Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jdaniels's giveaway!

Go check out this awesome give away! Its for an awesome one of a kind clipboard made by Kute Klipboards by Amy. There are 11 ways to enter, so go to Jdaniels4's blog and enter! The contest ends on November 27 at midnight in whatever timezone she's in! The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Go enter!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

This Baby's got BACK!

OH my gosh! This has got to be the funniest thing ever! Its a small furry mammal that has got booty to spare! You have to go to Hey Lola and see for yourself!

This is a contest to win the bootylicious bun, and $100 in gift certificates to Lola's awesome etsy store! Where you can see one of a kind, beautiful and eco friendly hand made jewelry!

Ok. Go enter. what are you waiting for? This is an awesome giveaway on an awesome blog! GO GO GO GO!!! :D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I made a Treasury!

Click HERE and go see the Treasury I made to honor my awesome etsy friends! People who've helped me out with advice, tips on how to work etsy, and frindship! Cheese I know! I really do enjoy all of these people's company and help! They all have beautiful items and amazing shops! You'd be lucky to own any of their hand made items! Go on! Go check it out!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NursryLove giveaway!

NurseryLove on facebook is having another give away! This one is for a very pretty scarf by BellaUrbana on etsy. Rules are simple. Head on over to the facebook page, make comments, post blogs and all that jazz, winners are chosen by random on friday Nov 13th!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Today's Cyanotype of the Hubbs

I love the way this turned out. I actually printed it on bigger paper, but I don't think you can see the actual edges of the paper. The image is a 5x7 but I can trim or leave the extra paper depending if I put it in a frame with matting or not. You can order a custom portrait from my etsy store. Just click Here. I can do a print off of any picture!

A tour of my "Studio"

Ok, so I finally rounded up some more paper, and took some time today to do some printing, but before I "unveil" my masterpieces, I thought I'd give you all a view of my "studio." My studio is actually just my apartment. My kitchen, my bathroom, my deck and my desk!

First thing I do is pick out my pictures on my computer, make a negitive and print it out. Then I use a frame like this

I coat the paper with light sensitive chemicals in my "dark room" also known as the "throne room," or "stink shack!" I usually sit on the floor with my work spread out around me! Every thing has been cleaned beforehand! Trust me!

After my paper has been dried, I put them in the frames and develop them in the sunlight on my deck. I don't have a table so I use the table off the side of my bbq grill.

I know it isn't much, but it works pretty well. Hopefully when the hubs and I move out of our tiny apartment, I'll have a proper porch with a big ol table! Ok so the next step after developing in the sunlight is to stop the exposure process. I do this by rinsing in cold running water. After the image is rinsed, and dried, I hang it to finish drying. I'd leave them flat, but I don't have a ton of counter space. Any who here is the view of my "photography lab."

These are a few I printed today, and as soon as they are dry I'll have them displayed and posted up on etsy. I have to say the one of my husband on the far left, is my favorite one I've ever printed! Not just because its the hubs, but because he's sitting on the dock, and the lake is behind him, it makes for a very fine print!

Thanks for visiting my little "studio!" It really makes me happy to share my process, and it always excites me to show people you don't have to have the perfect conditions or expensive equipment to make beautiful art!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Go to Seventh Smith to enter one of THREE awesome giveaways! The winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Go enter! Especially if you have a wedding or a little girl!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WendiWinn Giveaway!

The totally awesome, amazing, and some other cool word that starts with "a," Winn is hosting a Give Away on facebook. Click HERE to check it out. The person donating the fabulous items to the give away is TheresaJ from etsy! She has an abundance of beautiful hand made jewelery in her shop. Winn has it set up where you can enter severeal times! So go on over and enter enter enter!!!!

What the French Toast is hosting a GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok Guys another give away is up and running! This one is hosted by What the French Toast! The person Giving for the give away is Indie Creations. All you have to do is pop on over to What the French Toast Blog, and leave a few comments and pass the giveaway info on to your friends! Easy huh?!

Stay tuned to this blog for more giveaway action!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nursery Love Giveaway!!!

Nursery Love is having another give away! This time its for $40 in awesome, beautiful amazing hand made jewelry by The Empress Jewel. All you have do is pop over to Nursery Love's Facebook Fan page and Leave comments on the post that talks about the Give away! You can enter up to three times, so just follow the directions to get the maximum entries!

Good luck!