photographing 2D art: preparing for a shoot

C&O photography, paint drip

winter whites shimmer indoors, a drip lazily meanders to board We have a photo shoot on Saturday with Chicago artist, Guy Benson, who is bringing larger work than usual, requiring a little more prep on our end. Linda is painting a large board white, to use as a solid backdrop surface on which to isolate his paintings. The end product …

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remembering and memories

Nicole Ozment dancing in her dreams

This photo of Nicole was inspired by the musical Crazy For You when the stage transforms into a star filled sky. The costume was from a Joffrey auction.  Linda & Nicole co-created the photo with Adobe programs and Canon cameras.

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steamboat springs| coloweedo, fat camp & elkstravaganza |

blancaneaux shell phone

The endearing term, fat camp, began on Nikki’s honeymoon to Central America in 2005. She and her husband found themselves high in the mountains talking to a shell asking for a beer. After an hour of looking way up to the bar for assistance and lots of scratchy wire sounds, they rock-paper-scissored to determine who would climb the rocks, returning …

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lightsabers and luminaries

light sabers and luminaries

Since this past fall,  Nicole has been doing her hair in a French braid that she magically decided she could do on herself.  Growing up, her mother would do her hair, and continued to do it even as Nicole entered high school. It seemed sitting there half asleep in the bathroom was enough to pass the craft along.  At first …

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crystal lake christmas eve luminaries

Crystal Lake Luminaries

We have gotten involved this year in an exciting event that promises to be breathtaking and beautiful. Nicole’s across-the-street neighbor, Jill Augustine, is all about tradition.  Her favorite day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving because it is the official start to the Christmas holiday season.  There’s gathering of friends, the downtown Crystal Lake Christmas parade, and Jill …

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new shop mum 117 opens in Barrington

Mum 117 Barrington, IL

Linda and Nicole  just completed a website for a new boutique shop in downtown Barrington, Illinois, owned by local Crystal Lakers, Lynn Loure and Rudy Magnani.  Lynn brings her curating skills to play in the store with carefully considered objects-of-art.  Mum 117 is a cross between a museum gift shop and a lifestyle store, featuring an eclectic mix of home …

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good thing it’s family

15 11 Diyphotoshoot

Here’s what happens when both Nicole and Linda need the photo equipment.  Thank goodness the guy soon to be photographed on that bucket is Linda’s nephew.  At the same time, Nicole is experimenting with a new Savage chroma green screen for her tumblr fashion diary.  They have decided that a second set of lights are next on the wish list. …

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raising wholesome children meme

raising wholesome children meme

My sister sent me an email today with the subject interesting blog and book.  It was a link to a Christian author/blogger.  I know I am repeating myself by saying that I love self help books. However I am beginning to discover, that one really needs to be in the mood for them.  I recall one year many many years …

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Champro Sports Juice Street youth basketball uniform

Champro Youth Uniform

We worked with Bob, from Play It Again Sports in Crystal Lake, on Junior Wolves 3rd grade travel basketball uniforms. With new options in printing, especially with fully customizable sublimation, we have been able to create some design options that go way beyond the catalog and online uniform builders. This uniform is called Juice Infused Gear, in Street style. It …

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does working from home really work? Yes! How to handle laundry issues

laundry and working from home

I admit, I was a little disillusioned about how much laundry would be a reality in my lifetime.  For awhile I was feeling very uneasy, maybe a bit livid, with the huge amounts of time that were robbed from my life by laundry.  Working as a freelance artist is about as impossible to fit into my day as it is …

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