I hope that all of you have been well and are looking forward to a weekend of relaxation and fun. It's been quite the week here at Casa Faerie Moon. And I'd like to start out by saying just how GRATEFUL I am to all of you for your friendship and support! I was so touched by the kind comments you wrote on my last post regarding my community piece on Bliss Habits. It truly brought tears to my eyes. Everything that is here is because of you - and I thank you for that! I'd also like to congratulate Jingle for reaching her goal of 1000 blog followers and for allowing me to take part in her giveaway celebration! I'm really looking forward to sending my bookmarks to the lucky winner.
I received a wonderful little surprise yesterday! My whimsical Annabelle was featured in an etsy roundup of wall art on She Knows. I discovered this news yesterday from the author of the piece, Lauren Willard. Gifts can really show up in the most unexpected places. I am thrilled that Lauren decided to include me in her spotlight of beautiful art on etsy, which includes this gorgeous photography by Haute Whimsy.
I've been feeling inspired and a bit bolder lately. Some of you might remember this photograph from an earlier post of mine. Well, I decided to take a courageous leap and offer it for sale in my etsy shop! I titled the photograph "Serenity," as I really get a peaceful feeling from it. We are so fortunate to have this lovely park just minutes from our home. Believe it or not, I snapped this photo from the road! Serenity was professionally printed on Kodak Endura metallic paper. The print is unmatted and measures 8 x 10 inches, with no borders - just pure natural goodness! I really like the glossy sheen and metallic look - it is unique and gives it such a sparkling look.
I am so pleased to announce that Ella the Butterfly Faerie is now available as a necklace! She is safely encased in a clear resin coating and placed in a pretty silver-plated pendant frame. I included a cute little charm and this time chose some heavy-duty woven nylon cord in a vibrant shade of red. I thought the cord made a nice change from the ribbon I had been using. The nylon measures exactly the same and includes a two inch chain extension along the clasp.
I am most excited about finally being able to offer an art print in my shop! Of course, I had to choose Ella first. She has become my personal muse. I've been testing out prints for awhile now, and I was really happy with the final results. It also helps to have a husband who knows a little something about all the technical aspects! Like with my Serenity photograph, Ella was printed professionally on lovely Somerset velvet art paper with Epson Ultrachrome professional archival inks. The print looks so much like the original art piece - it's just amazing! The print measures 8 x 10 with a small 1/4 inch border on all sides. The print is unmatted, and I can sign it if it so desired.
Again, I want to thank all of you so very much for your kindness and support. It really made my heart sing and has given me the strength to try new things with my art. I'm planning on my own little giveaway soon, but in the meantime I hope you'll accept a little coupon for my shop. Just use the code GRATITUDE15 at checkout, and the savings will apply to your entire order (before shipping).
Til next time, take care and be happy!