Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 17/365: Pin-Needles

For day 17 of my 365 day photography project (yesterday) I photographed a pin-cushion...Here are my two favorite shots:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 16/365: Posole

My mum and I worked on our first recipe for our Mexican cookbook yesterday. We made a traditional Mexican dish: posole, documenting all of the ingredients and cooking instructions as we went along.

Today, for day 16 of my 365 photography project, I photographed some leftovers for the book. I finally remembered that my umbrella could be made into a shoot-through, so I took off the black, set up my flash, and ended up with a nice soft lighting set. It was a great setup for a cloudy day. Here are some shots:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 15/365: Orchid

Ello lovelies. So I spent a day 15 of my 365 photography project photographing an orchid plant. Honestly, as much as I photograph plants, I'm terrible, like one of the worst, at keeping plants alive. I really wouldn't say I have a green thumb... at all. But I do find flowers and plants beautiful. I couldn't resist getting this orchid for my mum for her birthday, it's one forked branch was what caught my attention. And I have to admit I did get it with the notion of photographing it. And boy am I glad I did. I used window lighting in these, and opted for a low shutter speed and high ISO to really make the background as white as I could make it. Hope you like the photos:

Bring it on day 16!

This Necklace by Lara Lewis Reminds Me Of...

Me and my Joe's song: "Happily Ever After in Your Eyes" by Ben Harper. It's an amazingly beautiful song.

P.S. A happy birthday shout out to my mum.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 14/365: Birthday Cake

Tomorrow is my mum's birthday, so I spent part of today baking (and photographing for my 365 project) a delicious chocolate cake from scratch for her. I used a recipe by Ina Garten, which my mum loves. Try it out yourself for a great chocolate fix.

Tomorrow I get to cook one of my family's favorite dishes for my mum's birthday dinner, posole, a traditional Mexican dish.

Talking about Mexican dishes, I'm excited to start a new Mexican cookbook project with my mum. She is an amazing cook, modest about it, but so amazing! Her food is mouthwatering. And I'm exciting to not only spend time with her while cooking and documenting all her recipe's, but to have them as a keepsake to pass down through generations. So keep on the look-out for cookbook updates!

Monday, March 7, 2011

13/365: Cross Stitching It

I took some photographs of a pair of Mexican handmade rose pillowcases today. This is my favorite shot, a macro shot of the roses.

You can find the pillowcases for sale through my Etsy Shop in their original tint.

Wearable Planter

How amazing is this wearable planter by Colleen Jordan on

One of only a few available through her Etsy, it's well worth the $55 price tag if you're into green wearables.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 12/365: Sterling Silver Photo Necklace Collection Launch!

I have just launched my first collection of sterling silver photo necklaces and I'm super stoked! From now until next Sunday (March 13th) I'm offering 20% off of your photo jewelry purchase using code: PHOTOJEWELRY through my Etsy Shop.

Below are some of the styles you can find (some photographs take during day 12 of my 365 photography project):

I am also taking custom orders for necklaces, if you would like to make your favorite photograph into wearable art. You may message me through Etsy or via email at: aztlanphotoworks [at] gmail [dot] com for a custom listing!

Day 11/365

A quick solo photo of my Kodak pocket camera while trying to finish my sterling silver photo necklace's photos yesterday for my Etsy Shop.

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