Official Opening

Just wanted to mention that my online shop is officially open! Purchases from greeting cards to prints and canvases are available. Feel free to stop on by and check it out! Images from the blog giveaway are posted there as well!

Once again, thank you! πŸ™‚

And of course please contact me if you have any questions regarding my work or your purchases!

The Third Giveaway

Hey! Welcome back! Today’s giveaway is Pieces of Taipei, basically related to design and architecture around the city. This will be the last giveaway before my shop opens up next week, so get your comment on! πŸ˜‰

Again, for this giveaway, leave a comment here on the blog with which photo you would love to win an 8×12 print of by Saturday, April 21st at 9:00AM EST (Taiwan’s Saturday night), and I will be posting the winner about an hour later!

Here we go!

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And the winner of the final giveaway is…
sciencebee! Congratulations, Betsy! I will be in touch with you soon! πŸ˜€

Thank you again everyone! I really appreciate you entering, and I’m so happy that a few of my images get to be hung up and enjoyed in person. πŸ™‚

If you are interested in obtaining a few of the images you’ve enjoyed, I would be so honored if you would bookmark my online shop, which will be officially “open” on Monday. I will be including all of the images you all voted for and love so much. Thank you, again! It means so much to me that you took the time to vote.

See you over here on Monday! πŸ˜€

Giveaway Part Two!

After this past weekend’s giveaway, I am now moving on to the second category, Nature, and I hope that you are willing to participate again in order to give it another shot if you didn’t win. πŸ™‚

Here are the shots to choose from:

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Just as before, remember to leave a comment here on the blog with your favorite numbered image in order to be entered to win one free 8×12 print of that image. And remember, the chance for winning is based on the number of entries, and will be chosen using the Random Number Generator. You have until Tuesday, April 17th at 8:00 PM EST to enter, and the winner will be chosen and posted at 9:30PM EST that same night. πŸ™‚

Thank you, and good luck!

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And the winner is….

Teri! Congratulations, and thank you for entering! πŸ™‚ I will be contacting you shortly.

You all had so many lovely comments and things to say, andΒ  while I can’t choose everyone, if you really enjoyed the photos, don’t despair! The first reason being that if you come back on Thursday I’m having the third and final giveaway, and the second reason being that starting Monday of next week, my photos will become available in my shop; so, feel free to stop on by then, and check them out there, too!

Thank you again! πŸ˜€ See you Thursday!

Giveaway Time!

Not too long ago I began to really start organizing my desktop space, which then turned into organizing folders, which then turned into a treasure hunt of sorts, filled with photos that I hadn’t looked at or seen in a long a time. I began to reminisce of all the albums I had growing up filled with photos of Belle, our beagle, friends from the past, and family events. Then I really began to feel as though many of these images need to see the light of day, as some have not even debuted themselves on Facebook! So, in honor of these images of mine, I really want to give away some of my images as prints, so that they can be enjoyed by others. This is giveaway is going to be an installment of sorts, based on certain categories – (I told you I was organizing! Haha) – so there will be more than one chance to win based on the category. But more than that, your votes will also be helping me out greatly in my future endeavors! (So thank you in advance!)

So, here’s the deal. I will be giving away one of my prints below (8×12) to one lucky person who comments below, chosen by the random number generator. πŸ˜‰ (Therefore, the number of commenters determiners your likelihood of being chosen.)

In order to win, go ahead and scroll through the abstract/fine art related images and then tell me which one is your favorite of this group below in the comments. I will be choosing one name this coming Sunday evening (EST) to receive one free print of the image said to be the favorite of the grouping. Make sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you afterwards. (I promise that I will not distribute this email to any third parties – no spamming here!)

So, go ahead, get your vote on! πŸ™‚

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*Edited to add:

Using the Random Number Generator, the winner of this round is: Zhongruige! (Congratulations, Greg!) I will be in touch with you shortly to get your information. πŸ™‚


Thank you all for participating, and just because you didn’t win this time doesn’t mean that you can’t win next time! Come back tomorrow (Monday) for another round of the Free Print Giveaway!

Thank you, again!

Happy Easter!

Today is a special day, though you wouldn’t think so on this side of the world. Here it’s just another Sunday to go exploring, catch up on work, or do some chores around the house and run some errands. Despite the low-key nature of this day here, I must say that I find myself missing Easter this year. Throughout my life I never really appreciated this holiday – at least for its true purpose. I loved getting candy, even though I was never nearly as satisfied with the sugar haul as I was on Halloween. (What?! You mean that I have to work to find that candy and don’t even get to dress up as someone powerful/beautiful/magical/etc.?! PUH-lease…. *hand*). O.K. I do love Cadbury eggs, and I would probably search the whole day just to find one of those, but still… I just didn’t see the merit in any of that back then.

However, since beginning to really seek the Lord again and trying to get back in tune with my spirituality, I find myself really valuing this holiday more than I did in the past. In the past, it was off to church to hear the same sermon as the previous year, and then home to eat ham (or was it chicken?) with the family, followed by a chocolate bunny’s ear so that I could reenact the ever famous chocolate Easter bunny cartoon – you know the one. Despite how much I have yet to grow and learn in this respect, this year I find myself really appreciating and valuing this holiday for its true meaning, and I am overcome with gratitude and a humbleness within my heart and being as I reflect on and celebrate what this day truly means: that I have been saved and forgiven by a love that is incredibly difficult to comprehend at times but is oh, so real. And I am looking forward to the future when I can celebrate it again with many friends and family members. (And maybe try to hide and find hidden candy baskets, too… eh – maybe just the Cadbury eggs. (; )

I hope you find your Easter filled with much love and happiness and adventure as you can handle in one day.

1 Peter 1:3

*Edited to add: My friend, Kelly, just posted about her Easter experiences, including a fear of the Easter bunny, so if you get the chance head on over. πŸ™‚

*Also edited to add: Stay tuned this coming week for an awesome, fun giveaway and then some exciting photography-related news! πŸ™‚