Photographs, My Favs, Etsy, and Personal Ramblings

Monday, December 27, 2010

My 2011 Shop TTD List

Figure out which cardstock and start selling cards
Take photos of items w/frames and mats
Make photo boxes

To be cont...

Bokeh and Snow

Took a photo of the snow falling in front of my porch light.  I love the bubble bokeh and how the snow is in streaks.  I added the concrete texture to give it a lunar feeling.  I really love this one.

Blue Bubbles and Snow

Monday, December 20, 2010

Amber Abstract Sky

I've got a thing going with taking photos of puffs and wisps of clouds against blue skies and then manipulating them.  It will be interesting to see where this takes me.  Here's my latest.  It's all gold and amber and the sky is a weird blue-green.  I like the little hints of pink in the center too.

Amber Abstract Sky

Sunday, December 19, 2010

One Night, One Sky - 12/17/10

I took these all within 2 mins of each other right outside the Boston area.  Unbelievable colors.

To the East

To the West

To the Northeast

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Waiting is the Hardest Part ...

A little nod to film noir.  Inspired by ellebea's Operator print.  The Snow Doggy card by hhop reminded me of Central Park in the winter and I just took it from there.  A broken heart in a fancy New York penthouse.  I wish I could still wear the ultra sexy dress by melissatabor (those days are over!).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blackberry Chic - Etsy Treasury

My second treasury today.  I saw the beaded earrings by Balanced and they were my original inspiration.  I also really like the black cable knit ceramic dishes by reshapestudio.  The origami curve tunic by isabelamyo, the hunk of purple ring by MidwestAlchemy, that lava and amethyst necklace from Greece by sunsan -- okay, let's be honest, I want all of it.

With Cayenne Spice - Etsy Treasury

Just put together a spicy, fun treasury.  I'm loving the earrings by ThePeachTree, the pretty vintage bonbon bowl by GloamingDesigns and the Namaste print by lindawoods

Oh and thank you to my friend lillyella for her help with this post!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fire Sky

Went to Durham NH for the holiday and got to see this gorgeous sunset from my mother's front yard.  Available at my Etsy shop.  Oh and BOGO sale running through 11/30.  Over 100 photos to choose from.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Midday Silhouette - 8x10 Photograph

I saw this as I was driving home from NH at around noon. 

Late November Dusk

Took this the night after Thanksgiving up at my mom's in Durham, NH. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday BOGO sale!

Black Friday Cyber Monday BOGO Sale ArtByAmarose

Hi All -

I'm running a Black Friday and Cyber Monday BOGO Sale! Buy one photo at regular price and purchase 2nd photo of equal or lesser value for 1/2 price. . Offer good during 11/24/2010 through 11/30/2010. Thank you!

A few photos -- many, many more in my shop!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm a sucky blogger apparently.

Why do I have this blog?  I always forget about it.  Must do something about that.  Maybe tomorrow.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pink Japanese Puff

I've been meaning to get a photo of this strange tree for a while now.  Thankfully, I brought my camera out yesterday morning and caught it in the sunlight and before Hurricane Earl sends it flying.  Took a lot of googling and questioning my gardening mom before we finally figured out that this is a Japanese Silk Tree.  It has flowers and pods and fern-like leaves.  Very cool. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Boston Wharf 8x10 Photo by ArtByAmarose on Etsy

Boston Wharf 8x10 Photo by ArtByAmarose on Etsy

Newest Addition to My Shop

Took this during a fun architectural photo scavenger hunt over the summer.  Love the buildings in the City of Boston.  So many different styles and periods.

City Reflections

Monday, August 16, 2010

Spill the Wine ...

My latest Etsy Treasury --

I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back

As she disappeared, but soon she returned

In her hand was a bottle of wine, in the other, a glass

She poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass

And raised it to her lips

And just before she drank it, she said:

Spill the wine and take that pearl, Spill the wine and take that pearl

Spill the wine and take that pearl, Spill the wine and take that pearl

-By Eric Burdon and War

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My latest addition to my shop: Time to Go Home

I have a thing for taking photos of humans from the back.  I like that you can feel their expressions rather than relying on looking at their faces or in their eyes.  This is one of my favorites. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm Still Here

Poor little blog, Poor little Etsy account.  I've been ignoring you.  Too much happening in life.  Can't spread myself much more.  Hang in there.  I promise I'll be back. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Yuckity, Yuck

Out of sorts.  Be back soon!  New photos on the way.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blaaaah ...

Head cold, no energy, tired, yucky.  Be back soon. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thank You x Two!

A special thank you to Irene at aroluna for including my photo in her beautiful teal treasury.  Click ...the beauties are... to see all the wonderful crafts and artwork.

Afternoon at the Corner Store

Also, a special thank you to SeaLore Designs for including my photo in her awesome treasury. Click Boston is Wicked Awesome to see all the wonderful crafts and artwork.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Teach Your Children -- New Etsy Treasury

I don't think artists who draw or paint or take photographs, etc. get enough exposure.  I decided to do an art gallery featuring children. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Art House Co-Op Weekly Project

Got this project yesterday and it seemed so silly that I had to do it.  I didn't want to just stand there like a dope and I wanted the representation of my pants to be something other than I'm just too lazy to get dressed, so voila!  I actually do yoga so it's not a total lie.

The info to participate in this project is below my photo.  Give it a shot if you're so inclined.

art house co-op

Pictures of Pants!

For this weekly project we want everyone to take pictures of people and their pants! It can be you, your friends, your family, whoever! We don't want to see anything over the waist!

Why Pants?

We think your pants can say a lot about who you are. So for this weekly project we want pictures of everyone wearing their pants! We will post all of them we get back on our blog!

How should the photo be taken?

No faces, just pants!

Submit your project!

While the goal of the Weekly Project is to kick-start your own creativity, they are also inspiring when viewed as a collective whole. Please send us images, anecdotes, sketches, or even a full out case study of your completed project to us!

Please send images to and be sure to include your Art House username so we can give you credit!

We'll post as many of them as we can to our blog each week!

About Weekly Projects

Some days you just need a little inspiration and a guiding push. Weekly Projects is an email delivered to you a couple of times a week with quick ideas to get your creativity rolling.

For more information about weekly projects:
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring, Sprang, Sprung!

I love going through the Etsy shops, picking a theme, and then arranging items in a treasury.  It's more difficult than you might think.  I sometimes go through several themes, picking one up and discarding another, before I see the finished collage in front of me. 

My current treasury began with a photo of an old Schwinn bike seat and grew from there.  Have a look and let me know what you think.

Spring, Sprang, Sprung!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


So tall he can pull stuff off the kitchen counters, leaves fluff balls all over the house, attacks my mother by ambushing her and grabbing her around the legs, thinks he's a dog and is in love with my dog.  We love him.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Playing Around

I've been experimenting with my photos a bit lately.  I was hesitant at first because I felt like manipulation of the photo, the moment caught, was somehow wrong.  Well, I guess I worked through my issues, because now I'm finding all sorts of cool ways to change the mood or vibe of certain shots.  I like this one in particular, my newest.

Oh, and I was listening to this version of "Bad" by U2 while working on this particular shot:

Available on Etsy.  See my sidebar for shop info.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yellow Cone 3 in Another Etsy Treasury!

A huge thank you to aforfebre for using my photo Yellow Cone 3 in her beautiful treasury.

Right now, "Reptilia" by The Strokes

Listening to FNX and loving this tune:

Cool homemade video too.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Latest Treasury: City Confidential

Take a trek through the city and look at things from a different point of view. Do you see the beauty in the metal and the wires and the stone? Can you see the sparkle and symmetry of the windows in the high-rises? I see rock and roll in the manhole covers and history in the gargoyles and bricks. Just look around you. It's everywhere.

Special thanks to my friend at DirksenDabbles for the tips on how to post a full treasury.  Worked like a charm.  You rock!

Visualize Swirled Peas -- Etsy Treasury!

Thank you, thank you to roneprinz for using a print from my Yellow Cone series in her gorgeous Treasury.  Some examples are below.  Check the treasury for more awesome items.