I have decided to consolidate my portfolio and blog – Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design.
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I will no longer update this space.
I’ve been dabbling a little more with watercoloring, and I’m hooked. I’m realizing that the possibilities are endless. Since I first shared my adventures in watercoloring, I’ve picked up this inexpensive set of watercolors. There is a bit more mixing with water involved, but it makes for different saturations of color – love that.
This time around, I wanted to explore digitally with flowers so I painted a few abstract pieces – stems, leaves, and buds.
I dabbled a bit with triangles, but was not sure where I was going with that one!
After scanning my drawings and cleaning them up in Photoshop, I chose my favorite elements to work with. I settled on these below.
And here is where the possibilities are endless. Using Illustrator, I converted the elements to vectors so that I could resize them and not loose any quality. With just a few designs, I was able to come up with a couple of different floral arrangements.
I continue to love learning this new medium. I enjoy creating something tangible and then being able to alter it digitally. Of course, so many more ideas swirling in my head….
You can see my first post on watercoloring here.
There are times that I think my heart might burst because of the sheer weight of the love I have for them.
There was a time when I could not fathom how I would mother one, let alone three.
But I do. Along with a tight knit village.
The anniversaries of their births remind me how far I have come.
One day at a time.
And we grow.
And we learn.
And that heavy heart of mine bursts with pride.
Quotes, links, thoughts, and other tidbits that I have found to be true this week:
Have a great weekend.
Each image measures 4 x 4 inches (10.16 x 10.16 cm) and is printed on 100% cotton, heavy matte fine art paper with archival inks.
They are perfect for your inspiration board, tucked in your journal, or taped on your wall.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Finally, if you are interested, I have only one remaining copy of On The Table, a collection of film images taken on my kitchen table. I’m not sure when, or if, I will have any more printed.
I started creating a polaroid film wall a little over a year ago. I have received a number of questions about how I created it, what I used to attach the polaroids, how are they holding up, etc. I knew it was definitely time for a post.
After I scan them, the majority of my polaroids end up in this drawer of my workspace:
This is definitely not the best way to store them! I wanted to display my favorites – and knew that I wanted to make a polaroid film wall. The majority of photo walls that I found online were prints or copies of actual photographs, not the polaroids themselves.
When selecting an adhesive, I knew that I had to decide carefully. These polaroids are all originals, they are not copies or prints. I wanted to preserve them so that I could remove the adhesive if I decided to take the photos down and still keep the photo intact. That ruled out any permanent adhesive. Here is my secret sauce, what has worked for me.
Scotch Restickable Tabs – simple, cheap, and a little over a year later, they are holding up pretty nicely. I have taken a few polaroids down and re-positioned them, and the paint on my wall is still intact as well as the photo.
Adding one more polaroid to the mix, this one captured with the polaroid land camera.
On the back of each polaroid, I attach four of the mini tabs to each corner.
After removing the liner, the polaroid is ready to be attached to the wall.
I like to group the polaroids by size and orientation to maintain a cohesive look and feel.
To secure each photo to the wall, I apply a little pressure to each corner.
Amazingly simple, and definitely a conversation piece in any room. Plus, a way to artfully display your work.
I have noticed that in the winter, some of the edges do curl up due to the heat in the house. I simply push them back down evenly, and they are fine.
Please do let me know if you try this at home!
I enjoyed making my first video so much, that I thought I would create another as a reminder of the sights and sounds of what July is like for us this year. We are really enjoying warm summer nights, trips to the pool, playground visits, a messy workspace, and watching the garden grow.
I am really enjoying these visual diaries. Normally, I would have photographed each of these moments, but I love how video brings my images to life. Yet another way for me to express myself creatively.
Hello July – here’s to a great summer!