Monday, December 21, 2009
We had a major snowstorm this past weekend. There was 10 inches of snow at my house- snowfall totals of up to 17 inches were reported in Asheville. I've never seen the Biltmore House with snow on the ground - a totally different but gorgeous perspective!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The trip was incredible. The river boat was even nicer than I expected. We met a lot of nice people, food was good and the excursions were great. We started in Amsterdam and then went to Volendam, Edam, Arnhem, Ghent, Willemstad, Kinderdijk, the Keukenhof Gardens and back to Amsterdam. The architecture in the Netherlands and Belgium was incredible. It's difficult to imagine that some of the buildings we saw were from the 1500's. I thoroughly enjoyed every place we visited, although Arnhem was my least favorite. Here are just a few of the photos I took. I hope to get more on my Flickr page within the next few days.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book is now ready for ordering! That's the book I mentioned in my last post that includes a picture of my cat Smudge. Go to www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/606337 to preview and/or order. (When you preview the book it only shows the first 15 pages. Smudge's picture is not on the first 15 pages - guess you'll have to order the book to see him)!! Remember, all funds raised from the sales of the book are directly donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade by blurb.com (the book publisher).
That's it for now. Have to finish last minute things. Until I return...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I received great news the other day. One of my photographs has been chosen to be published in a book where all the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer charities! Sara Harley is an animal lover and lost her mother to breast cancer. Sara has put together a book of animal photographs and art work and the proceeds will go to research for Breast Cancer. I am honored that she has chosen my photo of my cat Smudge.
What is "Paws for Charity"? Paws for Charity was created several years ago by four women who ran dog businesses and used their businesses to raise money for breast cancer charity. When the group was started, Sara ran a dog biscuit business and sold a package called "Crunch for a Cure". One hundred percent of the proceeds was donated to breast cancer charity. Last year, she sold her dog biscuit business and Paws for Charity languished. This year, she decided to focus on fund raising through Paws for Charity through two projects. Two of the other Paws for Charity founders continue to sell their products to raise funds, and this year will be raising funds for different charities. Paws for Charity is not a registered charity, but we do raise funds for registered charities.
What is the "Art Book Project"?
2009 is the first year for this project. A 40 page book is being created using donated art and photograph images from the US, UK, and Canada. The book features dogs and cats (and one teddy bear!) (the PAWS part of the project) and all proceeds raised will be donated to breast cancer charities (the FOR CHARITY part of the project).
Why are you donating to breast cancer? Why not an animal charity?
Sara's mom died of breast cancer when she was 21, so it's a very personal cause for her. She thought it might be unique to use the bond we feel for our animals and raise funds for a human cause.
What is the book going to look like?
The book is a soft cover book, 7 inches square and 40 pages long. It features the artwork and photography of 37 artists from the US, UK, and Canada. It will be published by an online, on demand company. This means that the books are printed one by one as they are ordered, and shipped out to the purchaser directly by the online printing company.
The book will be available for purchase in April. I'll post more details as they become available.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Here are the rules:
Choose the 6th image out of your 6th picture folder from your computer and blog it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same!
Peacock at the WNC Nature Center
I love going to our local Nature Center. It is only 10 minutes from home so I have an annual pass. They have bears, cougars, bobcats, grey wolves, red foxes, racoons, etc. The last time I was there most of the animals were sleeping but I did get to see this beautiful peacock.
Angie - Times and Chimes
Megzy - Megzytred
Robyn - Robyn's Art
Tatyana - Dogs, art, and possibly a cup of tea...
Cheree and Meg - Busted Knuckle Photography
Stephanie - Blaubeermund
Hope you can keep this going, it's fun!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I got selected for another Etsy Treasury!! Thanks so much to Megzy of Tredlight Photographs for including my Road to Max Patch print in her Treasury. Check out her Etsy shop - lots of great merchandise!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I only wish that I had been able to get a picture of the man chasing after the monkey!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tonight I'm going to see the Sweet Potato Queens. If you haven't seen her (Jill Conner Browne) you need to check her out. She is so funny!
Of course, I'll have to make it back in time to see the Lady Vols basketball game. I'm a big fan. They're having a bit of a rebuilding year, but hopefully in March they will be ready.
Guess I better get some work done. Check out my new listing here.