The purpose this blog focus on positive things- beautiful things- and to share them in the hopes that some of the images will brighten someone's day.

Beauty can be found everywhere- you just have to look for it.  I love photography because it forces me to search for beauty.  If you search for beauty you are sure to find it (and oppositely, if you search for negativity, you will find it as well).  With all the negativity in the world, I'm choosing to focus on beauty, knowing that I can always find it and that if I keep focusing on beauty, I will have less space for negativity and will open up more room with the positive.  

I'm digging into my collection to find images that will fit the theme of each week, and will also add many new images. 

WEEK 1:  Peaceful Images
Certain images and scenes can bring a sense of serenity, so wanted to share a few of those images that bring peace to me.  Enjoy!

Challenge of the Day: Find something beautiful and take a picture of it- use your phone if you don't have a camera- text it, post it, tweet it or print it-  share it
(This challenge was given to me today, and this is why I started the blog- I have lots to share).

 

Susannah's Photography Blog- All Things Beautiful

As an avid tennis player, I am constantly looking for fun clothing to wear on the court. I have been able to find fun and colorful skirts, but not as many fun UPF (sun protection) tops and tank tops. So.... of course, I decided to design my own. It has been extremely fun to incorporate tennis balls, flowers, tennis racquets, tennis courts, and much more!
Beautiful art does not have to stay on walls- you can wear it and carry it too! Check out these new tennis shirt, rash guards, tank tops, bags, and more from SP Fine Prints Designs.
Fun new products available on Etsy!
Cayman Brac, one of the three Cayman Islands, is a well-kept secret. It's my absolute favorite for hiking and cave adventures. Loaded with brown booby birds and frigates and so many more bird varieties, it's a true bird paradise. I'm a land-lover, and not a sea lover (Brac has amazing diving, I'm told), so I love hiking on the bluff, rock climbing, and "rock hopping" on Long Beach.
It's a bird sanctuary with a bird symphony. Red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, roseate spoonbills, sandhill cranes, and so many more! It's a 3.5 mile trail (only 1 small shaded spot, so make sure to wear a hat if you go). You'll see lots of lazy gators as well... and maybe even wild cracker horses!
I'm constantly searching for new botanical gardens, and was definitely not disappointed while visiting Niagra Falls. They have a gorgeous botanical garden- I highly recommend!
The Catalina Mountains in Arizona are absolutely stunning. Join me (through pictures) as I hike.
Arizona -- the perfect opposite of swampy Florida. The cactus blooms are beautiful!

08/09/2018

So many gorgeous views!
Welcome to SP Fine Prints Photographic Art by Susannah Peddie The world is brought to you! Flowers that don't need watering, animals that can't bite, water that won't get you wet, scenes that require no passport, food that has no calories.
We are always excited to be featured on any art website, especially a website so wonderful curated. Thank you, Wall & Willow!
We are always excited to be featured on any art website, especially a website so wonderful curated. Thank you, Wall & Willow!
Wall & Willow curates art for you so that you don't have to shop around. They feature SP Fine Prints as one of their artists because of the fun, quirky, and elegance of the subjects. The images are printed on museum quality canvas and arrives at your doorstep ready to hang. Wall & Willow art is great for homes, hotels, offices, and more!
Fun and Quirky Affordable Art Available at Wall & Willow. Each piece is printed on a museum quality canvas and is ready to hang as soon as it arrives on your doorstep.
SP Fine Prints how has a great new Etsy Shop! We have stationery and canvas prints (and can make a custom order for you if you'd like a different print material). www.etsy.com/shop/spfineprintsdesigns
After attending a retreat in Rome, Georgia, I was inspired by the knowledge and wisdom of my fellow attendees- they were able to easily relate certain passages with certain situations. In my own way, this is how I'll be able to memorize them and use them when I need them.
This next set of blog updates will focus on Gardens from around the world, so this section will probably take a few weeks.  This first featured garden is the Central Park Conservatory Garden.  This gorgeous and peaceful garden is an oasis in the big city.  It's located in the northeast of Central Park.  Be sure to visit each time you go to NYC as the flowers change with the seasons so it's like going to a brand new garden each time. http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/conservatory-garden.html
10 more images to help appreciate the beauty of nature and to bring peace and relaxation.
10 images that will hopefully bring a sense of peace.
The goal is to share 10 images per day that fit the topic of the week.  This week is Peaceful Images.  Enjoy!

The start of a new blog about beautiful things! Week 1/ Entry 1: Peaceful Images

9/16/2016

The purpose this blog focus on positive things- beautiful things- and to share them in the hopes that some of the images will brighten someone's day.

Beauty can be found everywhere- you just have to look for it.  I love photography because it forces me to search for beauty.  If you search for beauty you are sure to find it (and oppositely, if you search for negativity, you will find it as well).  With all the negativity in the world, I'm choosing to focus on beauty, knowing that I can always find it and that if I keep focusing on beauty, I will have less space for negativity and will open up more room with the positive.  

I'm digging into my collection to find images that will fit the theme of each week, and will also add many new images. 

WEEK 1:  Peaceful Images
Certain images and scenes can bring a sense of serenity, so wanted to share a few of those images that bring peace to me.  Enjoy!

Challenge of the Day: Find something beautiful and take a picture of it- use your phone if you don't have a camera- text it, post it, tweet it or print it-  share it
(This challenge was given to me today, and this is why I started the blog- I have lots to share).

 

Cambodian Monk

Also known as the image that piqued my interest in photography

My husband, who now jokingly regrets this act, bought a digital camera for us right before we went on a trip from Bali to France (with many stops in between).  I'm not an adventurer without being prodded along by true adventurers.  Brian booked stops in Bali, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Turkey and many more, but the only way he could get me up and about each morning for exploration was to encourage me to take pictures as art.  This particular monk was the picture that hooked me on photography.  I did feel like an irreverant tourist by taking this picture, but it has inspired me and many others.

Seaside Swing

Who can resist climbing onto a swing with such a beautiful view.  Imagine yourself slowly leaning back, kicking out your legs and enjoying the breeze.

Italian Sunset

While visiting friends, Frank and Robin, in Sicily, they took me to a beautiful oceanfront spot and specifically brought me to this exact spot to watch the sunset through the door opening.  Wow!

Cloud Reflections

On a perfectly calm day in Miami (Sands Cut), the clouds reflected on the turquoise water.

Bamboo from Kanapaha Gardens

Tucked away in the beautiful Kanapaha Gardens in Gainesville, FL is a peaceful bamboo garden.

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL is one of my happy places.  With it's beautiful marble bell tower and gorgeous flower gardens, it remains one of my favorite places on earth.

Glacial Lake in France

Always one of my favorites- who can resist fascination with a perfectly clear, blue lake surrounded by the Alps.  Looks like someone arrived by bike and went sailing and paddle boating in the beautiful water.

Buddha

Praying Buddha at Kanapaha Garden.  Calms the soul.

Palm Tree at Sunset

While sunset pictures are cliche, they are cliche because sunsets will always be beautiful and each one is different.  I will never be able to resist a beautiful sunset opportunity.

A Very Peaceful Path

Another one of my favorites from Bok Tower Gardens.  This reminds me of my childhood- I used to bring peanuts or bread to feed squirrels at Bok Tower (in fact, everyone did- it was probably the only place on earth with tame squirrels).  I think that after years of not feeding them, they are back to being frantic, but they used to come right up to people begging for food.  I have a picture of myself with a squirrel on this path.