Wednesday, January 27, 2010

happy anniversary

one year ago I decided I was going to start a blog.
i wanted the blog to be a space where I could post anything "creative".
this blog would keep me honest and give me a place to turn in my creative work each week.
What a difference a year makes.
In the last year I have taken up photography wholeheartedly. I'm technically challenged at times however I'm improving everyday.
During the course of the year I discovered the subject I loved to photograph most is...wait for it....Plants!? What?!
Still seems funny to me that I would enjoy taking pictures of plants (who am I?).
but I do. and the pictures I take aren't half bad.
A year ago
I had no name, no logo, smallroots was just an idea.
Now smallroots is a website, a blog, a flickr account and is a seller on Etsy! (sorry no tweets)
I published my first calendar and had 20 orders in one month (not bad for a little idea I had last year).
I'm happy.
I'm happy with the progress I have made over the last year. Most happy about the work I have put into my "creative" space and of all the images I have to show for it (many you haven't seen!)
Last year I made a promise to start this blog - this blog which symbolized so much more.
And the only one holding me accountable was me.

(yay! me)
Happy Anniversary to me.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

leaf your mark...

So I am always out and about looking at the plants around me and am always surprised at what I find. This one however caught me off guard. These large plants were covered with carvings of people's names. I came across them while at a robust ranch in Texas, they were on a hill overlooking a lake and the dessert and mountains beyond. Beautiful scene. I kept thinking didn't these people have something better to do?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

winter brushes

I walked into this gang of winter brushes (I didn't get their names) and they were nice enough to sit for a few photos. Love their hard and soft edges.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Texas on my mind

Images from my trip over the holidays. We had a glorious time.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Winner of the smallroots calendar is comment number 24!

Congrats Nicolian!

Thank you to everyone who participated! My first giveaway was a success and for me was a great way to start the new year. Thank you for posting your resolutions, I enjoyed reading them all. Special thanks to Audrey from Audrey's Giveaway Blog, who offered to post a link to this giveaway on her blog. (Who knew giveaway blogs existed?! I'm a newbie to this giveaway game!)

Great new things are in the works for smallroots in 2010 - I'm working on note cards, prints and other goodies. Please check back to see what's new. Happy New Year!