Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring WAS on it's way!

Yesterday, the Kansas City area got hit with rain, which turned into ice, which then turned into snow.  Today, it's in the mid-40's and it's all melting away.  Nothing like a little winter spring!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring is on It's Way!

Spring is TRYING to, well, spring! I had what will hopefully be my last exam to finish up my Architectural Registration the other day, and as a little reward, I decided to have a little 'me' time and just wander around with my camera. It was overcast, extremely windy, and not very warm. But, I did manage to get a couple of shots of a few trees starting to blossom. All were taken with my 50mm, wide open.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Morning Treasury on Etsy

I love Autumn, it's my favorite season!  This morning, my 'Autumn Bride' photo was included in a treasury by danugs.  Enjoy!

(click here to go directly to my listing for 'Autumn Bride')

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vote for my photo at JPG magazine!

My 'Sunset Wishes'  & 'Tranquility' photos have been entered at JPG magazine!  Click on the badges to the right ----> to vote for me!  Voting ends April 7th.  Thanks for the support!

Friday Finds!

It's officially SPRING!!! What better way to kick off the new season than to 'springify' your home with some fresh new pillows! These come to you from joom. She is an artist from the San Francisco Bay area. I love her store! I love the colors, I love the big, bold graphics she uses. These are just fantastic! In her store, she also offers graphic wall art, bags, cards...check her out! Click on the photos to go directly to these listings...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

erin garrison design is NOW erin garrison studio!

I've decided to change things up a bit!  erin garrison design is now....erin garrison studio!  Same great services, now with a better name!  I know, the awesomeness is mind-boggling!  My Etsy store will still operate under erin garrison design, but the other aspects of my business will now be called erin garrison studio.

I've been thinking about a name change for awhile now.  When I first started this, my focus was on the graphics portion of the business, but I have since expanded to include all sorts of photography services.  I thought the word 'design' did not encompass the photography portion, which has sort of taken over and become the largest portion!  I considered erin garrison photo+design, but that's too much of a mouthful!  I thought studio summed everything up pretty well.  So here it is, erin garrison studio.

And, for putting you through all of this trouble, my gift to you is a photo of one of my bulldogs!  Enjoy!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Finds!

It's Friday Finds time! Would you look at how beautiful this 'box' is! I say 'box', because that word does not do these creations justice. This piece is brought to you by Jim Jenkins, a theatre designer/technical director-turned woodworking artist. I think he made a great 'career change'! When you stop by his store, be sure to read his profile, I got a kick out of it! I love things like this, it would make a great jewelry box, or a very handsome place to keep all of those little 'things' that you don't want to get lost in your junk drawer but that need a home. Click on the photo to go directly to the listing for the pictured item!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Morning Treasuries on Etsy!

Here were a couple of Treasuries that I was in this morning. Made my sluggish, day-after-losing-an-hour morning a little brighter! Please check out their etsy stores too!

This first treasury is from tredlightphotographs, who has put together a really pretty collection of photographs from members of POE (Photographers Of Etsy). And the best part is that all of us have 10 sales or less, so she is trying to give our stores a little boost!

Next up is such a cute cat collection from erinbowe. Just made me smile!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Almost as good as the Slanket. Almost.

I am obsessed with my Slanket.  I have used it more than any other purchase I have made in the recent past.  Best money ever spent!  If I were someone who camped (which my hubby is trying to get me to!), I would most definitely get the Selki as my sleeping bag.  at first, I just laughed and laughed at how ridiculous the guy wearing it looked.  But then I thought, that would really be warm!  I love it!  Made me smile.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Finds!

I was on the phone with my parents the other day, and we got on the topic of something that we refer to as "Dress up Dad". Fun for my mom and I, not so much for my dad! My mom was trying to find stuff to pack for him for a trip that they are taking soon, and while she was making him try on pants they came across all of my dad's ties. He is now happily retired, and pretty much only wears ties to weddings and funerals, so they were discussing what to do with all of his old ties. I said that we could make scarves, belts, camera and guitar straps. But apparently I was thinking on too small of a scale compared to the work of glamarita! The very next day I stumbled across her store on Etsy. She takes men's ties and repurposes them into evening gowns, cocktail dresses,! I think one of these creations would be fantastic to wear to an art show or gallery opening. People might even confuse you for part of the show! Here's my favorite...

Click on the photo above to go directly to her listing for this dress!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm a Fan Page!

Check me out, I'm a Fan Page on Facebook! Click the logo below to become a fan of erin garrison design, leave a comment, or see some more of my work!