Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where the bird hails from

Where the bird hails from, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

My little blue bird brooch has arrived! YAY! I'm working on a little project of taking him places, making him backdrops and scenes to shoot his image with/onto. is where I found him. I'm calling him tipsy for the time being. Haven't found the right name, for him as of yet.

I found out last night on flickr. That there is a group of people who do this. it's called Roaming Gomes and other creatures. I was invited by Queen Tonks, one of my flickr contacts. So of course I signed right up. :) It's a really cool group of photos.

This is another photo of the bird. he's hanging out on a recycled wool sweater, that I've turned into a shoe storage bag. It was the right colour for my
bird to sit on.
Tipsy Whimsey

I really like this photo: pinkflowerbird
I think it looks really nice small. I think ACEO's will also be made of the bird. I'm looking forward to that size of art in my shop. I love the smaller sizes on things. Super Kawaii. ---Heather 'aktie9'

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Glider Bench

My glider bench, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

This is my glider bench. I used to have it in my backyard, at the old house. But, since moving here. When we unloaded it off the truck, this is where it was placed. It seems to work here. Really looks nice. But, since it's in the front yard, which is not fenced in, unlike the backyard. I don't get to use it very often. Well, I could.. but, then the dogs would bark at me. Then begin looking for ways to sneak out front too. The kids would climb over the fence to get at me. So for the time being this bench is used for us putting shoes on before a walk, unloading groceries from the cars. Someday I hope to sit on it & read a book..........

----Heather 'aktie9' :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Speaking of fast moving blurs..

Check out my dog, Minnie in the backround of this photo. I just love this photo of my son, Liam. The absolute joy of having his photo taken, was just so exciting. I shot one of his brother, Rory just before (below) that. Liam was sooo gleeful to have his taken too.

New photograph for my shop....

A pink echinacia flower macro. Shot on location at the This little butterfly garden is where lots of my photos have been taken. The Otter, the Polar Bear, the orange butterfly.. etc They have loads of wonderful subjects to capture here. The foxie loxie lives here also. I've got an extensive list of subjects still to shoot here.

2.Bald Eagles

And the list goes on and on. I'm also looking for new places, to go to for photographing. I have many favourite subjects. Buildings are one. Old cars, another.
I tend to love still life. But, zooming in on fast moving images is also becoming an interest. Waterfall that is down my street is a fast moving one. I look forward to taking some hours and hours shooting it from every angle. Today one of my friends blogged on her recent excursion in NYC to see some Cherry Blossoms. Now, I need to find myself some Cherry Blossoms to photograph. There is a place nearby I'm considering. It's called Tower Hill Botanical Garden. Located in West Boylston. Hoping to get there very soon, like this upcoming weekend!

---Heather 'aktie9' :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm a cheap tweet!

3amartprod on CheapTweet

---Heather 'aktie9' :)

Such a pretty butterfly treasury... I had to share it.

YAY thanks to Kylie of I have this screenshot. I'm not good at doing them. I think it's a IE browser thing. Urgh.

Thank you, Kylie. You made my day! ---Heather :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Playing around with the Collage maker again..

Just whipped this one off in the collage maker. Nice when the kids go to bed, and it's hubby's turn to do the duty. It's so rare to get some peace & quiet. So I made this little collage for you to enjoy on my blog.

I'm also now offering them in my shop

Please check it out. I have a BOGO sale going on now. ---Heather :)

Cute little clay pendant

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The etsyveg postcards have arrived!

etsyveg postcards, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

Now I get to count them out.

They are so pretty. I just wanted to show you how they turned out!

XOXO Heather :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pretty Purple Hyacinth

I'm so bored, can we puuuuhlease go fer a walk?

This is my Duke, dog. I call him Johnny B. Goode sometimes, though. Sometimes snuggle monkey, sometimes pookanutty... I just love him soooo much. He's a awesome poochie. He's so easy to care for, live with.. and just all around adore. He's so smart, and he listens to commands really well. If he's going to slow.. I just click my tongue and he snaps to attention. If he's going to fast.. I just tell him to slow down, and he does. He's a magic dog.. of my best daydreams. I've always always wanted a black labrador. He's a pal. I love him, and confide in him. He knows all.. he lets me cry on his shoulder, and only asks that I let him do the same. Possibly scratch the belly or give him a treat from time to time. I couldn't ask for a better dog. I'm so very lucky to have found him.

I love you Duke. ---Heather 'aktie9' :)

Thank you etsyveg.. for the new to me music!

I Don't Know from ATO Records on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saying hello to some friends of mine..

102_0179, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

Aren't these old girls just lovely. They were very nice and happy to see me pull over to say hello this afternoon. They have the most charming facial expressions. I was focusing on these two. One of the other (more white fur) ladies seemed miffed. So I took her photo also.. she liked that she got some attention also. I sat and just chatted with them and thanked them so much for their time. I spose if I sell these photos, I should give a percentage to a Cow sanctuary or something similar. This I think they would really appreciate.

---Heather :)

The Etsyveg Earthly Riches Giveaway

I am one of the shops participating in the EtsyVeg Earthly Riches giveaway! There are 20 prizes in 5 prize categories, with multiple chances to win. You will find one hidden Earth image in 20 shops, including mine - if you find them all you can earn an entry for the grand prize, worth over $100! You can also earn FIVE entries for the grand prize by spending $25 in this shop, and FIVE entries for the first prize for spending $10 (please see rules for details)!

For complete rules and details on how to enter, including a list of shops participating and prizes, please see the EtsyVeg blog. The giveaway runs from April 22-28.

You have to check it out! The prize I donated is a Photo Collage (like above) of the winner's choice!! And that's just ONE prize, the winner of the grand prize wins SIX prizes of their choice!! What are you waiting for?! Get over to the EtsyVeg blog :)

Earthly Riches Giveaway SALE!

In addition to the Earthly Riches Giveaway, many members of our team are celebrating Earth Day by offering special sales in their shops. Most are on Earth Day only, so be sure to cash in on these extra "earthly riches" while they last.....

Mystical AcSents
10% off everything. 20% off for Etsy Veg members.
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

FlowerFly Earth Friendly Creations
10% off everything. 20% off for Etsy Veg members.
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

Chicken Scratch Vegan Bath & Body
15% off everything except sampler packs, refunded after purchase, or request revised invoice.
4/22/09--Earth Day Only, until midnight PDT

3 Am Art Productions
BOGO (buy one, get one free) on everything in the shop! And, as always free standard shipping.
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

Laura Bucci * handmade
25% off on everything
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

Artocrat - Contemporary Wall Art
15% off all purchases
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

A Second Chance
I'm running a big sale, up to 30% off on Vintage finds, reclaimed yarn supplies, patterns and fiber arts (hand knitted, crocheted and embroidered), as well as Free Shipping on
orders over $150 and type "Love the Earth" in the buyer's notes and get a free gift ($15 value) with every purchase
Now through 4/22/09--Earth Day

Cricket's Creations
Mention Earth Day in Message to Seller to receive FREE shipping with completed purchase of one item. I'll refund shipping PLUS $5 off per item when you choose two or more in a single checkout.
4/22/09--Earth Day Only

SilentLotus Creations
Save 15% off entire purchase, 20% off for EtsyVeg team members! Also receive free shipping for purchases over $30! Just mention Earth Day in 'Message to Seller' during check out, and either wait for an adjusted invoice from PayPal, or pay and receive a refund for the discount amount.

4/22/09--Earth Day Only
Aguavino--Photography, Art, & Handmade Goods
Big Earth Day & Spring Cleaning Sale! 25% off all 4x4 Recycled Photo Tiles, Jewelry, and Wall Art; and $2.00 off all Greeting Card 4 Packs!
4/22/09--Earth Day through 4/30/09
PLUS Free Shipping on all orders over $20 on Earth Day (will issue a refund through PayPal)

4/22/09--Earth Day Only
Krug's Eco-Logic
I'm offering 10% off naked bars only (so that's 10% + .50 cents for lack of wrapping) = 6.75 per soap bar! Refunded after purchase
Earth Day Only??

Move the Needle
10% off any items in the "Springtime" section
Earth Day Only??

Loveluca 22% off everything in
the shop thru end of Earth Day

Copied and pasted from Lynn Post aka

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Having trouble sleeping??

Meadow_sheep__, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

You could try counting these sheep..

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, zzzzzzzzz

---Heather :)

Photo cards for you..

Photo cards for you.., originally uploaded by Aktie9.

My photos have been printed on luster, or sometimes called matte paper. I've used acid free cards, and glues to attach them. This is just a sample. You can get 5 of these cards for $7.99 shipped to you for free. I use recycled paperboard to mail these to you. You can choose any of the photos in my shop, or the ones shown here. I also have a variety of cards in all colours. Envelopes are included with each one. Shown here is my honeybee & rose, wild bee and rose, and macro butterfly bush prints. --Heather :)

Shop is here: 3amart

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hello butterfly..

green butterfly, originally uploaded by Aktie9.

So pretty. I just don't have words. I'm hoping to see some butterflies this coming year. --Heather :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

new listing in my etsy store.

I thought the title was very timely, considering Earth Day is just around the corner. Listing is here:

Monday, April 13, 2009

What a pretty view..

What a pretty view.., originally uploaded by Aktie9.

This is about 300 FT from my front door. Henry David Thoreau, says hello, huh? ;) I need about 10 days hiking around this area (alone, or with the dogs) to adequately capture the charm of this area.. I could sit here for hours.. just looking. I don't know what it is about blue skies, water, and green trees. But, it's so peaceful & so beautiful.

I'm in love with this area already. I hope to never leave it..

---Heather aktie9 :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some of my favourites.. from etsy dot com

Just a couple items in my fav's on etsy dot com. I'm completely addicted to this site, and finding things there instead of buying them in stores. It's like my own personal shop.. without having to go the mall.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ohhh I just LOVE this product!

Erin of Krug's Ecologic is one of my teammates on Etsyveg. I noticed her shop for it's clean looking photography, and lovely sounding listing descriptions. Mouthwatering descriptions. I was inspired to check some of them out first hand. I was excited to find she had a grab bag as a listing. Wow, so cool I just had to try it! I received the above shown product the Vanilla Lime Sal Butter & an Orange and Cocoa bar of soap. What a HUGE bar of soap it is. Smells lovely like oranges and chocolate. One of my fav smell combinations. Oh, just so heavenly. I took mine and cut it into three really good sized pieces. Natural homemade soap is much better for you. But, the scent can get lost faster. So I wrapped the other two pieces tightly and I'm saving them for when the current one is used up. I have mine in my kitchen, by the sink. So it's there when ever I need to wash my hands. My hands are very happy. I also purchased at the same time a tea tree and salt bar of soap. This I did the same thing for, and I use it in the shower for my face. I love it. It's a nice awakening in the shower every morning, and being me, I need all the help waking up, that I can get.

The vanilla lime sal butter is the product I wanted to gush about. But, it's hard not getting sidetracked in her shop, and just ooohing and ahhhing over all the products. The photos are awesomely done. Showcases everything perfectly. You will never question what you will receive. Ever since the sal butter arrived, I haven't let it get out of my sight. It smells so awesome. Lime and vanilla together is one of my fav's. When I was vegetarian I used to make a sugar cookie with these two ingredients in them. It reminds me of the smell of them cooling just waiting to be eaten. But, it's even better than that, lower calories too. ;) It's non-greasy, non staining.. and smells so heavenly putting on. I use it right after showering on all my dry skin areas. I've already noticed a complete 100% difference. I tend to get dry patches, and my elbows and knees are already softening up from using it. I know very soon, I will need another one. I'm planning on trying the Natural soap, lotion and sal butter combo kit. Three awesome products for $35. Yes, I will be getting it in Vanilla lime. I'm completely addicted to it.

Fabulous stuff, Erin. Thank you so much! This was the best Grab bag I've ever had!

XOXO Heather :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The tale of three treasuries..

Please note: I used Windows vista snipping tool. I have a problem getting all of the treasuries, so I snipped them in half, so all the items can be viewed.

Yay! I made it into two of them. one with my purple morning glory 8x10 and the other with my pink gerbera daisy 8x10! Thanks so much for featuring me!
The treasury grabbers are:, & Lisa of grabbed it with user name http//

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another polymer pin..

I can't wait to get my polymer clay out & working with it again. I have sooo many of these (similar sized) pins to photograph, I need to get doing that too. They are all very different from these ones.. so cute. I have soo many of them.. I love them. I've been upcycling felt, fabric & also polartec to make really nifty and original looking pins. Now, does anyone have a round tuit & some clean unfiltered sunlight? ---Heather :)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Visit Photographers of Etsy

I've been accepted! I will be added to the next update & then I can add my tags! I'm so excited. ---Heather :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

For you..

Thou hast gone, O marvel sweet,
And our wondrous love is through,
O blue flower, flower blue!...
In this world all's dark and cheat!

Blue Flower By, Eminescu, Mihai

XOXO Heather :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Closeup on Slidel, the Otter.

Silly me, I had posted a new photo in my etsy store for purchase& forgotten about the cropping they do to the photos, so they fit. So the photo was showing the Otter, Slidel's belly, instead of his face. It's a good thing I checked it out. It looked ridiculous. I've fixed it now, and the photo above is the zoomed in version. I think he looks pretty cute zoomed in like this, and now I have a second option in my store. So a mistake turns to a happy.

Hope everyone out there is having a Happy Saturday! I'm in the midst of more unpacking. NO, you don't want details. It's not as much fun as it used to be.

XOXO --Heather "aktie9" :)

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