Have you ever tried to take a photo of a framed picture? It is not an easy task. No matter what the angle, there is always glare or something in the reflection. Fortunately, have yet to hang the pictures in question so was able to try them in a variety of different spots, but with little to no success. Consulted the Internet – a nice chap called Matt has drawn a very helpful diagram on a photography forum – it’s all about the direction of the light source, apparently. So here we are, in my house balancing the frames on the back of the sofa with the cushions removed is as good as it gets. (Sometimes it’s better to just get on and do the thing even if you can’t do it perfectly, don’t you think? Much better than not doing it at all.)
The pictures in question are my new pieces of art, by the artist Ruby Wells Age 4. Discovered a clever app called Doodlespot that turns your children’s drawings and paintings into prints. You take a photo of the drawing and upload it to the app. Isn’t that genius? Was a little unsure about how premium the finish would be, but they have arrived and are fantastic. I’ll include the photos I took of the originals for reference, but they were on pretty decent white paper so not sure how successful it would be from drawings on that thin brown paper they bring home from nursery, all creased from being shoved in a tray.
There are various themes and layouts to choose from, the most basic of which suited the drawings I was using but there are some great options, including ones that zoom in on part of a painting for an abstract look. Prints start at £24 and you can have them framed for £6, £15 or £20 depending on the size of your print. We went for the white wooden frames and will probably hang them in the new pink hall, should I ever get round to actually painting it.
Doodlespot, here. (Not #AD or #gifted, just think it’s brill.)
Til next time,