Photography, Arts and Crafts
' WHAT WE DO '
|What Tom and Letty Chadwick Like to Do.
Tom and Letty enjoy using their creative and design skills to create arts and craft objects. They often work together on projects and will help each other with ideas and comments.
Traveling in Wisconsin.
Along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway in South Dakota.
I devote a lot of my time to our family. This has always been a priority for Letty and me.
For about 10 years now while I'm not busy with family, or travelling to do photography, I have been working on my photographs of wildflowers and natural areas. Recently, I have been editing and organizing the photos, which are mostly digital images. Going out to natural areas, viewing the wildflowers, and photographing them is a real joy, but working with the images in the studio is hard work. Each image needs to be sized, color balanced, retouched for spots, etc. (yes, digital images can and do need spotting)and sharpening. Printing the images requires proper equipment, papers and inks. Matting requires other skills and framing, if done, requires artistic judgement and mechanical ability.
Also, setting up and maintaining a web site and an online gallery is quite a bit of work. Please check out my online gallery at 'www.twchadwick.com'.
We have both been working on the development of wildflower notecards based on my photographs. These will be available through this web site in the future. (Please check back on this.)
Often in the evenings and sometimes during daytime hours, I do woodworking. I like to do hand work inside in the evening, and do the work requiring power tools in the woodshop during daytime hours.
Most recently (February 2008) I have completed my first guitar.
My next woodworking project will be a (colonial reproduction) piecrust table made out of mahogany. I have had the piece of mahogany for a while that is big enough to make the top out of one solid piece. It will be for sale when completed. (Please contact me if interested.)
I am also looking forward to building some one-third size models of colonial or other style furniture items in the future.
Did I mention another guitar?
Much of my time is taken up with family and family matters.
When I'm not busy with family, I enjoy making baby bibs for sale, and helping Tom work with his photography.
In the evenings, I like to sit and do emboidery while we watch television.
I enjoy traveling in our motorhome to natural areas with Tom and usually do most of the planning for our trips.
Letty waiting for 'Old Faithful' at Yellowstone National Park.