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8″ x 10″ Nature Photo Print “Raindrops on Wild Rose” In a 11″ x 14″ Frame and Mat

Raffle ends 6/30/2017

Raindrops on Wild Rose Petals is a high contrast black and white nature photograph that was created on the grounds of Brandywine State Park, located in Wilmington, Delaware. This image is also available in color. Title: Raindrops on Wild Rose Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature Photography

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The Maternity Photo Shoot Turned To Labor…OOPSIE

So for weeks my daughter and I waited for her maternity dress to arrive from the company she purchased it from through Wish. We planned the shoot around the gorgeous blooming spring trees like the dogwoods and Weeping Cherry trees since she was having a girl, we were hoping to get a full scene of pink hues. We were really getting down to the wire and missed the early spring bloom so we decide to order another dress from a company on Amazon (a US based company). We received it but then the shoot was put on hold once again for the monsoon of rain that we’re experiencing on the east coast for the past week or so.

We final caught a break in the weather this past Sunday! So we quickly did her hair and make-up and shot over to the park hoping the location we settled on wasn’t too badly damaged with the wicked rain and winds that were occurring in our area…it was both stressful and exciting at the same time getting over there. My daughter due day was drawing near and we were running out of time; with my schedule the photo shoot had to take place on Sunday otherwise it might not happen.

We picked Bellevue State park because of the beautiful horseshoe shaped flower garden that was laid out beautifully in front of the historic mansion. And it was a flat short distance from the parking lot so she wouldn’t have to walk too far. I packed lightly using only 2 reflectors and the natural light that way if the rains stated again it was quick to clean up. Who knew that 15 minutes into the photo shoot her water would break and we’d be backing up to head to the hospital…wasn’t quite the water I was planning for lol… Baby Rilynn was ready to go.

 

For me as a photographer this was my first Maternity photo shoot and was a great learning experience. For me as a new grand mom ( AKA Mimi) it was a true blessing to experience the day and the delivery with them both. This photo shoot I believe will be my most memorable and hilarious of them all for me….I wish I had our reactions on video; I’m told both of our faces were priceless.

World…Meet my first grandchild Rilynn Alanna Witz, 7lbs 11ozs and 21″ of sheer stubbornness and determination just like her mommy and Mimi.

 

 

Win Free Art Print Of Your Choice

You could win a beautiful 8” x 10” matted and framed photo of your choice. That’s right! Would you like to know how?

We will gladly share; simply follow us, favorite the art that speaks to you and / or share that art. It’s that simple. Each item you do these actions with on our Etsy page grants you additional entries into the contest. Here are the levels of entries for each action:

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• 1 purchase = 4 entries
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There is no limit to the entries; the more you spread the word about our beautiful shop reopening the better your chances are of winning. The winner will be chosen at midnight EST on May 31st and will be notified through messenger on Etsy. We truly appreciate you and your time. Have a beautiful day! PIPA Fine Art on Etsy

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hardworking, housecleaning, budgeting, boo boo kissing, heartwarming and tired women out there… may you have a day of tranquility, love, rest and bliss. ⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#mothersday #mommy #moms #momsrock #momsday #momsdayout #momsdayoff

Fluid Artwork; A creative Activity The Family Can Enjoy

Sorry for the lack of post these past several months. I was in yet another car accident and have been working diligently to get back up to par afterwards. One of the issues I’ve been facing is depression because of the pain and the temporary lack of abilities. I sustained lower back and neck injuries so travel, hiking, and carrying my camera bag were put on hold for a while. Because I’ve been home bound and battling depression, I’ve tried a variety things to keep my mind and creative juices flowing in a positive and create direction. One of the activities actually got my family involved :)…I love family time!

I came across a video about Dirty Paint Pours also known as Fluid Art and liked what I saw; so I went to the local art store and picked up some canvas boards and a variety of paint colors. when I got home I immediately set up my kitchen island as a work station and started mixing the colors for my first fluid art project. At first it was just an activity for me to try but as my family came home from work things began to change. Honestly, they all looked at me kinda funny until I showed them how to do it. They were surprised as the flow of the paint poured out of the cup and the bursts of color that was manipulated as the canvas board was tilted in different directions; they instantly wanted to try for themselves. It’s a good thing I couldn’t decide on what colors to buy that day at the store; I ended up with what I thought was too much paint lol.

Within an hour my daughter and her boyfriend, my hubby, my mom, my sister-in-law and niece who had stopped by were all getting their hands into the paint, creating, laughing and joking, and enjoying each others company. Each one of them tried it and were amazed at the results that they had created. They enjoyed it so much that I stopped creating mine and started snapping photos of them creating their own artwork. I’m so happy that one simple little activity created not only beautiful pieces of artwork but also memories that will last a lifetime.

The results are now dry and were able to be photographed. Here are some of results of the different pours. If you would like to see all of the resulting paint pours, photographic reproduction are available for viewing and  purchase on our website.

Sunrise on the Beach Landscape Photography Wall Art Raffle

ENTER TO WINFramed and matted 8″x10″ coastal landscape photo print  “Low Tide Ravine”.  Low Tide Ravine is a subtle landscape photograph of rising sun at low tide with a small ravine of water running down the slightly sloped beach into the ocean. This photograph was created on the banks of Woodland Beach located in Southern Delaware. Image is matted and framed, frame and mat size 11″ x 14″

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Raffle Ends 05/31/2017

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A Creek, a Family and a Gift to the Future

Rehabilitating a Degraded Salmon Run Gives a Family New Purpose and a Deeper Connection with the Land