Monday, May 28, 2012

"Somewhat Unfortunate"

I have a new photograph in my Etsy Shop Rowan DeVoe Arts .  This one is titled "Somewhat Unfortunate" and it is a photograph that I took of my gorgeous, younger sister, Fox, and her Beau in the fields where we grew up.  For reasons unknown, his lot in life is challenged in an unusual way.  Folks could say that he is somewhat unfortunate.
He is forced to hold his head in his hands which seems an awfuly tricky thing to do.  But, we all have something to struggle with.  I sure want to take my head off and put it away sometimes.  Likewise, I am sure he would like to have my problems for a bit.
In ancient Greece, there was one day put aside for each person in a village to write down a problem or burden that they carried on a piece of wood or paper and hang it from a common tree.  For that one day, they were all considered free of problems and spent the day celebrating.  It was a dandy of day indeed.  At the end of the day, each person could choose to go to the tree and take on someone else's problem or take back their own. What do you think happened? Well, each person took back their own problem!  Thinking about that helps me get through my days sometimes.
I am continuing to add more photographs to my shop so look out for them.  I am editing many photographs that I have taken already(which is of course taking me longer than I thought!).  If you remember a favourite, let me know and I will make sure I add it!
Remembrance and support for our folks in all areas of the Military here in the U.S.A.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Photographs in My Etsy Shop-Memories of Spring and Summer Past

I have 2 new self-portrait photographs in my Etsy Shop.  They both are about favourite things in my life that have and will always show up in my art.  The first one is about my favourite flower-ROSES!
Above is "The Roses".  My favourite colours are the deep pinks and lavenders(when you can find those).  I love the smell, texture and shape of roses and how well they dry.  I love getting dozens of them and making head wreaths. I grew up with friends who had the most amazing Rose Gardens-unbelievable Roses the size of a dinner plate!  You could smell them miles away! Again, the Pre-Raphaelite Artist and Art Nouveau Era have both inspired me.
Above is "Robins Egg, Berries, Chocolate".  I took this portrait in the middle of winter when I was snowed in-no fresh flowers so I turned to other favourites things-pretty ribbons and anything sparkly.  I love the beginning of Spring and finding the broken shells of Robin's Eggs.  There is something so magical about that colour!  I just can't get enough of it.  It must be genetic as my Mom LOVES it and her Mother did as well.  I have had this gorgeous piece of Vintage Silk Robin's Egg Blue with a bit of green trim ribbon forever so I tied it around my red hair.
I grew up in the country and loved picking all the different wild berries to make cobblers, short cake and more.  The first to ripen were the little strawberries and then black and raspberries.  My sister gave me this sparkly barrette in those colours so I added it to my hair.
The last ribbon I added was the Soft Chocolate velvet one.   Just looking at it again in the photograph makes me want to eat some chocolate right now!  We made ice cream the old fashioned way-with an ice cream churn-when I was little.  Chocolate was a favourite!
Hope all of you folks in Blogland are enjoying your Spring/Soon to be Summer so far.  Take care!

Monday, May 14, 2012

What is Up in My Shop!

Hello folks in Blogland!  Wow, I am posting again so soon.  Watch out!  I have added new photographs to my Etsy Shop Rowan DeVoe Arts and wanted to show all of you some bits of them.  To see the full photograph, visit my shop.  I promise it will be fun! You know how I do love to tell stories.

Above is a bit of one...Pomegranate?

This piece belongs to another...cury red hair? But who's? Why?

Do I spy a wax seal? Very Mysterious...

WOWZA! I have no idea what that glittery shoe is all about!

This little piece is reminding me a bit of
this famous painting by J.W. Waterhouse.  I wonder what that is all about?

More to come.  I may even surprise myself with another post this week!  Hope everyone is having a fabulous week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My New Etsy Shop!

I have been away from my blog for so long again.  I am an absent blogger at best.  I wanted to post that I finally have a new Etsy shop open just for my photography!  You can find it at

This Shop is just for my Photography, but I hope to add another Shop for my Paintings and Mixed Media 2D pieces,  another for just my hand beaded jewelry and headpieces and eventually one for my Art Dolls so I need to get busy!

I have had a lot of support from friends and family in opening this Shop and also with convincing me that "Yes! We do want to buy your Photographs!" so I am very grateful. I have had more photo opportunities lately and I will do a post about them soon. 

As I always say, I want to get back to Blogland, though it is hard for me to keep with all the things online.  I do love reading about what amazing things are going on and seeing awe-inspiring creations!

Hope all is well with all of you!  Take Care!