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Holiday Print Sale!

23 Nov

It’s that time again!  Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday time!  Now, I personally am not one for shopping (I think I was born without that gene) but I do love supporting small businesses, and if I’m going to buy a gift, I want it to be meaningful.

If you’re the same, and you want to pick up some wall art, I’ll be running a print sale until Dec 1!

All 5×7 photo paper prints are $15, all 8×10 photo paper prints are $20.  But wait!  It gets better! 20% of the sales will go to help the victims of the wildfires in California, who are in desperate need of pretty much everything right now.

It can’t get much better than that, right?  You support a local business, you get some art from an artist who definitely appreciates your support, AND you get to help the people of the devastating Paradise Camp fires.  Win-Win-Win!

For a look at what prints you can get your hands on, go here.  Or here.  And if you see anything you want larger/smaller/on canvas or metal, just shoot me a message and we’ll find something that works for you.

Thank you all so much for your continued support.  You’re the best!

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Obligatory Cyber Monday Post

30 Nov

holiday sale

Look!  We’re having a sale!  For the holidays!

The canvas sale is this week only, ending Dec 4th.  I mean, I don’t mind being generous longer, but really, if you want your prints in time for the holidays, you need to put the order in soon so I can get it to you. 🙂

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We are also giving away some freebies!  A free e-book with some tips to help you with your Waterscape shots, and downloading the free e-book puts you in the running for a free print!  The print drawing is also on December 4th, because it was easier than remembering two different deadlines. haha

Didn’t know about these deals until just now??

Well, A) Phew!  Glad you found us!  and B) you should probably start following me on something…

-blog

newsletter

facebook (which I ocassionally remember to update)

-Instagram (which I’m very good about updating)

Twitter (which I basically ignore because no one talks to me there, but it’s linked to Instagram so it still gets updates.  Perhaps you’ll be my friend on Twitter?  Then we can have deep 140 character conversations about Pasta?)

-or G+ (which I’ve newly come to enjoy again!  Again, when I remember it’s there. haha)

^^ Clearly, I could really use an assistant / intern to keep me connected!  ^^

Anyway, happy cyber shopping, y’all! 🙂

Flow: The Art of Waterscapes

25 Nov

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It’s here!  Want to get your hands on a FREE e-lookbook (loaded with purty photos and tips to help you get started on your own waterscapes)?

The best part??  Everyone who downloads their PDF copy of Flow: The Art of Waterscapes is automatically entered into a drawing for a FREE PRINT!  The drawing will happen on December 4 (next week) so don’t wait!

Want an extra chance to win?  Reblog this post and I’ll put your name in the drawing a second time.  I mean think about it…  I give you a free gift, you spend a second to share this awesome offer with your friends and followers, and I potentially give you another gift that you can possibly (probably?) re-gift to your Mom!  Do deals get any sweeter than this??  It’s like Black Friday x 1000.  Minus the crowds and fist fights over a TV and set of fuzzy pajamas with feets.

The holidays came early, folks!  By, like, a day. haha  But still.  This is my way of giving thanks to all of you for being so dang supportive of David and I this year, with the release of our first full length (hilarious) educational photo book, “Photography. DUH.”.
Because really, you guys rock.  For serious. ❤

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🙂

Your Chance at a Free Print

24 Nov
The Rush :: PA

The Rush :: PA

It’s officially the week of Thanks!  To celebrate, we will be giving away a free print (and more!) to one lucky winner!

How do you enter?  Details in the newest newsletter, slated to go this week!  It’s not too late! Sign up today!

 

Free Photo Giveaway!

1 Jun
Currents :: Vermont

Currents :: Vermont

 

Who likes free stuff???!!

Obviously, you do.  And boy, oh boy, did you come to the right place!

For this week only I will be holding a free 8×10 giveaway contest.  The winner will be drawn on Friday June 5, 2015 and can choose one image from my gallery to decorate their walls.

To qualify, you need to do at least 2 of these things:

– sign up for my newsletter (if you haven’t already)

AND

– like me on one or more social media pages, if you haven’t already (twitter, facebook, instagram, G+, etc)
– share this post
– follow my blog (if you haven’t already)

Yes, we will be checking. 🙂

Also, for those of you wondering, the above photo was taken in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  This particular peak is Camel’s Hump, the third highest in the state.

Winner(s), Winner(s), Chicken Dinner!

2 Dec

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Well…went to pull the winner for the Free Pint Giveaway. and two names came out!  Sharing is caring, so….<drumroll>…congrats to Jennifer B ANNNNNDDDD Art A!!! Thank you to everyone who participated.

For those of you who didn’t win, we do have prints available at our store www.zazzle.com/skalahan (and today is Cyber Monday…just sayin’!) and 50% of our profit through December 15 go to typhoon relief. Get some nice art, give to a great cause.  Boom! Double win!

Congrats again, and thank you for your continued support!

An Attitude of Gratitude

27 Nov
Vortex

Vortex

Having a positive outlook on life can be hard, but intensely rewarding.  It’s easy to say a glass is half empty.  It’s much harder to say, “Thank goodness I still have half a glass to drink.  I’m thirsty, and that will help.”  Like anything else in life, seeing the silver linings in life is a skill, and when done faithfully, can become a habit.

Imagine a life where you exchange your expectations for gratitude.  The disappointments in life become much more manageable.  And there are fewer of them.  It’s easier to feel like you have enough, to appreciate the gifts you’re given and to see the blessings in life.

That is what I love most about tomorrow, Thanksgiving.  It’s yearly encouragement to be thankful for the things we have already accomplished, to see how far we have come, to appreciate our families and friends, and to see that often, we are lucky to have so much in our lives.  Most of us have a roof, even if we don’t own it.  Most of us have food, warmth and a computer with which to read this awesome blog…  We have life.  Even when it’s hard, it’s precious.

Tomorrow is a day to appreciate the positives.  Spend a few moments between tofurkey and pie reflecting on the good things in your life.  In the end, we can’t keep the gifts, the wealth, the stuff we surround ourselves with…but we can remember the path we took in life, the moments of joy and accomplishment, and be proud of how our experiences shaped us, and the choices we made because of them.  We can practice an attitude of gratitude.

The photo above was taken on a hike with my friend David (an awesome photog from Cali, check out his work!) while he was visiting in CT.  The leave whirlpool reminds me a little of the way water drains from a tub.  Felt appropriate as we make our transition from beautiful, beautiful Autumn….to very cold Winter. haha

 

❤ < 3 ❤

For those of you interested in helping me raise funds for the victims of Typoon Haiyan in the Philippines, when the time comes for holiday shopping, go here.  50% of profits through December 15 go to Care.org and the Filipinos in need.

For those of you interested in winning a holiday gift, go here, “like” the page and leave a comment on the contest poster letting me know which image you want.  Winner announced on Friday, so you only have a few days.