Friday, June 28, 2013

Paint Party Friday June 28th

Happy Paint Party Friday Friends!

Last year I created an entire art studio in a studio apartment but found that I kept drifting back to my own home.  I guess I just like being with my family too much and missed the bustle around me as I worked.  So I've moved back out of my studio space to the comforts of my home, which I love because I can work anytime of the day or night.

Here is my newest completed hand torn paper pop art pet portrait commission  of Sophie.

Sophie's Hand Torn Paper Pop Art Pet Portrait next to her photo.

Here's a peek at the commission prior to this since I missed out on sharing it with you, this is Ruby from Perth, Australia

Ruby next to her photo - Hand Torn Paper

Ruby from Hand Torn Paper

Me in the studio working

On my other Studio table (Translate dining room table...LOL) I've set up this brand new photo light box that I was sent to review from The LA Shop.  I didn't have any trouble wanting to review and use this product because I've been trying to find a portable photo light box that would work for me and instead of me finding it, it found me!   As a commission artist and a blogger I really needed a way to take better photos.  I'm super excited about this product, because at $40 bucks it's a steal and includes everything, so if you're an artist and need to take better photos to sell your art, you can check out my full product review at the end of this post. Also as a gift to you all for checking out my review they've given me a coupon code to share with you for 10% off it's with the review.

Partial set up of Portable photo studio - full set up photos below

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my studio space and what I've been up to!  It's my goal to get back on track and keep posting for WOYWW . Thanks to Julia  at Stamping Ground for keeping up this wonderful group, I'm so happy to be able to come back and pick up where I left off.  I can't wait to check out what you all have been up to!! Thanks so much for stopping by!  As promised my review of  The LA Shops awesome portable photo studio.

I've had a few offers to review products on my blog before but this was the first one I decided was worth sharing with my artist friends. Although I'm an artist, I am a lousy photographer and it's been the bane of my existence to get good photographs of my art.  When LA Shop asked me to review their product I thought, well it's worth a try because if by some miracle I got lucky and had a better way to get good photos of my art then I would be doing a serious happy dance.  So I told them to go ahead and send it out.  Honestly at $39.99 I really didn't think I'd be getting very much to work with and boy howdy was I wrong.  What showed up was a quality, portable photo cube with everything under the sun included!  I exclaimed in delight all during the set up.

Folded Up

Lights with stands and extra light bulbs included

Easy Unfolding and set up

Pockets t o hold lights and iphone camera stand

4 Backdrop colors White, Blue, Black and Red

16" Cube - Roomy enough but still portable
The whole Set up-Pretty Cool Huh!! 

So for me it's a rave review!!  I'm thrilled to have a wonderful portable photo studio to photograph my art.  For $40 bucks it's a steal.  I don't imagine they'll have them stocked for very long once the word gets out what a super product they have.  Yep, I did get something free out of this review but if it had been lousy, well I would have told you that too since many of your are my friends and clients and you'd know where to find me ....LOL.  

Portablility  5 Stars
Lights         3 1/2 stars (super easy set up but I would mind if they were a bit taller and brighter(
Tripod        5 Stars (My hubby went nuts over this because it would bend to amazing angles high and low)
Set up         4 1/2 stars  (easy peasy)
Backdrops  5 stars (all the colors I would need, I usually use white anyway)
Construction 5 Stars  (Well made, good buckles, no shabby stitching)

What one for yourself.  Find it here or check out their eclectic selection of products,  If this one is any indicator I'm looking forward to what I'm going to purchase from them next.

Here's a Coupon Code for 10% off any of their products as a gifty to my blog followers, thanks for stopping by!  Coupon Code BLOGGERS   The LA Shop

Thanks for coming by!! 


Netty said...

wow your latest works are fantastic, you must have the patience of a saint.

The light box looks interesting, thank you for the demo.

Happy PPF, Annette x

Kim said...

Always love seeing your work. HPPF!

Helen Campbell said...

Your work is awesome, Robin. I especially like Sophie.
Interesting that you've moved your studio back home. It is nice being around the family. I'm working on having more secluded art time, I'm too easily distracted with other things. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Beautiful torn paper art, Robin. What you do is amazing and a real mystery to me.

Maria said...


Giggles said...

Love your works as always...and the fun color variation on Sophie is awesome!! Love your review and want one...looks so cool!!

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Corrine at said...

Oh Sophie just melts me she is so adorable and you have captured that so well in your piece. Great little portable photo studio review....thanks. Happy PPF xox

Linda said...

your torn paper portraits always take my breath away. How beautifully you capture the essence of each of your subjects!! And thank you for the product review-I've been thinking about one since I'm not such a good photographer so I'll def. check this out and let you know if I get one :)

bellefrogworks said...

I am a real collage lover - your torn paper dog portraits just blow me away - they are wonderful said...

Fabulous work. i love what you do and how you do it. It's so unique and inspirational:)

Melisa said...

I continue to be amazed at what you do with bits of paper. The photo box thing does look very handy. If it had a removable top, it could be used to set up still lifes for painting, to get good lighting.