Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog Feature: My Savior

My feature this month is a talented photographer and team member. Sue's shop is called My Savior. She has been selling on Etsy since 2009. She became interested in photography on her 10th birthday when her parents gave her a Kodak Brownie camera. They were a picture taking family and between the black and whites photos and the old movie reel films, Sue was always involved with some sort of photographing.

As a teenager Sue would go take photos at a local psychedelic shop in her town. She had to come there with her camera and take all types of crazy shots. It was colorful art to her.

Sue is most inspired by God's creations. Everywhere she looks there is something that she wants to capture by her Master Creator.

Sue is an ephemera collector. Paper items of all kinds. Postcards, greeting cards, bookmarks, tags, anything made out of paper. Her other interests are crocheting, and creating collages. She has some online friends who travel the world and send her postcards and is thrilled to receive them.

The ultimate message she would like to convery is that no matter who you are, we are all saved by the Grace of God.

The area she lives in is very influential in her photography. The mountains, the woods, and the flowers. Although she used to love taking photos of NYC but that is hard for her now with limited mobility.

Sue is offering one of my readers this beautiful pink floral note card. Just leave a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced April 30th.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

This morning was especially gloomy for the first day of the Dogwood Festival. Fortunately the weather held up, so I decided to go downtown to check out all the beautiful art.

I happened to bump into abstract artist Linda McCarrey. We were neighbors at a festival twelve years ago in Birmingham. Linda's work is so gorgeous.

Some of her paintings have mixed media elements in her work.

I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Joan Schulte from Kentucky. She had many vintage suitcases in her display. They added so much charm to her booth.

This artist had very unusual asemblage dolls on display.

The festival was perfect since it wasn't shoulder to shoulder people like it will be tomorrow and Sunday. Hopefully the weather will be okay for all those attending.

If your in the Atlanta area go check out this great show of talented fine artist and craftsman.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I am excited to be venturing out to some new subject matter in my line. I usually never paint a city scene, but I was just itching to give it a try. My desire was to paint a pleasant small town scene to add to my collection. This will be the first one of a new series of paintings that you will see very soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Pics

I cannot tell you how many shots we had to take for all of us to look straight at the camera all at the same time. My husband was a very frustrated photographer since his models where such hams.

As you can see there was a whole lot of silliness going on for our Easter pictures. I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend with family and friends!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Decorations

I wanted to share with you a few decorations that I have around my home for Easter.

Even though many people focus on rabbits, eggs, Easter egg hunts, and spring flowers.

Let's not forget, Jesus is the reason for the season!