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How to make good photos of my scarves?

THIS is the question!

When creating one-of-a-kind silk art, I need to make new photos of each of my scarves. And not just one – many good photos are needed, it would be perfect to have pictures of the whole design, pictures of the scarf on a model on mannequin, photos of details, photos of creating process.

Painting is something I really enjoy, it is so easy and rewarding.

Making photos is something different. When I started I tried to capture the whole scarves. It was the easiest task when they were still on the painting frame. . . but because steam-setting changes the intensity of colours, I had to re-attach them on the frame. Making pics of chiffon scarves was still challenging because they are so transparent.

Later I had the possibility to use black mannequin by my friend Tiiu. I have made a lot of photos with it. Some of them are good, some are not. . . because Estonian light is not very good, especially from October to April.

When it is sunny, it gives a good mood. . . but cheats terribly the colours – the background wall is naturally white, but you can see from these pics, how it may look.

When it is cloudy it is even worse – all shades are gray and sad.

For the opening of my new web shop I visited Katrin Visnapuu Photography studio, and she did some cool pics of me with my scarves. These photos are much better of course! But – if each of my scarves is a one-of-a-kind original, then going to studio with each of them does not seem reasonable?

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My new web shop

It is finally up! My new web shop!

If you happen to read this post (my blog is not promoted yet, so – you are one of my rare visitors), then I am sure it is not a coincidence – you may need something into your life I can bring with my silk art, and I surely need your help by testing, DOES it work! In my shop there are a few scarves with really good prices – specially listed for my first test customers.

And it is not all! I would like to also test how the discount codes work.

So do not hesitate to contact me, using the form under this post or just my e-mail maria@singingscarves.com and I will send you a special code to make the prices even better. It is once-in-a-lifetime chance, because my scarves are all original pieces of wearable art, and worth more than money can measure. At the same time – I am very generous person, and love to make gifts, and I really love my customers, especially the first risk-takers (Because it IS possible, that the check-out does not work or the payment does not get throught etc. But do not worry – you may loose some time, but you have much more to win).

Sisterhood scarf

I am not sure if everything works, because I set up the shop by myself.

I planned to do it by myself from the beginning . . . but doing something in the first time can be quite challenging. . . so I thought – maybe it is better to buy the service or outscoure it? I was browsing in Internet, sent some questions to local and International people. It seemed to me, that locals web developers charge too much – most of the things they offer I could do by myself too, just a bit help would be needed. International offers were good, some of them really well-priced. . . but setting up my store meant I needed to share the password of my web page with them, and my PayPal. . . and it seemed scary.

And the announced magic date 7.7 came nearer and nearer, and I knew that it brings good luck. So finally I just had to set it up by myself, because there was no time to ask for someone else to help me. And I did it!

Please contact me if you are interested in special opening discount code valit till July 14!

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Mothers Days Sale 2021

The Mothers Days in different countries start to begin. In Estonia it is the second Sunday of May, in Lithaunia the first Sunday, in Poland the third. . .

But there is not just day – moms need attention all the time, and they deserve to be hugged every day.

Last year I hosted my very first Mothers Day e-sale (because we all were locked down), and it worked surprisingly well. So I will make it a tradition – every spring I will offer a number of scarves with special price. Each of them one of a kind, and each available with super price – EUR 58. This number has chosen to honour the memory of my mom, who lived just 58 years. In summer it will be 21 years from her deadh, so 21 scarves are available this year.

These prices are rare – I will offer a limited collection each year on Mothers Day, and the Birthday of my mom on September 5.

Merry Christmas!

I made a special multilingual Christmas greeting for you!

When I was child, Christmas were not celebrated oficcially – they were an ordinary working day in Soviet Union.Still – they were not forbidden too. My grandma always brought in some evergreen branches (the trees were sold later, to celebrate New Year), and sang Christmas song, so I knew these songs.When me and my friend went to school, we started to sing in a girls ensemble. The rehearsals were near a church, and one was on Christmas eve. When we stepped by, the church was full of people, candle light, magic.We stepped in, and got a leaflet with the words. . .of my grandma’s songs!So we started to go to Christmas church yearly – it was almost forbidden, but SOOO beautiful! 😍😍😍

This year I missed it. . .but I sang all these songs under our Christmas tree. I know them by heart!

The Healing Energy scarves

My friend from Island, a yoga teacher Ragnhildur, asked me, if I can create strong healing energy scarves.

I have always known that my silk art carries some special energy. But is it strong healing energy?

I tried to concentrate on it, and in some cases, I really succeeded!

New Year New Start!

Can you see the fruits of this rich garden!

My silk painting year has been fruitful too. So a new attempt to bring this page the life, to learn to share my story and the love painted into my scarves.

This square scarf was painted as a gift for a naighbour who love. . . guess what? Gardenign of course! A little dachshund is hidden there too and some other animals 😉

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My new web page

My new web page brings custom meaningful gift closer as ever. If you need a silky gift for someone you care about:

  • created by an experienced silk artist
  • created for this person only
  • truly one-of-the-kind
  • loaded with the positive energy of songs

Then pick up my Custom Singing Silk Scarf with special price! You will get a piece of wearable art, slow fashion to sherish for years.

Custom silk scarf

An OOAK silk scarf with anything you can imagine! Any colors, motifs, texts + good wishes 17'' x 51'' (45cm x 180 cm)

$77.00

Normally this type of custom scarf costs 149.-, but if you are lucky enough to find this web page that is not ready at all, you will get it with luckier price too!

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Just trying to figure out how it works

Just created a new WordPress page.

I have created some project pages before in FP and this environment seemed to be very intuitive. But today I feel my intuition is leading me . . . to the forest. . . or even swamp. The places I love to be, but only if I know how to get out of it too.

Right now – I have no idea. But I am ready to experiment. Leadning by doing is the most fun!

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The Journey Begins

I just begun to my totally new blog.

Hopefully it is the start of a wonderful journey!

Welcome to the fairy tale of SingingScarves –  living in the moment, in ballance with nature, creating one of the kind meaningful gifts full of true love and care, slow fashion that can be sherished for years.

BUT to do this, I firstly have to manage to create this web page. Right now it seems to be extremely difficult. But painting on silk seemed to me quite a mission impossible too 21 years ago – I had a lot of painting experience with watercolour and some with oil and acrylics, but on silk everything seemed to fuse and move freely whenever the dye wanted to. The same here I am trying to create pages and posts, but they get “lost” somewhere. . . sometimes permanently (probalbly I just did not save), sometimes they appear later. . . But I know this is a learnable magic and easier to master as silk art.