every year the art center that my wife works at holds a fundrasier called "little masterpieces." all the artist members(100+) paint a small 5x7 canvas and they're sold for $50-100. last year i donated some small capjars but they were the only 3-d pieces and felt out of place so this year i made a couple 5x7 tiles. i "stole" part of the design from kyle carpenter.
i built myself a fancy new soft box to light my pots, i found the information via john glick. i built a cheapo version of his and i have to say it works quite well. i shot this real fast as a sort of test but they actually look better than most of the photos i've taken before.
we're leaving thursday morning for houston so you probably won't hear from me until next week. for now i'll leave you with this quote:
"To me the greatest thing is to live beauty in our daily life and to crowd every moment with things of beauty. It is then, and then only, that the art of the people as a whole is endowed with its richest significance. For its products are those made by a great many craftsmen for the mass of the people, and the moment this art declines the life of the nation is removed far away from beauty."
name it. the author i think is pretty easy, but kudos to whoever can name the original english source of publication.