Going to a Good Home- “The Cove”

Heading off to a good home (all framed up and matted) is one of my newest pieces, introduced to my gallery this week. “The Cove” is a shot taken at Cade’s Cove in Tennessee on a beautiful fall day! Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I didn’t get to see any bears but the deer were out in full force. If you have a chance to stop by Cade’s Cove during the autumn months, I highly recommend it!

“The Cove,” a square format print, printed on premium archival paper, is available in several sizes, along with a number of other new pieces, in my online galery found here.

Wishing everyone a happy Sunday!

*T*

"The Cove"

What I’ve Learned…my first 3 months selling.

"Reflection"

December 4th marked my third month selling my work on Etsy and it made me stop to think about what I’ve learned over that time.

My decision to start a shop on Etsy was actually made quite spontaneously. While on vacation from my day job, dreading the idea of the week ending and having to go back to the daily grind, I decided to take a leap and make a go of  selling my photography online. After fifteen years in the corporate world, I needed to do something that allowed me the possibility of one day being  my own boss but also doing something I love and I was so happy that a venue like Etsy existed to allow me to do that with low startup costs. Understanding that, while the decision was spontaneous, my online success wouldn’t necessarily be, I sat down and mapped out a game plan; a game plan which, admittedly, is now on its umpteenth revision.

It’s been a long three months with lots of late nights and weekends glued to my computer, and, admittedly, frustration, but it’s been three of the best, most revitalizing three months I’ve had in a long time; it’s also been a tremendous learning experience. As of today, I am on my sixty-fifth sale, have buyer feedback that makes me quite proud and  I’m happy to report, have already had my first return buyer. I don’t claim to be a guru on selling, I still have plenty to learn, but the list of what I’ve already learned is a mile long. In the interest of keeping it simple, I wanted to share just a handful of those tips and reminders that I think can help anyone, regardless of what type of shop you have or how long you’ve been doing it.
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New Creation- “Line of Sight”

My latest offering is called, “Line of Sight,” one of many photos from my trip to Ireland. The shot is taken across the river from the Temple Bar area of Dublin and treated with actions to create a soft pastel, vintage feel. I especially love the abstract feel of the photo.

The print is one of many new offerings in my online gallery. Printed on premium Lustre paper, it’s a fun print  sure to add a cool vintage feel to any room.

“Line of Sight”

Holiday Sale! Buy One Get One Prints…

Now through December 13th, I will be offering buy one, get one prints in my shop. Purchase any print (8×8 or larger) and get one 8×8 or 8×10 of your choice at no cost to you. Order by December 13th, and your photo will ship out in time for Christmas.

There are a lot of new pieces in the online gallery so check them, as well as some old favorites out! The holidays are right around the corner and art makes a wonderful gift! I offer custom work as well, large format prints, framing and matting…all here in my online gallery.

"Ponte Vecchio"

New Creation- Mangia- A Fine Art Tryptic

Mangia“, a tryptic of delightful treats from a wonderful bakery I came across during my trip to Venice, Italy is playfully nicknamed, “The Cannoli Tryptic.” Cannolis, pistachio cookies, and streudel, there was, sadly, not enough time to try one of everything in this delightful find along the Grand Canal.

Treated with vintage actions and printed on premium Lustre paper that protects against fingerprints and scratching, the print set would make a fun addition to any kitchen decor. The tryptic can now be found here in my online gallery.

Mangia!

"Mangia" (aka The Cannoli Triptych)

New Creations- “Ville” and “The Bank”

Two new additions to my paris.rome.and.beyond series are “Ville” and “The Bank.” Both prints are available separately but also pair well together.

Both were shot at dusk in Paris, one along the banks of the river and the other while walking through the charming areas just off the banks. I’ve layered them to give an aged, almost vintage, feel. I love playing with depth of field in my shots and these two are no exception.  I love the aged, almost “ghostly” feel of both.

I’ve added a few new prints from Paris to the series and all are available in my online gallery, here.

"Ville"

"The Bank"

New Creation- “Days Past”

A new addition to my paris.rome.and.beyond series, I am pleased to introduce, “Days Past” an aged metallic photograph from Paris.

This photo, hand layered with an original texture made from the “leftovers” of a scanned  piece of Polaroid pull apart film, is overlooking Paris from Notre Dame. The Kodak Endura Metallic Paper that I use to print this brings out the aged look with it’s amazing “chrome like” feel.

The print is available in sizes all the way up to 24×36 and is printed with a small white border for easy matting and framing.  Black Friday through Cyber Monday (ending 11/30 at midnight) all prints are Buy One Get One with free international shipping. Check out my online gallery for details.

"Days Past"