Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Printing Museum Photo Shoot

In October I gave you a sneak peek into my photo shoot at the International Printing Museum in Carson. I had so much fun exploring the bowels of this museum and finding all sorts of type and machinery. I was a girl in heaven that day. Here are some photos from that photo shoot.

They have also started using these images on their newly designed website.

Next blog entry will showcase the amazing books I found at the Museum's library.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Style Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas gift tags I created from my vintage Christmas greeting card collection.

6 gift tags for $6.00. Free shipping.

Click here to purchase.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

2010 CD-Size Floral Calendar Currently on Sale at Etsy

CD Size Desk Calendar in Acrylic Jewel Case
Filled with gorgeous floral images that I shot this year

Great gift for family, friends and co-workers

January - December 2010

$13.95 each

Click here to purchase.

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Minted Holiday Card Through April Rocha Photography

Check out my Minted site here.

Last day to order without RUSH fees, December 11.

10% off order until December 15.

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Vintage Christmas Card Frame

I love vintage greeting cards. Any time I go to an antique store I am always on the hunt for them.

Instead of them just sitting in a drawer in my home I want to use them in a way that other people can see them and decorate with them.

I've created this frame which showcases vintage Christmas cards. It sort of reminds me of an advent calendar (but without the chocolate!).

Contact me at if you are interested in purchasing this item.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

I Spy with my Plastic Eye Exhibit at A&I Hollywood

Last night I attended the gallery reception for an exhibit I am a part of -- I Spy With My Plastic Eye.

The exhibit pays homage to the plastic camera and my print "Childhood Memories", shot with my Holgaroid, is one of many amazing images in the exhibit. I feel so honored that I was asked to participate in this show.

The exhibit is at A&I Hollywood and benefits WeSpark, which provides free cancer support services.

A fine art book sponsored by HP is available for sale, featuring all images from the show with shot details and artists commentaries. The book is $40 and you can purchase it by clicking here.

Here is Aline Smithson's foreword to the book:

I Spy With My Plastic Eye is an exhibition visualized by photographer Astor Morgan. The exhibit, brought to life by A&I, is a testament to the unique qualities of toy cameras. Each artist approached their imagery with a singular voice, using a variety of film types, techniques and cameras. The photographs in this book speak of gesture, of time passing, of simplicity and complexity, allowing for a wide range of expression. And all of this magic has been captured through an inexpensive plastic lens, part of an inexpensive plastic camera that inspires discovery and serendipity. And that is the best part.

-Aline Smithson

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Aren't I Pretty? - Notecards for Sale

Blank notecards currently on sale on my Etsy site.

Click here to view more information or to purchase.

$12.00 for 5 notecards

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Santa Monica 2010 Desktop Calendar Now On Sale

The Vintage Santa Monica 2010 Desktop Calendar is finally on sale. I'm so happy at how this calendar turned out.

Images included in the calendar:

Bay Shore Bowl
Carousel Building
Station 26
John Adams
Foster's Freeze
Surf Liquor
Fairview Library

This version of the calendar is south side specific, fyi. Geez I wonder why?

The calendar is $13.95 and I accept credit cards, checks and money orders.

There is also FREE SHIPPING through December 5.

Click here to purchase.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 Floral Calendar is Now on Sale

It's that time of year again.

First up -- My 2010 Floral Desk Calendar

Click to here to purchase the Floral Calendar on my Etsy site.

I accept credit cards, checks and money orders and
through December 5 on all calendar orders.

Next up - Vintage Santa Monica 2010 Desk Calendar

Monday, November 16, 2009

Name Outside Local Collection Store at Glendale Galleria

Look my name is outside the Local Collection store at the Glendale Galleria!!

After School Sessions: ASCAP Foundation and America Scores

ASCAP and America Scores teamed up for the fourth year to present its national songwriting mentorship program, ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America Scores.

I was honored when ASCAP asked me to document the three days kids from Palms Middle School worked with animator Roger Blonder and composer Shawn Clement. The students teamed up with the educators from America Scores and wrote a group poem on the meaning of "Love." Blonder worked with the students to envision, animate and record the digital imagery that was assembled into a poetry-based experimental film.

I created a slideshow with highlights from the three days I was there. You can view it below or click here.

The completed experimental film was put on youTube and there was three versions of the film (same footage, different music written by Shawn). I liked Version 2 best. Click below or here to view.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Minted Holiday Card Samples with One Really Cute Dog

Can Holiday Cards get any cuter?

Click here to go to my Minted site.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fine Art Prints on Sale at Local Collection Store at the Glendale Galleria

The first Local Collection store ever opens at the Glendale Galleria on Friday, November 13. It's on the mezzanine level across from Nordstroms.

My Fine Art Prints are on sale at the store.

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