Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It is hard to tell by the photos but these are printed on a beautiful pearlescent paper which makes the Nativity scene glow. They are 5x7" and have "Merry Christmas" on the inside.
Discounted pricing available for orders of multiple cards. Just contact me for a reserved listing!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
This week my Reflection photo will be in the Etsy Challenge in the Photography category.
Etsy Challenge Photography Category for the week of 9/8: http://etsychallenge.blogspot.com/2008/09/98-photography-challenge.html
Please vote and tell everyone you know to vote! Also, be sure to take a look at the other categories. The Etsy Challenege is a great way to discover more talented artists from Etsy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As for the rare treat part of my title, I have been enjoying an Advanced Reader's Copy of American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. I won the book on wowOwow.com and I must admit, I am enjoying the chance to read a book before it hits the store shelves. I am hoping to finish American Wife before it is released on 9/2/08, which shouldn't be hard since it is a great read.
American Wife is a novel about the First Lady and the life she has lead. The main character, Alice Blackwell, reflects upon her life and the events that have lead her to where she is now. The book is written in first person which helps to draw the reader in. Sittenfeld has written a wonderful, poignant novel, that draws you in with a very realistic narrative that is at times startlingly graphic. This is one of the best novels I have read recently, I have a hard time putting down.
I should mention that Sittenfeld has revealed that her inspiration for the character of Alice was Laura Bush. She has taken some criticism since this fact was revealed, but as she states in this USA Today article, this is not a biography, it is a work of fiction.
American Wife will be released in hardcover on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Random House Page for American Wife
American Wife on Amazon.com
wowOwow.com Book Club page
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is my/our new ride!! Pretty sweet, huh?
It is a 2007 Vespa GTS250ie. We went and picked it up a week ago in Gaylord. It was (barely) used with 255 miles. Just getting used to it by driving around the Neighborhood right now. Both Fred and I are taking the MSF (motorcycle safety) course in September so that we can get our cycle endoresements.
You should see the smile on my face when I'm out riding!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The cars have returned to Woodward. Nevermind the recent cold, on Friday 4/18 the cruisers were out in full swing! The return of Chrome and Horsepower to Woodward Avenue is a sure sign of Spring in our neck of the woods.
I have some new photos I'm planning on offering in my shop so keep an eye out (some are on my Flickr right now). I'm just updating my shop and then they'll be up. I'll be adding some more jewelry eventually (see my Flickr for a preview), I'm just searching for the best materials at the best price. If you have a good soruce for pendant blanks or bezel cups with a solid back please let me know. The ones I have used are from Paper Studio and I like them, I just want to make sure I look at all my options.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I finally got a chance to get some nice photos and list my first photo pendants. Right now only the "Reflection" one is listed on Etsy, but soon I'll be listing the rest of them.
I have coasters and other types of photo pendants in the works so keep checking back.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This little guy was flitting around the large cherry tree we have in the backyard. I saw him and I thought it would be a great opportunty to put my new Sigma 70-300mm lens to work. I snapped about 50 photos of him, but I liked this one the most.
This photo is available in my Etsy store.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I haven't had much to write about as of late. The weather is getting better, but we're in the muddy period between winter and spring here in Michigan. At least it has been sunny.
I'm trying to get a list together of places I'd like to photograph once it gets nicer out. Anyone in Michigan have any suggestions or want to share a favorite spot to go?
I promise, I'll write more often. I was doing so well and then I just lost my momentum.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is my newest listing in my Etsy store. It is a selective color version of Reflection. I just love the color of this Beetle and I thought selective color was the best of both worlds. The drama of black and white with that beautiful teal!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Unfortunatly, I'm not sure I have 7 blogs to tag so I'll just post this and feel free to play along if you want. For my POEetic Pixels friends I'll make these different that the 10 I posted in the forums there.
My 7 Things:
1. I'm a classically trained singer. At one point in my life I had a 3+ octave range.
2. I'm an only child
3. I can't stand Will Ferrell - He's not funny. Playing the same character over and over again is not funny!
4. I'd love to live in mountains of Vermont.
5. When I was little I wanted to be a chemist.
6. I love to craft. I've made jewelry, clothing, purses, soap, painted items and attempted some knitting and crochet.
7. I love peanut butter and bacon sandwiches esp. on toast (try it, you'll like them too, trust me!)
Lastnight before dinner I whipped up a little wristlet. The pattern can be found at Javajem - Knits. This was my first project requiring a zipper. I think it looks ok (it is a little crooked) and I'd like it a little bigger, but I only had a 7" zipper.
I am in love with this fabric combination though! I'm hoping to remake it this weekend with a longer zipper and a matching "No Cash Wallet" From Amy Karol's book. I might need to get more of the darker fabric though for that.
An interior picture can be found on my Flickr.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
That's right, you can win a print of my photo Bounty (seen above), one of my cards and a number of other wonderful handmade goodies if you enter the contest over at Smidge. You will need to register with the site in order to enter, but it is such a great site I don't know why you wouldn't want to register. Hurry though, the contest ends March, 20th!
Here's a screenshot of the page over at Smidge.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Here's my entry:
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Yesterday I had an overwhelming urge to get out there and photograph something, anything. It was a clear, sunny but cold day. I loaded up my backpack with the A-1, my XTi, my Lensbaby 2.0, The Sigma 70-300mm lens I just received this week, and my Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens. My first stop was Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, a much photographed Roman Catholic church. Then it was on to Kirk in the Hills in Bloomfield Hills, a Presbyterian Church and another church popular with photographers.
I added some of my favorites (from my DSLR) from the day to my Flickr site and a few of them will end up on Etsy too. Let me know which ones you like best.
The photo ablove is from Kirk in the Hills and is my latest listing on Etsy. It can be found here.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Here is my newest listing on Etsy. This is a scanned 35mm negative (hence the wonderful grain). A little different from my normal photos but I kinda like it!
This can be found here:
I'm having a Free shipping special in my Etsy shop this weekend.
WEEKEND SPECIAL: Free shipping on orders of $30 or more February 29 through Midnight March 3! Once you place your order please wait for a revised invoice or alternatively I will refund your shipping via Paypal after payment.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
In other news, I am working on creating pendants of my photographs and looking into other products and ways to display my photos. Stay tuned. I will announce new items here when I list them.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thanks to Craigslist I picked up this barely used beauty today. In the deal I also got the leather case, manual and a Speedlight 166A, all looking new as the day they were originally purchased!
I can't wait to get outside and start taking pictures!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Lynne has a wonderful blog full of many talented people who sell their wares on Etsy. Thanks again Lynne!