Monday, June 25, 2012

Where in the World are my Etsy Customers?

Have I mentioned how much I love all the wonderful members of fPOE, the Female Photographers of Etsy? Well, it's a lot. They are inspiring and kind and give me so many good ideas. Case in point: Jillian Audrey recently shared a link to this awesome map of where all her customers have come from. Brilliant, eh? I couldn't resist making my own. Here's a zoomed-out version including my amazing international customers:

And here's a close-up of those in the good ole US of A (and Canada):

It's pretty cool to see a visual representation of the fact that my photos (plus a couple of collages and a painting) have found new homes in 29 states and four foreign countries! It's interesting to see the breakdown, too--SIX each in California, New York, and Texas. Thanks, guys! I hope to see more states and countries represented soon! :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Us!

I have lots of my own photos to share in the near future, but today I want to share someone's else's--not only because Wendy Wilson is the best (and sweetest) wedding photographer on the planet, but also because these photos were taken on this date two years ago... my wedding day! 

I can't believe this wonderful day was two years ago! I guess time flies when you have an amazing husband by your side. :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Midas Touch (treasury)

I am so happy to see my photo, Sunshine on a Cloudy Day, featured in this beautiful treasury by Robyn from breathofanangel. Such awesome gold finds!

Golden Leaves - 8 x 10 fine art photograph - QuercusDesign
Golden Glow - 8 x 12 Fine Art Digital Photo Print -The Beautiful Willamette River Oregon as the Sunsets reflecting across the rippling water - PhotosByChipperfield
Pale yellow mid century side table two tiered - charliesnest
Accessories, Hair, Wedding, Pearl, White, Gold, Flower, Bridal, Bridesmaid, Comb, Headdress, Maid of Honor, Vine, Floral - jewellerymadebyme
Golden Retriever Sculpture - EllensCreatures
Cleopatra - Golden Braided Head piece & Necklace - SchickiMickis
Vintage Golden Vanity Mirror Stand - Hollywood Regency Wall Mirror - FullCircleRetro
Golden mustache adjustable ring - GeluguAccessories
Golden Weeping Willow Beaded Bonsai Tree - Glass and Wire Tree Sculpture -  t0147 - RosewindStudio
Bridal Sash Golden Belt , Bridal Sash, Rhinestone And Pearls, Golden Chain, Wedding Accessory, Vintage Jewelry, Gold filled- Emma - mylittlebride
Vintage Antique Golden Mirrored Compact Art Deco Nouveau - jarmfarm
Dried Golden Wheat and Lavender Bouquet.  All natural. - FamilyDriedFlowers
Golden lace pattern iPhone 4 case / Vintage gold lace iphone 4s case/ iPhone 4s / Decoupage iphone case - WrapAll
Cute Golden Lame Bellydance Costume ISIS WINGS - isisbazaar
A Foggy Day in Frisco - Golden Gate Bridge, Fine Art Photograph, Home Decor, Whimsical, Dreamy - San Francisco, CA - ScarlettElla
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: square fine art photograph print of golden yellow flowering tree against gloomy gray sky - UninventedColors

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

monochromatic treasury

Another beautiful treasury to share! Many thanks to Lisa (from the GORGEOUS jewelry shop, grimmandgrete) for including my masts photo in this stunning monochromatic collection!
Gold Crystal Necklace - Gold Diva Necklace -Swarovski Crystal and Gold Hoop Necklace - gazellejewelry
Greek Fraternity Ring, Personalized just for you - MerCurios
Vintage Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Royal Sphinx Maastricht, Holland, N.A.S.M., in Black and Gold - bergenhouse
Pink ring brass peach ooak jewelry handmade custom jewelry - AndreaBacmanJewelry
modern mobile : himmeli no. 5 - AMradio
Spring Showers, Dramatic Black and White Photograph, White Horse and Storm, Size 8x10, Horse Art - ApplesAndOats
Arrow Earrings - Hunger Games Inspired - Lasercut - ProjectResolution
Simply dramatic- compressed aluminum ring size 7 1/2 - MonicaRetana
Dramatic Eyes- One of a Kind  Ephemera Ring - Nakisha
Fine Art photography Progression Golden Gate Bridge modern photo lines stripes teal mint aqua sky street lights photograph - honeytree
small black circle post earrings, stainless steel post - StudioMETHODE
Masts: dramatic black and white fine art photograph print of a row of sailboat masts and lines against gray, cloudy sky - UninventedColors
hollywood glamour, 24 x 36 black and white fine art photograph, crystal chandelier, dramatic, bling, glam, affordable home decor - enframephotography
Apple Tree Photograph Panorama Sepia Silhouette Dramatic Sunrise 11x30 Photograph - rrobertsphoto
Chain Earrings - Gunmetal (dramatic, dangle, long, black, statement) - aeadornments
Crosby Steps dramatic black and white seaside view, beach steps winter sky cold birds flying - 10x8 inch photograph photo print - EyeshootPhotography

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gifting Christina Hendricks!

Several months ago, I was delighted and honored to be accepted as a new member of The Artisan Group, an exclusive group of artists and crafters who get amazing opportunities to gift their (our) work to celebrities and members of the press. The group does lots of gift lounges at major award shows, but I haven't had the budget to participate in those yet. Someday, I hope! Recently, though, there have been lots of opportunities to contribute to gift bags that go directly to celebrities. I entered the lotteries for a few of these a few weeks back, and I scored a spot in the gift bag for Christina Hendricks, star of Mad Men! It was a tough decision, but I ultimately settled on 4 prints: Heron Silhouette, Peacock's Perch, Crossing Over, and Magenta Magnolia. Here's how it all turned out:

My package is on its way to Calfornia. I don't know what to expect, but I have my fingers crossed that she likes the gifts! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Portrait Collage (Maternity and Newborn)

I'm really loving the new collage features at Picmonkey. I had so much fun creating this collection of some of my favorite portraits of the Porters and the Tonys. But now I'm really itching for another portrait opportunity! 

If you live in my neck of the woods (the Gulf Coast) and want your picture taken, I'd love to be the woman for the job!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

We all have feelings!

Weird things are going on at work. For one, I went from doing work only with adults (mostly individual therapy) to working with a group of kids for 30+ hours a week. It's a little nuts, but I'm trying to find the good. Exhibit A is this kid-created sign in my new classroom.

So basic, but so profoundly true, and so often NOT acknowledged. Leave it to kids with mental health issues to speak truth into this world.

Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3