Who would’ve guessed that post-surgical complications (Sept 2016) would actually bring about a few smart and often times, necessary changes in my “work” flow? I sure didn’t, so my ever popular weekly Sunday Summary Smiles Thank You posts will transition to a once a month post. It continues to bring an amazing smile to my face knowing we share the same type of joy inspired by these images.
Sint Maarten Racer back tank top – sold in Florida – Thank you!
Sheets of tissue paper – sold in London, United Kingdom – Thank you!
I was never much of a clothes shopper before my cancer surgery, I know, :-), Really, it’s true. And now due to painful, internal surgical adhesion scarring, I rarely leave the house. However, when I do venture out, I still like to look nice so designing fashion outfits has become a favorite activity.
I took a photo of my gold head wrap on my iPad, added the image to one of my graphic art apps, included the colors of black and white and managed to come up with several magical selections. Happy day! Can’t wait to order these for my trip to Sweden.
Up until September 2016, I used to be out and about everyday, walking for hours and taking pictures along the way. Now, due to painful internal neck scar tissue adhesion issues, being outdoors is very carefully planned as to where I’m going and the level of activity which is why I love escorted tour companies.
Recently, I treated my son to a 21st birthday trip to Iceland using Great Value Vacations. They did an excellent job, all we had to do was get on and off the bus on time. 🙂 On one of our scenic stops were cute, little fairy houses. The original photograph is shown in the upper right hand corner of the above image. Using a few fun, filter iPad apps helped transform the slightly plain image into seven stunning autumn portraits, one of which I’m sharing with you.
Trying to remain being a half glass is full person has been challenging so it’s gratifying to have found another creative outlet.
Coming soon! Postcards, small posters, greeting cards and shower curtains using this design.
This mesmerizing graphic art zip up hoodie, is a comfortable blend of Polyester and Spandex. Fashion wear mixing black with colors is my favorite type of fabric patterns. Incorporating the color black makes it very easy to match up a variety of items such as shoes, bags and other fashion accessories, especially helpful in packing for a trip.
I love my pullover hoodies and am excited to now include zip up hoodies. I’ve ordered this one and am looking forward to getting it in the mail within about three weeks!
Contact me with your favorite colors and let’s design something for you.
This beautiful VP square dress and sporty fashion wear were inspired by autumn’s warm neutral earth tones of sepia, russet, deep green and mauve as graphic art. Scroll to the bottom to view the individual items and/or click the links to each store featuring these pattern on various products.
Life drastically changed after my partial thyroid surgery, diagnosis of cancer and still painful recovery while running a photographic design business. I’d like to say that I was able to power through it but that didn’t happen, pain is funny that way.
The upshot was finally being forced to literally sit back, feet up and finally catch-up on reading photography business emails, listen to business marketing podcasts that helped to re-evaluate where my business was, where I wanted it to be and how to work smarter not harder to get there. The first step was acknowledging that due to my painful surgical complications, leaving my home was not going to be possible which meant no new photographs or design images for awhile. However, this also meant doing something that had been on the back burner of projects, going through years worth of images I already had in my file folders to see what could be accepted by photography stock companies.
One of my favorites things to photograph walking through the Boston Public Garden are the hawks in their aerie and the junior hawks as they navigate flying once they leave the nest. Happily, the team at Stockimo (mobile photo app) have agreed with most of my submissions including this colorful junior hawk photo for sale on Alamy.com as shown below. 🙂