Friday, December 2, 2011

The Night Before - an Etsy treasury

An Etsy treasury of favorite things, accompanied by my original song, "The Night Before." The following Etsy shop owners were kind enough to let me use their images in this movie...

Cookies and Milk for Santa plate and cup set by claylicious

"Bedtime" by Toadbriar

Christmas Flannel Nightgown in pink by The Baby Duck

Colonial Home No.26 by The Oak Leaves

T'was the Night Before Christmas Gift Tags by Modern Scrapyard

Folk Art Santa Claus hand carved by Trieste Prusso Design

"Winter Woods" by Gothicrow Images

"Forest Festivities" by Jahna Vashti

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Body Polish by Nevermore Body Company

Christmas Carols/Words Christmas stocking by Wonderful Life Farm

Mistletoe earrings by Made by Mada

Lovely Little Swan by Little Elf's Toyshop

"Clara and Mice" Nutcracker series by The Artful Bumblebee

"Bunny Races" by Amber Alexander
Swan Lake, Hand Painted Earrings by Tuckoo and Moo Cow

Snow Day mixed media art print by VintageNiki

Mouse King and Nutcracker printed card by The Artful Bumblebee

Bunny Rabbit handmade coffee mug by Abby Berkson Ceramics

Winter Birds earrings by Made by Mada

Winter Fawn by Tuckoo and Moo Cow

Snowman needle felted decoration by Little Elf's Toyshop

Grain Sack Farmhouse Christmas stocking by Wonderful Life Farm

Squirrel and Acorns ceramic soup mug by Abby Berkson Ceramics

Eggnog Body Wash by Nevermore Body Company

LInks to the treasury...

"The Night Before" is from my recently released album, "Once Upon a Winter Eve."
"The Night Before" by Karen Altman © 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Once Upon a Winter Eve, an Etsy treasury

A treasury of wintry wonders from Etsy set to my original song, Once Upon a Winter Eve. The following Etsy shop owners were kind enough to let me use their images...

"Wanderlust" by Jody Edwards

"A Night In" by Toadbriar

Needle Felted Owl by Daria Lvovsky

"Sugar Shack" stained glass panel by Tainted Toad Glass Works

"Magical Partridge In A Pear Tree" by Juli Cady Ryan

"Pumpkin Spice Latte" perfume by Solstice Scents

"Winter Earth Lights" by paperplanet

"Winter Moon" by Gothicrow Images

"Snowman Family on Blocks" clay folk art sculpture by indigo twin

"Barn Owl" hand-sculpted OOAK art doll by The Voyagers

"Scented Fall Berry Wreath" by Wild Ridge Design

"Wander" by Kathryn Beals

"Starry Night Pottery" platter by Dirt Kicker Pottery

Pale Blue Chalcedony Necklace by Firebird Jewellery
"Winter Night" by Sweet Somethings

"Polar Bear Hug" by Gretchen Kramp

"Funny Face - Snowy Owl" by Wendy Wetherbee

"Winter's Icy Hands" by Jean Ladzinski-Saxon

"Winter on the Farm" by The Contented Gypsy Boutique

See the treasury on Etsy...

Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!
"Haunted" song by Karen Altman © 2011, artwork and photography by Karen Altman

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painted Glass

Autumn Splendor
As the season of festivities rapidly approaches, I am starting to focus on painting glassware once again.  Wine glasses, champagne flutes, pilsner glasses, and ornaments are my favorite shiny objects to decorate.   I always use non-toxic paint for painting glassware and bake the items in the oven (325-350 degrees Fahrenheit depending on your oven) for 30 minutes.  À votre santé!
Autumn Splendor

Autumn Leaves

Festive Oak pilsner glasses

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall: An Etsy Treasury of Color and Sound

The color and splendor of autumn, accompanying my original song, "Fall"...

The Etsy shop owners featured have given me permission, as well as much-appreciated enthusiasm and kindness, to use their artwork in this movie. 

Autumn Tree
Tree Love - Rustic Orange Sunshine through Tree Tops
Colorful Fall Day
Fall Maple Cave
A Walk in the Park
Miles of Gold
Awaking in the Woods 
Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy
Autumn Light
Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn
Green Hill Country
Autumn (fall) Colors, Glen Clova, Scotland
Autumn Landscape
Autumn Sunset 
Autumn Ablaze 
Dark Blood Red Leaves with Gothic Grunge Texture
Embracing Autumn 

View the treasury on Etsy.

View the treasury on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sanctuary: An Etsy Treasury of Images and Music

by SixSassySisters on Etsy
The images in this movie treasury define my sanctuary, a place of solitude, meditation, and beauty.  

The Etsy shop owners featured have given me permission, as well as much-appreciated enthusiasm and kindness, to use their artwork in this movie.  

When Petals Fall Like Tiny Stars
by InmostLight

Irish Dream
Bluebells with Sunrays
by arpadlukacs
Water Lilies
by alneniu
Scene Over Pond
by WicksPix
The Path to the River
by RobEastman
Fading Stone Sunset 3
by CelticVisions
Irish Blue Bells
by CoulterGallery
My Secret Garden
by intrinsicvalue
Meditating by the Stream
by SixSassySisters
Meet Me at the Gate
by FlashForward
Little White Rabbit at Home
by bluedogrose

Enchanted Castle
by reflectionsoflight
The Journey
by soundslikerain
A Shelter of Redwoods
by Jansart3

Palmetto Bluff
by heatherexley

Church Yard, Bergen, Norway
by LoudWaterfallPhoto

I have another movie treasury that I am working on, "Fall," which should be published soon.

View Sanctuary and Sanctuary II treasuries on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adding a Treasury to Your Blog

Today, I discovered Handmadeology and found lots of useful tips!   I was excited to find this treasury tool from Whale Shark Websites that allows you to quickly add any treasury to your webpage or blog! I gave it a try using my most recent treasury. I had to use the "tiny" setting and for some reason my blog is stuck in this narrow state of mind, so I had to use the 3-column option. Even with 1 odd image hanging out, it's a lot nicer than the screenshot option I was using. I'm sure more blog-savvy curators will figure out a way to make their blog accomodate a 4-column view.

'New Snow' by twigstudionc

Ice Orchard in Blue...

Winter Red Rose Flo...

Full Moon

Snowflake Photograp...

First Snow - 8x8 bl...

8x10 Black Edged Fo...

Original Watercolo...

the village from un...

First Snow

scene over pond UP0...

Tribute to Vince Gu...

A Winters Foggy Day...

Christmas Village W...

Silver White Winter...

Winter Snow Landsca...

Winter twilight - S...