Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It's My Birthday SALE!

I want to celebrate - so today only - MARCH 31 - take 27% off your total purchase!!

Expires at MIDNIGHT EST! Visit my etsy shop to take advantage of this offer!! (I will send a revised invoice upon checkout.)

Friday, March 27, 2009

One disgruntled goose

This is a story about a disgruntled goose.

Namely, this disgruntled goose.

I noticed some pretty, white ducks swimming in a pond on my way home today. I decided to make a U-turn and go back to photograph them.

I pulled my car over, waited for the traffic to pass and grabbed my camera. As I rounded my car, I was greeted by the sound of happy ducks, waddling over to visit me. I was surprised and worried they would get too close to the road, so I started to walk slowly toward them. (I was also never greeted so quickly by ducks before!)

That's when this guy came out from behind the tree. He was not happy. He advanced, honking angrily. The other, more kind ducks, were confused by this, and didn't know which way to go. Apparently, they were his territory.

I backed down. I retreated to the car, but rolled down my back window to try and get some photos anyway. He stood in the way, and eventually herded his ladies back to the pond.

(This is one of the kind ducks, taken from the safety of my car.)

Even though I was disappointed I didn't get close to the shot I wanted, I knew my limits!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

End of March Give Away!

This month's give away is this beautiful orchid photo from our shop! To enter, leave a comment below about how you'll be tackling spring cleaning! Deadline to enter is March 31, 2009! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Informative article over at the Etsy Greetings Blog

I was going through my blogroll this morning and came upon a very informative article by one of the Etsy Greetings members. In it she talks about expanding greeting cards to a wholesale market and the perils of finding a card rep. Check out the article here.

How is everyone's Monday so far? :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Who said Friday the 13th was unlucky?

I was featured on Shop Indie Online today as part of their full moon feature! Click here to see it! This news really made my day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Random musings

I think I hit the artistic wall.

It's sort of like writer's block, in that you can't decide which way to go next.

I'd love a change of scenery. I'm trying to look at the things around me with a new perspective, but it feels mundane. I'm just not very excited about what I'm photographing.

Maybe I'm stretched too thin. I'm trying to retool my photo pendants, list more suncatchers, update my 1000 markets shop, and somehow continue to get my name out there for my etsy shop.

It's a little daunting when I create my to-do list.

The good news: I've been able to expand my photography market in my town thanks to the bakery I work at. They agreed to let me put my rotating card display up. I've had a few sales from that, and believe me, I'm grateful for that and the exposure.

I want to continue to find new ways to market my photography, but I know I am up against a recession where the basic needs far outweigh the wants. Still, I experiment with project wonderful with different ads.

Every day I'm grateful for the things I've learned. I hope that handmade/artistically original items continue to grow in popularity.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy thoughts!

This past week: Bake. Smile. Create.

What have you been up to?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Work in Progress

I thought I'd share a little painting project I've been working on when I get a few spare moments every now and then. This acrylic painting will eventually have "happy lettuce bunches" floating in the background. And I think I need to change her nose...

but it's acrylic and the point is that I'm painting again, which feels nice. :)

Check out the Little Black Box!

This month I am participating in the Little Black Box. Various craftspeople and artists submit samples to the box for people to purchase. I had purchased a box before the holidays and really enjoyed the various goodies I found inside!

We're offering a limited edition notecard in this month's box. To see a list of this month's contributors, click here.