Friday, July 23, 2010

We're "still" selling to help the Animals affected by the BP Oil Disaster

Here(below) is an updated list of folks still donating a portion of sales to the gulf rescue campaign & some folks with specific items for sale with all of the proceeds going to help. Also see my treasury, it has some more folks selling items to help!

Gulf Coast Etsy Treasury


A new EFA member, 60% helps gulf animals; shop is here.

My shop is still doing 20% to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.

KathleenMarieKellyy is also still donating.

Pippi's Thrift store is continuing with her fund drive.

This shop also is selling to help out. She writes: "Please visit 'Gulf Coast Disaster' section in my shop. All proceeds from items in this section, minus Etsy & Paypal fees, will be donated directly to the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to clean up the oil spill in the gulf. You can learn more on their website: http://www.nwf.org/. I will post the receipt here once I have made a donation. Thank you for supporting this critical effort."

Thanks everyone. Any new folks to add or updates, please contact me at hskoconnor@gmail.com subject line: Selling for the Gulf.


XOXO Heather :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Precarious Landing..

& A visitor, just before fall.

A precarious landing..


A little orange friend..

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Time for this 'Well Kept Secret" to be told..

I met Miss Late July via the Vegan Etsy team, and Team EFA, probably well over a year or two ago. My first "meeting" was via an email to the yahoo group we're both subscribed too. I liked her right off. She likes animals just like I do & volunteers in rescue & networking for an animal shelter she helps out. Excellent, I thought. Just great, these are the sorts of folks I wanna surround myself with, and have them bumping into me often to spur me on to doing more giving back. At some point Facebook & My Space links were passed around & folks added or followed each other, if they so chose to.



Once I found out she was a singer, songwriter.. I just had to check her out! If she is good at dog rescue, and photography, then by default her singing must be amazing I mused.

WOW! I hit the nail on the head. I was correct! She's wonderful, amazing, soft, light, fun, catchy, cute, funny, honest and refreshing. All that and more. I was so happy I clicked and found her. I probably played the songs on My space at least 40 times. I know I overplayed this video when it was posted. Then I began to wait, for when her demo was released. I finally got my wish and I ordered a copy!


I was not disappointed at all. Best musical purchase of the year by far! Literary Kings her first video was one of the first songs I heard, and I love it and it's one of those songs that will stay with me forever, and long be a fav! The above song is a fav as well, and it does my heart good to see her doing a slow song too, as it shows the artists' range. I think that is all too important to show your range. That's why even tho I'm more fond of bright, loud colours with my photography, I keep pushing myself to do more black and whites.

All in all, my fav song of hers isn't online, in video form, as of yet.

But if an artist keeps us wanting more.. that's a very very good thing!

You can find Miss Late July here: Late July Her album is available for download for free on her website.


XOXO Heather :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ohhhh Cabana boy......




Please bring me another Margarita!

--Heather :)

Justin Case..

He's a good pal of mine. Dear old Just in. ;)


Kookoo for Lulu is hereby MINE. My boys will be in a band, and you all will be Kookoo for Lulu. --Heather :)

Words....

You know what, pretty soon we won't be able to say ANYTHING. Cause all the words will be owned by someone else. Will we have to pay royalties to say HELLO? WTF? I am hereby trademarking/owning/copyrighting this phrase: "BITE ME."


Course I've been saying it since at least 1985 and I know many of my friends have also been doing the same thing. So I won't charge ya. That's what friends are for.

--Heather ;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Foiled again! By my nemesis, Urban Blight..

Can you see the Urban Blight?



Right dead center over the top of a pine tree. There lurks a cell phone tower. DOH! I hate them. The placement of them, the look of them. The ones hidden in churches etc are much better than these faux bois tree ones tho. It's been scientifically hypothesized that BEES hate cell towers too. Be nice if there didn't need to be so many, however it's a needed evil. Or is it? I lived without one for about (guessing here) 6-9 mos. It was pleasant. Less calls, less interruptions, that's for sure. People called me, I was out, I came home to a message. If my car died en route.. I'd have had to wait for someone driving by to be kind to ring someone, and that might take a while. That would be an inconvenient part. Helps that we work on my car & his often, so we know what's going on under the hood. Certainly helps one. Which isn't a bad thing altogether. Sure wish more folks knew more.. specially the part about NOT mashing the gas & never letting up. {not good for the engine or the longevity of the oil in the engine} But I'm digressing now. It was definitely nicer sans a cell phone.. in fact now I hardly remember to bring this one with me. Not sure why I ever had the cell phone bug, at all. I sure as heck didn't miss it. Which is a shame really, I had a awesome purple one for a time. I have purple purses & shoes and other things I like equally as well. So I doubt it was the colour that drove me to it. ;)

I'm not even sure what it is about cell phones I don't like the most. Is it the possible brain cancer tumors incurred by them from using them on the same side of the head all the time. Or is it the lack of wild bees pollinating the fleurs, that I dislike more? Actually it's neither. It's the lack of a solution forthcoming. I like the cell phone, as it's handy when you need it. It's also tiny & easily loseable for the times when you don't want it around. I really really wish there was a way to solve the problems that we have because of cells. *If that is the case, of course.
Cause science could be wrong...


Maybe I don't dislike cells.. all that much after all. Perhaps, it's something else.

--Heather :/

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New photo....



This is one of several new shots I'm adding to my shop, not taken by me. This is by my Husband, Sean. He's been working with me for a year now & learning the how to on photography. I'd say he's doing great at it! I was so excited to see this on his memory card! Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

By Jorge, I do think he's got it!

I do think he's doing well with it, it's definitely progressed over time. Photography that is. This is NOT my photo. This is my husband's photo. Tho sometimes he joins ridiculous FB groups to annoy me. (not working BTW) he's a pretty good guy & apparently can use a camera too!

Red! No, you don't say..


Red! No, you don't say..


Nice having a hobby that can include those that you love and spend time with. The kids are learning as well.. they're doing fine. Soon I'll scan in some of their photos. We have a couple of 35 MM film rolls to develop. I'm out of habit with dropping off rolls & keep forgetting. Used to do it all the time with my old Kodak APS film camera. Been years. Probably even ten or more years, since I used that camera. Lately I'm working on re-learning 35 MM, been even longer since I've used those kinds of cameras.

More to come soon!

--Heather :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

My new biz card...

This is my new "biz card"

This is to showcase several different photos of mine. I will put them into a clear plastic envelope, and stamp the information onto the rear of it.

--Heather :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Photos.. fresh from the weekend..

Just a couple shots I've been working on this weekend in my downtime. Shot at a local fair near my home & at my Mother's house. It was a tiring weekend, but oh so fun. Kids had a great time. We had a great time. It was worth the extra work & being tired out after it was all over.

Fun Slide


Happy 4th of July...

Tickets, get your tickets here..

Taking off..

Seeing stars

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Animal Rights Conference



I've been linked to the fundraiser page! WOOT! So exciting, my artwork is going to be seen by animal folks from all over!

--Heather :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quote of the Day!

I think of the camera as a tool for others to see the beauty, I have experienced. It's a gift to be able to show people the beauty, the tiny moment in time I have saved. I was there, right there, at that moment when the shutter clicked. I saved it for you.. and that is an art. --Heather Henry 2010.

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