Are you READY??? (ready or not….)

Christmas Photo a Day starts in 28 DAYS.  (Follow this link to an absolutely NOT complete look at CPAD photos from Christmas past.)

Where did this year GO?? Have you any idea what your new years resolutions were for 2019? Are you ready for 2020? I hope that the good outdid the bad this year, for you…

I am sorry to inform you, but you are NO LONGER early with your Christmas shopping. Indeed, you are starting to skate pretty close to “OMG, what am I getting aunt Susie this year!” All that’s between you and Christmas is Election Day on Tuesday (VOTE!!!) and Thanksgiving.

Have you signed up to get a little holiday cheer yet? A laugh, a chuckle or a memory in photo form, delivered to your INSTAGRAM, to your FACEBOOK, to your TWITTER or, if you are still opening it daily, your EMAIL? (Don’t trust that you HAVE in the past signed up… please go check that you follow me on one of the three links above.  If you want me to be sending you an email each morning with your Photo A Day, please contact me)  (Twitter—fair warning, you WILL see a lot of political posts if you follow me there)

Let me remind you that you still have time to find aunt Susie a perfect, and unique gift-– a gift of ART. 

Straight from the comfort of your couch, take a wander through this gallery or any of the others on my website, The View From the Passenger Window.  These carefully curated albums are full of my most popular, best-selling images.

The shopping experience has been made easier and it’s more intuitive. This year, all the prices are set. I am not offering any coupons or promos. Shop now and rest easy, prices are not going to change tomorrow. (please also realize that the price you pay is NOT how much I am earning….I have my profit set relatively low to the cost of the photos production cost)

AND!!!!! Drumroll please, HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS are back! Flat 5×7 25 pack or more, starting at $.92 per card! It seems as if you can only get holiday cards at the moment, but at least they are back!

Christmas Photo a Day, December 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday… 1986 and 1987…see the extra little shepherd with her Mickey Mouse? ☺️

This white nativity set was around before I was around… by how many years, I can’t exactly say; I believe Aunt Gael bought it for Grandma …(or was that the set of Revere Ware pots that she got her? I don’t recall the stories exactly, and sadly Aunt Gael is unable to recall either) I set this nativity up in different places, in different homes, but always with the memories of unwrapping them with my brother….

Holiday traditions, and the physical items that sometimes create or support those traditions, also come with the reminders of love and loss…  (Grief is the tax on loving people.—wow. )

 

Christmas Photo a Day, December 12, 2017

img_0071-1Nature decorates for the holidays! Wishing all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah tonight.

Peace

Christmas Photo a Day, December 9, 2017

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Christmas is about giving of yourself to those around you…..Small business Saturday doesn’t mean You MUST battle Main St. USA; you can find many wonderful, unique, handmade gifts at small businesses online… My art is available as prints, totes and other gifts at Fine Art America.  My entire portfolio is here, at The View From the Passenger Window.  Or, look for an artist whose work you already admire. Or find a new “favorite artist,” like Maria D’angelo.

But if you really want to be out in the crowds, look for art galleries in the town that you find yourself today! Buy small, buy local and support the arts, and support ARTISTS…. (my only “ad” this month!)

Christmas Present

Christmas Photo a Day, December 3, 2017

The Holly and the Ivy Nature decorates her trees with many colors! (I don’t know of any song with juniper berries)

Photos of the day, week 1, 2017

I am going back to publishing these this year–keeps me honest! So, for the first week of 2017— I present 10 images. Because I have found that working from only one prompt list to be too limiting, I have this month, 4 lists to play with. Sometimes, I still find off-prompt things, sometimes only one prompt will happen!

Boots.   Where I Sew.

Sweet.   Cozy.

Rectangular.   Small, white and round.

Contemplate.   Edible, red and white.

Off prompt-but irresistible!    Imperfect.

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Christmas Photo A Day, December 10, 2016

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Small Business Saturday. Turn toward the galleries and shops in town, instead of fighting the crowds at the mall today. Discover a new appreciation for the unique offerings of small companies.  My photos and many other original art pieces and jewelry are available at
Old Towne Studio 7, Petersburg VA or Side Street Gallery, Colonial Heights VA