Want to Win Free Photo Prints?

Balloons

I am uploading a photo print on my personal website every day in 2018. For more info on how to win prints, click here.

All you you have to do is enter your email as a comment on the photo you want to win a print. I will be choosing winners randomly.

Besides photos, I will also be offering prints of quotes and my original fine art so there will be a nice variety of prints to choose from.

Let me know if you plan to enter!

My New Year Resolutions

These are my resolutions for the new year.

Stay healthy.

I want to workout more, at least a few times a week. I am vegan, but I slipped up a few times in 2017. I want to try to stay vegan and be more strict about the food I eat. I am also trying to save money when I buy food.

Get organized.

I want to stay organized in both my business and personal life. I want to go through my files and photos on my computer and phone and organize them. I also want to get rid of unnecessary items.

Save money.

i want to save more money and keep some money in a savings account. I also want to pay off all my bills this year.

Keep blogging.

I want to continue blogging, posting on social media and listing items on my website and Etsy consistently. I also want to post an eBook for sale every month.

What are your resolutions for 2018?

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a good holiday season. These are a few cards I have listed on my website.

What do you do for Christmas?

Snowflake Planner Collection

Now is the perfect time to buy a planner for 2018. I started offfering planners in my shop and thought I would show the snowflake collection. These planners come in a couple different designs but all have a snowflake clip and fun snowflake design.

The Good as Gold Planner is white with polka dots. It is perfect for staying organized.

The Red Snowflake Planner uses a bright red color that stands out.

In contrast, the Light Snowfall Planner comes in a light blue color with a snowflake design printed on the cover.

You can find all these binder planners in my shop.

100 Things

These are some of my recent discoveries around the web.

100 Happy Days

This site has a challenge where you take a photo of something that made you happy for 100 days in a row. You can post on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email.

100 Things to Do Instead of Procrastinating on the Internet
This site has a bunch of random ideas for things do instead of wasting time online like making your own body scrub, volunteering or writing in your journal.

What inspires you?

Negative Space

I love working with negative space in photos. I took these photos for the A Beautiful Mess photo class a while ago, but I thought I would post them anyway.

I took this photo of me sleeping for the Fresh Perspective challenge, but I thought it worked for this topic too. I like all the white space in this photos and interesting angle.

The natural white negative space came out in this photo from putting it on a white background. It reminds me of snow and wintertime.

Having negative space in your photo can make for a much more interesting composition. Do you ever work with negative space in photos?

An Eye for an Eye eBook

I just released a new book called “An Eye for an Eye”. It has a collection of 10 poems I have written. I usually write nonfiction eBooks so I thought it would be something different to post my original writing.

An Eye for an Eye Collection of Poems

Here is a sample of some of my poems:

The Superhero
Though the spotlight shines on me
and the public claims me as a hero,
I hide behind this costume
because I am afraid
to reveal who I really am.

My elaborately decorated mask
is made just for my face,
carefully fitted costume
with bright and coordinated colors
that strangers imitate
and worship.

Without the mask,
I am a man without purpose.
Though the powers I have
are real,
they separate me from
the rest of the world.
I am not just a savior,
but an outcast.

I have saved
many lives,
but I am only remembered
for the villains I have
won against
and not the lives
that have been lost
because of my fights,
the victims who were
forgotten.

I am afraid to let them
see who I am
beneath the
acts of heroism.

In my real life
I am just another person
who needs to be saved.

1995
The gold jewelry box waited for me
next to the old fashioned piano that sang
our music back to us from a piano roll,
in the basement we used to play in.

My grandma’s photographs hung on walls
near collections of glass animals
and carved statues that guarded rooms
of her one-story house in Dayton.

While my parents and relatives
fought like children over which items
were theirs, my sister and I split
the hand painted glass frogs equally.

The black stallion you could see from
the kitchen now hangs in our living room,
while the piano player in the basement
went to my cousins.

Nobody argued over the little
box in the basement,
its tiny white beads
and gold interior
holding inside
my memories of her.

The Waltz
I hesitate to follow your steps
as you try to lead me
on the path I was warned about.

But when the music plays,
you hold my hands
and we move as one.

You can find more of poems by purchasing on Amazon or in my Etsy shop.

Planner Pages and Refills

I just stocked up on new planner pages and refills in my shop. These planner pages can be added to binder planners such as the ones found in my shop or other brands.

I will do a post later with more info on the planners I am selling. I love binder planner set because it is easy to add to them with planner pages.

Let me know which is your favorite. Do you use a planner?

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I posted some last minute Halloween costumes in my shop. These could work well to wear on Halloween or to add to make a full costume.

Why not be a pumpkin? Just adding a fun tote bag or wearing leggings can make any outfit in to Halloween themed one. You can also add full makeup to make it in to a jack o lantern or pumpkin costume.

A ghost is an easy costume to do with this outfit. I have a ghost printed dress and skirt in my shop. No need to use a white sheet over your head with this cute dress.

Spider Halloween Costume

This dress has images of spiders on top of an orange spiderweb. Add makeup to make this outfit in to a full costume. You can draw spiderwebs on your face or body using eyeliner.

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Black and White Map Collection

I am now offering fashion in my shop! This collection has images of maps on clothing pieces and accessories. You can get a map of the world or any custom location you want.

This collection was inspired by old maps and a love of travel. I took images of maps and made them black and white because I liked the unique look of the maps in black and white. I think I will add some different color maps and more map items in the future though.

 

You can also add this matching necklace for free with any purchase of a map themed item if you use the code MAPGIFT.

Would you wear a map dress?