Texting With Noodles
Did you know that a soup bowl can send text messages?
I have recently developed a unique line of "Message In My Soup" merchandise including greeting cards, mugs, shirts, photo bags, and aprons. Messages are spelled out in pictures soup bowls using alphabet noodles. The greeting cards, mugs, and apparel have a fun text with a play on words using "soup" and "pasta". If you want to create your own messages in soup, follow the steps below.
Make Your Own!
The pictures are created by placing about a half of a can of alphabet soup in a shallow baking bowl and clearing the center of the bowl of noodles using a teaspoon. With the teaspoon, collect tomato sauce from the remaining can of noodles and fill in the cleared space so that the bottom of the bowl cannot be seen. Then, tweezers are used to place alphabet noodles in the cleared space to spell out the messages. If the tomato soup is too deep, the alphabet noodles in the message might sink below the surface. If this happens, remove the letters and carefully spoon out some of the soup. Then replace the letters.
Once the message is complete, a tripod and camera, with a macro lens, are used to capture the bowl of soup with the message. I found that using a flash caused bright reflections in the soup, so I took the pictures next to a window and used available light.
Great Macro Lenses
100mm macro USM lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
Secondary diaphragm blocks stray light at f/2.8 for increased contrast
Ultra-sonic monitor provides outstanding autofocusing speed at all distances
3-group floating system for exceptional close-up performance; full-time manual focus
Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 4.7 inches long; weighs 21.1 ounces;
One year warranty
Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile enough for virtually any
Features new VR II vibration reduction technology
Nano-Crystal coat and ED glass elements that enhance overall image quality by
further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations
Includes an internal focus, which provides fast and quiet auto-focusing without
changing the length of the lens
Weighs 27.9 ounces, and measures 3.3 x 4.5 inches; Made In China
85mm lens ideal for close-up, nature, portrait and general photography
Close focusing to 0.9 feet
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Lens Type: AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED
Designed for use with Nikon FX and DX digital SLR cameras including the D40, D60,
D80, D90, and D300
Focal length: 90mm effective for APS-C sensor cameras
Ideal for closeup and macro photography
Minimum focus distance: 8 inches
Or Purchase Ready Made Merchandise
My merchandise is sold online at www.zazzle.ca/lakeshorestudio*. You can buy individual items for presents or in volume to sell in a retail store. The souper" messages are directed to men, women, babies, teachers, secretaries, moms and dads. (See my Zazzle.ca picture at right.)
If you are a retailer, purchasing products in volume will provide you with unique inventory for your shop. There are volume discounts for all merchandise, and you do not have to purchase multiples of the same item to qualify. Deep discounts of up to 50% are possible. Receiving volume purchase discounts will increase your profits.
If you are purchasing merchandise in Canada, you pay no GST, HST, or duty. If you are in the USA use www.zazzle.com/lakeshorestudio*. In England, use www.zazzle.uk/lakeshorestudio*.
Links to CRB Photography Artistic Media and Photography
These links will connect you to my artistic media and photography collection, as well as, my three online stores.
- Message In My Soup Zazzle Store
This online store is full of "Message In My Soup" merchandise, including photo bags, wearing apparel, aprons, and greeting cards.
- Artistic Media and Photography Zazzle Store
This online store has a collection of artistic media and photography as prints, wrapped canvas, photo bags, and wearing apparel.
- My website for displaying my photography.
This site has a collection of 50 to 80 photographs taken around the world.
The Possibilities Are Endless - Visit my Zazzle store to see more!Click thumbnail to view full-size
What Would You Say With Noodles? - Get Creative
What type of subjects on t-shirts, aprons, and mugs would encourage you to purchase one?