Friday, December 07, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - December 7, 2018

Pull up a seat at the table. Come on in, the opportunity is just getting served up. Yes, folks, it's time for another opportunity weekend. Without further ado, here are some opportunities for you this week:
Some great opportunities out there for you. Lots of luck getting after it this week. 

Until next time...

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - December 1, 2018

Hard to believe it's already December, especially when it feels like autumn still here in my little corner of the world. Everything right now is very autumnal so I got in the mood and traipsed all the way into the backyard for this one. This is my take on "autumn leaves blowing in the wind" in case you could not guess. Wind, leaves, and pretty much autumn aside, here are some opportunities for you this week:
That's more opportunities than my tree has leaves just about now. I wish you all the best in getting after it.

Until next time...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - November 23, 2018

It's Thanksgiving weekend, Black Friday and all right now in the 'States, but this does not mean you should let your artistic opportunities run dry. (Excuse the pun there. Sorry, but you know I'm all about the puns here at Carol's Little World. #NotReallySorryButAlright) Spigots, puns, and stones cast aside, here are some opportunities for you this weekend:
That's a bunch of opportunities for you to go out and get after. I know you're full from eating too much turkey but go on, go out and get some, let somebody else finish off the leftovers.

Until next time...

PS As a reminder, I have my holiday prints available over at Minted.com. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Holiday Prints - On Sale Now!


It's that time of year again. Yes, folks, it's Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday all rolled into one. For those of you who are so-inclined, this year I have launched not one but two holiday prints. Shown here, one is floral and one is sky. They join my other prints available over at Minted.com, where you can order prints and have them shipped directly to you. You can pick out the size and frame and everything. For those who tell me, "I love your work but it's too expensive!" why this is your opportunity to get yourself a bargain, as an 8x8 print starts at $23. Not a lot of clams for a lovely image and a great way to decorate the walls. (Nobody wants blank walls now, do you?)

For those of you who want to "go big or go home!" the prints are available in sizes up to 44 inch by 44 inch.  (I hope you have a big enough couch for that one.) Lots of options from which to choose and some great choices in framing and printing over at my little shop, so please check me out over on Minted for details. They accept all major credit cards, ship everywhere, and even have a sale going on, so do please checkout the discount code for Black Friday orders.

I would also appreciate a re-tweet, Facebook share, pin on Pinterest, or however else you can help me get the word out about my little shop. For those of you who can't purchase artwork directly, you can help out a lot just by sharing. It really helps a lot when you spread the word, honestly it does. I'm a small artist with limited resources, and I don't try to compete with some of the big brands out there but I do try to launch one or two things each holiday season and the time is now upon us for me to do just that. Any sharing or mention I can get goes a long way so please hit that like or share button and help me get the word out as best you can.

As usual, you can find prints of my work at my Minted shop: https://www.minted.com/store/carolslittleworld and also my work is available over at Getty Images for licensing: https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/carol-schiraldi?alloweduse=availableforalluses&family=creative&license=rf&phrase=carol%20schiraldi&sort=best#license

If there is an image of mine that you want for either a fine art print or licensing purposes, please feel free to reach out and I can make that happen for you. My work is also available as signed limited edition hand prints in various sizes directly from me, please shoot me an email if you are interested in obtaining a print that way as well. Lastly, look for my upcoming book, tentatively titled "Wanderings" to be launched soon.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with food, family, and friends, and wish you a joyous holiday season.

Until next time...


Monday, November 19, 2018

Where Do I Start? It Must be all that Crazy in the Air Right Now

There's been a lot going on for me right now. Where do I start? Let's see, maybe at the beginning?

Sometimes, you feel as if so much is happening and yet where to begin? How to even get a grip, right? And yet, quietly, sitting in the corner, is that image you always wanted to make. Maybe it's a bustling street corner or maybe it's the visual representation of a lonely tree basking in its solitude but, somehow, that image is calling you in, pulling you. It's your go to place. It's you comfort food. It's your safe space in a land of crazy. That image sits in wait, in the back of your mind, waiting patiently for you to give it life. It wants to be. It needs to be. And yet, somehow, only you can make it happen. Only you can bring it life, can bring it to life actually. Only you can make it be.

Photography has always been a coping mechanism. It's a way of dealing with the world. When the world gets crazy, heck, the images are there, they will always be there. Photography allows you to travel, even if you don't get to move out of the studio. It's an escape hatch. It's a safety valve. It's like the car in an old Bruce Springsteen song-it roars into life and whisks you away from all that is miserable in the world. It takes you places. In the old Springsteen songs, Mary sat in the passenger seat, the car took them away, and the highway, it was the highway, that gave them life, brought them to be as we remember them. For me, it's always been the camera and the image. The image is like that highway, always there, always present. It's the image that roars to life and lives out its existence in glory right in front of our eyes.

Yeah, there's been a lot going on. A lot. When I say I lot, I'm sure I'm thinking too myself, awe man, it's been too much, way too much. How am I going to even deal with all of this right now? But, the thing is, it doesn't really matter anymore. You know why? Yeah, it's the image. It's the image that'll always be there, always keep me going, keep me pressing on, like a beacon in the fog or a harbor in a tempest. Somehow, some way, even when it's all gone a little bit crazy, in fact just when it seems like everything has gone totally nuts, that's when the image shines through. Yeah, I'm so going to take a picture of something real soon now, I can feel it. It must be all of that crazy in the air right now.

One thing is for sure. There sure is a lot of crazy in the air right now and thank the universe I've got a camera that still works.

Until next time...


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - November 18, 2018

Don't let some great opportunities float on by. Here are some opportunities for you this week:
I hope you found something on the list that floats your boat and that you go out and get after it. 

Until next time...

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - November 11, 2018

You'll have to forgive me a bit. Reality has gotten too much for me to take so I've decided to delve into my own little fairyland. Imaginary lands aside, there are some real opportunities for you this week:
That's a bunch of opportunities for you to go out and get after so I suggest you get cracking. Opportunity might be colorful but it waits for no man (or woman) these days.

Until next time...