside and me and Dad put some great plans into motion for our new online shop we hope to launch later in the year. Watch this space, we will be selling beautiful artisan products and homewares to delight your soul.

For now, a slice of Jamestown and a lady I met on the T (I liked her hat) she thought it was very British, when I asked are you off to a party, she said no, I just think people should wear hats more often!…… heres to hats!

So today I bought myself a ticket to this great conference/workshop day at Kings Cross in July. It’s being held by the designtrust and focuses on tips of the trade for makers and designers selling products. The speakers and workshops are with people who I’m really interested in meeting and potentially working with and I think it could be a great way to learn new techniques and to network with other makers.
 You can find more information about it here, and let me know if you’re planning on going, it would be great to see a friendly face.

So today I bought myself a ticket to this great conference/workshop day at Kings Cross in July. It’s being held by the designtrust and focuses on tips of the trade for makers and designers selling products. The speakers and workshops are with people who I’m really interested in meeting and potentially working with and I think it could be a great way to learn new techniques and to network with other makers.

 You can find more information about it here, and let me know if you’re planning on going, it would be great to see a friendly face.

Can’t get these beautiful words out of my head. 

Two long lost friends rediscovered today after a morning of cleaning. I remember the day I found these… wading through rock pools under the cliffs as the sun was setting, turning the bleached cliffs a warm russet and I was amazed that there was such beauty in the simplicity of chalk.

Two long lost friends rediscovered today after a morning of cleaning. I remember the day I found these… wading through rock pools under the cliffs as the sun was setting, turning the bleached cliffs a warm russet and I was amazed that there was such beauty in the simplicity of chalk.

After going to two very dear friends wedding this weekend I am getting my usual obsession with flowers again. It happens around this time of the year when I mourn the last ranunculas leaving and rejoice in the knowledge that my birthday is just around the corner, meaning joy of all joys that the peonies are on their way again. So a fond farewell sweet ranuncule with these exquisite flowers from Studio Choo in San Francisco.

This wrap is proving to be a great hit with customers. It features two of my cats Tom and Mary and though Tom is no longer with us, he still walks his footprints across the pages of my sketchbook.

This wrap is proving to be a great hit with customers. It features two of my cats Tom and Mary and though Tom is no longer with us, he still walks his footprints across the pages of my sketchbook.