Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Beauty is Universal

San Juan de Ortega, Spain, Color Photograph - $35.00
9-1/2" x 9-7/8" (lxw) color photograph taken on Fuji film in Northern Spain in the area just outside of Burgos, along the Camino de Santiago. (Part of a series of photos taken in Spain on a vacation).

PurpleSnowpeas is owned by Kathryn Short who lives in Baltimore, Maryland (same place where I grew up). She works in several mediums, including knitting, crocheting, photography, and bookmaking. Whatever she makes her skill and eye for design transfers seamlessly from one form of art to another. Kathryn attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in photography.

Her "day job" currently is teaching art to high school students.

Kathryn's photographs have a very fine art feel about them. I especially love the ones with trees in them. She will combine shipping if you purchase multiple photographs, so why not get several to display in your livingroom, hallway, and bedrooms. These are great conversation pieces for when you have people over for dinner or coming to your house for a visit.

Wandering in the Woods, Color Photograph - $15.00
This color photograph was printed in the traditional color darkroom – no digital manipulation. It is printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper with a semi-gloss surface. The photo measures 8-3/4" x 6-5/8".

This hat has the precision of a machine-made product, but the uniqueness of the handmade item that it is! That corded tie at the top of it is really cute! You won't find that in a department store.

Hand Knit Hat with i-Cord Loops - $30.00
The brim measures 19" unstretched; fitting a medium sized adult head easily, made of wool, acrylic, nylon, and wool mix.

Look at what her customers have said about her work:

“Thank you so much, the hat is beautiful and super well-made in soft, warm yarn. Love it!”

“Beautiful! The photograph arrived very quickly and looks even better in person than I had hoped it would. Thank you Kathryn!”

“Fast shipping. Beautifully handmade!”

“I love this book! Very carefully made.”

To see other beautiful work go to Kathryn’s Etsy store at;

To read more about the artist and her activities, take a look at her blog;

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the feature! Also, thank you for starting the 90 Day Challenge! I am having fun with it and learning a lot about blogging in the process. Kathryn