First off, I thought you would like to see my card designs! I only started with 3, and I am working on many more, as well as prints. I love that these 5 x 7 matte finish cards can also be framed.
My favorite part about designing these cards, is that they are truly MINE! They are the result of many morning walks through the garden….camera slung around my neck, taking in the sun or fog or rain….and they are truly from my heart!
I have never purposely set out to photograph for cards or prints. I just photograph what I love and then choose something that fits. A bit backwards, maybe, but that's how this brain of mine works.
A perfect example is this hobnail milk glass vase with a rose. My friend dropped a pair off for me, my first (ever) roses were blooming….so I took them on a field trip around the property.
The color was so vivid, it was quite hard to get a crisp image...
…so I tried many different backdrops...
…and came back in with a few photos that I truly love.
It wasn't until Nancy Wallace from @wallacegardens suggested a card series from them, that it even clicked! So sometimes what might seem a pre-planned event to you, is actually just a creative gardener at play!
Several of you have inquired about where they will be for sale. I am still working on that….here or Instagram or Etsy. Or maybe all three! And of course, local delivery too :)
So this girl is headed back to school….but believe me, I am full steam ahead chasing my dream!
"You may tire of reality….but you never tire of dreams."