I’ve been working on getting my new CafePress Shop. It’s a shop that features my exciting photography images on mugs, totes and tiles.Â Am quite excited about it.Â Would you visit my shop….www.cafepress.com/susanelkin I would be interested in hearing your response.Â If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
It’s been a very busy day and rather chilly (windy) so I’m going to relax for the rest of the evening. Thank you for coming by.Â See you tomorrow.Â Â Â Susan
I know I’ve been missing for a loooooong time in blog writing action – I apologize – there’s been a lot going on. My twin brother has been very ill from complications with his brittle diabetes.Â My 97 year old mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.Â She did have surgery and it was a success.Â There was much to attend to in helping them with the dailiness of living.
The ususal appointments to go to, shopping , cleaning and since I live nearly 3 hours drive, each way, and work at my regular job and focus expanding my photography business.Â All that I had to do didn’t leave me with “free time” to attend to writing my blog.
Another impending medical occurrence is that I will need hip and knee replacement surgery sometime this year. I have an appointment with the surgeon in March to discuss which part will be operated on first.Â I’m hoping this will happen very early May.Â There is a long recuperation period and I would prefer that the surgery does not happen during the winter months.Â All around, it would be far easier to recuperate from limb surgery during spring and summer.
I’ve had both my shoulders operated on and I can tell you from experience that life is harder all around during the winter months.
Eventually, I will be the bionic woman – both knees and hips will ultimately be replaced.
In all of this I’ve had to adjust how to continue to build my photography business that I love doing because my body is changing dramatically and I need to change how I am doing things.
I’m just wanting to explain to you my absence from keeping up with my posts.Â Well, now, today I’ve jumped into bringing my shops more up-to-date.Â I’ve loaded up additional images for selling.
I would love to sell my large framed images – 11×14″ framed work and the only way that can happen is by displaying their availability in my various shops – etsy shop, zazzle and design style guide.Â My biggest selling photographs are now in those shops.Â Hope you stop by and take a look.
Peace and Serenity as Spring Unfolds
You can really use this postage in the United States.Â This has my image on it.
I do hope you visit my zazzle shop.Â Thank you for coming by.Â See you tomorrow with another post.
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.
One chilling wintry day I looked outside the window to the enclosed glass paneled front porch and saw the panels appear to be concaved and contain “eye-like” formations on the glass panes. I asked Diane to stand where she is to create a wildly mysterious human effect.
I asked Diane to hold the edge of the door with her right hand. For me, it gave an inside/outside quality. When she completed that gesture, I knew the composition came fully together.
I’ve been told by a woman who purchased this photograph that it encompassed the aging experience in this culture. She put the photograph on the front door to her office. At that time she was working with the elderly in her community. She felt this image dignified the aging process.