Monday, December 29, 2008

Recommended Reading?

For Christmas this year, I received two amazing books.  The first is The Architect's Brother, the second is Creature.  I was exposed to the Creature book, courtesy of Mrs. French on Bliss blog.  The images in these two books, really inspire and motivate me to step outside of what I know as a photographer.  There isn't much as far as "reading"....more pictures which I like.  But the pictures themselves tell stories.  They'll blow your mind.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Magical Red Shoes

What is it about the magical red shoes, that inspires us to capture, collect, illustrate them?!  I don't quite know, maybe it's because they're a little on the sassy side?  Perhaps when we wear  red shoes, we feel almost invincible?  I'd love to know your thoughts on this, and please mention how many pairs of red shoes you own.  I own 3 pairs, but am always on the watch!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blog winner (from Lillyella's contest)

Congratulations to Andrea of Munieca for winning my Metal Mount from Lillyella's Blog!  Andrea chose the item pictured.  Hope all of my readers found some wonderful handmade items for this holiday season!  Let the handmade tradition carry throughout the year to support these talented independent artists!  See some of my favorites in the list on the right.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Giveaway over at Lillyella's Blog!

Hi all!  Nicole at Lillyella has been so kind as to do a blog feature on my shop.  Please stop over and visit, and enter for your chance to win one my my 5x10 Metal Block Mounts!  Be sure to see my special limited time purchase freeby as well!  P.S. I own the earrings pictured below and LOVE them!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Support a great cause with Enve Jewelry

Hi friends, Ngan of Enve Jewelry is running a raffle contest on her blog to raise money to support the American Liver Foundation.  Please stop by her blog and show her some support and for a chance to win some amazing shopping sprees!

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Calendars!

Just listed some NEW year at a glance calendars!  Four different styles to choose from.  Great gift idea for office, kitchen, name it!  For beautiful pushpins and magnets to hang these, check out Polarity and Uncorked!  These calendars are also included in my SALE!

Final Day of Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE!

Hello all!  Ok, today is the final day of the Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE.  I'm featuring Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (free prints only) in my shop!  Don't miss this rare opportunity!  Also, be sure to check out the shops listed to the right for that perfect holiday gift, as many of their sales end today as well.  Happy shopping, and hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Winner is....Shel!! And More Holiday Picks...

Well, the winner of my Bamboo Print Giveaway is Shel!  Congratulations, Shel!  Thank you all who took time to enter.  Also a reminder that my Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE is going on right now...don't miss out on this chance for FREE prints.

Also, visit some of the shops on the right.  Many are offering excellent Holiday savings for your shopping pleasure this weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The SALE Has Begun!!! Happy Shopping!

Time to go check it out.  Happy shopping and selling to my fellow Etsians!

Visit my shop here!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale and Print Giveaway!

Ok friends....announcing my Black Friday Sale!!  Which actually will run 11-28-08 through 12-01-08.  It is a "buy 1 get 1 free" of PRINTS ONLY.  So if you're looking for that special gift for the art lover in your life, now is the time to buy.  If you do purchase a mount w/print or book....I will give you a FREE print.

***Make sure that you do NOT add the free print to your cart, but simply indicate it to me in the "message to seller" during checkout.  FREE print is of equal or lesser value.  Cannot be combined with other offers.***

Also, to kick things off, I'm giving away one of my new Bamboo Prints from my shop.  Image (you pick) is printed on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper.  German etching is available if you prefer, please let me know.  Please leave a comment below to be considered for the drawing.  I will have a random drawing on friday night (11-28-08) and will announce the winner at that time. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Renewable Resource...... Bamboo Prints

So in my small effort to protect and preserve the environment, I'm now offering select images on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Bamboo Paper (290 gsm).  This paper features a natural warm white surface... not quite ivory, but not a bright white.  It is archival grade and acid free.  The best feature though is that it is made from bamboo which is a renewable resource.  I really love the heavy feel and slight textural quality to this paper.  Images may be printed on this paper upon request.  Check out some of the new Bamboo Prints in my shop!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do people buy art books?

So I thought it would be a neat idea to compile some of my favorite images from my shop into a book.  I printed the book through Blurb, and got my first copy.  I like it, but am not sure if it can sell for enough for me to make a profit?  Just wondering if you guys think this is a smart investment or not?  I can by more and sell them through Etsy for less than my retail cost on Blurb.  Any opinions?  You can preview the first several pages on Blurb here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Last night, the "Mini" show began at Artbar in Milwaukee's riverwest area.  It runs 11-07-08 through 1-07-09.  The concept is that they have several artists submit artwork that is 8x8 or less, and under $60.00.  It's a fun way to see a lot of art, and maybe do some holiday shopping!  I definitely had some favorites of the works there.   Artbar is such a charming little spot, where even in the details of the find art.  From their yardstick pub table tops, to their bungee cord stair rails, you're sure to be visually inspired.  If you're in the Milwaukee area, take a break and check it out!

Friday, October 31, 2008

And the Winner is......Enve!

Congratulation, Ngan of Enve Jewelry.  You will be receiving Pieces shortly.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  Stay tuned for future giveaways!!

-Emiko ;)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Holiday Picks of the Week and Last Day to Enter Print Giveaway!

Here are a few more picks to help in your holiday shopping.  I personally have used and love the Tea Tree Soap.  I also just order Time of Passage by Krystyna and look forward to receiving it.  Also, today is the last day to enter my blog print giveway contest!  Happy shopping!