Feature Friday Time~ with Evie Carrier

Hello Everyone! Wait till you see the Etsy Artist that I met this week! Her name is Evie Carrier. I am pleased to announce that she provided so generously my blog Banner. I felt it evoked the feeling of being found somewhere in time. I am including her bio below and her stunning photography ( you will believe you are witnessing a classic painting! Her shop is “1029 Gallery” Etsy.com



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“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Ansel Adams quote.

She has studied art at Evangel College, learned digital photography with Todd and Brad Reed Photography, taken Photoshop classes, Canon digital workshops for two years, and was tutored when out west by a Navajo tour guide named Dalvin.
She won 2nd Place in the Ludington Arts Photo Contest in 2009.
Honorary Mention in Thirsty Photo Blog 2010
Honorable Mention in Grand Valley Artists Holiday Competition 2013
Featured in Lights and Shadows December 2013 Grand Rapids Camera Club
Grand Rapids Camera Club 2013 Star Competitor
Grand Rapids Camera Club 2nd Place Year End Competition for GR Golden Bridge
2014 March Perfect Score for “Historical Journey”
2013 Honorable Mention GRCC for year end Judging
2013 GRCC 2nd Place Year End Competition

Has been featured in:

Digital Photography
Photography and Textures
The Artful Photo
Abandoned Building and Ruins
Women Photographers
Photography from Art
Old Buildings and Ruins
Michigan Photography
Versatile Photography
International Women Artists

Exhibited in the Cascade Library Gallery in January 2013
Participated in the Grand Valley Artist’s Spring Show 2013
Participated in the Muskegon Art Museum Salon 2013
Invited to hang in the Celebration of the Arts 2013
Participated in the juried Grand Valley Artists Holiday Competition 2013
Invited to hang at Calvin Christian Reformed Church 2013-2014
Participated in the Muskegon Art Museum Salon 2014

And her images are in the Twenty Below Gallery in Sault Ste Marie Michigan

Find Yourself, Somewhere In Time, My Etsy Shop, come by for a visit……


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Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve Somewhere In Time

click on vintage pics to visit

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1980’s Etched Talc Bottle


1960 Coca Cola Advertisement


1962 Coca Cola Magazine Advertisement ( TV Guide )


1880’s Cast Iron Safe Bank

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Circa 1940’s Pop Bottle Crate, Nevada City California, original paint

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Me~~ back in the day, vintage style photo, tin type style

Feature Friday, Etsy Artist Anna O


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Hi everyone, my second installment of Feature Friday focuses attention on Etsy artist Anna O and her shop named’ Ann and Dad’



I was searching for all things sepia for a treasury that I was creating and I found Anna’s gorgeous photography from her native Poland! She enhances her photography so they appear as museum quality paintings. Her works are stunning, I can’t wait to acquire a couple for our home! Check out her shop, trust me you will want them all!

Also visit her other beautiful shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZOJKAshopannanddadartist etsy annandda etsy barn ann and dad etys



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Such a pretty blog that I follow, Textures, I agree Dove Grey is a Fav!


If you love cold hues and soft pastels, dove grey just might be your go to colour. Described as a medium grey with a slight tint of blue, pink, or purple, this soft colour is subdued and sophisticated. Dove grey is best worn on its own, or complimented with whites. Idyllic paired with blues and pinks which highlighting its undertones, we love this colour for fall and winter.

Try working dove grey with a tulle skirt, or a form fitting satin dress. The brighter undertones will keep your look from looking morose – the perfect way to add some
low-key colour to your cold-weather wardrobe.


Happy Friday!


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Tissue Paper Carnation’s


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Very Pretty Carnations! Great DIY tutorial.

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If you want year round flowers that don’t wither away then these are the perfect alternative to bring some flower power into your home, of course there’s nothing like the freshness of sweet-smelling flowers but these still shout out SPRING to me!

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  • White tissue gift paper
  • Craft wire
  • Paper clips
  • Felt tips
  • Scissors and a ruler
  • Vase or glass jar

To create these tissue paper carnations I used the same folding and cutting method as the Tissue Pom Pom’s (post up soon)

Cut your tissue paper sheets into squares, I used 10 layers at approximately 10 x 10 cm  ,( the larger the square the larger the flower, vice versa) and accordion fold as below.

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Fold in half and secure with a paper clip

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Shape by snipping off both ends

october2014 017 I noticed some areas were missed so I perfected them along as I pulled the sheets up (next step)

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Sunday Brunch


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What is more comforting than a plate of fluffy pancakes with homemade maple syrup?


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Fluffy Sunday Pancakes, sorta like Dupar’s of Los Angeles!

2 cups flour, all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons yeast, 1packet, rapid rise or regular
¼ cup water, tepid, lukewarm, approx. 115 degrees
1 ½ cups buttermilk, lukewarm
¼ cup butter, melted
3 medium eggs, yolks and whites seperated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar, used to help eggwhites achieve fluff, found in spice section of your local market

A unique and delicious recipe with a hearty flavor, slightly different from the ordinary pancake house recipe. We believe it will become a breakfast favorite!
1.Recipe note: The batter can be made the night before (minus the egg whites, they will be whipped and added at time of cooking ) Store in a bowl large enough to accomadate the rising. After making the batter, cover and place in refrigerator overnight or a few hours. If making the morning of, mix the batter with the egg yolks and let rise approximently 1 hour then proceed to whip the egg whites and fold into the batter:
2.To make the batter: Separate eggs and set aside the whites. In the bowl of your stand mixer, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. When yeast has dissolved and looks bubbly, add eggyolks, butter, vanilla and buttermilk alternately with the flour mixture, with the mixer running on low. Mix until well combined:
3.When the batter is at this point, you may cover and refrigerate for overnight or later use. If you desire to use the morning of, set the batter aside in awarm place and let rise about 1 hour:
4.When the batter has risen ( either overnight or for 1 hour ) stir it down and leave at room temperature while beating the egg whites. In stand mixer beat egg whites until frothy and then add the cream of tartar. Continue beating whites until stiff. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter:
5.Heat a non stick griddle ( slightly cooler than for normal pancakes ) Do not grease the griddle ( you may have to grease for the first pancke ). I use a large ice cream scoop to add the batter to the griddle, then spread the batter slightly with the back of a spoon to about a 4-5″ circle. let the first side cook until you start to see bubbles, then gently flip and cook the other side until golden :
6.Serve immediately with clarified butter and our Pancake Syrup that is included. Delicious!:

Easy Homemade Pancake Syrup

2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup water
1 teaspoon maple flavoring, real maple flavor found in spice isle or specialty store
¼ cup butter

Servings/Yield: 8 servings | 1 1/2 cups
1.Measure brown sugar into a medium saucepan. Add water and stir. Heat until mixture comes to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Boil gently, without stirring for 5 minutes :
2.Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in butter and maple flavoring. This syrup will be thinner than the store bought version as it does not contain corn syrup. It will thicken slightly as it cools:
3.Store remaining in the refrigerator: You may use different extracts for a variety of flavors. I use the brand “Watkins” found online for a wonderful array of extract flavors, such as butter rum, black walnut, coconut, lemon etc.

My First ‘Feature Friday’, featuring a unique Etsy Artist


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Paris & The Seine Pink~~ 8″ x 11″                                                                              Hi everyone, I am going to be featuring a unique Etsy artist each Friday found on etsy.com! My first artist happens to be my mother Loretta Beckwith of Dragonfly Studios 74 on Etsy. She has been creating and painting as long as I can remember. She loves envisioning travel and whimsy! Just click on the pics to visit her shop, Enjoy!

Dragonfly Studios 74 shop Etsy,com


Loretta’s Facebook



Empire State of Mind ~~8 x 11- acrylic


Little Fairy~~Original Watercolor – 12″x18″


8 x 10″ “The Adventure Began At The Blue Window” Dragonfly Studios 74 on Etsy.com