Thursday, 16 May 2013

Printing!


I've finally realised that it's a bit nuts to be a photographer and live in a house with mostly bare walls.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to come to that earth shattering realisation but it did.  So I have FINALLY gotten around to doing some printing.

Instagram prints from Origrami (love them....printed in Australia but shipping is free).




And framed prints of my two favourite instagram images, printed by printstagram:



As well as postcards (from Moo).  I also have a selection of images currently at the printers which I am waiting for excitedly. I was thrilled with the sample prints I did and I think they'll look amazing.

I LOVE having my very own artwork hanging in my home -  it even makes me feel 'legit' calling myself an artist. :)

And I couldn't go without saying thank you to Kat Sloma who has been a big influence on my finally getting round to printing.  She is a big advocate of living with your own art and has lots of helpful advice on printing and a resources list too.


Linking up with Brenda at Third Thursday.

10 comments:

  1. How lovely to have your own photos printed to put up around your home! I should do the same! I only have one photo up taken years ago with an old film camera! Well done for your initiative!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Becs - isn't it funny how long it takes us to reach certain understandings - especially about something as important as living with our own work? But since coming to that earth-shattering conclusion, you have done an amazing job of surrounding yourself with your art. I love the Instagram photos hanging on the line with the tiny clothespins - letting you swap out and rearrange to your heart's content - each time creating something new - since each image takes on a different meaning depending on what it is hanging next to. Your framed pieces are quite stunning. Can't wait to see what else you have printed.

    Huge kudos from me on taking this step. While I have a few pieces printed, they are older and don't reflect my current style. I tell myself it is a financial extravagance to print - perhaps I need to work through that in an upcoming TTC challenge. Thanks so much for joining up with the May Third Thursday Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Really lovely, Becs! So glad you printed your art-works and I am sure your friends will love your Moo-postcards too. :)
    Happy afternoon! xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. I forgot to add that your Instagram prints from Origrami are AWESOME and look just perfect displayed like that! :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good for you for getting your work printed and displayed! When we moved into our new house, with its bare walls, I decided to put up my best photos. I've actually gotten good results from my own laser printer, but can't print anything larger than 8x10. I love your display with the line and clothes pins!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well, good for you! Your photography needs to be printed and framed; it is always beautiful! I don't have bare walls, but I don't have any of my photos up either. Hmmm...sounds like a good project to work on!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So so so cool! I have yet to print anything, and don't even really know where to start - but this helps steer me in the right direction.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome! They look great- & i'm glad you mentioned Origrami- I don't know why i didn't know about them

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't print and display my own work, either, though a couple of times other people have done it for me! Perhaps one reason is that I would find it hard to choose what to print. I love yours - the images and the way you've displayed them. That framed one of the flowers is gorgeous! It looks like the fine art that it really is.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The polaroid-type prints are precious, but I really, REALLY like the contrast of the floral on black with its white matte and equally dark frame. Well done! And now, when people come over, you can say (over and over again!) "I did that!"

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...