29.11.12

Winter sets in and the elves are pretty busy....




Winter has set in and I am now counting the weeks until the Solstice and the gradual return of light. In the dark evenings I burn candles to cheer our hearts, cosy up with a blanket and find I am craving chocolate!

On waking, I love the silvery glow and a particular kind of stillness that announces another frosty morning. Blue sky icy days have me leaping out of bed, and I am by no means a morning person!

Hibernation may be here for some but myself and the elves are pretty busy in the Foxglove Lane Print Gallery! My first year of this venture is still a steep learning curve and thanks to all of you shoppers I have learned a few more tricks of the trade. Next year I hope to be more established and to have fuller creative control over each product. I have been experimenting with printers, products, papers, processes and while it has been mind boggling it has allowed me to keep prices down while I find my feet. I am no where near happy yet with my progress........there is so much more to learn and share.......but I'm getting there and making plans......

Meanwhile if you fancy a bit of Christmas gift  browsing check out the Seasonal Greeting Cards and the Print Gallery all delivered anywhere in the world! One or two people have had problems accessing the PayPal page so if this happens to you please contact me as I can offer another payment method.

Thanks to all of you who have sent me photos of the prints, framed and in your homes. I will make a collage and post on Facebook. Keep them coming!

But for now it's back to the busy Christmas workshop for me and my imaginary elves......






27 comments:

  1. You and those gnomes are quite the artists .... painting with the frost and light :)
    Beautiful images!

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  2. Amazing frost, we've nothing like it in Dublin!

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    1. Best morning yet today! Not going to last I hear there is rain coming. Thanks Fiona:~))

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  3. Amazing shots. There was some frost here this morning but also a lot of sun so it disappeared rather quickly. The sunshine was much appreciated after all the rain we've had.
    June

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    1. Give me bright blue skies and frost any day! Thanks June for all your support:~))

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  4. What a beautiful frosty morning and amazing photos made of it. We have not had any frost over here in the Netherlands but we shall wait and see one of these days I hope I love the cold in the air!

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  5. Gorgeous images of a lovely frosty morning ... we've barely had a frost, possibly a good thing as when we do it will be sheets of ice everywhere with all the rain we've had.

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  6. I loveyour pictures of the frost. I tlooks so magical, I'm sure we will have some soon the temperature is falling. I am sitting typing with a candle beside me ,they do add warmth and cheer to these dark nights.
    Sarah x

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  7. Such beauty and depth - I read you first few opening lines and thought 'gosh that's me!' - I really need the frost elves to work a bit of magic here - it all looks so very enchanting at this time of year when all glitters. It almost makes the darker days that bit more bearable.

    Nina x

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  8. As always truly mesmorising images, you really capture the soul of your subjects no matter who or what they are xx

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  9. These icy blue morning captures are fabulous!! Love, love, love!

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  10. I love frosty morns as well....we are having some snow covered morns here too. I am also counting the days to the solstice and celebrating this coming season of winter....

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  11. Wow, what gorgeous pictures! I love the first one - amazing!
    We have finally had a good frost here, and I find that despite the heaters I am having trouble getting warm! Need some hot chocolate!

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  12. I'm waiting for the Solstice too... It's just that time of year... Beautiful pictures.

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  13. Magic. You always capture such gorgeousness.

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  14. Hmmm, somehow I missed the word about your new adventure. Good to know, you have a real nack for nature photography.

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  16. Frost is such a beautiful part of the season. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing them. I did a series of similar pictures after a frost here last year. They are back in the archives. Many have the lake as a backdrop which always adds to the interest of the gardens here. Thanks for the posting. Jack

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  17. What exquisitely beautiful winter images!! I'm one who loves winter - both for its icey coolness...and for the excuse to hiberate. Love that you have an online store..and that you're selling. Inspiring - yes!

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  18. I have found that nothing dispels the winter blue than creating. I'm looking forward to see what new creations you have in store for us.

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  19. I love the first photo! Well seen and composed.

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  20. Elves and photographers about in the frosty dawn. A lovely set of images Catherine - not too many and each one an individual triumph.

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  21. beautiful photos you have really captured the beauty of this time of year ! I am really looking forward to Christmas this year and ready to start a fresh new year...continued success to you and your elves !

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  23. So pleased to know that your business is evolving alongside your garden.

    Beautiful frosty images in this post - wonderful

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  24. Wonderful photos, they are beautifully composed and illustrate winter so well. Your blog is delightful and not only due to the images which are stunning, but because of your texts. I will follow you

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