Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm profiled at CGDSpa! Also don't miss my 30% off sale at Intuitive Photography!

Emily at CGDSpa, a wonderful Maine business that provides delicately scented hand lotions, body lotions, lip balms, and customized thank-you gifts, was kind enough to feature me on her blog. Her profile tells a little bit about my background, what inspires me, and what I've been doing lately with my Intuitive Photography. Click here to read her posting.

To share the blog and Maine biz love, and to give you all an incentive to buy fine-art photos for those on your holiday shopping list, I'm offering 30% off to all those who read Emily's GCDSpa blog or Beth's Take On Life. Simply go to Intuitive Photography and enter the coupon code GIVETHANKS at checkout. But don't wait too long! This sale ends December 8th.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday sale at Intuitive Photography - 30% off now through Nov. 30th

I decided to get into the holiday shopping mode by offering my first ever sale in my online shop, Intuitive Photography! Now through November 30th, every photo in the shop is 30% off! I just started the promotion this morning, and I've already made my first sale! Thank you, Irene! Fine art photos make great holiday gifts, and I want to make it easier for folks to give one-of-a-kind photos that convey the spirit of Maine.

Irene chose Beach Bench, one of the many photos I've taken at the Maine Coast. But there are many different types of photos to choose from at Intuitive Photography, including my newest category, Industrial & Architectural.

Thank you to Casey & Donna for their purchase last week of No. 22, a photo I captured while walking near the Narrow Gauge Railway in Portland, Maine.

I'm always intrigued by unusual lettering, and I spotted several examples of it on buildings and railroad cars while out shooting recently by the Portland waterfront.

The classic Maine lighthouse, Portland Head Light, is a favorite subject of mine in any season.

And of course Pemaquid Light is another iconic Maine lighthouse that I can't get enough of.

So if you get a chance today, stop by Intuitive Photography and see what kinds of photos I've been taking lately, here in the great state of Maine!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! ~ November 25th

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."
-- Tecumseh Shawnee Chief (American-Indian Warrior, 1768-1813)

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
-- Brian Tracy (American television host)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Saturday! ~ November 20th

I'm celebrating Thanksgiving today so I'm not going to be online much. But I want to wish everyone a cozy Saturday! And to my friend Zelene, all good wishes on your birthday!

Soon I'll be listing lots of new photos in my Etsy shop, Intuitive Photography, so stop back for the story behind the images. I'll be posting here either Sunday or Monday. Cheers!

Friday, November 12, 2010

My obsession with clocks ~ November 12, 2010

I have a confession: I'm obsessed with clocks! Not the kind you keep on your bedside table -- big, old clocks with character like the one pictured here. It all started two weeks ago when I went to Biddeford (Maine) to take a tour of an old mill building that's been turned into apartments. This clock is right down the street. It was removed several years ago from the top of an old (mill?) building and now sits behind a fence. That's why the photo is a bit cut off on the sides -- because I had to stick my camera through the fence railings to take the picture.

Anyway, I actually took this photo about 3 years ago. But when I saw it again in October, and then toured the mill building, it stirred up an intense passion for industrial decor -- and these huge old clocks! I'm going to get a print of this clock photo and maybe even frame it. In the meantime, I am heading out soon to scout for more big old clocks! And soon I'll be posting more about industrial decor items. I truly am obsessed!

Update: I just found this YouTube video (no sound) that shows the clock being removed from a tower. It evidently did come from one of the many old mill buildings in Biddeford.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Images of Autumn in Maine ~ Part I

The autumn color in Maine is starting to change over to mostly browns and oranges, but at the request of Marsi at The Cottage Cheese, I'm sharing a small gallery of photos I took at my local Audubon Center on October 23rd. Color was still at peak then so there were plenty of brilliant reds and yellows.

by Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

Stop back Wednesday for more photos of autumn in Maine. Also if you haven't checked out The Cottage Cheese on Etsy, you should!