Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Which Will You Choose?

The wide road is heavily populated with many traveling it.  Why do they travel the wide road?  It makes things easier.  Everything goes.  You can do as you please.  But LOOK OUT where you end up!

The narrow road is quite sparsely populated.  Many choose not to travel it as it seems more difficult.  It's filled with many challenges but the end results are so rewarding!

Some are seen wandering the ditch between between the two roads unsure of if they want to climb the hill to the narrow or just get back on the wide road.

The wide road will lead you to death and destruction.  Eternity in the fires of hell that will be hotter than any heat you've ever experienced.

The narrow road leads to heaven where the streets pave with gold. It will be more than beautiful than anything you've ever seen or experienced!

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

I felt led this week to share this as I know there are many who do not believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and it's so sad to think of all those who will not get to experience the greatest joy in life when they meet Jesus face to face!

No one knows when their time is up here on earth, and no one knows when Jesus will return for the second coming!  Let's all be ready so we can meet in heaven one day!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Well, I have many different workspaces, all depends on where I'm shooting that particular day!

Here is my workspace when I'm doing product photography.  Just a quick snapshot and I didn't bother clean up the rest of my

Of course, my camera is also missing from the photo.

I also do my editing at my husbands desk.  My labeling, laminating, and shipping is all done in the office as well on top of my deep freeze.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Dell Cove Spice Company

Today, I would like to do a feature on a shop that snatched up the first Product Photography listing I had up.  It's been fun working with their product  and great to see a very happy customer!  I asked Dell Cove Spice Company to share a little bit about themselves...

Our shop name came about as an inside joke, but it somehow fit with our love of the ocean and our passion for cooking. We also are kind of picky (understatement) about sourcing our ingredients from around the world, from producers of sea salts in Hawaii to the richest Vietnamese cinnamon we can find.

We also hand-mix our spice blends and popcorn toppings, and make them in small batches. (If you don't, you don't get the same freshness.)
My husband started up the shop last fall as a way to do something with his free time when our jobs forced us to temporarily live in two different cities (he's in the Midwest, I'm on the West Coast). I started helping him out with ideas, and was drawn to the online community here on Etsy.
Part of the reason he did it was to help pay for the cost of plane tickets to fly back and forth, so we could see one another.

But then, we both found it to be a blast. We both love to cook and were always finding out of the way places with interesting restaurants, rural food auctions, unusual grocery stores, etc. We both have friends and family that are somehow tied to food and agriculture.
And then, a number of friends started talking about how they were entertaining at home, cooking at home, and were hungry for new ways to spice up their cooking.

So...spices. And that led to us both looking around and realizing that we just wanted to make stuff that we enjoyed eating ourselves. So far, it seems to be working!

Please head over to Dell Cove Spice Company and check out their many great products!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Another great week...and a giveaway

Well, two weeks ago tuesday, this photo was featured on etsy's front page

This past Tuesday (yesterday), I woke up to an e-mail that I'd been featured on the front page at around 4:00am, this time with this print

Today, I receive a message from EtsyStalker that I've been stalked...

I love all the features!  Great exposure.

On to the giveaway.  As a way to hopefully boost my sales this year, each month that I reach 14 sales or more, I will be putting each purchase into a draw for a gift.  This month's gift will be a credit towards a future print order!  BUT, I have to reach 14 sales before I give something away :)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Unplanned Moment

Ever have a moment where you don't exactly plan to do what you did, but it results in something unique???

Well, I was taking some photographs, using my tripod, camera, and a remote shutter release.  I had accidentally set the camera to only take the picture after a few seconds of pressing the shutter release, but kept forgetting and thinking I could just leave it the way it was.   Well, here's what happened and I LOVE IT!