Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NEW Listing in my Shop

A hyacinth macro that I shot just this afternoon. New in my etsy shop. Lots of purples and blues... with a touch of pizazz & black border edited around the edges to give it some interest.

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, Heather :)

Quote of the Day!

Cherry Babay

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

Neil Gaiman


Monday, April 25, 2011

My Photography As A Mantle Banner

Three 5x7 Butterfly Photos turned into a mantlepiece decoration

It gives me great pleasure seeing these three butterfly photos together like this. When I was shooting them & watching the Monarch flit & flutter & flirt with me. ;) This is how in my mind's eye, I saw them being hung. On a mantle as a banner or even hung on a wall in triptych form. It's really fitting having them flit on a piece of ribbon like this. I thank Heather of the Bluewindmill for graciously sharing these photos with me. What a lovely setup she has on her mantle, I think these really go well here. Lovely!

Mantle Piece Decoration

Thank you, Heather for sharing these with me! I love it!!

XOXO--Heather :)

Three 5x7 Butterfly Photos turned into a mantlepiece decoration

Making Vegan Yarn

Whatcha Doin?

To answer the age old question of "Whatcha doing?" This is the answer. I'm making my own vegan yarn. It was dyed by Spinup, but I'm doing the spinning with my new to me drop spindle. Oh so fun! Well, I do have a thing for monotony. IE: Married to the same man for 15 years, making each special moment with him, special, different & exciting.

Anyways, before I go too far off the clickety clack track, it's a very simple process spinning the fibers into yarn. Not that hard at all. It's really fun! Check out this video, she's doing it with wool, but it's essentially the same thing.

The only reason I don't use wool yarn, is cause there is so much 'I don't know' about it. I don't know how the animals are treated & or if it comes from New Zealand where they do mulesing. If you have a weak stomach, don't google mulesing. Just take my word for it, you'd not wish it on your worst enemy, let alone a gentle lamb. Anyways, this is not meant to be a political speech. If you want that, hit up my vegan blog.

Let's look at the banana wool again instead:


Here it is on the drop spindle. This was fibers, I could use it for felting or needle felting, but I'm fooling around with it & making it into yarn.


Oh & again with this image. Ohhh just look at all that colour!!!!!!


It's so pretty! So lovely, I could eat it with a spoon. ;) Well, no not really. I just say that to my sons all the time, when they are being cuddly or cuteh. I call it a Heatherism. I can't wait till the yarn is spun, then I can begin thinking of what to make it into. I'd like to go small with this selection of yarns & make some small, fun pins & maybe necklaces, cause I think this will give me the most pleasure, making small things & passing them to friends & family, so they can get some enjoyment too.

Lovely lovely lovely.. Oh & yeah, I'll be buying some more soon. So you'd better get to her shop & quickly if you know what's good for ya!!

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Heather :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Love WiseStamp

I just downloaded it yesterday & I love it. It's so great, I can put all my links into one place & I don't feel like I'm screaming at folks (GO vegan, I'm a Starving Artist!) in my email. So cool!

--Heather :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boy Troubles..

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

Well, it's what it feels like anyways. I'm only partially breaking up with flickr tho. I still will use it for sharing with friends & family & a couple of other features. But I will not be sharing my images there publicly any longer. Mainly this copyright discussion on etsy got me thinking, that's not as safe as I had once thought it to be. Granted, maybe I'm anal. Maybe my images aren't THAT good, that someone would 'borrow' or steal them for a IPAD or other device's APP. But, I LOVE my images. I adore them. I will share them of course, as long as folks can follow the rules & understand that I'm the only one who will make any money off of them. Not to sound greedy or anything. I'm not that way, at all. I trade my images a lot of the time with folks & I'm very happy (as long as Etsy gets their percentage) to continue doing that now & forever.

But no more potential for someone to rip me off. Cause that'll piss a girl right off. Trust me, you don't wanna see me mad. ;) I'm looking into setting up my own website & hoping to find something to be able to share & allow comments on my photos with, on the website. We shall see. Gotta be something out there, right?

--Heather :)

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