We are loving our winter photo trip to Grand Teton National Park! ... See MoreSee Less
It was another full day out in the park for us. We wanted to start our day with sunrise at the same spot as yesterday, so we launched quite early to get there and get set up. Although it was only about 10 degrees colder than the day before, it was rough. As we got out of the car to set up tripods and get cameras mounted, it was -2. I have a hard time shooting with gloves on, so I left my gloves in the car and walked down the creek a ways to get the best vantage point for sunrise. Sunrise was nothing like the day before. The colors in the sky were much more subdued, but it was still pretty--just not nearly as dramatic. After about 15 minutes, I turned to my left and was shocked to see that a moose had seemingly appeared out of nowhere! As I look as the pictures of him now, I think he must have been bedded down in the sagebrush and had just stood up when I saw him. His body was covered in frost and bits of snow. Of course, I greeted him and began to take his picture, not really thinking about my freezing fingers until all of a sudden I realized that they were numb, and I was unable to grasp my camera. Afraid that I might drop my camera, I summoned Doug for help. As I tried to hurry back to the car, I was scared that I could have really done some damage because my fingers were burning and hurting so badly. That was not a good start to the day, but thankfully it did get better. We just followed our noses and explored, taking photos as we went. Winter is so beautiful here! ... See MoreSee Less
God made the beautiful earth and his two children who love this beautiful earth. He blessed them to capture its magnificence and then they share with us. Thank you both for your adventurous spirit and willingness to share. Take care of the little things like fingers and enjoy. Love you 😍
All excellent photos. Truly
Featuring "Aspen Skies" today, a brand new addition to Marcy's Photo Journey! We chose to use this one in our current winter themed decor at Grit & Grace Market, but it is for sale as well. It's a large one, 38 X 50, and framed in a handsome gray custom crafted floating frame. Remember that through January 15th, ALL WINTER IMAGES ARE 20% OFF. Since "Aspen Skies" was taken last January in Rocky Mountain National Park, it qualifies for this sale. Originally priced at $525, that means you can take $104 off as long as it is purchased before the sale ends. Layers of neutrals and exquisite detail combine for an exceptional art piece that will go almost every decor style and color palette. Worth the trip to Grit & Grace to see it in person! ... See MoreSee Less
Just trying to get my mind right for the upcoming trip to big snow country! Have a great Wednesday. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Good Monday morning! Today's photo was taken last January as Doug and I enjoyed a train trip through the Royal Gorge in Colorado. It was totally unplanned and spontaneous and so much fun! A week from tomorrow we're headed to Wyoming, and I'm wondering what unexpected adventures will be waiting... ... See MoreSee Less
I so want to see pictures of Wyoming
Praying you capture fantastic photos in unique settings. Have fun all the way.
When we left off yesterday, Doug and I had just launched Marcy's Photo Journey online, and I had awakened on a normal day in November to discover that I had sold my first picture through Fine Art America. WOW!!! It gave me such a thrill to think that some unknown person out there in cyber space living way across our country in California would actually pay money to have my art in their home. I was encouraged, but the sales came few and far between. A year passed, and I had a total of 17 sales through FAA. We also made a few sales to family members and friends during that first year and had "taken our show on the road," participating in three local arts and crafts fairs.
Shortly after passing that first year mark, we heard about a new, exciting vendors market coming to Cleveland, about an hour from our home in Knoxville. When we visited the Grit & Grace website, I was excited but scared to formally apply because I was afraid that my photography wouldn't pass muster and that we'd be rejected. After a few days of mulling it over, we decided to go ahead and fill out an application. The reply came back...YAY, we're in! Now what do we do?
We only had a short time to figure this gallery thing out and get it done, so my totally amazing husband got busy, and our first Photo Journey location opened in December of 2019. Many sweet friends and family encouraged and supported, but it was hard to not worry about the fact that we had made quite an investment in materials for the gallery as well as in image inventory to just get things up and running. What if we didn't sell anything? Fortunately Doug is not the worrier that I am, and he kept assuring me that we'd just take it a week at a time and as long as we sold enough to make our rent payment, it would be okay. There were a couple of months that we didn't reach our goal, but after about six months, we could finally breath a little easier.
About nine months after the gallery in Grit & Grace opened, we had another opportunity come our way, this time in Knoxville only about 10 minutes from our home. Doug surprised me when he wanted to go for it, and so the gallery at The Painted Perch & Company opened in November, 2020. During all of this time, we have also continued to sell some online and out of our home through our Photo Journey website and facebook page. It has been an adventure, for sure, and we're hanging on and doing okay.
Fine Art America sales have increased as well, and after two years, I've had a total of 69 sales there. Special orders have also come in, and I've found that it gives me tremendous joy to work with a customer to create that perfect gift or piece for their home. We still are in the position of just taking it day by day, and I'm trying not to worry about all of the money we've spent on what is now a huge inventory of artwork, spread over two galleries and stored in every available space we have in our house.
My initial motivation to put my work "out there" was a strong desire to showcase God's beautiful world and hopefully inspire someone along the way. The images that I love the most are ones that I can add a favorite scripture to in hopes of encouraging others or enabling them to see things in a positive light. That's why I chose to post the picture above. Yes, starting a business in our late 60's has been crazy, tiring, worrisome, and frustrating. But it's also been wonderful to work alongside my best friend and life partner to create something together and achieve a common goal. It's been awesome to have the encouragement and support of so many friends that have a way of always lifting my spirits when I start to wonder why in the world am I doing this?
We find ourselves laughing at all of the times we've said, "When things get rolling or when Photo Journey really takes off..." Just about decided that's never going to happen. 🙂 Instead it's plodding along day by day, figuring it out, doing our best, and trusting God to bless our efforts as He sees fit. We can't thank you enough for choosing to come with us on this journey. Sorry this has been so long, but I just felt it necessary to tell the story to anyone who cared to listen. I promise I'll be much briefer in the days to come! ... See MoreSee Less
Thought it might be a good idea to look back a bit and give our new followers a little insight as to how we arrived at where we are today. Five years ago I decided to buy a camera. It was a huge learning curve, because I am hopelessly challenged in all things technical (just ask Doug), but I was eager to learn how to take pictures with my first Nikon DSLR. I had loved being able to capture family and travel with my cell phone, but wanted to join Doug in the world of "real photography." When I took the camera out of the box, I literally had to consult the manual to figure out how to put in the battery and turn it on.
It wasn't long before I was out giving it my best, always with my settings on AUTO. I had no clue about settings and no confidence about anything, but it was fun to press the button and see instantly the image I had just taken. Over the next three years I became obsessed with photography. All I had going for me was the fact that I naturally had a "good eye" and knew how the image should be composed. I took a few online courses where I delved into camera settings, proper exposure, depth of field, and all of the basics. It was about this time that we started traveling, and I so greatly enjoyed taking my camera and documenting our trips. When I wasn't traveling, I was headed to the Smokies, sometimes from before sunrise until after dark.
In early 2016, my confidence level had increased to the point where I began posting more online. My ultimate joy was taking pictures of my granddaughters and sharing them with friends on facebook. However, as I posted more and more of our travels, friends commented about how much they enjoyed vicariously traveling with us. In the summer of 2018, there were some inquiries about my pictures, and comments were made by a few that I might want to check in to selling some of my photos.
Fast forward to September 30, 2018 when Marcy's Photo Journey was officially launched online. We decided to give it whirl and created a facebook page. At that time, Doug and I also joined Fine Art America hoping to sell some things through the largest print on demand business in the world, but actually having VERY LITTLE HOPE that we actually might see some sales. The picture that I'm posting today, "Daybreak in Torremolinos," was my very first sale online two months after we signed up. I couldn't believe it...someone from California had actually ordered one of my pictures!!!
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW...
(To help us build our business and gain new followers, we'd love to have you invite your friends to join our page. All shares are appreciated.) ... See MoreSee Less
First decision of 2021...what picture should I post to welcome in this brand new year of Photo Journey? Right away I knew it had to be a sunrise... a mountain sunrise...a Great Smoky Mountains sunrise! So here we are. Certainly one that I've shared before, but perfectly fitting for this first day of January. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all who stop by this page from time to time. I'm hoping to devote more time to this facebook connection with so many of you who have honored me by following this page and liking my photos. Now that both galleries are up and running and we've acquired a good inventory of images, it's my intention to get out and shoot more and enjoy my passion for travel and photography more than I was able to do in 2020.
We are leaving for our first adventure in just 11 days. Doug and I will be packing our ski masks, snow pants, and warmest coats, hats, and scarves to head to Wyoming for ten days. We'll be staying in Jackson Hole and hope to come home with some beautiful winter images of Grand Tetons National Park, and possibly Yellowstone, if the roads are passable to get there. We both have new Christmas lenses that we're wanting to try out!
One of our goals for 2021 is to gain some followers to this page. It's been difficult to build, and we could use your help. If everyone could invite just ten of their facebook friends who might be interested, it would really help our numbers. Also, a simple share from time to time goes a long ways. Once again, thanks for your support and encouragement. Starting a business at this point in my life has been a daunting task, but we're two years in (online) and have had the Grit & Grace gallery for one year now. We'll just keep taking it a day at a time and see what happens... ... See MoreSee Less
Can’t wait to see photos of your upcoming journey!
So beautiful. I miss those mountains.
You chose the best picture. The dawning of a new day, new year and for some perhaps a new life.
Perfect photo for New Year's Day!! One of my favorites!! Praying for safe travels & anxious to see what your new lens capture while there!! ❤
Enjoy your trip. Stay warm and be safe.
Beautiful.....Happy New Years!
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It's been fun going through some older pictures of Cades Cove for a while today. This one was taken in April of 2018 at the crack of dawn, and I love the melancholy feel conveyed here. It brought back fond memories of being out early, all alone in nature. Since that time, the traffic through the Cove has increased so much that I find myself wondering if I'll ever have this experience again. Can hardly wait to get back out there shooting! ... See MoreSee Less
SOLD! Love this springtime image of Cades Cove Methodist Church with blooming dogwoods overhead. This one sold over the week-end in a 26 X 38 framed canvas. I have one more of this image available, without the text ($275 minus 20%), if anyone is interested. Sending out a big thank you to the customer from Sweetwater, Tennessee! ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning! This photo is from our visit to the Scottish Highlands in 2017, and I think it pairs so nicely with one of my favorite verses of scripture. I want to trust more in Him! ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning! "Sunrise at Folly Beach," taken a couple of weeks ago in Charleston, measures 50 X 32, and looks fabulous framed. Now available for sale at Marcy's Photo Journey. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! I had no idea how much Doug's beautiful handcrafted frame would enhance "Christmas in London." I ordered two of these, one for each gallery, but now that they're framed, I'm wanting to keep one for my dining room. 🙂 If you're interested in adding this gorgeous nostalgic image to your Christmas decor, you can see it first hand at Marcy's Photo Journey in west Knoxville at The Painted Perch & Company. Measuring 38 X 26, it's priced at $310, but you are welcome to take 20% off that price during the Christmas Open House this weekend. If you aren't local and are interested in this art piece, we will gladly honor the sale price and ship it to your home! ... See MoreSee Less
If you enjoy amazing landscapes, the Pixels 25% sale on all wall art is continuing today. It was supposed to end yesterday, so I was very surprised to get up this morning and see that this fantastic sale still ongoing. The two landscape images below, taken last week in Charleston, are now available through the Pixels site. Just click the link below for easy access:
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Doug and I want to send out a big thank you to all of the Marcy's Photo Journey friends and supporters who have encouraged and cheered us on during the past year. We are thankful for you as we count our blessings this Thanksgiving! Hoping that all of you will have a special day and that you'll experience the blessings and love of God in a real and tangible way. ... See MoreSee Less
On our final evening in Charleston, Doug and I met once again with a local photographer who showed us some amazing live oak locations. Notice the progression of the light and how things changed from location to location. We closed the day with the very last light of day in a marsh. It was a great way to end a wonderful week away! ... See MoreSee Less
All products available on our worldwide online print on demand service, Fine Art America, are offered with FREE SHIPPING today. Use the following link for access:
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Day three of the BIG HOLIDAY SALES on our online website, hosted by Pixels, features 25% off Home Decor (Throw Pillows, Duvet Covers, Shower Curtains, Bath Towels, Coffee Mugs, and Fleece Blankets)! You'll have fun just getting on the site and experimenting with some of these items. Choose any photo and see how it looks on the featured home decor items. I recently sold 2 throw pillows of "Old Fashioned Christmas at Covent Market," and I've illustrated that photo on a shower curtain below. 🙂 Have some fun at marcysphotography.com sometime today. Mugs are among the most popular holiday gift items. Check out "Please Tell Me You Brought Breakfast" on a mug...it's been our top selling mug to date! ... See MoreSee Less
The grand opening of our gallery at The Painted Perch & Company in west Knoxville continues today! "He Restoreth My Soul," a 20 X 20 framed canvas taken in Prince Edward Island, Canada, offers a unique sense of peace and serenity for a prominent place in your home. Doug's stained cedar frame sets it off so well! Enjoy 15% off the regular price of $190.00 through close of business this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
SALES CELEBRATION, DAY THREE! This lovely springtime image of the Cades Cove Methodist Church sold this last week-end as a special order. The customer wanted "It is well with my soul..." added to the image, and I think it turned out beautifully. Taken in the height of dogwood season, this is actually our second sale for this particular image and is a good example of how the special order process personalizes one of our photos to perfectly suit the needs of the customer. ... See MoreSee Less
Marcy's Photo Journey Marcy's Photo Journey updated their cover photo.
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CELEBRATING SALES! For the second day of our recent sales celebration, "Cape Town City View" is featured. This one sold last week-end in a 48 X 30 canvas on Fine Art America to a buyer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since I'm not expecting that too many of you are interested in an image from South Africa, instead we're offering 20% OFF ANY ONE OF OUR TRAVEL IMAGES through tomorrow. If you've seen one that has caught your eye, we can prepare your choice in any size print or canvas. Remember that yesterday's feature "Nautical Colors" is on sale through the end of today! ... See MoreSee Less
CELEBRATING SALES! Each day this week, I'll be posting a sale from this past week-end, and if the featured image is one that you would love to have in your home, you may take 20% off the original price as part our ongoing special SALES CELEBRATION. First up is "Nautical Colors," taken at Graham's Pond, Prince Edward Island. Originally priced at $350.00, the discounted price is $280.00. We can order this one for you in any size, and prices vary according to size. The sale on this image ends tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW...Today and tomorrow we are offering 20% off all special orders for canvases. If you've been considering placing an order and would like to take advantage of this discount, you must order by 6:00 pm tomorrow! All of the photos that you've seen featured online are available to you in whatever size you would like and we will gladly ship right to your door. It just may be the time to add new artwork from Marcy's Photo Journey to your home. Also, calendars and notecards are also discounted 20 % this week-end as well, in conjunction with the big Christmas Market at Grit & Grace. ... See MoreSee Less
Today we're adding several new smaller framed canvases to our inventory at Grit & Grace Market. These smaller ones can be featured in an arrangement on the wall, or they look great on desk easels that can easily be changed out often, without having to consider wall repair!
Please try to stop by Marcy's Photo Journey, Cleveland gallery, this week-end and help us celebrate the kick-off of the upcoming Christmas season. We'd love to help you select a very special gift for your loved one! So many options and sizes, in all price ranges... ... See MoreSee Less
Doug just finished framing "In the Shadow of the Grand Tetons" in a new, larger version. Measuring 36 X 48, it's headed to The Painted Perch & Company in a few moments. This one is the largest piece in the gallery and is priced at $475.00. If you're looking for a tranquil landscape to provide a focal point for your living room or den, this could be it. See it at 9715 Kingston Pike, Knoxville! ... See MoreSee Less
I would love to have a canvas of this one!
Extended through November 5th...Last Call for Fall Sale! We'll be going a different direction as we prepare for the Christmas Market at Grit & Grace next week-end, so if you're wanting to take advantage of the 20% discount off all fall images, the next few days are the time to get in on this sale, exclusive to seasonal artwork. And, yes, WE SHIP! (This discount applies to in stock images only and does not include special orders.) #fallart #smokymountainsfall #cadescovefall #naturalbeauty #Godshandiwork #mountainsautumn #cadescoveautumn ... See MoreSee Less
Featuring just two of the many fall framed canvases that are still available through Marcy's Photo Journey. Through the end of October, we are offering 20% OFF ALL FALL IMAGES, from our largest framed canvases to the smallest matted prints. Come by our gallery in Grit & Grace Market in Cleveland to see the many options on display. IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL AND ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS SALE, WE SHIP! We're happy to message you with sizes, prices, and additional images on sale this week. #fineartphotgraphy #fallbeauty #ennesseefall #cadescovefall #greatsmokymountainsart #cadescoveart #homedecor #naturalbeauty #natureasart ... See MoreSee Less
For all of you who voted for "Blackberry Bear" in the Tennessee Wildlife Federation's annual photography contest, I was just notified today that I did receive an honorable mention for this year's wildlife calendar. Although I was disappointed at first, when I checked last year's numbers, it looks like Blackberry was actually one of 30 or so that was chosen out of a total of over 3400 entries. They chose 12 winners for the calendar, one for each month of the year and one for the cover, and 18 honorable mentions in addition to one people's choice winner. This was the third year I entered, and the first time any of my photos was recognized. I'll take it! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Oh wow, that's so beautiful! ❤️☺️
Suddenly our life has moved to the fast lane, and there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. But there are moments when that overwhelmed feeling creeps in, and the stress levels rise. Those are the times that I go to my favorite passage of scripture...the one that is on all of our printed material and signs. I rely on this promise of new mercies as my tired body gets up each morning with excitement and anticipation of a brand new day. Thank God for his everlasting word and his abundant blessings! ... See MoreSee Less
Your pictures bring God closer to us as we don’t go where you have been to see His creative beauty
One of my favorite fall prints, taken less than 3 miles from home. This one is available with or without text in matted print or canvas. Have a fantastic Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less
Work in progress! Marcy’s Photo Journey officially contracted with The Painted Perch & Company yesterday, and we’re hard at work to get our new Knoxville gallery up and running soon. We still love our original look at Grit & Grace, so our space will be similar but a little larger. We think we’re going to love the additional space! ... See MoreSee Less
Our brand new Marcy's Photo Journey gallery will have an official Grand Opening, along with the other vendors of The Painted Perch & Company, on November 13-14. We'll have a good supply of beautiful fine art canvases and prints, along with our boxed note cards and calendars, in the new location in west Knoxville on Kingston Pike. Make your plans now to come by and check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
Okay, Photo Journey People, we could use your help! It's time to begin choosing the images that will be on display when we open our second location in west Knoxville in the next two weeks. We really would appreciate some feedback from you. What are some of your favorite images that you think would be best to create a good first impression for those first customers that walk through the door? You've seen a lot of our work and are bound to have some favorites...at least we're hoping you do! Travel? Smoky Mountains? Wildlife? Scenic landscapes? Barns? Flowers? Birds? Waiting to hear from many of you as we make our final selections. ... See MoreSee Less
My favorite is the Smokey Mountain... Birds.... really any of them are fantastic! You will do great! Thanks
Since it is Fall and you have beautiful pics of our area those would be nice with some animals
My favorite shot from yesterday's Bald River Falls excursion. The falls were the prettiest I've ever seen them and so much bigger than the last time I was there. Have a great week-end, and if you live near Cleveland, we'd love to see you at the Grit & Grace Outdoor Fall Event that takes place from 10:00-4:00 tomorrow. We're offering a 20% discount on everything! ... See MoreSee Less
If you're a snow and winter fan, you're going to love "Sleepy Colorado Saturday Morning!" Just ordered in a large (34 X 50) canvas, this image was taken last January in Leadville, Colorado and is the most viewed photograph on my website, with almost 1000 views. It's going to look great in one of Doug's custom frames and is ideal for above a fireplace or sofa. Available in one of our Photo Journey locations soon, but if you aren't local and would like this one sent to your home, we're happy to do that as well. ... See MoreSee Less
We're excited about getting this large, framed custom canvas on the way to Georgia this past week-end! It's so rewarding to take a customer's vision of an art piece and make it come to life. Marcy's Photo Journey would love to do a special order for you as well. Just tell us what you have in mind, and we'll work hard to achieve exactly what you're hoping for! ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget about our beautiful selection of boxed note cards! These are very easy to get in the mail, and the shipping cost is only $5.00. Choose from Songbirds, Beautiful Churches Around the World, Wildlife, Morning Mercies, and Birds of Prey. If you would like an assortment of cards from all five collections, we can do that, too. 20 cards and envelopes in a lovely white embossed box tied up with a black satin bow! They make a wonderful little gift and sell for $27.50 per box. ... See MoreSee Less
Doug and I are excited to announce that we will soon open our second location for Marcy's Photo Journey. We just officially signed on with The Painted Perch & Company located on Kingston Pike, just across the road from Franklin Square. Now we'll have two fabulous locations to display and sell our fine art photography! Hoping all of our Knoxville friends will stop by and visit us there. We'll be keeping you informed about our progress as we begin to build out and set up our space! ... See MoreSee Less
Wonderful....so happy for you guys!
Doug and I have a meeting this afternoon with a local business owner to discuss opening a second Marcy's Photo Journey gallery. The new location will be in west Knoxville about 15 minutes from our home. We'll keep you posted! Exciting times... ... See MoreSee Less
I was just wondering yesterday why you don’t expand. Great news. Hope all goes well for you.
Oh how exciting!
Can't wait to hear!!
So excited to announce the FIRST SALE of "Tennessee Treasures" that was posted for the first time this morning! And an extra bonus of this sale is that it goes to another high school friend. Thank you so much, April Lawson! Your beautiful framed canvas will be on its way to Michigan real soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Just ordered a canvas version of this image taken along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail last week. We want to be sure we have plenty of artwork to appeal to both men and ladies as we enter the holiday gift season! I'm thinking this one might be a wonderful choice for those dads and husbands on your list this year. Wouldn't it be great to wrap up something unique and totally unexpected for one of the men in your life? It's going to look great in a rustic cedar frame, handcrafted by Doug! ... See MoreSee Less
"O taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who trusteth in him." Psalm 34:8
Happy Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less
Took a day away from the computer yesterday, and it was so great to be able to feel and see the first signs of fall. Found myself at Roaring Forks Motor Nature Trail by sunrise, which was lovely. It was fun to explore the trail a little more fully than I had in the past and take time to stop and get some shots along the way. From there I headed to Cades Cove, which was incredibly crowded, so I didn't stay very long. It was surprising to me to see how many touches of color there were in the Cove already. In my totally unprofessional opinion, I'm thinking we may be in for an earlier than usual fall season! ... See MoreSee Less
YAY FOR OCTOBER! In celebration of our favorite month of the year, Marcy's Photo Journey is offering 15% OFF ALL FALL ARTWORK through Saturday! If you've been wanting some seasonal color in your home, now's the time. ... See MoreSee Less
Something to think about...
Response to the photos featured for our note card collections has been wonderful, but what if YOU DON'T NEED OR USE NOTE CARDS? Keep in mind that any of our photos posted on this site can be purchased as a fine art print or canvas. If you see an image, even in a note card post, that you simply love and want in your home, it's as easy as leaving a comment or sending us a message. There is no extra charge for special orders and WE SHIP! Contact Marcy's Photo Journey today to get the process started. ... See MoreSee Less
Roads well travelled. Beautiful
I love a good foggy morning! Today's feature photo of the Tipton Place in Cades Cove, taken a while back, is a great example of the coziness of such a day. I must admit there's a twinge of sadness when I look at this one because that nice little crooked fence no longer exists. Over the summer, it fell down and has been removed. The fence was one of my favorite things about the Tipton Place, and it's a shame that it's gone. Change can come hard sometimes, but it's a necessary part of our lives. We sure have seen enough of change over the recent months, haven't we? I find myself really looking forward to the last quarter of 2020 with great anticipation. Hope you're already well into a good week, and that each day is better than the last! Happy Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less
It's definitely a relief to be able to say that the note cards are now done! The project kept growing as we went along, and we ended up with seven different collections, all represented by today's photos. Response has been great, and we're mailing out our second out of state box today to South Carolina. We'd love to send some your way! Each box sells for $27.50 and includes 20 cards and envelopes, with an additional $5.00 for mailing. Click on each picture to see the collection it represents. If you order more than one box, you will receive a 10% reduction of your total and an extra card in each box. ... See MoreSee Less
Early response indicates that our "Beautiful Churches of the World" and "Morning Mercies" are the two most popular collections of note cards. Where are all of those songbirds and wildlife lovers? ... See MoreSee Less
Just made the final cut this morning on our "Morning Mercies" collection of note cards. It was hard to choose only 20, but here are just a few of the images that will soon be printed, cut, boxed, labeled, and on their way to Grit & Grace on Saturday! There is a nice variety, something for everyone, but I hope that as you look at these, you'll be reminded of Marcy Photo Journey's favorite verse of scripture in Lamentations 3: 23. "His mercies are new every morning.!" The sunrise hour is always the most special hour of the day for me...rain or shine, cold or warm... because it rarely goes by without the thought of the mercies and faithfulness of God in my life. Response has been great so far to this collection. They come in boxes of 20 cards/envelopes and sell for $27.50. If you purchase more than one box, a 10% discount is applied to your total at check out. As always, we're happy to mail these for an additional $5.00. ... See MoreSee Less
Theses are beautiful!!!!
Just mailed out our first box of "Beautiful Churches Around the World" to a high school friend in Michigan! The collection has now grown to churches from 14 countries: France, Italy, England, Switzerland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Canada, South Africa, and the United States. Maybe it's because each one brings back such great memories, but this is definitely my favorite collection. Coming to Grit & Grace on Saturday, a box of 20 note cards with envelopes is $27.50. Mailing is an additional $5.00. ... See MoreSee Less
Just when I think I have a favorite line of note cards, we roll out the next series and I change my mind. Today is for all of you songbird lovers! There are forty birds just waiting to be loaded in boxes. A customer asked yesterday if the boxes of cards could be personalized because she wanted only owls and foxes in her box of wildlife cards. So the answer is YES! Feel free to choose your favorite birds or animals or sunrises or churches, and we'll make up a box just for you. Boxes contain 20 cards and envelopes and sell for $27.50 per box, with an additional $5.00 for mailing. To order, please leave a comment below or message me. We're mailing out our first order on Monday! ... See MoreSee Less
I have a lot of perfectionist tendencies which at times can be burdensome. Then there are other times when it can be a very good thing. I just finished boxing up our first round of note cards, and it made me so happy to see that in this case, my perfectionism was an asset. I LOVE THEM! Yesterday I was so tired of this project after countless hours over the last two weeks, and I wondered why in the world I even considered making handcrafted note cards. And when we say handcrafted, we mean handcrafted...from taking the initial picture to tying the final ribbon on the box, every step is done by hand. We don't just submit our files to a printer and have them printed. We process, print, cut, sort, box, label, and package! Believe me, If pictures of wildlife can look elegant, these do! 🙂 I told Doug that if they don't sell, we'll have enough note cards to last us the rest of our lives, and then our kids and grand kids will have enough for their lifetime as well! So the wildlife series is finished and ready to sell. We'd love to mail you a box or two. Twenty cards and envelopes to a box for $27.50. Please either comment or message me about discounts for multiple boxes, payment, and shipping details. This is a gift that any wildlife lover will be thrilled to receive. ... See MoreSee Less
These are beautiful 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓
Marcy's Photo Journey is offering ON LOCATION photography this fall as a special option for Christmas gifts! If you have a place that has significant meaning (within the east Tennessee area) and want a fine art print or canvas to display in your home or give to a loved one, let us know. We'll be shooting a special spot on the Lee University campus for a customer soon and would love to do the same for you at a location of your choice. NOW SCHEDULING these shoots in order to assure delivery by Christmas...just let us know. ... See MoreSee Less
Your art is fantastic!
Cades Cove is a bit overgrown now, and I don't stray far from the road or well worn paths because I'm afraid I might run into a snake. The fall mowing season and prescribed burns will start soon, and the yearly growth cycle begins again. Late summer does have it's own kind of beauty, though. I really love the purple ironweed that stands tall above everything else this time of year, and it's just one more sign that Fall is just around the corner!
"You crown the year with your goodness..." Psalm 65:11 ... See MoreSee Less
Just in time for gift season! Marcy's Photo Journey is happy to announce our five collections of boxed note cards that are now ready to order! We'll be featuring one each day over the next few days, so that you'll be able to have a good feel for what they're like. Inspired by a favorite scripture (Lamentations 3:21-23), our signature series is entitled "New Mornings, New Merices," featuring early morning photos of some of our favorite places. The cards are printed on fine art linen paper and present beautifully. Each box contains 20 cards and envelopes and sells for $27.50. If you want more than one box, the price drops to $25.00. We're happy to mail them to you (or someone on your gift list) for postage cost, which varies according to location. If you were happy with the quality of our calendars, you're going to love the note cards! If interested, please message me to order. ... See MoreSee Less
We're taking orders on this beautiful art piece, "Old-fashioned Christmas at Covent Market," through next Saturday. If you live near Grit $ Grace Market and would like to see it in person, the large version is displayed on an easel in the store. It's available in two sizes, large (30 X 33) and medium (23 X 25), priced at $175.00 and $125.00. If you're not close enough to visit Grit & Grace, place your order by leaving a comment below or sending me a message. We ordered two of these a couple of weeks ago, and they've already both sold, but we still have time to place one more order and have them back before you start your Christmas decorating! This piece looks amazing above a fireplace or dining room sideboard. We can have it shipped directly to your front door from our canvas supplier. ... See MoreSee Less
As I've worked on our boxed note cards over the last few days, I've noticed that bluebirds seem to be the bird I most love to photograph. It's difficult to choose precisely which birds to be included in the set of cards because I love them all!
"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Mathew 6:24
Have a splendid week-end, and keep in mind that our heavenly father takes care of us...no matter what! ... See MoreSee Less
Love these and your finches are beautiful too.
SOLD! We were able to make a customer's vision come to life with this special order canvas! Would love to do the same for you. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less