Saturday, October 24, 2009

Photography Tip

I wanted to share this simple yet helpful photography tip. I have noticed that making as many adjustments as possible on your camera when taking a picture, helps make the editing easier. For example, try to adjust your white balance when taking the picture. Make sure your camera setting is appropriate for the type of lighting. Most cameras have a feature where you can adjust the setting for different types of lighting (sunny, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent). Making these adjustments on the camera will not only make the photo editing process easier, your photos will look much better.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Visit With My Brother

My brother Justin was in town for a few days. We had a busy long weekend and it is too bad the weather wasn't better. Oh well. That didn't stop us from going to D.C. He had never been, so what better way to spend an rainy day that geeking it up at the Smithsonian! Then Friday night I took him to the AC/DC concert. We had a good time. I don't think my ears can handle loud concerts anymore, but AC/DC put on a great show! Here is a pic of my brother and I at the Apollo exhibit at the Air and Space Museum.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Etsy Treasury - Aloha Summer

Ah! Don't say goodbye to summer yet! We technically have a little over two day until Autumn. Take a look at this gorgeous Etsy treasury for your last summer fix! The Pink Camellia curated this wonderful hibiscus themed treasury. Don't forget to check out her shop here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pick 2 - Flower Photography

Flower photography looks great in pairs! I have just recently started offering any two of my flower photgraphs (does not include digital paintings) for one package price and no additional shipping charge! These prints are the same quality prints as the prints sold individually. These are even printed on the same great paper - Moab Somerset Enhanced Velvet 225 GSM fine art paper.
This is a wonderful chance to buy affordable art that will liven up any space. See the listing in my Etsy shop, Undefined Village.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Etsy Treasury

I created an Etsy Treasury late last night and thought I would share it with you. It is of my favorite color, grey! As it turns out it is a very grey day here in the D.C. area. Grey is perfect for everyday. It is so versatile. Please check it out here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


A date like this doesn't occur often and a sale like this doesn't come around everyday!
Fellow Etsyer and jewelry artisan Mary Ellen Doran, known for her handcrafted chain and gemstone jewelry, is offering a wonderful sale on 09-09-09! See her sale announcement below, or click here to see her shop.

BIG SALE 09/09/09
In honor of the unique date - a unique sale
Make any purchase from this site and receive a free pair of the Big Bold Sterling Silver earrings. (Retail value $18)
A date like this will not happen again - and neither will this sale.
purchases made 12AM (09/09)-12AM (09/10) EST

Be sure to check out here shop for all the beautiful jewelry pieces available!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Beautiful Daisy

I just love this photo and can't believe I didn't post it any sooner! The color is so vibrant. This is a natural photo and was not edited in Photoshop! It is available for sale in my Etsy shop undefinedvillage.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mom's Banana Bread Recipe

I love this banana bread that my mom always makes, so I made some for myself last week and it is so good I cannot wait to make another loaf! I added pecans, but you can add whatever nut you prefer.

1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup mashed bananas (overripe)
2 eggs slightly beaten

In a large bowl with a fork mix first 5 ingredients. With pastry blender or 2 knives cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in bananas and eggs just until blended. You can stir in 1 cup of nuts. Spread batter evenly in a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 55 minute to 1 hour at 350F.

This is so good warm with butter! I hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Return From Hiatus?

Ah, so it has been some time since I have posted here. Well, I am back from my hiatus and will be posting again. Check back throughout this weekend for some updates and a scrumptious banana bread recipe!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I have been featured in a Treasury by anakim. It is a beautiful treaury focusing on all things London... so check it out here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fat Tuesday Sale!!

The following sales will be available ONE DAY ONLY -
Fat Tuesday, February, 24
So come back and buy early before the quantity discounts are gone.
Half price on this pink and brown paisley tote - (regularly $44.95)
50% off Sterling Silver and Rose Quartz 5-decade Catholic Rosary (regularly $65)
50% OFF all 8x10 photos!
Half-off hand cold forged sterling silver hoop earrings (2-inches long) (regularly $15)
All Hair Accessories 50% off the listed price!

10% off Yarn and FREE SHIPPING!
All Neckwarmers 50% off Listed price
25% off all Purple, Green and Yellow items!
Free 18-inch leather necklace with purchase of any yellow, purple, or green pendant.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Swallows Collage

This is the first of a series based on remains. Very general term. This piece is titled "The Melody Remains". It is available in my shop. Stay posted for more in this simple yet interesting series.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Etsy CREST sale!!

From January 17th through January 25th, 2009 several members of the Capital Region Etsy Street Team (including me) are having a Sale in honor of the Inauguration of our 44th President.
Search handmade tags and titles on etsy for “etsycrestsale” to find participating shops.
Each shop will offer different discounts. Be sure to read their Shop Announcements for details.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Computer DIED!

ARGGHHH! My computer has died! This has put a huge damper on some projects that I was going to begin this week! I am not sure how long I will be out of commission. At least I have a borrowed computer, but it is basic... very basic!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just a quick update... I am still in the process of organizing. It is slow and doesn't look like I have accomplished a lot, but really, I have. I know it is going to take some more time. I am now having to put together more shelving for storage. Oh well. I should take a break soon and actually get some other work done as well!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hazards in my studio!

Well, not even an hour into organizing my studio and I injure myself! Not bad, but 1/2 of my right hand was covered in blood. Apparently I peeled the skin off of my knuckle and didn't notice it right away. Oh well. I have made progress although it doesn't look like it. Don't you hate when that happens? I emptied 2 huge totes filled with books and put them on my bookshelves. Need to make room for more shelves! I will keep you posted!