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2 days ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

A short radio interview with Brandon and Melody Miles, owners of Grit & Grace Market. Marcy's Photo Journey is thrilled to be a part of this brand new, exciting business venture in Cleveland, Tennessee! ... See MoreSee Less

This is Doug posting today, and I'm declaring that turn-about is fair play. Yesterday Marcy posted my image which won first place in the travel category of the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers annual competition. Well, Marcy actually won TWO first places in that same contest. The wild mustang foal winner below is from the wildlife prints category. You can obtain a copy for your home in any size, and this one would look good on either canvas or metallic photo paper. Perfect for a little girl's room, you might also consider a small canvas grouping of two or three of Marcy's wild mustang images. Contact us for possibilities. ... See MoreSee Less

This is Doug posting today, and Im declaring that turn-about is fair play.   Yesterday Marcy posted my image which won first place in the travel category of the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers annual competition. Well, Marcy actually won TWO first places in that same contest. The wild mustang foal winner below is from the wildlife prints category.  You can obtain a copy for your home in any size, and this one would look good on either canvas or metallic photo paper.  Perfect for a little girls room, you might also consider a small canvas grouping of two or three of Marcys wild mustang images.  Contact us for possibilities.

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Absolutely beautiful. The pictures you take add so much beauty to many through your eyes and the eye of the lens.

Congrats to Marcia!! πŸŽ–

Congratulations to two of our truly gifted friends! I love looking at such beautiful sights through your “lens”.

Congrats again! You two are so talented!

This so beautiful!

Yay, Marcia!πŸ“ΈπŸ΄πŸ†πŸ†

Congratulations Marcia!! Times 2 !!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations, Marcia!

That’s wonderful, Marcia!

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We're offering 25% off all of our 8 X 10 (finished size), double matted prints this week for Valentine's Day. Think about showing your love with a beautiful photo this year instead of a card! We have plenty of options...flowers, landscapes, wildlife, travel, and southern charm. Come by our gallery in Grit & Grace Market or contact us online for mail orders! ... See MoreSee Less

It was quite a week-end for us! A beautiful surprise snowfall on Saturday morning, the Grit & Grace grand opening, and the judging for the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers 2020 annual salon competition. You may remember when Doug and I were trying to decide which photos we would submit to the annual contest. Each of us submitted a total of 24 images, 12 in the print division and 12 in the digitally projected division. In each division, a panel of three professional photographers rate the entries one by one, using a point system, and then announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category, in addition to a couple of honorable mentions in each category. I am so proud to announce that today's featured photo won FIRST PLACE in the travel category. It was one of Doug's entries in the prints division and was taken in Como, Italy. Yay for Doug! ... See MoreSee Less

It was quite a week-end for us!  A beautiful surprise snowfall on Saturday morning, the Grit & Grace grand opening, and the judging for the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers 2020 annual salon competition.  You may remember when  Doug and I were trying to decide which photos we would submit to the annual contest.  Each of us submitted a total of 24 images, 12 in the print division and 12 in the digitally projected division.  In each division, a panel of three professional photographers rate the entries one by one, using a point system, and then announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category, in addition to a couple of honorable mentions in each category.  I am so proud to announce that todays featured photo won FIRST PLACE in the travel category.  It was one of Dougs entries in the prints division and was taken in Como, Italy.  Yay for Doug!

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Beautiful - both of you are amazing! It is wonderful that you share a love for photography and are able to document all of your travels together. All while turning it into a business that you both love! Congratulations to both of you. You inspire me to do more in this chapter of our lives. β€οΈπŸ’™

Yay!!! Wonderful picture, worthy of the honor. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰great job, Doug!

Congratulations Doug!!!

Congrats to Doug!!

Congratulations n!

Congrats!

Wonderful!πŸ“Έ

Congratulations to Douglas!!!!

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lt was a gorgeous snowy day in Cleveland, Tennessee today! Definitely a memorable one for the grand opening of Grit & Grace Market. Thanks to everyone who stopped by in spite of the snow. I know it would have been easier to stay at home in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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What are your shop hours of operation?

And the winner is....
Kaye McClanahan of Cleveland, Tennessee!! Kaye won the drawing for a free 11 X 14 doubled matted image of her choice, valued at $35.00. Congratulations, Kaye!
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When I awoke to torrential rain early this morning, my first thought was to put off today's planned errands that require me to leave my cozy nest. This little orchard oriole, seen while migrating through Cade's Cove last spring, isn't letting the rain spoil his song. I'd better just get out in that rain and start singing!

Remember that discounts are available on all photos in our gallery at Grit & Grace Market ALL THIS WEEK in celebration of the Grand Opening on Saturday!
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When I awoke to torrential rain early this morning, my first thought was to put off todays planned errands that require me to leave my cozy nest. This little orchard oriole, seen while migrating through Cades Cove last spring, isnt letting the rain spoil his song. Id better just get out in that rain and start singing!

Remember that discounts are available on all photos in our gallery at Grit & Grace Market ALL THIS WEEK in celebration of the Grand Opening on Saturday!Image attachment

Parting shot is sunrise this morning from Garden of the Gods. It was very cold, but beautifully inspiring. We have loved this trip west in the winter season. Already thinking about possibilities for next winter... πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Parting shot is sunrise this morning from Garden of the Gods.  It was very cold, but beautifully inspiring. We have loved this trip west in the winter season.  Already thinking about possibilities for next winter...    :)

I have a feeling that there's going to be a steep learning curve as I try to capture the kind of winter images that I had in mind on this trip! Yesterday, on our first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, I didn't get any photos that I'm proud of, but at least you can see a little of what we're contending with out here. There weren't too many brave souls out there with us yesterday, probably because the winds were brutal. As I listened to the howling wind during the night, I wondered if it will be like this the whole time. Time will tell... ... See MoreSee Less

I have a feeling that theres going to be a steep learning curve as I try to capture the kind of winter images that I had in mind on this trip!  Yesterday, on our first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, I didnt get any photos that Im proud of, but at least you can see a little of what were contending with out here.  There werent too many brave souls out there with us yesterday, probably because the winds were brutal.  As I listened to the howling wind during the night, I wondered if it will be like this the whole time.  Time will tell...Image attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

Thought I'd make my post today a memory of our trip to Scotland. Here we are in the beautiful Scottish highlands enjoying the wonderful scenery and looking a little goofy. We're always so busy taking pictures of everything else on our travels that we have very few pictures of ourselves! Hoping to get to return to Scotland again as our time there was way too short.

Just so you know...my hair didn't start out the day so poofy, but it was very windy, and the hair got bigger and bigger. πŸ™‚
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Thought Id make my post today a memory of our trip to Scotland.  Here we are in the beautiful Scottish highlands enjoying the wonderful scenery and looking a little goofy.  Were always so busy taking pictures of everything else on our travels that we have very few pictures of ourselves!  Hoping to get to return to Scotland again as our time there was way too short.

Just so you know...my hair didnt start out the day so poofy, but it was very windy, and the hair got bigger and bigger.   :)

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Wow, so beautiful. And great people.

Precious couple!

Y’all add beauty to the scenery

Beautiful!

Beautiful! β€οΈπŸ’™

Just stunning!

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So excited to sell for the first time to a dear friend from high school today! Jackie Zelickman just purchased today's feature, "Romance in Tuscany" in a matted, framed print from the website. Thank you so much, Jackie! GO RAMS! πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

Happy New Year! We welcome 2020 with great anticipation and excitement about our new venture in Grit & Grace Market in Cleveland, Tennessee. Housed in the old Hardwick Woolen Mill, the market is in the final stages of preparation for opening in a couple of weeks. Our gallery is ready, and we're so happy to be a part of such an incredible group of vendors. Top notch quality and variety are the key words that come to mind as I think of the market. Brandon and Melody Miles have done an amazing job attending to every detail, and I can hardly wait to see them realize their dream! Grand opening will be announced very soon, and we are expecting to see many of you honor us by visiting each of the participating vendors. Today's featured photos show the exterior of the mill, and perhaps I'm a little biased, but I think it's beautiful! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year!  We welcome 2020 with great anticipation and excitement about our new venture in Grit & Grace Market in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Housed in the old Hardwick Woolen Mill, the market is in the final stages of preparation for opening in a couple of weeks.  Our gallery is ready, and were so happy to be a part of such an incredible group of vendors.  Top notch quality and variety are the key words that come to mind as I think of the market. Brandon and Melody Miles have done an amazing job attending to every detail, and I can hardly wait to see them realize their dream!  Grand opening will be announced very soon, and we are expecting to see many of you honor us by visiting each of the participating vendors.  Todays featured photos show the exterior of the mill, and perhaps Im a little biased, but I think its beautiful!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Looking forward to a visit when we come to Collegedale πŸ€—

Happy New Year..Best of luck with your new venture

Prayers for you both to have excellent health and your gifts/talents to excel and your adventures to exceed your greatest expectations!

2 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

For the first time in FOREVER I ventured out for some photography fun today! Due to my surgery, my last time to just be out shooting was October 15th. I had been wanting to take some shots of the Lee University chapel at sunrise, so I headed out this morning very early and got to Cleveland before the sun was up. Although it wasn't the perfect kind of sunrise I was hoping for, I did manage to get some shots of the chapel in the golden light of morning. Then I took a few rural images before returning home about 1:30. Tired, but happy, I'm glad to report that my foot held up just fine, and the day really lifted my spirits. I'm officially declaring myself back in the game! ... See MoreSee Less

For the first time in FOREVER I ventured out for some photography fun today! Due to my surgery, my last time to just be out shooting was October 15th. I had been wanting to take some shots of the Lee University chapel at sunrise, so I headed out this morning very early and got to Cleveland before the sun was up. Although it wasnt the perfect kind of sunrise I was hoping for, I did manage to get some shots of the chapel in the golden light of morning. Then I took a few rural images before returning home about 1:30. Tired, but happy, Im glad to report that my foot held up just fine, and the day really lifted my spirits. Im officially declaring myself back in the game!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Glad to hear your foot is much better. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful photos.

My niece graduated from Lee. I’d like to share the photos with her if it is alright with you.

Beautiful. I hope you can continue with your beautiful photography and feel 100%.

Beautiful... glad your back to mend! Hugs

2 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

Well, I haven't posted in a while because there just haven't been many extra minutes in the day lately. Between getting everything ready for Christmas and finishing up our gallery space in Grit & Grace Market, life has been a little hectic. Today's photo was taken this afternoon as we put the final touches on our new endeavor in Cleveland. It's been quite a ride from the time I got my camera 4 1/2 years ago until now. I wouldn't have ever imagined that we'd have the opportunity to open a business, but little by little we've progressed to this point, and here we are! Sometime shortly after Christmas, Grit & Grace Market will officially be open, and WE ARE READY. So looking forward to the adventure and hoping many of you will stop by. There are some incredible vendors with wonderful products that are all part of this exciting new venture. Thanks to Brandon and Melody Miles for the hard work that they have put in to make this a reality. For me, it's a dream come true! ... See MoreSee Less

Well, I havent posted in a while because there just havent been many extra minutes in the day lately. Between getting everything ready for Christmas and finishing up our gallery space in Grit & Grace Market, life has been a little hectic. Todays photo was taken this afternoon as we put the final touches on our new endeavor in Cleveland. Its been quite a ride from the time I got my camera 4 1/2 years ago until now. I wouldnt have ever imagined that wed have the opportunity to open a business, but little by little weve progressed to this point, and here we are! Sometime shortly after Christmas, Grit & Grace Market will officially be open, and WE ARE READY. So looking forward to the adventure and hoping many of you will stop by. There are some incredible vendors with wonderful products that are all part of this exciting new venture. Thanks to Brandon and Melody Miles for the hard work that they have put in to make this a reality. For me, its a dream come true!

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Beautiful elephant picture!

We were right there when you shot the beautiful elephant picπŸ‘πŸΌ

Gallery looks like..Merry Christmas to you and Doug.

Looks great!

Congrats! ♥️

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3 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

Time is a strange thing...
I realized yesterday that I'm just now half way through the recovery period of my recent foot surgery. In that area, time seems to be moving so slowly, and six more weeks seems like an eternity. But, on the other hand, seventeen years can pass by like the blink of an eye. Our beautiful, brilliant, kind, gracious, and incredibly sweet granddaughter, Hallie, celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. It's certainly not lost on us that as this year passes and we move on to 2020, we'll see her graduate from high school and move on to college. We're wanting to savor every moment because we realize that a new chapter is just around the corner. So, I just had to take a moment today to share with you how proud Doug and I are of our first grandchild. She has always been a great joy, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for our lovely Hallie!
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Time is a strange thing...
I realized yesterday that Im just now half way through the recovery period of my recent foot surgery. In that area, time seems to be moving so slowly, and six more weeks seems like an eternity. But, on the other hand, seventeen years can pass by like the blink of an eye. Our beautiful, brilliant, kind, gracious, and incredibly sweet granddaughter, Hallie, celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. Its certainly not lost on us that as this year passes and we move on to 2020, well see her graduate from high school and move on to college. Were wanting to savor every moment because we realize that a new chapter is just around the corner. So, I just had to take a moment today to share with you how proud Doug and I are of our first grandchild. She has always been a great joy, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for our lovely Hallie!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful young lady and photos!

3 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

On this Small Business Saturday, we would be very appreciative if our followers would do something for us that’s VERY easy! It only takes a few seconds, and would help our small business as we prepare to open our doors very soon!!

Facebook has a new feature to spread the word about our business and it only takes a few seconds to do!

We would love it if you could go to our Facebook business page - Marcy's Photo Journey

Scroll across the top, go to β€˜COMMUNITY’
Click 'INVITE FRIENDS'
Click β€˜ALL'

Wait 10-15 seconds for the invitations to send. It’s as simple as that!

Supporting small businesses doesn’t require spending money. It’s as simple as sharing, liking and promoting us!

Happy Holidays & thank you all for your support!

Marcy & Doug Wielfaert

Copied and pasted from another small business. This helps us out more than you know!!
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3 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

We were featured today on the Grit & Grace Market page! We're so excited to be part of this exciting new venture in Cleveland, Tennessee. ... See MoreSee Less

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So excited for you, Doug & Marcie!

Wow..awesome.. So happy for both of you. Is that you rocking in the chair while Doug does all the work? Lol

Have fun w ur new adventureπŸ€”πŸ™

3 months ago

Marcy's Photo Journey

Well, the secret is out...I love photographing beauty, no matter where or what type it is! For some reason. Doug does not share my enthusiasm for taking pictures of cathedrals and similar architectural images. He usually wanders on while I "do my thing" kind of like I do when he takes close ups of weeds and insects. So between the two of us, we pretty much have it all covered! Anyway, I LOVED St. Mark's basilica in Venice, and I have a ton of photos. The artistry and detail inside and out was captivating. Today's feature is from the exterior and depicts the varied marble columns, ornate design and detail, and beautiful vivid tile mosaic above one of the four main entrance doors. ... See MoreSee Less

Well, the secret is out...I love photographing beauty, no matter where or what type it is!  For some reason. Doug does not share my enthusiasm for taking pictures of cathedrals and similar architectural images.  He usually wanders on while I do my thing kind of like I do when he takes close ups of weeds and insects.  So between the two of us, we pretty much have it all covered!  Anyway, I LOVED St. Marks basilica in Venice, and I have a ton of photos.  The artistry and detail inside and out was captivating.  Todays feature is from the exterior and depicts the varied marble columns, ornate design and detail, and beautiful vivid tile mosaic above one of the four main entrance doors.

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What about the uneven floors tiles, warped thru years? The outside plaza has been flooded so many times. I am amazed how it has lasted the intense moist environment. Did I read there has been more recent restoration? Thanks 4 a fun reflection...love Venice. Been there many times..1st time in summer 1967, many stories.