I know that you are wondering what the studio look like. Well, I recently moved the studio into it’s own room and here it is; a few camera shots of the true studio (well, minus all the projects that normally sit out on the counters!)
The yarn bin was made out of old coffee cans. It works quite well. The dolls were given to me when I was little by my Dad. Underneath this is my cutting and packaging center.
The blue trays work well as organizers for all of the tiny pieces I put on gift tags and cards.
The sewing center is full of fabric organized by color. These are the cozy fabrics. The larger pieces are in a big 50 gallon plastic bin. My studio doubles as our guest room so you don’t see the futon on the opposite wall, nor do you see the computer station on DH’s computer desk. These photos were taken by OldHound.etsy.com. He is our oldest son, he also painted the large painting of the cat you see in one of the photos.
Thanks for reading!
’till later, Karen
As I shop around on the internet. I am always amazed at the variety of artists from Oklahoma. Oklahoma is my adopted state. I am now running this exploration of artists from the Sooner state. This is my first artist; Liz Ingersoll and her beautiful photography of the Tulsa area.
My name is Liz Ingersoll and I own and operate Mia Bella Images out of the Tulsa area. As a rebellious teenager I recall my photography being one of the few things that brought praise and appreciation from my family. After digital cameras were introduced, I found the opportunity to truly learn the trade to be endless. Emotion and expression has always been the driving force behind my photography. It is important to me to capture the moment before it becomes a memory.
After the fall of important local historical markers such as The Camelot Hotel, Bells Amusement Park and The Metro Diner I realized I not only have a desire but I also have a purpose. I want to document the town I’ve called home for others to enjoy long after the structure or I am gone. I’m sad to say I do not have pictures of the three things I mentioned above but I do have one of the last lit marquee’s of the Admiral Twin.
Lighting, exposure and angles matter but everyone has a camera these days. It takes more than a picture to make a photograph. To experience the difference, check out my etsy site at www.etsy.com/shop/miabellaimages or find me at one of the many art shows I participate in around the Tulsa area. For a complete schedule of shows and my current Collection list you can find me facebook.
Mia Bella Images
miabellaimages.artcollection [!at] gmail.com
‘Capture today what will be a memory tomorrow’
Emmain Wonderland lives in Surrey, England. She is a fine arts photogrpaher and has lovely photographs.
I am going to let her tell us about her art in her own words!
1. Tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m a mummy to a 4-year-old and married. I’ve worked for many years as a part-time, semi-professional photographer and street theatre actor. I’m a committed Christian and my faith and photography have helped get me through years of mental illhealth.
2. Why and how did you get started in photography?
I’ve been a keen photographer since my early teens, shooting mainly in 35mm black and white, although it wasn’t until 2006, after my son was born, when I was in my early thirties that I studied it formally, receiving a high A grade at A level. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done academically!
3. Are you interested in or do you create in any other art media?
I used to do a lot of beading. When I was first diagnosed with mental illness I started making bracelets from cut-glass beads to keep my hands busy, as a sort of occupational therapy. I made hundreds! In fact, I made so many so I started selling them on the craft fair circuit. In the late nineties I qualified as a silversmith, but without workshop space I was unable to continue.
4. Do you have a day job!
At the moment being a full-time mum is my day job! When my son starts school in mid-September I’ll start looking for a part-time job.
Good, Clean Fun #2 http://www.etsy.com/listing/46850229/good-clean-fun-no2-now-with-added
5. What are your future goals for your business?
I’d like to expand my product range. At the moment I offer prints, cards and postcards, but I’d like to get my images on fabrics, mugs and clothing. Currently I’m looking at all the options available! I’ve recently signed a book-cover deal with a publishing house so that’s another direction I’m thinking of going down.
6. What inspires you to take your photographs?
Anything and everything inspires me to pick up my camera, but there are definite themes in my work; issues and matters which are important to me such as my personal experience of mental illness, my Christian faith, the natural world and women’s issues. I love experimenting with different photographic techniques, including pinhole, medium format film and digital media and I plan to keep trying new (and old!) techniques until I can no longer either see or hold a camera!
A Gentle Freak-Out http://www.etsy.com/listing/43529228/a-gentle-freak-out-fine-art-print-10×8
You can find Emmainwonderland at these places on the internet!
Blog – http://emmainwonderlandphotography.blogspot.com
Twitter – EmmainWndrland
Folksy (UK-based) shop – http://www.folksy.com/shops/EmmainWonderland
Dreamaid (charity) shop – http://www.dreamaid.com/store/EmmainWonderland
She has lovely photographs from traditional to more contemporary topics. I continue to be amazed at how Christ uses the gifts he gives us to help us in our lives. Our gifts and talents have helped many to vercome ill health of one kind or another. Personally, I know that using my creative abilites has a direct relationship with my wellbeing and pain levels. I have used art at different points in my life to help me distract myself from pain.
How do you use your talents and gifts to either help people or yourself deal with life’s stresses?