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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Handcrafting: From religious views to just fashion

Handicraft trend is not actually new. It has its roots in the rural crafts—the material-goods necessities—of ancient civilizations. Many specific crafts have been practiced for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularizations of crafts which were originally practiced in a limited geographic area.

 Nowadays, the handmade trend is growing. The market supports over a million craft shops and a community of more than 20 million buyers and creative businesses. Annual sales have skyrocketed from $US170,000 in 2005 to more than $750 million in 2012.

If you want to know more about the handicraft history, in a short story read this article on Ezebee:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fairytale story in a picture

“Creating different moods through the use of color, light and texture is the best form of expression I've ever found. A little piece of my heart and soul is in each image I create” – Carolyn Cochrane

                Carolyn Cochrane is a new Jersey self-taught photographer with a passion for creating images inspired by nature, color and the beach. She has the eye of a storyteller that brings to you the art of photography. The colors and the shapes seem to be part of a fairy tale that lets you imagine the end of it. While staring at her pictures I tend to put myself as a character in these stories and wants me to go to those places she photographed.

Carolyn  offers Christmas Photography - Holiday Prints - Beach & ocean photography, colorful flower photography, nature photography, bird on wire prints and ready-to-hang canvas gallery wraps inspired by my love of nature, color and the beach.

See more of Carolyn’s photos here: