August 12, 2009

Who knew ~ improving photos + a contest!

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I've been playing around with my camera this morning, who knew you could do so much with a little digital camera lol. I have loads of different settings to choose from which I wasn't even aware of duh! Thanks to Etsy's great email this morning I have learnt more about my camera in an hour than I have the whole time I've had it {Who me? read the manual first hmm, no} So now I'll be trying out taking much better photos from now on, there is always room for improvement right?

I've been thinking of other fun ways I could share my art with you, ways that you would enjoy. What kinds of products would you like to see my art made into? Right now I'm thinking maybe printables or magnets something like that? hmm let me know your ideas I'd love to hear them!

Let's make a contest out of this, leave your suggestions and I'll put your name into a draw to win a print of your choice from my Etsy store. Submit your ideas by next Wednesday, the winner will be selected at random. I'll be sure to consider all ideas. Thanks so  much.

Enjoy your day.


ellie said...

ooo, a contest! what a grand idea, Niki!.......and I wish my photography difficulties were due to the fact that I was unaware of the functions of my camera! sad to say, I just stink as a photographer! *giggle*

linda said...

Thanks for sharing the Etsy email...very informative! I've always felt quite clumsy with my camera, because I know it can do so much, but I just haven't figured out how to do it all.

As for product ideas...I've always been a big fan of paper products for normal use. From postcards to greeting cards to little notebooks or notepads. They are everyday items we all use, but having cute pretty versions makes it all the more special!

Niki said...

Thanks so much!

Great ideas Linda thanks for sharing xxx

Baby Enrouge (Karla) said...

Yippee a fun contest! I think some of your designs would do especially well on pin-back buttons that you wear. Like your Love Angel -- who wouldn't feel more comforted with an angel on their lapel?? Lots of your prints would look great that way and might appeal to children as well as adults. : )

Time to Grow — said...

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Terri Gurney said...

Cool contest! Hmm....your designs would like fab on pins, t-shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, note cards, bookmarks, stickers, etc!

KV Creative Designs said...

Cute pics Niki!

I love the idea of Magnets. Depending on how big some of the Art is, possible a memory board? They are relatively easy to make.

Artful Blessings,

Kim Smith said...

I think your pictures would be fun on stickers and matching notecards, with a form of the image on the envelopes...okay, I know I'm asking for the world, but I think it would be a cute set!

Mouse pads would be a fun gift item to give for Christmas or birthdays, too!

Hey, visit my site when you get a chance--I do a Monday Marketing meme that might give you some good ideas on how to market your business--and encourage you to do some kind of marketing each week!

Sandi Ramirez said...

OH I would love to see them on scrabble piece, old puzzle piece where you make a hole and put it on a necklace or on dog tags

Little Brown Rabbit said...

I really like the idea of magnets! But also mini notebooks would be sweet?
Loved your "growing" post
Em x