Thursday, July 23, 2009

Featured Etsy Seller: Parkwood Cottage

Parkwood Cottage artistic photography shop has a great deal of fantastic textures within the images. The contrasts in color also literally leap from the page, from the bright blues and greens of the peacock to the simple beauty of the black and white. The representative shop image is pictured above, with the aetherial qualities of the light can be seen as the tree itself coming to life.

Lisa, the shop owner, grew up in as an "Air Force Brat", and lived in Germany, South Carolina, and England, before finally settling in her home in Georgia with her husband. The couple enjoys visiting out of the way locations, seeking out scenes or objects that would photograph well, and "looking for beauty in unexpected places".

When it comes to her shop, Lisa is very confident in her reasonable product price point, adding that she has free shipping for the month of July. As with many artists, she identifies her weakness as being shy, and struggles with marketing herself. For new artists, she advises them to "Be Patient! For every 50 photos I take, maybe one or two are really good. Don’t be afraid to take 20 shots of the same thing in order to get that perfect photo." (I also really appreciate this determination for perfection...keep on going until you get it right!) Lisa's favorite shop on etsy is the $5 French Market, which has great prices and attention to detail in their packaging.

Contact and follow promotions for Parkwood Cottage:
Blog for photography (in progress)
And her etsy site:

Below is my favorite print that Lisa was kind enough to give me as a thank you for this blog posting (which was my pleasure!!). I just received it the other day, and the presentation / packaging is just as professional and impressive as the gorgeous print. I do believe that something gets lost in translation with prints online; they have so much more impact in person, or in your hands. Especially black and whites!!

It's titled, "Providence Canyon Car", and available in her shop in 8 x10 ($11.50) and 5x7 ($7.00), both extremely reasonable prices!

Next week: Photography by Mara

1 comment:

  1. Thank you my friend - it's lovely :)

    (I felt funny commenting on a post about me - more shyness!)


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