Monday, July 23, 2012

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

The birds and the bees
the flowers and the trees
are the ones holding the keys
and if we don't aim to please
they're going to put us in a deep freeze

It's really a breeze
just get on your knees
plant more flowers and trees
this will attract the bees
and put mother nature at ease.
                                                                   Poem by Sue Petri

My Fine Art Photography,
Photo Greetting Cards and Bookmarks
are available for purchase from my online shops

I also create....
Feather Jewelry 
Polymer Clay Jewelry and Characters
Art with a purpose line using my images.
Treasure Boxes, Chalkboard Notebooks, Luminaries,
Office Organizers, Travel Cases and more.

You'll find these treasures in my SuePsales store

Monday, July 16, 2012

From my photo studio

Through the Years

Hard to believe I've been creating portrait images for 30 years already.
I've also printed these images professional, processed mostly by hand.
I still have a functioning darkroom where I can print photos up to 20" - Black and White and Color.
Haven't fired her up in 3 years, but nothing's stopping me.
I'm going to turn that red light on this winter and find bliss in my darkroom again.

I used to own Kwik-Pik Foto in Welland.
Full service professional photo lab, studio and frame shop.
This was back in the days of film.

After closing up Kwik-Pik, I spent a few years sharing a studio and darkroom
with Archie Hood Photography, he also had a custom frame shop.
After that stint, I built a new home based around my photo business needs.
I have both an indoor and outdoor photo studio. I'm shooting digitally these days,
and really enjoying it. My years of hand printing made photo editing a cinch since
they employ the same techniques I've done manually for years.

I shoot and print digitally these days. I really love the whole process,
and having control over every aspect of the finished product.
I do sell my photos on dvd and let my clients take care of there own printing needs,
if that's what they want. It's ultimately up to the client. They have many choices.

Anyway, I print on all types of papers....I'm especially fond of Metallic and Canvas.
I tend to favor a satin pearl finish, and I always have fine art papers on hand as well.
I only use quality materials that will stand the test of time. The photos are
extremely vibrant, they're fade, smudge and water resistant as well.

I have a few online shops
Fine Art Images can be purchased here.

and my handmade creations


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Blank Note Cards/Greeting Cards
One of a Kind
Photography by Sue Petri

Textured and Patterned Scrapbook Papers
and Heavy Cardstocks
Acid and Lignin Free

Photos are printed on my epson photo stylus.
I use a variety of papers, satin, canvas, metalic
are my three favorites.

"Pusing Up Daisies" - 4"x4" - $4.00


"Feathers" - 4x5" - $4.00

"Strung" - 4x3" - $4.00

"Clarinet" - 3x3½" - $4.00

"Black Eyed Susan" - 4x4" - $4.00

"Bugs do it" - 3¾x3½" - $4.00

"Apple Blossom" - 2½x2½" - $4.00
This blogpost will be a continuous one where I will be adding cards on a regular basis.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you in some way.
Please come by often and see what I've been crafting.