As a child, I loved colour, but the creation of visual art had always eluded me… until I bought a high-end digital camera. One day, I took a close-up shot of a droplet of dew on a blade of grass, and the result amazed me. Thus was born Water Droplet Designs.
I take photographs of whatever moves me – it is as simple as that. I focus on images of nature, especially close-ups. I like to photograph things from perspectives people don’t usually take. People are often amazed that most of my photos are taken right in the heart of Toronto. I look for the beauty that others overlook. Most of my photos are taken in Toronto and other parts of Ontario, although some are also taken in other parts of the world. On my Etsy site, all the prints are 8×10, but I do sell photo cards as well. My full collection of photograph can be viewed at: www.flickr.com/waterdropletdesigns. Photo cards can be ordered a la carte from there.
The story of my pastel paintings: As I mentioned earlier, visual art, especially drawing, was never something I was good at, especially drawing. Then one day I stumbled across a box of Sennelier soft pastels… and never looked back. I become one with the sticks of colour and I love to blend with my fingers. I focus mostly on landscapes, and birds – for some reason I can draw birds!
I love to paint with pastels; it is soothing. I have so many creations, though, and they end up piled around the house – I would rather they go to good homes! That is why I price my artwork a bit lower than most artists – my main goal is that someone be enjoying the artwork.
I am also a firm believer in leaving as gentle a footprint on the planet as possible; I try to use post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible for my photo cards, and I always re-use envelopes and packing materials to ship my artwork.
When I am not creating, I am finishing up my Master’s in Music, applying to PhD programs in clinical psychology, and babysitting twins, children with autism, and others, all over the city.
For the giveaway, Ana will be offering two 8×10 prints each to three lucky winners!
All you have to do is leave a comment,blog,tweet,Facebook,or otherwise post a link to Ana’s Etsy shop (and the coupon code too, if you want!), come back here with a link to where you’ve posted and leave a comment. To enter more than once, you can mention the shop on different websites, just leave a comment for each separate entry with a link to each place. Be sure to leave an email address with your comment so we can contact you.
Feather + Anchor readers can also use Coupon Code: LEAP29 for 10% off in her Etsy Shop. Code expires February 29th, 2012. As an added bonus, if you purchase at least two prints or one pastel painting by then, you will also get a free surprise print or painting!
Contest is open to everyone and closes Friday, January 27th, 2011 and winners will be announced on this post soon after. Start spreading the love and let everyone know about this great offer from Ana!
Ana’s super talented and takes some really beautiful photos– Iv’e used some of her greeting cards (with her photos, of course!) for very special occasions.
Congrats on your first sale from Etsy! Many more coming your way, for sure!
I guess I’m going to have to “cheat” and remove your link from my Facebook and repost it as my own…?
She has such beautiful work…I would love to win…what a treat to play!
Mary Beth said:
Posted this to my Facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity win! I too love photography and this inspires me to get back into it. (I am also having a problem posting the link to my facebook…it is there though!)
Congrats and thanks to those who played. I will pass your emails on to Ana and she will be in touch!