Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Green Fern Plant

It has been a while since I last made a dollhouse miniature green fern plant.

While visiting this, I had a new discovery of why I enjoy making these so much. It occurs to me that every green fern plant has its own characteristics. No matter how many times I make it, each one is different. The crazy ferns reminded me of "hairstyles". How each hairstyle is different and gives character...that concept pretty much applies to the green fern plant. It amazes me sometimes, that how I can draw concepts in real life and somehow link it up with what I do.  It makes me giggle as I think of the ferns as hairstyle.

Yesterday I had a little mishap. As I was just a few minutes out from home, one of my shoe broke. Thank goodness I have not walked very far from home! So I walked home, changed into my comfortable pair of walking shoes and brought another pair of working shoes to change into when I reach my destination. At that very moment, I thought of the scenario of what I would have to do if my shoe broke in the middle of no where and it's hard to get home or to my destination, plus there's no shoe shop nearby. What would I do? What would you do? Please share with me in your comments! I would love to hear. For those of you who have experienced that before, I have deep empathy for must have been a very tough situation.

It also occurs to me, as I see this miniature plant sitting on my desk, how these little tiny fake green ferns really lits up my desk. Especially for someone who stares at the computer working all day, green is something soothing to our eyes. And perhaps, you work in an environment where it isn't possible to have a plant or a vase of flowers nearby - I can think of laboratories! These tiny ones would be great to have around so that your eyes can relax when it's tired from staring at the screen. Best of all, it doesn't require watering! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Pink Anemone Flowers

Hi everyone! Finally back, and typing from my new MacBook Pro.
I have to say, that transitioning is slowly taking place. There is a bit of an adjustment period which I am just taking it day by day. I used to work on apple computers back in school, but it's still very different from what it used to be.

I'm so glad I can finally convert and edit my photos properly on this computer. :)

Bringing you these pink anemone flowers in 1:12 scale. They have been adopted :) I love the color of the planter. I forgotten how pretty porcelain doll was...

It brought me an idea for a new I will work on that. 

I still have a bunch of other photos that I want to convert and edit properly before blogging them, so I shall work on them :)

Wishing all a beautiful day!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Free Online Programs I Use For Photos

For the past week, I have been working from my mom's old laptop. As mentioned in my last post, I didn't want to install too many programs on this old laptop.

So during the past week, I've been editing photos using free online programs I can find on the internet. I think they are a gem, and definitely a useful resource for those who don't have the means to purchase licenses to use Photoshop. If you're looking for free online resources, that are EASY to use, you certainly should consider the below:

Converting CR2 to JPEG Files
Anyone who has a Canon camera would probably need a program to convert their files to JPEG. Ordinarily I would use the software that comes with my camera to do the work, but for now, I'm using RAW This FREE software is so easy to use. They also convert to many other formats as well. I tried using their RAW format conversion, but I didn't like how the pics turn out. I don't know why they have a grey overcast over my photos. I asked for a refund and got mine back without questions asked. I am using the jpeg converter that comes free during this time. Good enough for now.

Online Photoshop Free
I was also using this to edit my photos after that. Absolutely free and the layout is exactly the same as Photoshop, so this worked perfectly for me. I wouldn't know what to do without a program like this.

I hope this helps!