Love is All Around

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but we can still find love anywhere we look, if we try hard enough!  Currently, I’ve predominately focused all my creative energy into my Asian-inspired handmade jewelry line at MaJenta Designs, however, I definitely want to get back into photography someday.  I just love taking photos of scenic and natural landscapes, and recently have wanted to start searching for things that are heart-shaped, after being inspired by my 2009 calender from the “American Heart Association.”   However, I found some great Etsy sellers that already have amazing photos of hearts found in nature.  Below, are just a few of some of my faves! 

“Bleeding Heart” note card by Nezaphoto

“Heart in the Clouds” by Fineartphotomom

“Heart of the Palm” by Heart of Nature

“Heart Rock” by Kjnosal

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New Item — Pop-up Invitation Cards

PLEASE VOTE:  I entered this invitation as part of the Etsy Wedding Challenge which is  sponsored by the Jetteam, EstyGreetings, and EstyFAST.  Please vote for my item (#5) at http://www.etsyfast.com/blog/?p=65

DESCRIPTION:  This accordion popup booklet makes a perfect invitation card or a wedding party favor! Simply untie the ribbon and it unfolds into a 6″x6″ display.  I used traditional Japanese handmade paper, picking this particular design not only to match the bride’s color scheme, but also the colors red and gold are auspicious colors of good luck and good fortune which are always used in Chinese wedding decorations. Cranes are also symbolic of peace, happiness, and longevity, as well as are often used in Asian weddings because it is said that cranes mate for life and are devoted to their partners in all seasons.

“Lovers’ Embrace” Photo Card

This Photo card was featured in the Etsygreetings Blog!

Location: This was taken inside the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. This is one of my favorite statues, its of “Psyche & Cupid”, the legendary tale of how Psyche’s beauty was drawing more attention than the Goddess Venus, so Venus sets out to punish Psyche. Venus orders her son, Cupid, to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. However, Cupid ends up falling in love with Psyche, which then causes lots of drama and almost losing each other…but in the end, they end up finding each other again, giving a message that love will always triumph in the end.

This photo has Sepia tones and a special soft glow effect so that the focus is just on the two lover’s embrace. This card is great for Valentines Day for anybody who loves fine art, photography, travel, or a great love story (or anybody looking for a card that isnt pink, red, or with hearts).

FOR SALE: This card can be purchased in my Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9116842

But be sure to peruse the rest of my shop, as I sell jewelry, accessories, as well as other photographic prints. http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

My First Notecards Sale!

My Etsy shop is quite the eclectic mix of things for sale, from jewelry to household items to photographic prints to notecards. I havent had any success in selling my photo notecards, that is until yesterday! One lucky buyer swooped up 3 of my notecards yesterday! I was so happy!

These photographs all have some great stories behind them. The first 2 photos are taken in South Korea, where I got a Fulbright Grant to teach English and be a cultural ambassador for a year. The first photo is of a Buddhist temple in Gwangju, South Korea during autumn. I just love the vibrant colors of the building against the brightly colored leaves too. The second is of Naijangsan in South Korea, an area famous for people to flock to during Autumn to check out the Japanese maples. And finally, the last one is Springtime at my Alma Mater, Mount Holyoke College. A restful spot for someone to recline and nap out on the green or bring their books out to study.

OPINIONS: I wonder if its worth it to try to relist these items or not, if you’re reading this, please let me know!

SALE: Also, today is the LAST DAY of my 20% off sale! so please check out the rest of my Etsy for more items! http://majentadesigns.etsy.com

May Peace Prevail on Earth

My “May Peace Prevail on Earth” photographic notecard was listed in another treasury, I love these New England sale promotions!

AND this photo is part of a greeting card set I have that was also featured in the EtsyGreetings blog! Check it out there too! Each day there is always a new card featured, I love all the different designs and styles there are! The

PHOTO’s STORY: This photograph was taken in Gwangju, South Korea, where it says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages, including English and Korean. This sign was posted near their “Democracy Memorial” where it recognizes the tragedy that happened on 5.18 known as the Gwangju Uprising, which is similar to the Tienanmen Square Massacre in China, where people protested what was going on the government, and here they rallied for democracy.

For the greeting card set that was featured in the etsygreeting has other pictures of the sign post I found around the world!:

1. KOREAN: Gwangju, South Korea – near their 5.18 Democracy Memorial, in honor of the uprising to restore democracy from military rule(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Massacre)
2. KHMER: Siem reap, Cambodia – within Ankor Wat – the world’s largest single religious monument. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankor_Wat)
3. JAPANESE: Kyoto, Japan
4. RUSSIAN: Connecticut, USA – on “chapel island” at a YMCA camp – a location where morning devotions are held
5. HEBREW: Connecticut, USA – the bridge leading towards the “chapel island”

SALE: I am having a storewide 20% off sale, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), there is FREE SHIPPING as well! Please browse my site for other items as well, as I have a wide selection of jewelry and accessories and other photographs too! Click the links here, or check me out at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

This is part of the New England Street Team NEST) New Years Sales, so check out this list of other great promotions and shops too!

Bamboo Rainbow

My Bamboo Rainbow photograph notecard was listed in another Etsy Treasury. This 4×6 photographic print greeting card is of Damyang, the famous bamboo forest in South Korea.

This is again part of the New England Street Team’s (NEST) Post Holiday Sale Promotion! Check out everybody’s sales!

Dont forget my shop is offering 20% off EVERYTHING, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), you get FREE SHIPPING as well! Come Check out my Etsy Shop!