Anne Bujold of Riveted Rabbit

Anne Bujold the Blacksmith

Anne Bujold the Blacksmith

Anne Bujold the Blacksmith

Anne Bujold the Blacksmith
Anne Bujold the Blacksmith
Anne Bujold the Blacksmith
Anne Bujold the Blacksmith Anne Bujold the Blacksmith
Anne Bujold the Blacksmith
Anne Bujold the Blacksmith

Those of you who have ever wanted to learn a trade or a skill know that it seems quite daunting. There’s so much to master and it can feel like you’re putting yourself on the line. Take some advice from Anne Bujold, welder and blacksmith. Start small and work your way up to the big stuff.
Anne’s interest in metalwork started in jewelry making. As her skills grew and she became proficient at fabricating bigger and better things, the possibilities continued to grow in her mind. The knowledge she gained in classes and from mentors led her to expand the concepts of what she considered herself capable of doing.
Knowledge is power. The saying may be old and trite, but it doesn’t make it any less true. When you want something, get your feet wet. Learn as much as you can. Keep an open mind and open ears to hear advice and encouragement. Being a woman in what is typically a man’s world may take a little more elbow grease in the long run. Don’t let that dampen your spirit. Use it as fire to fuel the flames of your passion.
One of Anne’s favorite aspects metalwork is the rush she feels as she wields her hammer. Forging hot metal is dangerous and powerful. Keep that in mind as you view some of her finished work above. Don’t let the fanciful nature of her art fool you into forgetting the labor and ingenuity behind each bend and curve.

Anne’s workwear: Carhartt Women’s Zip-Front Sweatshirt, Carhartt Women’s Calumet Crewneck T-Shirt, Carhartt Women’s Clarkston Cami Tank, Carhartt Women’s Relaxed-Fit Canvas Cane Dungaree, & Carhartt Women’s Quick Flex Glove

Photography Tips from Carhartt Photographer

photography tips from Carhartt photographer

photography tips from Carhartt photographer
Welcome behind the scenes of Crafted in Carhartt in Washington DC. Here are a few things I’ve learned taking pictures over the years. Hopefully a few of these tips can help you out.

  • Clouds are your friends. Overcast skies provide great light coverage without the shadows of direct sunlight.
  • Try out new angles. Be daring and climb on things. Lie down or kneel on the ground. You’ll see your subject in a whole new way.
  • Candid photos are more compelling. Posed pictures don’t feel as authentic as photos that capture people in their element.
  • Ditch cheesy editing tricks. A lot of times preset editing filters and effects look cheap and unprofessional.
  • When it comes to composition, be aware of everything. The background can be just as important as the subject.
  • Change up your subjects. Look at the things around you in a different light. You’ll learn to see beauty in everything.
  • Experiment! Never be afraid to do something wrong. The trash bin is a very underrated tool.

Photography can be whatever you make it. For me, it’s photographing some of the more interesting ladies around. I get dirty, I climb on roofs, I sit in piles of mud, I scale silos, etc… The Carhartt Women’s Force Performance Tank is exactly what I need for work. It’s stain resistant, odor blocking, and sweat wicking technology helps me out on all fronts. That way I can focus on the work and not on staying clean. Give it a try! Once you get Force you’ll never go back.