Congrats Graham! (Jeff totally picked you cause you were the only dude, bros stick together). I hope your sweetie, Jes, loves the card and your sentiments too of course. Do you think you’ll give her the Bruce one? That would probably be best.
Thanks to all who entered! It was nice to hear from all of you and I appreciate all the kind words and positive feedback about the new site redesign.
Have a good weekend,
I thought I’d do a post about how I edit my interior shots in photoshop. This is a little bit of a tricky topic because everyone has their own way of doing things in photoshop, but I thought I’d give you my two cents. Maybe it will help somebody out there and maybe you will laugh at me, either way it’s cool.
To start out this tutorial, here’s a before and after so you can get a feel for what this looks like straight off my camera and how light filled and airy a few simple steps can make your pics.
First off, I’m sure results can vary, so it should be noted that I white balance all my photos prior to shooting and I take them in natural light. Obviously, if you were not doing this, the stuff I’m about to show you might not help ya much. Also, I have no idea what a lot of the technical terms for some of these photoshop thangs are so bare with me. Click on the “READ MORE” below for a complete tutorial.
You might have noticed that I have been up to a lot of new things around the old Henhouse these days. I’ve got the new site redesign, some new features (like the etsy finds), a really awesome new spotlight involving cool people and studio tours, and some new projects I’d like to share with you. To celebrate all the new changes and to welcome you to the new and improved Henhouse, I’d like to try something new, a GIVEAWAY! Yep that’s right. Colz and I are going to be giving away a suite of 3 Valentine’s (featured below) from our stationery shop, The Henhouse Press.
All this being said, I’d love it if you made yourself at home, check out the new space, nose around and head over to the Facebook page where I have been sharing news, a few instagram photos and some other random inspiration.
Here’s the Deets:
❤ This Giveaway is for a suite of the above 3 Valentines. The top 2 are letterpressed A2 notecards in Fuschia and the bottom is a handmade, Gocco screen printed note card (also A2) in Neon Pink & Gold. Your sweetie(s) will love these!
❤ Enter your name and email address in the comments.
❤ Tell me who’s your special valentine(s)
❤ Entries will be accepted through the end of the day (8pm CST) Wednesday, February 8th and the winner will be announced on Thursday, February 9th!
❤ The winner will be randomly selected from the pool and notified by email.
❤ International and domestic participants are welcome, and the items will be shipped for free anywhere.
❤ Please do not email your entry, I will only accept submissions left in the comments, thank you!!!
Yep, We’ve got new Valentine’s in the Etsy store and these ones are pretty great. Printed with super Hot Pink & Metallic Gold ink they kinda rule, seriously, how could you go wrong?
The abbreviation on the front could stand for Happy Valentines Day, or, it could stand for any of the following;
- Herpes Vulva Dong
- Happy Venereal Disease
- Hot Vajayjay Dookie
- Huge Virtual Dong
- Hilarious Vagina Dicks (my favorite)
- Humping Very Daintily
Okay, I’m spent, this is harder than it looks.
Here’s another pic and the details.
This single, screen printed valentine card comes complete with a coordinating kraft paper envelope. The inside of this cards is left blank, and is just waiting a special, or not so special message for your sweetie .
The note card is A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″) and packaged in a cellophane bag for protection.
Please order soon, so that I can get these sweeet thangs to you by V-Day.
So a year ago yesterday I did a post about how cold and snowy it was and how I couldn’t stand it anymore. Seriously, last year was nuts. I think by February 1st it had already snowed 5 feet or something. Totally unreal, plus it was in the negative digits for weeks on end. So here we are February 1st 2012 and I can see grass, it’s 40º out and there are puddles. For realz. I actually think spring is right around the corner.
Let me back up a sec. So, if you weren’t following me last year this is what happened. I was totally over winter and I had the SADS so Finn and I take a trip to the flower store to pick up some succulents to fend off those winter blues. We plant them and wait for spring. One year later; 40% of the succulents are dead, 40% are huge and the remaining 20% (aka 1 plant if you’re good at math) is super crazy and weird looking. Not bad odds? Not so sure about that. Anyway. Just like the Empire Penguins march to lay their eggs so do Finn and I march to the flower store every February 1st hoping for signs of spring.
Taking into consideration our not so hot odds with succulents, we go the extra mile and buy a new planter and some drainage rocks and some dirt so these guys can have an actual chance; all things we should’ve done last year. Finn & Elsa take charge and a planting we-a-go.
We plant our succulents and set them in the window. We are dead set on spring.