Thursday, February 23, 2012

reaching a facebook milestone ...

So i hit 2,000 "likes" on facebook ... yeah i am pretty excited. These are the moments where we giggle a little & act like a 15 year old again. But seriously it's amazing to think that many people love my work. So to say thank you to all those followers, the people who have left me comments, shared ideas & just generally been awesome i have put together a little giveaway. Ok so it's a little bigger than little & there are some seriously awesome items available (thank you to all the wonderful wonderful people who are donating). Anyways some of the prizes are so awesome i want to enter myself ... But i can't so one lucky lucky person could walk away with all of the items below!

So before we check out the goodies here are the rules ... You must leave me a comment here on the blog post (if you are having difficulties let me know. You must also head over to the various facebook pages of those sharing their pretties with you & give them a little love! 

For an extra entree ... share this giveaway on your facebook page & leave me a comment letting me know you've done so. 

For another extra entree ... share on your blog & leave me a comment letting me know you've done so.

For another extra entree ... tweet the giveaway. 

& lastly for 5 extra entree's head over to my etsy shop & purchase an item. 

Phew ok now that's over & done with there's one last thing ... If the winner (who will be chosen at random) isn't local & unable to collect on either of the photo shoot prizes i will draw another winner who is local to receive those. 

& lastly the giveaway will run for 2 weeks ... yeah baby ... that's 2 weeks of chances to win!! 

1 ... a mini shoot with moi (that would be me ... love.laugh.believe) ... the shoot is worth a whopping $250 & the winner gets a 30 minute shoot with a minimum of 10 editing images on a disc. The shoot must take place by August 31st 2012 & cannot be credited towards other products. 

2. Your choice of either a 10x8" or 8x8" fine art photographic print from either of my 2 etsy shops ... ooh pretty shiny or levansphotography. 

3. A gorgeous 5x5" fine art photographic print titled "i'm sorry i'm leaving" from the stunning photography shop of Violet Bella. 

4. A $100 gift certificate with TLC Photography ... her newborn photography blows my mind!

5. A stunning watercolour painted especially for the giveaway by Jody Edwards ...
This little feather is from a Roughed Grouse - - similar to a wild pheasant.
Feathers mean so many different things to different people, whether it be spiritual or decorative, these little studies look great anywhere. 
It is 4"x6", painted on 140lb Cold Pressed Arches watercolor paper. Ready to frame. This is a detailed, delicate original, by Artist Jody Edwards. 
You can see some of her paintings in Ted Danson's character's office on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Jody's art is collected worldwide. 

6. A wonderful action created for this giveaway by Kristybee Photography (an amazing photographer) called peace ... it's so so pretty. It can be used in both Photoshop & Elements.

7. A "define me tee" by Oh So Chichi ...
Define Me Tee's are completely custom, personalized, and unique.  Define yourself, your children, spouse, family, hobby, group, bride, groom, mom, dad, anything ... I'll create it!  They make a great addition to a family photo shoot, reunion, or special event.
(& yes that is Jacob wearing his ...)

8. A set of 10 wonderful textures designed by Joel Olives (another amazing photographer) & yet to be released for sale to the public ... perfect for enhancing your photography.

9. A gorgeous newborn headband designed & made by Christina Beckett Photography ... a wonderful gift for a pregnant lady, a little diva's first headband or a wonderful addition to your photography props.

10. A stunning Ella Woolner original mini ribbon drawing from 'Ribbon and Bows series'. Paper size is 8x11cm and and drawn on 150 gsm cotton handmade paper, with rough edges. Drawn in blue crayon and signed by the artist.

11. 1lb of Double Mint Cookies-n-Cream fudge from Ladybird Fudge (yes i know you're drooling) ... 

12. A stunning photographic print from Blue Oiseau Photography matted to fit a 7x5" frame ... 
This little butterfly (le p'tit papillon) loves to visit my lavender.
Title: Le p'tit papillon
Size: matted to 5x7
Finish: metallic

13. One of my favourite etsy stores Xenotees kindly donated one of her gorgeous items (i actually own this) ...

Womens Pullover/Animal group Nouns
This is a list of over 100 animals & their collective nouns - some you may have heard, but most of these will be new to you, and really fun to learn. 

An "unkindness of ravens", a "knot of toads", a "romp of otters", a "warren of rabbits", a "sleuth of bears", a "tower of giraffes" or a "business of ferrets"? You Bet, and many MANY more... They are a blast to read & memorize

ABOUT THIS TOP:This is a lightweight Raglan Pullover made of a Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Naturally occurring Rayon) fabric. Polyester retains shape and elasticity; Cotton lends both comfort and durability; addition of Rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look. Raglan sleeves, Loose-fitting on top & snug around waist.

Hope you like everything you see & thanks again for sharing in my love of all things photographic. Be sure to stop by my facebook page, love to hear your thoughts. & there will be a cheat sheet of facebook pages from the giveaway for you. 

Good luck the winner(s) will be picked from random on March 8th!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

the nelou & laura show + week 28 = "simplicity"

some more simple things in life with week 28 of the nelou & laura show ...
me . nelou

it's the simple things in life that make me happy ...

jacob giggles ...
these actions ...
a present for myself ...
the sun is actually shining ...
looking forward to a relaxing (i say this now) week ahead!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

the nelou & laura show + week 27 = "green"

hands up if you favourite colour is green ... 
nelou . me

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

always ...

happy valentines day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

it's the simple things in life that make me happy ...

finding my inspiration ...
this tote ... 
finally got season 2 of downton abbey in the mail today ... 
poppytalk handmade (the market place) ... 
one step closer to knowing where we might be moving to!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the nelou & laura show + week 26 = "fragile"

We made it to the half way point ... that totally gets us a whoop whoop happy dance! 
& week 26 = fragile!
nelou . me

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

my something white ...

So Elle Moss Photography has once again inspired me ... she is hosting a 30 day photo challenge (you can check it out on her blog) & day one was "white". Well i can't lie but day one was 2 days ago, i am a little behind but since the theme of white is what inspired me to take these photos i am totally including them as part of the challenge. Plus i am head over heels in love with them ... go figure. So i needed to share with you guys :) Hope you're all having a wonderful hump day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

inspired by ... part II

So in part I i introduced you to one of my favourite photographers ... miss elle moss photography ... she really is an exceptionally talented woman. Anyways today i want to share a much more recent source of inspiration. Photographically i knew her gorgeous work (i mean how could you not it's stunning) but personally it was only this past summer i got to know her & i am so incredible glad i did. 

Introducing the one & only Joy St.Claire ... picture taker of all things pretty & gorgeous & whimsical & dreamy. In the time i have know Joy i have watch her explode onto the fine art scene ... & i mean literally explode. You know how sometimes it takes just one thing, well Joy got to experience that one thing & now she's flying. It really doesn't take a genius to see why, the question is more why it took so long?
You ever look into a picture & feel like there's a journey you are waiting to take? Every time i look at one of Joy's photographs i feel like i've stepped into something special, a journey back to childhood or fairy tale adventure. It's like Narnia except it is on the pages of a book, this is real life. I am constantly inspired by Joy's nature photography, her exceptional use of colours & textures in creating stunning works of art constantly amazes me as again she opens the door to her reality.
Through Joy i have found my belief that i can succeed in achieving my dreams, she is full of words of wisdom (even if them come in the form of a you tube video), advice & her work lives up to her name & fills me with joy. Yes i went there but then you knew i would. & honestly what's left to say but who knew asparagus could be so inspiring?
Check out more of Joy's work on Etsy!