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Hi and Welcome!! First and most important I am a mother to 3 very inspriring (and quite energized) children who remind me each and every day about the beauty that surrounds us all...and they keep me on my toes! When I'm not working at "the day job" I try to fit in some learning and growing time to practice both nature and portrait photography. Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved art of many mediums. My ultimate goal would be to move solely into a day filled by using my creativity - whether that be painting, nature photography or custom portrait photography. Hope you'll follow along!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring, Renewal, Changes

Something exciting has been happening around here lately...new growth and warmer weather!  I could not be more excited that the majority of the winter is behind us, and now we look forward to more sunlight, warm nights, flowers - flowers - and more flowers!  We planted so many beautiful flowering plants last fall and my daughter and I cannot wait to see them bloom between this spring and summer (and I to capture some great shots). 

Like spring, I have been busy with new things...new flower photographs, sampling new textures (which has been FUN) and some new Florabella Luxe II actions (LOVE THEM!).  I've migrated to mainly utilizing PSE9, which is growing on me day after day.  There's been some new accessories (filters, hoods, etc) added to the equipment inventory... and a few more (lenses and battery grip) in the works for the future.  I'm challenging myself each week at least once - with both new ideas, composition, lighting, subjects and my 52 Photo Project.   Below is one of my favorite shots from this weekend.  You can see them all on my Facebook page, in the Coming Soon album.

"Outward Shine" Photographed 2.19.11

Shop Announcements:
*Newly added:  On Sale Now section, including 30+ photographs currently 50% off!
*Also added Add-On matting for 5x7 prints!
*Lots of new prints have been added in 2011 - check the shop to see what's currently available!

So very thankful for these wonderful Treasury Curators who included my photographs:
2/6 - "Stretch" was included in Purple Spring Garden, curated by ColorfulPixelsByLife
2/7 - "Blue Ice" was included in Shine On Me, curated by TheRubyNeedle
2/6 - "Birds of Southport" was included in Pics of/from a ferry, curated by StevesPhoto
2/6 - "Daisy In Pink" was included in Spring Fever, curated by greygirldesigns
2/9 - "Arch n.4" was included in Silence and Movement, curated by ArtByAmarose
2/8 - "Blue Ice" was included in icicle creek, curated by SugarRococo
2/12 - "Perfectly Paired" was included in I Like Purple, curated by cowboygoods
2/12 - "Stretch" was included in Pink Lavendar Dreams, curated by widgetsandwhatsus
2/15 - "Stretch" was included in Lavender Wonderland, curated by Calibead
2/16 - "Fall Mum" was included in Two Sisters and Their Pet Cheetah, curated by lunalove
2/17 - "Bee Simple" was included in Feel It Coming ???, curated by rafya
2/17 - "Sunset From The Pier" was included in I'm singing in the RAIN, I'm singing in the RAIN..... WATER AND CLOUDS, curated by trinitydj
2/17 - "Daisy Explosion" was included in Spring a licious, curated by dditta
2/19 - "Daisy Explosion" was included in SERENITY, curated by YESTERDAYONCEAGAIN

Hope everyone has a wonderful week - remember it's the small things that make memories forever!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thankful for these Treasury Curators!!

It has been a very busy 30 days for Treasuries.  I am so very thankful to have been chosen by these wonderful and creative curators.   The previous two Sundays, I woke to find out that I had been on the front page of Etsy.com - Woohoo :)

I'm going to try to list these in order, starting with most recent:

2/5-Icescapes:  featured "Ocean Ice", curated by lestroisfleurs, beautiful handmade jewelry in this shop!
2/5-Lovely Amethyst: featured "Stretch", curated by mirthmarket, wonderful rings in this shop!
2/5-I Heart Purple: featured "Stretch", curated by hiyapapaya, lovely photography & recycled accessories!
2/5-Warning Black Ice Ahead: featured "Ice Webs", curated by CelticKettle, Earth inspired shop!
2/5-Oh So Cherry: featured "Afternoon Cherries", curated by mackesty, all things vintage shop!
2/5-Ladies In Blue: featured "Blue Ice", curated by LuthienRising, amazing photography shop!
2/3-Winter's Not So Bad: featured "Winter Shine", curated by photomcgee, wonderful photography shop!
2/3-Aqua Ice: featured "Ocean Ice", curated by lapisbeach, unique jewelry shop!
2/2-Busy As A Bee: featured "Bee Simple", curated by AppaloosaDesigns, jewelry, photos & paintings!
2/1-It's A Snow Storm: featured "Winter Shine", curated by fabricfreak43, awesome fabric shop!
2/1-Whelp, It's Starting: featured "Frost Queen", curated by Jaclyn1423, beautiful jewelry shop!
2/1-Blooming Tea Party in Amethyst and Pink: featured "Whispers In Pink", curated by happyhound, wonderful handmade soaps and gifts!

I'm so greatful and thankful for all these wonderful shop owners who chose to feature my photography in their creative and beautiful collections!  Please click and visit!