Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Plum Island

Took a day to prepare for my next branch of Parrish Relics, a project to be revealed in late August...
Still making jewelry for the Etsy shop, that will not be ending. This will be in addition to~ and I can't wait to unveil it.

Visited beautiful Newburyport and Plum Island, couldn't be more beautiful. Memories of Scotland in the grassy plains, the wildlife refuge offers so much beauty and peace.

Took some images for the new project, but also took time with friends to enjoy the very clean beach and visiting birds.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

pr gulf donation

pr gulfdonation
Originally uploaded by parrish relics
Team BPAL on Etsy have teamed up to donate creations from many of our members to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project!

please check out the wonderful offerings for a good cause!

more about Team BPAL

Monday, July 12, 2010

train tracks & treehouses

This past weekend was so much fun! I had a long planned photo shoot with the very talented Shannon Grant at a gorgeous defunct railroad station, surrounded by trees and a lovely lake.  Just from peeking at the images on her camera, there are going to be some very golden moments captured. I am so excited to have been a part of this amazing team: photographer, models, hair and makeup artists and lots of help styling. It may be a while before I can share, but will do so here when I can!

Here are a few camera phone captures of the serene location, it felt a bit like a ghost town that I would like to inhabit. We had a pizza delivered to us and ate it out front on the very same benches that were once bustling with Victorian travelers and waited out the passing thundershowers under the generous eaves. Magic.

Designed by H.H. Richardson, the very same architect who built my beloved Trinity Church in Boston! Hidden dragons and lions can be found in this deceptively simple building. There are a few other buildings by H.H. in the area that I would love to go back to view up close and get to know a little better.

On Sunday,  came across this wonderful abandoned treehouse while visiting a cat who's people were in Florence~ I wanted to climb up and decorate! Lots of dreaming could be done up there...

So many things to do before vacation in Los Angeles & points North in a few weeks...
must get back to studio time! Looking forward to making jewelry & hopefully listing more on Etsy.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

Monday, July 5, 2010


For anyone looking to improve their skills at small object photography, I highly recommend Steve Meltzer's  Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles . I just purchased it the other day, and haven't delved very deep into it, but have already seen an improvement thanks to his explanation of how to best light a piece of jewelry with reflective surfaces.

Here is an example: the Lumina Window Necklace from my Etsy shop. I was never quite happy with how my photo captured the beauty of the stained glass and patina of this necklace.

now, with Steve's lighting suggestions and a more textural background

Here's to learning and improving! I'm sure to do both with further reading of this in depth book.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Danaides

The Danaides
Originally uploaded by parrish relics

Listed on Etsy this afternoon after testing out some newly learned photography techniques...hope to keep improving!