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Holidays are quickly approaching. Father Christmas watches over the preparations and upcoming festivities.

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Let the Holidays Begin
Reindeer Embroidered Pillow was inspired by the work of Helene Lundberg's Scandinavian Christmas Crafts . It is hand embroidered and embellished by me. Tassels are handmade. The small pillow is crafted from eco-felt, and features a bright red back. I love t...

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New Products on Etsy
I've added Artist Cards Editions and Originals to my Etsy shop .
ACEOs are small pieces of art and photography. They are also known as
ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). Each card measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and
is signed, dated and numbered on the back by the...

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Autumn Photography
Autumn Colors, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta Smith Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them -- The summer flowers depart – From Elizabeth Barrett B...

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Art Show Prep
One of my goals this year was to exhibit some of my photography in art
shows, and two pieces were accepted this summer (one juried exhibit, one member
show). I've also decided to participate in a couple of arts/crafts festivals,
mostly just for fun. However...

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My quick take and explanation of Fibonacci Sequence.

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Fibonacci Sequence, Divine Composition or The Golden Ratio
Sunflower Bright, copyright 2015, Stephanie Maatta Smith Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a local
artists’ challenge. While the subject of the challenge was “sun flower” and our
artistic interpretations of this subject, the discussion began w...

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Official Launch Day!
Deep Pink, 2015, Stephanie Maatta Smith I’ve decided to step up from the hobby level to officially
hanging out my shingle. Today I am officially launching my
website: .
My love is nature photography, but my services include prod...

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Working Life of Bees
Publication release day for my first self-published photo essay. Check out "Working Life of Bees: A Photo Essay" on Amazon. The photo essay explores the working life of bees and other pollinators
through nature photography. Full color images show a variety...

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A Peek Into My Camera Bag
Camera Accessories, 2015 As I’ve been reading through various photography blogs lately, there
have been numerous articles about what you’ll find inside photographers’
camera bags and kits. Most talk about fancy, high-end lenses, flash
units, and specialt...
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