Friday, July 30, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone! :)

It has been a crazy busy week :) And I am ready to do a bit of R.& R. over the Weekend, maybe out for a relaxing quiet lunch, a walk in the park, maybe visit a few Art Galleries :)

I want to say a BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone who comes back again and again to visit and comment on my blog you guys really rock and it means so much to me :)

I realised that I had not posted these yet so for this week's Friday Flowers (a little late in the Season) are the beautiful Dogwood Trees in my Garden and my Neighbours' Garden (OK, I know they are not "Technically" mine but they over hang my Garden so are fair game for Friday Flowers :)

I hope you Enjoy them! :)

This tree has both the pink and white flowers on it (below :)

(I couldn't resist playing around a bit with this photo :)

I Love this shot :)

I Love the Sun light bouncing off these petals and the shadows created :)

I really hope you enjoyed my Friday Flowers! :)
If you would like to see my blog post at Female Photographers of Etsy Blog I am continuing "Going Thru The Alphabet"

Have a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crater Lake, Oregon.

Happy Wednesday Everyone! :)

A few weeks ago my Hubby and I went on a trip to Southern Oregon. Part of that trip including staying at the Lodge at Crater Lake. As much as I am not a snow bunny Crater Lake has been on my "To Do" list for most of the 25 years I have lived in the Northwest. So, this year I decided to make sure I crossed off a few items on that list and I am so glad I did. :)

Here are a few of the nearly 800 photos I took of the Lake :)

Crater Lake is part of the Cascade Mountain Range. It was created when Mount Mazama erupted and the crater filled with water. It is known for the intense blue of the water and it's high elevation. We were there on the first Day of Summer and it was snowing. Also, one of the roads around the lake was still not open. Banks of snow lined the one that was open (pics to follow another day :)
If you want to read more about this beautiful Lake go HERE :)
I hope you enjoyed my Photos of Crater Lake :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mixed Up Monday!

Happy Monday everyone :)

Well, I have to say that last week was definitely a very frustrating week for me on Etsy. I had 3 serious "almost" sales that fell thru and once again I thought that maybe Etsy is not the venue for me. It is so much work organising 4 shops and when things like last week happen I just pretty much despair. (OK, vent over, let's move on :)

I wanted to share with you my latest Etsy listings. I feel really good about them. :)

Beautiful Rose

This one is in a Treasury HERE :)
I also wanted to share with you something I learned last week about finding out whether you are in a Treasury or not. I had no clue, I just assumed that the people who put you in Treasuries sent you a convo and those were the only ones I was in. Well, it turns out that you can search the treasuries just by typing in your shop name and it will come up with all the treasuries that you are listed in. Who knew! I found out I was in 37! Which is awesome, now if we could just turn that into sales, I'd be the happiest girl in town. :)

So, to end on a high note, I wanted to share with you some Giveaways that are pretty cool. We all love free stuff but when it is kick ass art and handmade items well I just had to share the love :)

1). Go over to see Stacey at Artsnark's Blog and check out the wonderful art print giveaway by Ascender Rises Above (closes Thursday 29th)

2). Pop over to Knot Cha Cha Blog and check out Sharon's Annual Giveaway with 4 items to choose from :) (closes Sat. July 31st)

3). Stop by Walter Helena Photography Blog and enter to win a beautiful 8 x 8 Giclee print (closes 28th July)

4). And Lastly, visit Nakisha is Blue Dog Rose to vote and win cute Xmas Cards (closes Aug. 6th)

Have a great start to the week :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.