Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Merman Beaded Tapestry on Etsy
This is a fun tapestry, although it's given me hell in getting it photographed.  It's the tapestry I've taken pictures of the most often, and yet this is the first batch that turned out anything close to correct in colors.

Part of the reason it's been so difficult is because I had the brilliant idea to use black thread to weave it. I didn't think it would make a huge difference--or I thought it would enhance the colors by making them...more intense or something--but instead all it did was make the whole piece really disappointingly dark.  Cameras apparently hate the dark color, even when I photographed it in full sunlight.  If the darkness wasn't a problem, then the color-change near the end of the tail (which it changed from red-and-purple to hot-pink-and-purple) would be interpreted as a place where the image was over exposed, and would be treated accordingly.

Or maybe that's just because all digital cameras hate red; I don't know.

1 comment:

  1. Right up my alley!!! I love mermaids and fairys. It's a wondrful work!!!