December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR, felice anno nuovo, feliz año nuevo, heureuse nouvelle année, ,שנה טובה ומבורכתKalendis, bhliain nua sásta, สวัสดีปีใหม่, glückliches n

HAPPY NEW YEAR, felice anno nuovo, feliz año nuevo, heureuse nouvelle année, ,שנה טובה ומבורכתKalendis, bhliain nua sásta, สวัสดีปีใหม่, glückliches neues Jahr, gelukkig nieuw jaar,明けましておめでとうございます, 新年快樂

TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 22, 2010

Traveling Painting

I am 1 of 10 Artists from across the United States that will participate in a collaborative effort to raise money for homeless Veterans. This fantastic idea is from the heart of Carrie Joy Byrnes, a lovely artist who is inspiring and spiritually uplifting! Her charity, Veteran's Leadership Council Cares , will benefit from the sale of the painting once it has made its rounds...each artist contributing 7 painted squares.
The original photograph- "14-yr. old striker, Fola La Follette, and Rose Livingston" circa 1910 and 1915 is located in The Library of Congress.
Carrie Joy transferred the photo to canvas, squared it off, painted her 7 squares and sent it off on its journey. I am so honored to be a part of this special project and look forward to contributing once it has made its way to me.
A lovely idea, a wonderful opportunity and the chance to make a difference! How awesome is that!

November 5, 2010

Mahekal Resort...Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Back from a recent trip to the Mahekal Resort in Playa del Carmen, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico...READ more here about this Caribbean get-away in my article on Active Woman Traveler Magazine!

Mahekal Resort is a Magical place that you will want to visit sometime soon!

October 14, 2010

Jamaican Sunset

Thinking about this beautiful sunset on the island of Jamaica and how I was given this magnificent gift, at this very moment....allowed to capture something so beautiful to share with all!

...the countless times I am afforded the opportunity to witness the incredible beauty of nature, of life...and I give thanks and all the credit to Him!

August 15, 2010

Sweet Little Hummingbirds

I feel so blessed! Hummingbirds are so illusive buzzing in and out like tiny helicopters through the air. Today there were 3 taking turns at the feeder. I have tried to capture their beauty before through photos, but can never usually "click" quick enough.

But today was my lucky day. Thank you God for your beautiful creations, and for allowing me to be able to photograph the moment...a gift that I will always treasure!

July 10, 2010

S.P.C.A.Calendar Photo Benefit Contest-Help Me Help Them

Her name is "Pretty" This is "Joy"
And....who can forget the sweet and playful "Hope".

My three entries in the S.P.C.A. Benefit Calendar Photo Contest. Sweet sweet animals...all of them. You can vote for your favorites by becoming a fan of Amber Dawn Photography site. Next click on your favorite photo in the album and hit the "like" button underneath. Voting ends on Aug 16th at 10am EST. Best of luck to all many GREAT photos!

June 28, 2010

Pray for America-July 1, 2010

Flora at Bonehead Studio is inviting us all to pray for America. ALL denominations, ALL religions, ALL people...EVERYONE...EVERYWHERE! WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2010---
8pm Eastern time
7pm Central time
3pm Pacific
5pm Mountain time.
God hear our Prayers!

May 2, 2010

Gifts from God

Feeling grateful for the many gifts that He gives. These are just a few from my backyard. ENJOY!

February 13, 2010

sNOw MuCH fUn!

I made these snow kitties after one of the many snow storms we have had here in Virginia. We don't usually get a lot of snow in the South, but this year it has poured down. All together I think we have gotten around 52" of snow.

I have so enjoyed each snowfall. It's so pretty and fun to play in. I purchased an old inner tube tire to sled with, and it has worked well for me. The dogs love the snow too...running, playing and rolling in it.

Have a look at my snowy pictures taken right here at home in the quiet town of Montpelier.

The snow kitties were a first for me...I usually work with sand, but snow works too.

I used some Luma dyes (they don't make this brand anymore, but you can use Dr. Martins) to color them. The dyes are concentrated and water based so it only takes a few drops to get alot of color. I used an old window cleaner bottle as my sprayer.

Snow in Virginia, what a wonderful thing! The birds enjoy it too!