It’s been awhile since my last post – between the “last post” and now different health and family issues have needed a great deat of attention.Â Â Today I started placing my gorgeous images on mugs, greeting cards and the creation of my very own postage stamp. I’m really pumped about all this marketing potential.Â The name of my shop is www.zazzle.com/susanelkin
I just love the name zazzle – it really rings for me.Â Zazzle, zazzle – what’s the origin of its name?Â I don’t know but I know it’s terrific.
My embracing on-line-marketing has just now become birthed. For a long time Diane has encouraged me to do this and I’ve put up barriers. Recently, Diane and I participated in a craft fair reasonably close to where we live. We took almost everything we have that was ready for displaying and selling. Many, many and many items were brought down two flights of stairs and mathematically placed in our small hatchback car. Now we’re ready to drive to our ultimate craft fair destination. Luckily, we were able to park right by the booth. I unloaded items and Diane placed our images on the two tables. At the end of a looooong very hot day and not selling enough that would buy a dinner at our favorite Asian restaurant, we began to ‘break down’ our shop of creative imagery. Packed up the car and drove home. Our wonderful much younger than we are neighbor gleefully brought up all of our wares to the top floor. We were so grateful of her generous kindness. Thank you, Jessica!
After that day I turned to Diane and said, I want to participate in on-line-marketing – show me how, please. I’m tired of the schlepping!!
P.S. If there is a doubtful reader out there about on-line-marketing give me a shout. I’ll happy to share with you why you ought to consider it.
You can see this Rembrandt esque photograph in my Etsy Shop. It’s on SALE for another couple of days.
I’m so delighted Spring has finally sprung.Â One glorious morning I began driving through the back roads of where I live and saw this magical reflection image.Â I parked my car, took out my tripod and camera – click and click again – here is what I captured in the early morning glow.
Today I met with another woman photographer.Â We spent two hours sharing stories about photography experiences, parts of our lives – we seemed to have much in common.Â I felt we had a good connection and plan to continue our new friendship.
Framed bouquet of hanging flowers showered in the afternoon sun caught my eye as I was driving along a back road in Whately. I stopped to take the photograph and wanted to share it with you.Â Susan Elkin
This image is part of a series I did during the early morning hours. I was always intrigued with this factory landscape and its water reflection greatly enhanced its wonder. Tell me your thoughts. Thank you.
The other day was very misty so I took my camera and began photographing places I felt had a mysterious quality. I saw trees with mist suspended at their trunks and later birds frolicking in a small pond along the road I was traveling down. Just over the horizon mist looming about the edge of the shallow hill with a hint of blue sky above it. It all looked so magical. I took photographs and wanted to share them with you. Spring is bursting forward as winter begins to hibernate. Hope you enjoy.