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:

Sears
Zucky's
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
FREE SHIPPING
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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Monday, November 09, 2009

Polaroid Team on Etsy






I was invited to join the Polaroid Team on Etsy and they recently showcased one of my Polaroid images on their blog. Click here to view the blog entry.

Etsy teams are groups of organized Etsy members who network, share skills, and promote their shops and Etsy together. The Polaroid Team has shooting with Polaroids as their common interest and passion.


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More from My Garden Project



As promised, more from my photo shoot at North Hollywood High School's Garden.


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Friday, November 06, 2009

Sneak Peek of my Latest Garden Project Shoot



More next week...............


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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Announcing April Rocha's Minted Site






As you many of you already know I love paper. To be honest I joke with people and call myself a "paper whore." I get funny responses sometimes when I say that but it's honestly the truth.

I think some of their holiday card designs are amazing and "vintage" in their look, which of course I love.

I have created an April Rocha Photography Minted store where I sell my favorite Minted products. You can check it out by clicking here.

There are a couple of very unique items that Minted has created and one of them is their Yearline cards. You can see a sample below. These cards a great way to tell family and friends big events that have occurred during 2009.




Free shipping on all orders through November 30 when you use the code AFSHIP09.



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Local Collection Store at the Glendale Galleria




I was very honored when Local Collection at the Glendale Galleria invited me to be a part of their first store. This is the first test of this concept and they have a phenomenal track record on first to launch retail concepts (i.e. first Apple store in the world, first Disney store in the world).

Local Collection is a mix of apparel, accessories, jewelry, home decor, wall art, furniture and pottery/sculpture all done by local designers and artists.

They will be selling my calendars, fine art prints (framed and unframed), paper items I've created and greeting cards.

The private opening of the store is next Thursday, November 12 from 5-9pm.

I am very excited about this new venture.




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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Santa Monica Mudd Studio/Maiden America






Fellow Samohi alumni Coco Costigan-Daniels has reopened her Santa Monica Mudd Studio (in it's old location no less!). Santa Monica Mudd is a pottery studio which teaches lessons and hosts birthday parties and other types of social gatherings.

I was honored when Coco asked me to have some of my fine art photographs in the studio space along with painters Gus Harper and Anne Ward Sures. I thought it only appropriate that some of my Santa Monica photographs be showcased in the studio. The gallery portion of the studio has been named "Maiden America."

There is an opening reception on Sunday, November 8 between 2-6 for refreshments, to view the amazing artwork and to see the new and improved studio space.

Santa Monica Mudd is located at:
2918 Santa Monica Boulevard #2 (Just east of Yale)
Santa Monica, CA 90404


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ShootQ Artists' Reception this Evening in New Orleans



See you at Pictage Partner Conference 2009 New Orleans



This evening, Shoot Q is hosting an Artists' Reception during Pictage's PartnerCon in New Orleans. While I can't be there this evening I know I'm well represented by my work and am there in spirit.



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