Friday, June 27, 2008

On the Road Again

Like I mentioned in my last post, I'm off this weekend to Redondo Beach, California to attend a conference for my real job. Between travel for work, visiting family, and vacation, sometimes it feels like I'm never at home. Traveling a lot sure SOUNDS fabulous, but really it just makes me tired. Plus I hate all the time I spend away from my husband and kitty cat.

On the upside, the travel gives me the opportunity to flex my creative muscle and take pictures of new places. That is the part I always look forward to.

So, between the trip and the Fourth of July holiday, I probably won't be blogging much next week. But my free shipping offer is still good here, though shipping my take an extra couple of days. And I'm getting the shop ready to participate in Christmas in July over at etsy. Stay tuned for more details on that.

I hope everyone has a great holiday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

...and time for a weigh in, literally. My husband and I have been on Weight Watchers for the past 13 months. It's really working for us, and, as of today, I am 5.5 lbs. away from my goal. I've lost 36.5 lbs. so far. Yay for me!

Nice catch, CrimsonWorld. I'm obviously not the Bama fan I proclaim to be, since in my last post I got the date for the opening game wrong! August 30 is firmly written in my calendar!

You may notice some new links on the right side and in the "Visit Me" sections. I now list selected photos for purchase on the following sites:

I'll be traveling next week to Redondo Beach, CA for my day job, so if you see a woman taking pictures like crazy, say hi. It's probably me. However, because I will probably not have computer access, I won't blog until I'm back, and more importantly, shipping from etsy will be delayed by a couple of days.

Speaking of etsy, I've been putting up photos like mad lately. Don't forget free shipping until the end of the month. Here's a few samples:

Monday, June 23, 2008

It's the beginning of the last full week of June, only 3 days after the first day of summer, and I feel like summer's already almost over. Between travel for work, upcoming vacation, and my sister's impending wedding in the fall, my time is booked up! It's pretty frustrating.

On the upside, it means we are all that closer to the most important time of year: college football season! Be prepared: my mood in the fall is make or break depending on how the University of Alabama Crimson Tide does the previous Saturday. In my house, we're counting down the days until August 31, opening day!

Here's a few photos I made available on A Wonderful World. I didn't have any takers on the 2 promotions below, so those are still up for grabs. And time is running out on free shipping -- deadline is next Monday the 30th at midnight.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Here After All

So it's happened after all! I'm featured today on a blog:

Check it out! And the very first person to convo me on etsy with the name of my favorite football team receive something very special with their purchase.

O So Sorry

OK, so apparently the BIG THING I posted about earlier isn't happening today. I'm really bummed, too, 'cause I was looking forward to it. Making my first sale on etsy would cheer me up, so I'll do a promotion anyway for all you loyal readers out there.

Anyone who can name this fabulous, most adorable kitty below will get 25% off any purchase at A Wonderful World. That's in addition to the free shipping special going on in June. Simply enter in his name in the notes to seller section, and I'll send an updated invoice with 25% off your order!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Over the past couple of days, I've made some more photos available on my etsy shop:

Here's a hint for tomorrow:

It involves a special discount for those who pay attention!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So, nothing really going on today, except some new things on A Wonderful World. Oh, and one of my jellyfish is featured on a Treasury, so be sure to check it out. But check back on Friday. I'll let you in on a big surprise!

A note on Treasuries: They are an awesome way to find great things on etsy. I puffy heart the Treasury.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm Back!

I'm back from New Orleans, and things are cookin'. I'll be adding new photos every day to A Wonderful World, so come check it out. Here's 2 I just added:

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And here's a little something extra. My kitten, the fabulous Ozzy:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Help the Critters

I love animals. All kinds of animals. I want to rescue every stray cat/dog/squirrel/turtle/pony that I come across. I blame my mother.

Since I have a small house, a smaller yard, a husband with limited tolerance and a cat with no tolerance, I have to find other ways to help the critters.

One of the coolest ways I've found to help was by joining the Etsy For Animals street team. They have a blog and a store, where all the profits benefit a different animal charity each month. Alot of the members also donate some to all profits to animal charities. You can find etsy sellers who are members by searching for "team efa" on etsy.

You can also click the box for the Animal Rescue Site, or donate to the Big Cat Rescue, right here on my blog. We visited Big Cat Rescue, located in Tampa, Florida, last month. They provide a lifetime of care for over 200 big cats that they have rescued. It's a great place with a nearly all volunteer staff. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.

So Excited!

Once I realized that today is Friday the 13th, I expected a generally bad day. But I was wrong. I woke up to find that one of my photos is featured in an Etsy Treasury! I am so freakin' excited! Check it out:

Etsy Treasury

Thursday, June 12, 2008

No Winner :(

I only got 7 votes on the contest, so there was no winner this time :( . But I did add new items to A Wonderful World based on the comments readers did make.

A pair of rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park May 2007. According to the keeper, this boy and girl rhinos are sweethearts and spend all their time together. By far the biggest vote-getter. Available in 4x6 and 5x7.

Beautiful South Beach, Miami, Florida, May 2008. Available in 5x5 and 8x8.

And, of course, I'm offering free shipping through the end of June.

I'm off to visit the in-laws for Father's Day this weekend, then to New Orleans for my real job on Monday, so I won't be adding any new photos until next week. But I'm taking my camera with me and hopefully I'll bring back some new great pictures!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

There's a YART sale going on over at Etsy! Just search for YART and you'll see hundreds of items from very talented artists.

Don't forget, I'm offering free shipping in the month of June at A Wonderful World. And please help me pick what to offer next in the post below. There's a prize for the 10th comment!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I want YOU to help me out! I can't decide which two photos to make available next on A Wonderful World

Help me decide by leaving me a comment and letting me know your favorite photo from the 4. The 10th comment will receive a special surprise!

Rhino Love



Voting will close Thursday, June 12 at 8 am Central.

More New stuff

I added some more photos to A Wonderful World. Don't forget about my free shipping special.

A fabulous vintage neon sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Butterfly photographed in Key West, Florida, May 2008. Part of my Butterfly series.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

New Photos on Etsy

I've put two new items on my Etsy shop:

This treasure from the Musee de Louvre in Paris France was captured in September 2007.

A fabulous vintage neon sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I do have hobbies other than photography: reading, cross stitch, grocery shopping, laundry...oh wait, some of those are the things that KEEP me from my hobbies! But I have had time lately to work on one of my current favorites: scrapbooking. I do love making layouts of my family photos. Right now, I'm working on photos from our vacation last month to Florida. I'm more than halfway done. Maybe I'll figure out how to photograph my layouts decently (my photographic skills are definitely lacking in this area) and post them here sometime soon. In the meantime, maybe I can teach the cat to vaccuum up his own furballs so I can have more time for my hobbies.

Here's a sneak peek of the photographs I'll be adding to A Wonderful World tomorrow. Don't forget I have free shipping on all purchases until July 1.

I'm also on MySpace now (you can find the link to the left), so stop by and check it out.

Friday, June 6, 2008

More New Photos

I do want to apologize for not posting sneak peeks yesterday of these new photos. Life just gets a little crazy some days. But, here they are, available at

Another from my butterfly series, photographed in May 2008 in Key West, Florida.

These beautiful jellyfish were captured at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta in December 2006.

These are available in sizes:

REMINDER -- to celebrate the Grand Opening of, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases until July 1, 2008.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Items

I added 2 new photographs to A Wonderful World today.

Butterfly photographed in Key West, Florida, May 2008, this is part of my Butterfly series.

A fabulous vintage neon sign in Las Vegas, Nevada. Choice of black and white or color.

These are available in sizes:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here's a little sneak peek of what I'll be listing tomorrow:

My Etsy store ( is now open for business! I am very proud and excited and scared to be putting my photography out there. Please stop by and check things out if you get a chance, and please let me know what you think. I'm open to any constructive criticism!

Don't forget, until midnight June 30, 2008, I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders to celebrate my grand opening.

I have listed the following photographs, each available in the following sizes:
I photographed this jellyfish at the Georgia Aquarium in December 2006.

The London Eye, photographed in September 2007.

Also from September 2007, I photographed this beautiful sculpture at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, France.

Monday, June 2, 2008

A Wonderful World

I am getting ready to open my store on etsy. As soon as I have put items up I will post them.

From now until midnight, June 30, 2008, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders, in celebration of my Grand Opening. Check it out at