Wednesday, May 27, 2009


How fun is this! I've made two new (Christian!) Etsy friends recently, and both have featured "Things That Are Made" on their blogs! How fun is that! Praise the Lord for the body of Christ :)
I've included a picture of a snippet of each; click on the photo to read the whole article! They have Etsy shops too, check them out!

The first is "Christian Stewardship," by Brittany:
Her Etsy shop is

And the second is "Pruitt Handcrafts" by Linda:
Her shop is

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Santa Margarita Lake

My husband wanted to go camping last year for his birthday, so we tried Santa Margarita Lake. I have lived on the Central Coast of California for about half my life. All that time I had no idea that this lovely place sat nestled among the hills only 15 miles away! What a remarkably stunning spot!
Fishing on the lake:
The view from our tent at sunrise:
Along the hiking trail:
Cards in my shop made from Santa Margarita Lake images:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Rusty Wheels

I know that not everyone will appreciate these the way I do...but humor me and look for a moment anyway :) It was a foggy morning on the farm, and I had noticed this old trailer with a flat tire, retired along the orchard. Each of its four wheels had been painted and repainted numerous time, and strangely enough they all looked completely different! The colors fascinated me, and these photos are almost abstract. In short, I am SO thankful that God created color, and for the way colors compliment and contrast each other. Now do they appeal a little more?
I've just posted two new sets of notecards featuring these very images! Click--here--to see!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Promontoire de Cafe

The smell of fresh coffee brewing makes me stop and stand still for a minute and just breathe in the scent. I love these images because they bring you up close, out into the fresh air, and wanting to share with a friend!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Little Hills Rejoice!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Photography Treasury

I often think about what constitutes a photographer. What makes anyone more than just another joe with a fancy camera? I think some people have a gift--a a natural eye for composition, color, and expression. Others learn it. Your comments and thoughts are welcome. In the meantime, I have found some incredible images on Etsy that I've compiled into a treasury! I think these images help define good photography. Click to go to the treasury and enjoy!