Monday, February 24, 2014

After a 2 year hiatus--Picture Me Smiling blog is back!

It's been 2 years since I went to the chalk festival in San Jose. Two years since I've written much of anything let alone a blog. Now that 2014 is in full swing, Picture Me Smiling will be seeing a makeover of sorts in both the blog and the Etsy shop.

Check back in March for new items in the Etsy shop, and many new pictures, observations and tips. My fingertips have been burned off from my glue gun activity lately, and the results are new products that you'll have to wait a little bit more to see. My husband and I also revamped an entry way closet into a bench seat--and the decorating is nearly finished, so that reveal will come soon.

There will also be new advocacy posts coming up in Activist in an Armchair. March 2014 will be a busy month for relaunching and redesigning both blogs and shop while producing product.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival in San Jose is a wonderful event showcasing amazing chalk artists to raise funds for children's art programs in local schools.

The day turned warm as we walked around enjoying the art, and eating great food from the assembled food trucks. Got a few good shots. Next year we'll go a bit later to see more of the major pieces finished.

Picture Me Smiling Now on Etsy!

Finally setting up shop on Etsy for Picture Me Smiling photo greeting cards. This first attempt is to motivate myself to putting all of the photo cards on Etsy. Once I have them up, I will be tweaking the pictures of the cards, adding a lovely banner, and making the Etsy shop a one-stop shop destination for cards for any occasion. If you see a card you like, but not in a card frame or color you'd want, please contact me to discuss options. And, all photos are available in enlargements and matted prints. The matted prints are available in (photo size) 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10. The mattes are all single mattes with white frames. Please contact me with feedback for Picture Me Smiling's Etsy shop. And, if you have an Etsy shop, let me know so that I can help promote your efforts to spread art and handmade items.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A New Push

Books Inc in Palo Alto, CA is now carrying some of my photo cards. And, now, I'm trying to focus on photography anew. Now that I've been working part time and am somewhat used to it, photography is moving back up on my list.

And, I'm excited about a new class I'm taking through Aperture Academy in April.

Will post some new photos from a lovely walk at Baylands with the Rebel dog.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Enlargements and Reprints

If you'd like to order enlargements or reprints of any pictures, please contact me via The Etsy site isn't up yet as I am still photographing the stock I have in at the moment.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What a tangled web

copyright Heidi Baikie--not for other use
I've been loving my macro lens for what I can capture in my garden. This spider made his web between the outdoor table and one of the chairs (need to dine outside more before it cools off!). He was enjoying wrapping up his lunch when I caught him. He's just the latest of my "Bugs and Blooms" collection. 

The Way Ahead...

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This photo was taken outside of Huarez, Peru. We had planned to hike in the Cordillera Blanca for a few days, but arrived to nothing but rain, and low clouds. A bus trip to a glacier was a stalling technique to see if the weather would clear enough to hike. This was taken with our little point and shoot camera. The sign reads, "Access difficult but not impossible." Should have been at the Peruvian-Ecuadorian border where we had more trouble than we'd bargained in moving across the border. Always puts a smile on my face. This sells as a photo card or art print at Riverside Studios in Truckee, California.