Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring is in the Air Scrabble Tile Pendant Giveaway!

The snow is gone and the new birth of green is showing everywhere here in Chicago.   The warm breezes of summer are just around the corner, which is my favorite season of the year.  To celebrate, I am giving away "Green Leaves" Scrabble Tile pendant with 24" Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain to two lucky people.  All you have to do is follow my blog,  that's nice and easy, isn't it?  The lucky winners will be notified by email.  This contest ends on April 30th and the lucky winners will be notified by email!
 Green Leaves on Backbonestudio2
Thank you all so very much for following my blog and showing me that the Green Leaves Scrabble Tile Pendant is appreciated by others.  Well it is never easy choosing a winner, so to make things fair, I will give credit to Random Number Service for picking the lucky two winners. 
Congratulations to roswell, who followed on April 24th and samamfee, who followed on April 26th (boy, I got to figure out how to have the comments number automatically, makes it easier to count). 

But I am not going to leave all the rest of you who followed my blog's giveaway for the Green Leaves Pendant empty handed.  Each of you will receive Free Shipping during the first 2 weeks in May for all pendants/magnets ordered from my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio2.  Just enter the code PrizeToo! in the Message to Seller section at checkout.  Your shipping will be refunded very shortly via PayPal.

May is such a beautiful month, the busiest day of the year where love is expressed is on May 9th, Mother's Day! 

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there in the world!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Bold and The Beautiful

Spend your Monday morning sipping your favorite coffee or other breakfast beverage and browse the collection of creatives featured in my "The Bold and the Beautiful" Treasury East on Etsy.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Over the Edge with Easter Lilies

The white and pristine Easter Lily represents not only the spiritual holiday, cute bunnies and luscious chocolates, but also the beginning of Springtime. I am offering a Springtime sale in my shop, Backbonestudio - Buy One Get One Free.   Just leave the name of the photo you would like to receive free in the Message to Seller section at checkout.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring is Beautiful

Wintering is ending and the beauty of Spring is showing at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  I love the Spring, it represents renewal and starting fresh.   The bare branches of trees, bushes and flowering bulbs, welcome and show a new beginning of life. This image is from my Etsy shop, Backbonestudio.
Spring Beauty

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Handmade Portraits by Sharon Montrose

Watching this video made me excited where I just wanted to crawl out of my skin and get into the space of her studio and wrap my arms around that baby giraffe.

So utterly precious, surreal and special.  Looking at that animal, admiring so much the photography style of Sharon Montrose, makes me regroup as to why I am photographing what I do.  What do I really love to photograph vs. what do I photograph because of the dictates of others.

This video helped me to re-evaluate why I put my camera to my eye, what makes my heart run faster, what gets my blood flowing rapidly.  I have to remember, it's not about how much money I can make with my photographs, but what  really excites me and makes my skin tingle with anticipation.  Of course the fault lies with me if I photograph just for the sake of money. 

Sharon Montrose helped me to remember that to always photograph not just for commercial reasons, but to always keep a part of photography for myself, for the pure love and joy of capturing a moment in time and making it permanent.