I just spent three days at the Summerfest in Wagoner Ok. It was a great festival full of small town goodness. You could see that the folks take care of their own. People were happy and celebrating the beginning of summer. Everyone that stopped by was cheerful and we had a great time. Even though it was super hot for June at 97 degrees.
I am in the midst of getting kids ready for camp. So I will check back in later. Stewart Photography took all of these pictures for me.
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.
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