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27th Annual Visual Arts Showcase

>> Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Bouquet of Buttons photograph has been accepted into the 27th Annual Visual Arts Showcase! The exhibition is located in the Beaverton City Library and runs from February 8 – 21. If you’re in the area stop by and check it out. Click here for more information.


Only One Week Left

>> Friday, December 26, 2008

There’s only one week left to enter the December Giveaway! Click here to enter.


Merry Christmas

>> Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have a wonderful day!


Nancy Tobin

>> Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Night Fell"


"Flesh Fruit"

I was working on my Etsy shop last week when I came across the art of Nancy Tobin on the front page. Her mixed-media paintings are just stunning and the colors and shapes are so beautiful I could just stare at them for hours. You really must check out Nancy’s Etsy shop. Find out more about Nancy on her blog.


Etsy Front Page!

>> Sunday, December 21, 2008

I made it to the front page of Etsy! It has only happened a few times, but it’s always exciting. I’ve only seen my front page live once. The others I’ve had to track down on Flickr. Many thanks to those Flickr groups that capture front page screen shots! You can visit one of those groups here.


The December Giveaway

>> Friday, December 19, 2008

I had so much fun with the Thanksgiving giveaway I did last month, I’m going to try to do a giveaway every month. For this giveaway I was inspired by the art of Drenched in White and Robin’s use of pink. As I expressed in yesterday’s post, I just love pink. Orange too, but that’s another story. This month I will be sending one lucky winner my Still photograph.

To enter, simply visit my photography shop or my cards & gifts shop and leave a comment on this post letting me know which shop you visited and your favorite item from that shop. Please only comment once.

Because Christmas is just a week away and I know everyone is super busy, I’m running the giveaway for two full weeks. You have until Friday, January 2nd at 10pm (PST) to enter. I will randomly choose one winner Saturday, January 3rd. Please check back to see if you’ve won!

*U.S. entries only please*


Brighten Up: Drenched in White

>> Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Red Birds"

"Red Hots"
"Three are Free"
I first discovered Robin’s beautiful paintings when she used one of my photographs in a very lovely treasury she created. Honored to be included with other talented artists, I decided to check out Robin’s shop. Robin’s paintings really caught my attention. I love their abstractness (is that even a word?), who cares. And I really love, love, love her use of color. Pink, how I love pink. You must check out Robin’s Etsy shop, Drenched in White. To find out more about Robin check out her blog.


POE Team Member: D.S. Brennan Photography

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The POE Team (AKA Photographers of Etsy) is comprised of very talented photographers all selling their work on Etsy. I’d like to share some of those photographers with you. First up is D.S. Brennan Photography. Diana’s photographs are inspired by nature and her background in environmental science. I like that her images are different. She really photographs what she loves and what inspires her. I’ve noticed Diana’s photography on Etsy and always thought it was beautiful. But it wasn’t until I read her blog that I realized just how talented she is. And how very busy she is! Her blog offers great insight into her life and her photography. You should really check it out. Also, be sure to visit her Etsy shop for more great photography.


Flora & Fauna Exhibition

>> Sunday, December 14, 2008

I just found out on Friday that three of my photographs have been accepted into the Flora & Fauna show at the Sixth Street Gallery in Vancouver, Washington! The exhibition runs from January 2 to February 1. The artist reception is on Friday, January 2 from 5pm – 9pm.


The Last Big Modish Giveaway!

>> Saturday, December 13, 2008

Be sure to check out the last big giveaway over at Modish! There are 3 different packages to win. I’ve contributed 2 photographs to the giveaway which can be found in package 1 and package 3. Visit Modish for all of the giveaway details.


Art Fire

>> Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I discovered Art Fire yesterday. I actually found it via Twitter, which I signed up for yesterday. I had to know what all the hype was about. It seems like it may be an easy way to keep in touch with old friends and new ones. I’m bad about keeping up with email. Anyway, while figuring out how to use Twitter I came across a post by Always Amy, which led me to her blog post about Art Fire. I’ve been looking for a new outlet for my photography. I like what they are offering, even though it’s still in its early stages. I’ve noticed a few glitches, but I’m sure they will work it out. I don’t have a lot listed, but check out my new shop at Art Fire.


Paper and Stitch Giveaway!

>> Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paper and Stitch is having another big giveaway and I’ve contributed my Pinot photograph! Check out the Paper and Stitch blog for all the details and your chance to win a lot of great products.


Upstate Fancy

>> Friday, December 5, 2008

I received an email yesterday from Jen of Upstate Fancy letting me know that she included me in her holiday gift guide! Check out her gift guide for a lot of fabulous gift ideas. Thanks so much Jen!


And the winner is....

>> Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The winner of the Thanksgiving Giveaway is Glass Identities! Thanks to those of you who participated. I’m planning on having another giveaway, so check back soon.


Pride and Prejudice

>> Tuesday, December 2, 2008

One of my all time favorite books is Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I found out a few weeks ago via Design*Sponge that Penguin Classics just came out with some beautiful new covers for some of their books. Pride & Prejudice is one of those books. Unfortunately, it is not available in the U.S.

Even though books are usually much better than movie adaptations, I do enjoy watching beloved characters come to life. I think that’s why I have avoided watching the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley. The movie was on TV Sunday night, so I decided to watch it. It was just as I thought. The movie was not very good. I didn’t connect with the characters and Mr. Darcy, played by Matthew Macfadyen, did not have the desired swoon factor. I felt there was a lot of overacting and at times Elizabeth Bennet seemed as childish as her younger sisters.

If you’re looking for a good adaptation of Pride and Prejudice check out the 1995 TV mini-series. It was excellent. Colin Firth was a fantastic Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle the perfect Elizabeth Bennet.

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I view the world as if I’m looking through the lens of a camera. I see photographs everywhere. I’m inspired by the simple and ordinary in our everyday lives. I see beauty in a pear and in the details of an old-fashioned door knob. Photography is my passion and I want to help people see the simple splendor that surrounds us.

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