While shooting Project Gwaihir I got very frustrated about the fact that I wasn't able to control the lighting very well. I've been using a frosted shower curtain and white board to control the lighting at a corner window. Responding to my frustration, Norman built me a studio (kinda) on the patio. He attached frosted plastic to wood strips and basically made gigantic curtains for me to hang on two sides of the patio. It really give me good soft light to work with.
The mother of pearl carving is a piece that we've decided to sell. I took pictures in the studio to put it on Ebay. I really like how it caught the right amount of light to bring out its irredecent features.