Since CPAD started a day after this year’s Small Business Saturday, we will make it TODAY! SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY means BUY LOCAL. Shop Mom and Pop. Buy ART! Support artists! You certainly still have enough time to buy something unique for everyone on your list.
You can go to YOUR local artists neighborhood (GOOGLE where artists have open studios in your area, or you can browse many artists (like me) online and avoid crowds.
I didn’t really find a lot of images for CPAD while on vacation in Ireland, Scotland and Wales this year! (I was kind of surprised, too) I suppose had I really been looking for them, I would have seen more, but I was so caught up in everything else to see, and so I missed them. But this Santa in a window in Galway in May… he caught my eye! I am afraid he may have been being held hostage! lol
Here are my 100 favorite images from that trip. Remember, you can own any of them (or any other image on my site) in time for gift giving!
Happy birthday, hunny!! We are doing Throwback Thursday a little early 🙂
Have you seen Ford Vs Ferrari yet? (No? Why NOT? The theater was packed last TUESDAY night! Did you know that my husband wrote a novel? You do now!!! It’s GOOD! (and I am NOT a race car type person… I mean, I have fond childhood memories of my dad taking us to the stock car races at Weissglass Stadium, but…)
It’s futuristic, and funny and poignant, and not so car-guy racing dense that you need to KNOW about cars (because his, for the moment, are make-believe)…. and there’s tragedy and some romance, too. LUNA LE MANS-THE LONG SHADOW Currently a free download at Smashwords. Treat yourself.
There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus” — Bob Phillips
The NEXT four Sundays, the blog is Silent Sunday. Just an image, YOU add the meaning. Today, not so much! 😉 ONE more week before CPAD (Christmas Photo a Day) starts to come to you before work (days off, too) each morning! That’s the good news.
The bad??? Well, you are so NOT early with your shopping! It’s a tiny little Christmas shopping season this year.
An idea— shop online– FOR ART. Photographs that suit the style and personality of those you love. ART is special. It says “I saw THIS and thought of YOU!”…. still time to get it shipped AND standard sizes mean there is still time to frame it. THE VIEW FROM THE PASSENGER WINDOW
(at the end of the day, this CPAD is a labor of love, but I do want you to OWN and ENJOY my art!)
If not online, FIND A LOCAL GALLERY!! (no link… seriously, just GOOGLE Local art gallery for YOUR local artists!
You will not find UNIQUE in a mall.