Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Big Giveaway

Did you happen to notice I'm selling prints of photos I've taken over the past forty years? I manipulate some photos to achieve a painterly quality. That's what I've done with the rose photo above. Wouldn't this make a wonderful Mother's Day gift? On some I manipulate the color of the photo to complement a particular room decor, like the aqua photo below. I happen to like aqua so this one is hanging in my kitchen. Click on both photos to see the detail. I have a lot of fun doing this with photos and hope you like them too.

This past weekend I received a call from someone wanting one of my photos for their sister's birthday. I decided I should make up a price list (coming soon) with samples so folks can readily see the format and cost of what they can purchase. I also want to show you how framed photos can enhance the decor of any room in your home. Printed photos are an affordable way to utilize art in your home. To keep the price of my photos reasonable I print them at home. The maximum size is limited to 8 x 10. That size can be matted into an 11 x 17 size and put in the frame of your choice.

You can purchase frames from big box stores or even find them in thrift stores. Choosing your own frame allows you to fit the photos into the decorating style of your home. My current style is eclectic and modern, but you could use a rustic frame, a brightly colored frame, the possibilities are endless. Below is an example of how to use the photos in groups. These three photos (oops, only two show) were taken in Baja and are framed above my bed. I got the frames and matts on sale at Michaels years ago.

It's easy to make a photo purchase and they make great gifts, choose a photo you like from the photo page and let me know which one via email. After you choose the photo you want, I'll get the item ready and put it into a matt if you want one, then I'll add the photograph as a reserve in my etsy shop. You can then pay with the method you prefer. It takes a few days to get the item added, but it will be ready to ship once it's added to my etsy shop.

Here's another example of how I've used architectural photos I've taken in a group frame. These are above the guest bed in my home. You can use photos as wall art in just about any room of your home. How about that long dark hallway, perhaps the laundry room, even bathrooms can use a pop of color and style.

OK, now the BIG GIVEAWAY part, the best part of this long winded post. In the spirit of paying it forward and to launch my photos sales I've decided to have a photo giveaway. I'm giving away five 8 x 10 original photos (I retain the copywrite and all rights to reprint the photos), printed from 35 mm Kodachrome film and printed on Kodachrome paper. So please spread the word about the giveaway. The truck photo above, one of my most popular photos, is included in the giveaway.

Here's how to enter. Make a comment here and let me know you want to enter; please follow me here and please add me to your blog roll (I'll do the same for you); choose one photo from my GIVEAWAY page (located at the top of the blog); and let me know which one you've chosen. I'll use a random number generator to chose the winners (one photo per household please). I will announce the winners on Monday, April 18. After you win, please be sure to send me your mailing address via email and I'll ship the photo via USPS flat rate mail to you. Good luck.


  1. Looks like I might be one of the first to get in on this. Does that give me better odds?
    My choices of photos if I win are:
    1. Old Dodge Truck
    2. Big Leaf Maple Foresthill
    3. Grand Canyon 2

    Looking forward to hearing the results. Whoever wins will be some lucky folks; you take great photographs

  2. i have seen your photos in person so i know first hand how great they are...
    my choice is the old truck... because i have always wanted to own an antique truck. someday i will have the real thing but in the meantime your photo is an awesome substitute.

  3. I wish I had a speck of wall space left in my tiny house but since I don't, I'll have to pass. You really do wonderful work though and they should go well.

  4. Ohhh, what fun, Linda! You take such great photos! Whoever wins will celebrate Christmas early. I love the rose, but a purple one!

  5. I like all of them. I would pick the old house, Stood the test of Time. Makes me wonder about the story of the house, who lived there, where the children are now that they're grown and gone.

    I need to check my blog roll. It could use updating.

  6. Love your manipulated photos. All the others look great too. I'd love to be a recipient of your giveaway. My first choice would be the Old Dodge. I think I've told you before how much I like that photo...Bodie, is it not? Second choice would be Big Leaf Maple, after that, any of your choosing. They are all so nice. I'm glad to see that you are selling the in your shop.

    I've been away for a few weeks with my Dad again, so have to get caught up on blog reading.

  7. Dear Linda, your blog is fantastic!
    I won the Blog POP stamp, and now I send to you! It was a gift from Ma Ferreira (http://mdfbf.blogspot.com/)and I forward to you. Please go to my blog and copy the stamp.
    Follow the simple rules:

    To receive and accept "Pop Stamp Blog", follow a few rules:
    (a) Display it on the blog.
    (b) Link the blog from whom you received the stamp.
    (c) Choosing other blogs who should be offered the "Stamp Pop Blog

    I received my first stamp from you, I will always remember this! And now I have the opportunity to return the kindness. Thank you Linda!
    Best wishes,

  8. Love the new look of the blog! I've fallen in love with the Cracker House photo. I'm a true-blue country girl and the house in that photo brings back so many memories. Thanks for this opportunity!

  9. Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by and good luck; stay tuned for results on Monday.

  10. It is so interesting what everyone captures with a camera. Our views are all so different. :)
    I love your Big Leaf Maple.
    Thanks for the chance!

  11. Hi Jodi, thanks for stopping by and good luck.

  12. I do not have a blog, but can I enter anyways? If not, I just have to let you know I love the one of the Gerber daisy you are hanging in your kitchen. I may be looking for a copy of that one soon myself for my new home in NC. I am moving at the end of the month. Good luck to everyone.


  13. Hi Annie, thanks, that image is a digital one, so I'd have to print it on paper here, I'll see if the image size is still large enough to print if your name is chosen, thanks for visiting. check back on Monday.


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