Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happily Inked Birthday!

My oh-so-talented friend The Relshak drew this for my birthday! Dinky is the supercute co-main character of his strip. I love it! You can find more of his work here:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's Raining Weddings (hallelujah it's raining weddings)

Ok. So. Wedding booked for the 14th of February. Woo!

It's in a smallish country town named Madisonville, and I am VERY excited about it!

On top of that, there's a chance that I will have a wedding in June as well. (Thanks to my awesome sister, whose friend remembered that I love photography!)

I'm so excited! This is WONDERFUL!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Photo of the Week #3

This week I used my trusty Pentax K-1000 35mm SLR to create this awesomely twice exposed image. I was having fun making my little ModFauna animals play around the house and this shot was taken on the balcony.


Pentax K-1000 analog 35mm SLR

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Coolest Thing Ever

I found this really cute product on one of those giveaway blogs.

It's SO neat that I thought I would share it with you guys :D

What they do is make it possible to print your own fabric using your printer. It's so cute, and there are so many ways I could use this!

I have been experimenting with furoshiki wrapping for the ModFauna animals and for my photos and I really love it, but it takes so long for me to hand block print the fabric. It would be amazing if I could use this stuff to create a really intricate and awesome design for the fabric and use that.

CharmingMittens Revamp

The problem with a photography shop on Etsy is there seems to be no way to make all of the images in the shop look like they match. The shop always looks jumpbled in my opinion, so I decided I would try to do something to clean it up a bit.

Slowly I will be working to replace each cover image with a framed one, so be patient as my shop starts to look really jumbled! I am also updating and correcting all of my image descriptions to include all of my information.


The {ModFauna} blog is live!

Check it out here:


Monday, January 18, 2010

ModFauna's Sixth Treasury!

How awesome!

My Year Of The Rooster Chinese Zodiac fauna made it into this super cute treasury!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Teal Duaflex

Here are the photos I promised of my teal Duaflex!
If anyone is interested, it is for sale -> here <-

A Photo A Week #2

This week I have chosen something I really love. Vintage cameras are a passion of mine, everything from antique hawkeyes to Duaflex TtV cameras, they're all wonderful! These three images were taken using the Through The Viewfinder style. They are available in my etsy shop here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Teal Duaflex II

My paint brush knows no bounds!

From painting an envelope, to a box, to the back of a photo for a prettier signature, to flowers on boxes for a prettier delivery, to a pony (which started ModFauna) and now to a Duaflex II.

Tonight I stared longingly at the broken and seemingly un-fixable Duaflex II that graced one of my floating shelves. I sell Duaflex cameras as well as many other vintage and antique cameras online, but this one was in too poor shape to pass along. It had a corroded mirror and a missing film advance knob. I decided that if it was just there for decoration, why not make it as pretty as possible? So off to work I went, disassembling and laying everything out on the table.

I looked at the corroded mirror, worn completely to the glass with no reflecting, and looked over at my compack and did some work. It's surprising to me how perfectly the compact mirror fits into the camera, so in it went.

I selected a very pleasing shade of teal for the leatherette and after taking everything apart I painted all leatherette surfaces with two coats, then sealed with a clear seal. After much cursing during reassembly, my camera looks fabulous!

It still has no film advance knob, so for the film user it is still useless, however, for the TtV photographer it is in fabulous working order. I am very pleased with my creation!

I do believe I will make a habit of this. I would like to paint one or two more and see if they sell. I think it would be very fun to have a TtV in a designer shade. I have aspirations of possibly adding designs... We'll see. For now, everything will be in solid, and I'll have to wait until I see how they will sell.

Pictures to come soon!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Photo A Week #1

I decided to kick off my weekly photo project with a little architecture. I am fortunate to live in a really fun area of town! This image was taken near my home in a really beautiful Italian revival building.

This image was taken on the DSLR and edited in CS4

Monday, January 11, 2010

Omg So Busy!

Things have been the best kind of busy lately! I am fabulously thrilled to introduce some completed projects, as well as some projects in the works!

I have one design project that is just wonderful, but is requiring the utmost care! I just haven't been able to get it QUITE right, but I am working on it still. Slow but fabulous!

Photography Authentique is a new up and coming boutique photography studio with a fabulous eye. Run by the wonderful Leany, her bright and beautiful designer photography is sure to catch eyes.

I am lucky enough to have the pleasure of designing her logos and branding, how wonderful! It has been a much slower process than I have thought it would be, but I know I can deliver. I took the weekend to explore antique shops and get the right kind of inspiration to make the drawings perfect.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

ModFauna's Fifth Treasury~!

Check out the hand painted wonders and spruce up your habitat!

We are currently featured here:

12 Months, 12 Fabulous Home Projects

I am always making something. Always. I can never sit still!

This year I have decided to turn my creative eye towards my living space. I make so much stuff, but nothing for myself or my home, this must change! I have talked myself into ordering prints for the house, so now I have three fabulous framed pieces around.

This is a photo I took while at the Messina Hof winery in Bryan, TX with my famil the sunday after Christmas. It was such a fun day that I decided having a print to remind myself of it would be pretty great. It is in a black frame with a double mat in white sub black and the colors look just wonderful. Next to it sits a vintage water droplet shaped pedistal candy dish with a fresh coat of teal paint, two porcelain white birds, and a tiny ceramic teal acorn. Overall it gives that corner of the room a very nice feel.

The other two images are the left two images from the January Giveaway 4x4 collection. I wouldn't try to give them away if I didn't love them myself! They are in repainted green frames.


So, big project idea for January. Headboard.

I am going to do my best to find a bring home (up all three flights of stairs) a reclaimed antique door and work some magic on it. (This is assuming my lovely lovely friend ThePaperElement is generous with the use of her hatchback because unfortunately the hybrid can't fit something like that inside! Bummer!) A little sand paper, some nails, some slats and hardware, and I hope to have a fabulous door headboard. I haven't decided the color yet, but I am sure it will come to me. I'll post some pictures once it's complete!

Prelim ideas for February include armoire and chandelier.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Black and White Treasury

Yay, some of my photo work is getting exposure!

I made it into a beautiful black and white themed treasury by KaroldVintageArt.

Thanks Karol!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm feeling inspired.

Or rather, I am feeling the need to explain more of my work.

That in mind, I am going to copy the fabulous idea of someone I saw in the (oh so addictive) Etsy chat today. MattAllen on his blog decided that once a week a picture would be shown. It has to be taken that week, but it can be an image from any of his cameras.

Love the idea.

I need motivation in my life.

I'll do my best to get started on it, and with each image I will make sure to tell its story. Hopefully the image will come with an accompanying listing, but we'll see. Some images might be the best thing ever, and some might just be for fun.

I'll go ahead and start today!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

(Scroll down for Giveaway Info)

I added loads of new photos today to my website. A few new TtV photos, as well as a large handful to the Austin album in the Places section.

I have a bunch of Potbelly pictures in the works! They are just the most awesome band, I really enjoyed their shoot. I hope to work with them again.

If you would like me to add my artistic touch to your band, just send me a message or leave a comment. I can alter already completed photos, or if you're in the greater Houston area I can come take some of my own.

Enjoy the new pictures!