Archive for April, 2009

Apr 13 2009

New Banner!

Published by under amy's head

crazymokes banner april 2009

Banner archive.

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Apr 13 2009

New Macro Lens to the RESCUE!

Published by under jewelry,photography,photos

Remember all my swearing and head banging against a wall re: jewelry photography?

wooden acorns

Well, I picked up a new macro lens on craigslist Friday evening.

wooden acorns

Canon EF 50mm f/2.8 macro. I set up my lightbox, lights and started taking some shots.

wooden acorns with macro

I loooooooooooooooooove this macro lens. It is truly, awesome. All my troubles are OVER! Wheeee!

wooden acorns with macro

Look at that! I mean, LOOK AT THAT! You can see the grain of the wood! Like, up close! Awesome!

Needless to say, this has made jewelry photography a SNAP.

sterling silver byzantine bracelet

I mean, damn.


sterling silver byzantine bracelet

This is for sale, by the way. Right here.

Isn’t it pretty?

-amy stops going crazy with frustration.

ps – sneak peak of a new listing coming soon (click to see larger photo):


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Apr 04 2009

Scenes From Our Trip

Published by under amy's head,daily,kids,overheard,random


Yesterday, I enthusiastically hollered when we crossed the (first) state border, “we’re in WEST VIRGINIA!” and the kids and I hooted at holered and wheeeee-ed. About an hour later, we pulled over at a rest area for a pee pee stop, and there was a pay phone right in front of our car. Ethan immediately was drawn to it.

“MOM! Can I call Daddy?”
“No,” I said,
“Please? I just want to tell hin we’re in North America!”

Then 15 minutes later when we stopped at a fast food place, as we were climbing ou Jocelyn asked, “Do they speak english here?”


Here’s my Dad, reading bedtime stories to 3 kids who then wouldn’t SLEEP for another hour or so:

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Apr 03 2009

Conversation I just had with Ethan

Published by under amy's head,daily,kids

Me: Ethan?
Ethan: Yes?
Me: Do you want to not be able to play with guns the rest of the day?
Ethan: ano.
Me: Then don’t shoot grandpa. He’s sleeping.
Ethan: OK.

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