Photographs, My Favs, Etsy, and Personal Ramblings

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.

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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:
Our mailing address is:

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Brooklyn, NY 11231

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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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Seagulls in the Winter

Took these a few weeks ago on a windy, cold day at Winthrop Beach.  It took quite a few shots before I actually caught a bird in flight with the right lighting and not either flying into or out of the picture.  Not as easy as it looks!

Available in my Etsy shop.

Winter on Winthrop Beach 1

Winter at Winthrop Beach 2

Winter at Winthrop Beach 3

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gorgeous Organic Custom-Made Clothes!!

I just spotted this organic clothing shop on Etsy.  Gorgeous, gorgeous.  I'm in love with everything.  The name of the shop is Econica, and I want her to come to Boston and design a wardrobe for me.  Here's an example of one of her dresses:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Jamaican Flag - My New Etsy Treasury

I've been sitting at home looking at the cold, gray skies and waiting for yet another storm.  Made me think of sunny Jamaica and all the fun times I've had there.  Didn't want to do the usual beaches and palm trees, so I used the colors of the Jamaican flag for inspiration.  Green for the land, yellow for the sun, black for the struggles of the people.  Ahhhh, mon.

Come Back To Jamaica

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pink Posies for Your Valentine

I found these two shots from last spring/summer.  I love the shades of pink and the drops of rain.  I have neighbors with incredible gardens.  Thankfully, no one has chased me out their yard while I'm creeping around in their flowers.

Available on Etsy.

Pink Reflection

Little Pink Cups

Monday, February 8, 2010

My "Among the Stones" Series

Still adding to this series.  Although the color shots are nice, I'm liking them better in black and white.  It was so cold that day.  The BW feels right.

Available on Etsy. 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Thank you so much to Allison Peters for including my photo of Winter Tulips in her treasury of pretty pinks.

Art House Co-Op Challenge 2.5.10

Here's my entry for the "Take a picture of whatever you are doing on Friday February 5 at exactly 11:11 pm" challenge:
All Cozy in My Bed

If you're interested in checking out other challenges and projects or the work of artists through the Art House Co-op, here's their link:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

But, but I had to have it!

Okay, so I'm as broke as you can get, yet I spend money on someone else's photograph?!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to buy it.  Ramen noodles for another week, I guess.

"away" by ara 133 photography

Check out the other lovely photos at:

Take Me To The River

Stayed up last night and created a new Treasury on Etsy.  Give it a look and check out the awesome talent.

Here's my entry -

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Winter at the Beach

Took a walk on Winthrop Beach yesterday to get some fresh air and clear my head.  Good day for photos.  Just added these to my shop.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It Works for You but It Can Really Work Against You

Time is not my friend of late and this clock in Everett Center was taunting me like a cranky old woman.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cool Treasury and I'm In It!

For a second time, I've been lucky enough to have a photo included in an Etsy Treasury.  There are some really cool handmade items alongside me -- all in black and white -- why not have a look?