Been kind of quiet lately….

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?

20150108_131530-EFFECTSMost 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.

~Angie15738853193_061ec685c9_o

Burning question needs to be addressed….

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!! **

http://etsy.me/1sJMwIU

AND

http://etsy.me/1kHpCPD

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http://etsy.me/1rBJfHp

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Be good to yourself!!

~Angie

Digital Downloads – yes or no?

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? 

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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!

Ephesus - copywright Red Door - copywright Stormy Lighthouse - copywright Tree of Life - Venice Cathedral - copywrightBoots and Flowers - copywright ETSY Castle interior - - Split - copywright ETSY Red barn n geese - copywright Masks - Venice - copywright Patriotic Space Needle - copywright Street Carnival Masks - Venice - copywright

Your turn to Vote!

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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Thanks,

~Angie

Coupons count this time of year!

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Angie

Weekend of “Parts Unknown” & thoughts of travel

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!

http://www.abiznessdigital.etsy.com

Enjoy!

~Angie

 

 

Dad’s looking head-on into Summer

Yes! The weather has been sunnier. The kids are getting ready to finish up their lat days of school. Trees are bursting with new leaves and bird’s nests. Summer is nearly hear! Can I hear a “Hooray!” from the crowds???

And so it goes, Father’s Day seems to announce that the rite of Summer is upon us. Marketing people have branded the “Dads and Grads” tag for summer sales for decades. This is the perfect time of year to thank dear old Dad for his years of service as a parent fixing all things “broken” and for not completely embarrassing you at the FILL IN THE BLANK event.  Retailers are banking on us to crack open the piggy bank to buy him so new underwear, or a shirt, or some cool do-dad for his car. As kids, we just gave him a card and had a special dinner with family time.

Dad

 

Here’s my Dad hanging out enjoying the scenery in Bellingham, WA.

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 Speaking of retail, feel free to check out these latest reductions on my Etsy page. Starting July, I’ll be selling my PNW and Beach Themed Wine Charms out of a shop in Poulsbo, WA. Stay tuned for more details!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150686989/tree-and-leaves-necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/130580304/glass-wine-grapes-quad-set-wine-charms

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129564285/pastel-butterflies-limited-set-wine

Have a great Father’s Day!