One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to make an effort to live life a little more green. I've already made a few little changes, like switching to reusable grocery and produce bags, recycling as much as possible, eating organic, and I no longer drink bottled water. So, I thought I'd make my resolution today's theme. The store I'm featuring today is Garbage of Eden Design. Stephanie makes really fun jewelry out of plastics that would normally just be thrown away! Here is one bracelet that I particularly like...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I love wine. I love learning about it, I love the smell of it, and most of all, drinking it! So this week's Friday Finds is dedicated to a few wine finds I've stumbled upon on Etsy. The first is a seller that takes old wine bottles, flattens them in a kiln, and gives them a new life as a cheese serving platter! Wine and cheese go great together, so how clever to make a serving tray out of a wine bottle. And she has even etched this one with a nice design. The seller is JellyBugArtworks, and she has not only these wine bottle serving trays, but she also makes very pretty glass and gemstone jewelry as well.
Posted by erin garrison studio at 10:33 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008
So, I thought I'd try a new weekly post, called 'Friday Finds'. I've decided to do this for a couple of reasons. One, I'd like to blog more often than I do. Two, I am a member of Etsy, not only do I sell there, but I shop there as well! I find so many wonderful treasures that I'd like to pass on some of them to others. I also read several other blogs and sometimes find something that catches my eye, and would like to pass those on as well. So this week, with it being Christmas time, I've found (well, a friend sent me the link to) an Etsy seller that has the perfect gift for people absolutely obsessed with their animals! I include myself in that category. Actually, I'm probably at the top of the list in that category! Anyways, the sellers name is polymerpaws, and she makes little clay figurines of animals! She even welcomes custom work, just send her some photos of your pet! Even better than her cute figurines is that she donates 10% of all her sales to the Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue! Check her out!
Posted by erin garrison studio at 10:47 AM
The holidays are right around the corner, and I was very excited for the lights to be switched on at the Country Club Plaza. I've never photographed them, so I wanted to take a stab at it this year. I went out on three seperate nights to capture the lights right after they switch on and right after the sun goes down. Its a very small window of time to get the perfect balance of beautiful blue sky vs. the bright lights, so I couldn't get all 3 locations shot in the same evening, so I had to do it in stages. I first did a pedestrian level shoot, wandering around through the crowds in the middle of the lights. The next shoot was across Brush Creek to get the lights from afar. Then for the final shoot I went up on top of a parking garage to get a more birds eye view. Here are some of my favorites, please enjoy!
Posted by erin garrison studio at 10:16 AM