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2 Shop Tuesday– Amazing Photography

As an amateur photographer, I am always on the look out for amazing photos.  Today’s two shops have some really great images for sale.

The first shops is BehindMyBlueEyes.  Sandra, the shop owner, lives in Helsinki Finland where she finds some amazing scenery for her photography.  She features surreal nature scenes as well as interesting abstracts.  The play on light and color is really wonderful.  Look at the image below, taken at a park during autumn.  The bright reds and stark whites evoke and autumn chill while the contrasting scale of the trees and woman walking down the lane gives a feeling of smallness in a larger than life world.  Very moving photo.

Red Colors of Autumn

Red Colors of Autumn

 

The second shop today is BlackFawnPhotos. Kyra is the shop owner and although she doesn’t have a large selection yet, what she does have is worth looking at.  Her style is whimsical and surprising.  Her photos do not have “normal” subjects and because of this, every one of them is fun and fresh.  Take a look at this “wedding” photo, for example:

Bearded Bride

Bearded Bride

The “Bearded Bride” photo is amusing and exciting and I absolutely love it.  Check out her other images on Etsy.

 

I hope you guys enjoy today’s shops.  Come back later for more fabulous Etsy finds!

 


Two Shops today–iPad Sleeve and Original Artwork

Ok, so I have been really busy this weekend and missed a couple days of reviews.  Today, I will make up for that by reviewing two awesome shops that I have found.

First, let’s take a look at Anonum.  Olivia, the owner of Anonum creates some really cool and unusual iPad sleeves.

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

These iPad sleeves are made from old printing blankets.  As Olivia explains, printing blankets “are used in the offset printing process used to print newspapers, catalogues & labels. After many print runs the blankets have to be changed. Each blanket is left with a unique impression of what was last printed. Maybe yours is a bus schedule, a page of a magazine or even a hockey scene. ”  As you can see, the sleeve pictured above has a baseball image on it.  Each sleeve is unique and very cool.

Anonum states the sleeves will fit both the first and second generation iPads and the inside of the sleeve is lined with fleece to protect the iPad from scratches and damage. And because they are made by recycling used printing blankets, they are eco friendly. If you are in need of a new iPad sleeve, head over to Anonum on Etsy and take a look.

Today’s second shop is Aphotica.  Dawn Greene is the owner of this shop full of celtic and quirky original artwork.  Dawn has put her original art on cards, jewelry, bookmarks, and even leather bound journals.  My favorite item in her shop is the “Valentine’s Day Swan Cards”

Valentine's Day Swan Card

Valentine's Day Swan Card from Aphotica

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this card would make a perfect and unique gift for any woman.  The intricate and beautifully drawn swans are an original design so your Valentine is sure to have a one of a kind gift she can cherish for years to come.

To check out Dawn’s other items, head on over to Aphotica on Etsy.

And, on a side note…I mentioned a few posts ago that I have never been able to learn to crochet.  I am proud to announce that I have finally gotten it!  I now know how to crochet and am so in love with it I am working on two different projects.  Yay!!


Eco-friendly Scarves and necklaces from Alterdelenda

Today’s Etsy review is an interesting shop called Alterdelenda. Katrina claims she loves everything “upcycled, recycled, and trashion” and her shop shows it. The unusual scarves/necklaces she makes are unique and very cool.

Check out this red and green “chunky fabric necklace”:

alterdelenda

Red and green chunky fabric necklace/ holiday scarf

Reusing fabric to make this necklace is a wonderful idea and is perfect for any fashion forward man or woman. She states you can “Twist it. Knot it. Loop it.” to create any style you can think of.

In addition to the eco-friendly scarves/necklaces, she also has upcycled vintage jewelry. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “upcycle” yet, it means to take something that would otherwise be bound for the landfill and create something wonderful from it. Katrina does this by taking apart vintage jewelry and reworking it into some pretty cool pieces.

Head on over to Etsy and check out Alterdelenda. And be sure to come back tomorrow for more reviews.