On sale now from my Etsy site!
Looking back, it’s been a whirlwind of a year. It’s been nearly 10 months since my last posting. Where has the time gone?
Most of my week’s time has been spent working for one of the PNW’s oldest “start-up” company – Nordstrom. Huge in the retail business and quickly becoming more noticed in the technology scene. My Talent Acquisition co-workers and I have been putting great people to work in the IT side of the house with fervent energy. I stepped into an office downtown near Pike Street Market (see picture – taken out of a window on the 11th floor) last August. Our building has beautiful views of downtown Seattle. Taking public transportation into work really cuts down on wear and tear on the vehicle – and it allows time to read, make new acquaintances, and get a bit of exercise walking from the bus stops.
Wanna-B-RockStar has been keeping pace. Am offering up Inventory pricing on Etsy sales thru July 7th. Take advantage of the Coupon Code CHRISTMASINJULY to receive 20% off your purchase! Email me if you don’t see what you are looking for. A few of my regular Wine Charm sets (i.e. Seattle/PNW, Alaska, Texas, Hawaii, Idaho, Alice & Wonderland, Garden, and Beach themed) that are not listed on the site; but I will still honor the coupon code thru July 7th.
Hope you have a great Summer Solstice! Keep tuned for my next posting.
Question of the day… Are you ready for School to start?
I know I am!
We’ve had two young girls bouncing around the house with loads of energy and a high propensity to be in all sorts of business. We’ve participated in swim lessons. Sold treasures at our Community Garage Sale. Packed (and unpacked) the car for Art Shows. Made our way to the Wild Animal Game Farm in Sequim, WA to feed bread to the deer, llamas, and bears. Took multiple swings of the tennis rackets on several local tennis courts. Broke in the new Bicycles. As well as visited the library for “Splat the Cat” books! Our latest adventure together was school clothes shopping. Am surprised our youngest did not wear her favorite outfit to bed last night🙂
Am not ready to completely dismiss Summer for Fall, but am willing to present a “Welcome” sale for those of you who need a treat!!
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Promotion on Etsy Wanna-B-RockStar Shop:
On Sale now!! ** USE Coupon TAKE2 for these ITEMS ONLY by September 15th to receive $2 off your purchase!! **
Be good to yourself!!
In this day and age, having one’s photography more readily available thru on-line venues (stock photography, Etsy, photo providers, etc) is essential. Not only does it help boost credibility but lends to expanding the bank account when you least expect it!
Lately I added digital downloading to my photography Etsy account. Even tho my sales show low numbers, I’ve had several requests off-line for my photographic items. The competition is fierce with photography. Some photographers have fantastic work and make lots of $$ selling photo cards, prints and framed pieces. The majority have great items mixed with OK. What I’ve come to realize over the years is that no matter how good of a photographer one is, we all want someone to appreciate our work. But let’s face it, we all can’t have our mother’s buying all of our inventory! All I can do is to strive to improve my images and what I let the camera lens see.
I’ve been posting a lot more to flickr than Etsy, simply because of ease and time. I struggled with the concept of Digital Downloads – was it a sell out to the almighty dollar at hand instead of selling the actual print at a gallery or show? Would I loose inventory control?
This weekend – June 6th – you can find me down at the Artist Garage Sale in Everett from 9am until 3pm. [This is a FREE event – but a fundraising event is from 8am to 9am with early bird tickets.] Print this post out to receive a FREE Artisan Photo Card from my inventory!
Take a peek at a few Digital Images posted on Etsy. If you see anything you happen to like, let me know. Yes, it can be for sale. Feedback always welcome. ~Enjoy!
Wahoo! It’s Spring. How many of you are feeling ready for the new-ness of the Season? Did you plant any tulips or daffodils this winter? I’m super excited to watch the new growth come up.
I’m enlisting in your help! Can you take a moment to vote for your favorite item? Once I have 100 votes, I will randomly pick a winner to award an item of their choice off my Etsy site – so spread the word!!
Etsy NeckBling: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WannaBRockstar?section_id=7680930&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4
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They said the earth was flat… until they explored it. They said that man would never walk on the moon… until one day they did. If it weren’t for people dreaming BIG an taking chances, we would still be sitting in the dark with flickering candles eating dried out food with no or little seasoning.
Why should we sit on the sidelines and let others do the cool creative stuff? The Pacific Northwest is knows for entrepreneurialism and those who push the envelope in artistic creativity. Artist like Chihully and Gary Larson started small and kept pushing their craft until they were recognized nationally. They took their passion to a whole new level and became successes in their own eyes and in the art field.
The daily plan we make for ourselves is not always a flat, easily attained one, but if crafted and executed with diligence, it will one day lead us to a success – our footprint in the sand of life.
If you are in Everett this month – stop on by “We Do Art” for Art Walk or to introduce yourself to a few new Pacific Northwest Artists! See more information below.
|$5 towards a large pizza at The White Buffalo Saloon||Spend $20 or more in our gallery and receive a coupon for the best pizza around!|
Hawaiian Tourist, a set on Flickr.
There’s nothing better than embracing another culture during the holidays! My husband and I just returned from Waikiki Beach. We spent 12 wonderful days resting, taking lots of pictures, swimming, sunning, and goal planning for 2014. I uploaded one picture to represent each day.
Everyone loves getting a great deal on purchases! I know I do. Have created a Coupon Code for my new Storenvy shop on-line. This precious 5 letter code gets you 5% off any product in my line. Please contact me if you’re looking to make larger purchase for an event [company party, wedding, fundraiser, etc.] I will send you a code for 10% off.
Coupon Code: take5
** This offer good only thru December 10th, 2013. Please allow a minimum of 10 business days for orders over 100.
My friend and I ventured to the Mall this past weekend. It had been quite a long time since I’d had to “fight” for a parking spot in a mall parking lot. It was full of mini-vans and huge SUVs smashed into skinny, compact parking stalls. We saw families with small children in tow carrying their Build-A-Bears and American Girl dolls. Serious shoppers passes by us with armfuls of bags (both paper and plastic). And of course one out of every four people carried a coffee cup from one place or another! Tis’ the season? Yes, Christmas music serenaded from speakers above.
I also got busy and opened up a new shopping spot of my own – a new on-line storefront at Storevy.com (http://wannabrockstar.storenvy.com/) Please take a moment to check it out and drop me a line with your thoughts!
Go ahead, belt out the “Jingle Bells” and “Here comes Santa Clause” with stamina this season!! I’ll be singing right along with you.
As the sun sets tonight, I sit in front of the key board to type a couple thoughts – Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show [http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown] in the background.
As I watch several episodes, my thoughts wander to traveling. Oh how I love to travel. Traveling to me is food for the soul. New sights, new smells, new perspectives. And I love to document travel thru photography.
Over the past 30+ years of taking pictures, I can literally catalog thousands of pictures taken all over the world – Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and all over the United States. There’s nothing better to catapult me back into the moment. It’s so true what has been said about a picture is worth a thousand words. Below are a few of my favorite pictures.
Am super thankful for the invention of better cell phone cameras. Now my husband has joined me in the photographic adventures. Our last trip to Hawaii going snorkeling has me thinking about more under-water photography. Stay tuned for that expansion. Set us loose on the world, baby!
Take a look a the re-launch of the Photography Etsy page and let me know what you think!