Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well, I finally broke down and listed a print on Ebay. As much as I love selling prints on Etsy, I need to learn to make them move faster! As a photographer I have the persistant problem of being chronically broke, so any sales are welcome. I decided to broaden my horizons and list on Ebay today to see if I can get any art action. It costs more than listing on Etsy, which of course is terrible, but we'll see what happens. I listed a print from Bearial's travels:

Very soon I will do an article on Bearial so you guys can learn what he is all about. For now you can be content with knowing he is a fantastic world traveller and his pictures are absolutely adorable. He is the perfect touch to children's rooms as well as that boring workspace that needs cheering.

Time for the post office! I am going to drop some Etsy goodies in the mail so they can reach their eager Tradeaholics.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ok then!

Ok, so here goes.

I am a Houston, TX area photographer and I run a small shop at Etsy.com under the name CharmingMittens. There I sell my photography, as well as small bits of jewelry, supplies and the occasional journal or paper product.

I am a proud member of Tradeaholic and I look forward to their upcoming trade event! (The first weekend in October, woo!) I try to trade for supplies and tools, and I am always looking for new jewelry tools and paper punches.

As far as my photography goes, I have been shooting for 10 years now, and working in Photoshop just as long. Every image you see on this page has been touched by me. I made the banner and all of the side banners as well as shot my profile picture and the picture of Bearial, whose life story you will soon be told. The papers, tape, pins, bits, pieces and colors are all products of me, and I absolutely love doing it. If you would like your blog to have a custom feel to it, let me know. I would be glad to try to design something for you.

I do wedding photography as well as portraits. I work with families, children, pets and babies. I can edit old photos to give them new life and perfection as well as place your images on various items such as cards, mugs, t-shits and all that stuff. A small selection of my portfolio is available for viewing here.

My prices are very reasonable, so please consider me for your events! Christmas is coming up and portraits make wonderful gifts. (They are much cheaper than most other presents you can give, also, so keep that in mind during times when penny-pinching is a must!)

Silver Jewerly. Well, let's see. I spent a long time in college learning various techniques and styles of jewelry making. I love rings! I enjoy making bezels and custom rings out of things from seaglass to minerals, gemstones, driftwood, and once upon a time I made one with moss inside.


Nice to meet you guys! I hope that in the time sto come you will enjoy my posts and hopefully learn a few tricks from my tutorials, as well as find some new favorites among my featured Etsy sellers.


Getting this going!

Ok. So after many hours of work I have managed to turn a not-quite-my-style scrap layout into something my own. While I was working I made sure to leave a note for any potential views, just so I could make clear that the original heading was absolutely not my idea.

I am hoping with this blog I can give you guys some tutorials, stories, updates and a bit of insight into my work.

I'll introduce myself in the next post when it isn't 4:00 AM and I trust myself to be a tick more coherent.