New Photos and New Products for 2020 and Beyond

This has been a hard year with the cancellation of all of the shows and fairs in which I participate. That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped creating products with my photographs though! Presently, I am creating a 2021 Nature Calendar, to be showcased in a few weeks.

Below you will see the new 5 x 7 note cards I’ve created, plus some jigsaw puzzles, and bags. The cards have one picture on the front and are blank inside. The back includes another small photo with a title and my contact information. Feel free to send a request for a critter to be put on a card, if you don’t see exactly what you want in my samples below. To see other cards I have available please look at the previous message. Most of my photos are shot in Massachusetts, in Needham, Natick, Newton, Dedham, Dover, or Wellesley. Any card can be customized with your name or a message on the front or inside. All of my photographs are also available as fine art prints in almost any size you need.

Please click on a photo to see a larger version and the detail. Use the side scroll arrows to step through each photo.

If you are interested in ordering any of the items shown, or want to custom order a print or card, please email me. A comment from you is always appreciated. The comment box appears on the bottom of the page. Thank you for visiting my site!

Puzzles Currently Available

Miscellaneous Other Products

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New Photos New Products

In preparation for a couple of exhibits and fairs, I ordered new products from different sources this year (previously I only used Shutterfly). To my selective selection of self-printed 13″ x 19″ and 8.5″ x 11″ and 8″ x 10″ fine art prints, I’ve added postcards, flat cards, bigger magnets, and bags. I always offer 3.5″ x 5″ and 5″ x 7″ folded note cards. I also created a limited edition 2020 Nature Calendar.

The next show I will participate in is posted here on my site: The Needham Fifth Annual Winter Arts Festival on Saturday, December 14th.

Shown below are some of the new items I either ordered or printed for your viewing and buying pleasure! The White Dove card includes a holiday message. All of the 5″ x 7″cards below are blank inside and the 12″ x 13″ grocery tote bags are reusable, but not washable. The last two cards shown are flat cards (Owen’s Poultry Farm and the Fishing Bridge). I offer the Needham High School sledding photo as a postcard too.

Click any photo to see a larger version.

If you are interested in ordering any of the items shown, or want to custom order a print or card, please email me. A comment from you is always appreciated. The comment box appears on the bottom of the page. Thank you for visiting my site! 

I also created new flat 3″ x 3″ magnets. The baby Schaunzers are a litter a friend recently delivered. The last two magnets include small text.

Last, but not least is my 2020 Nature Calendar. All of the shots below were taken in Needham, MA.

 

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Needham Fifth Annual Winter Arts Festival

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Winter Arts Festival graphic

Join ilene and many other artists in the Needham’s Town Hall,  Powers Hall for a stunning display of crafts, photography, jewelry and more!

When: Saturday, December 14
Location:  471 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Free Admission

There will also be music by local band, Jam Sandwich, and an Indian Classical Dance show at 1pm by Adya Dance.

In addition to my Fine-art prints, cards, and magnets, I will be selling my 2020 Needham Nature Calendar (see photo below) and Dinner with Hector The Heron at the South Natick Dam picture book, and shopping bags. 

Calendar includes scenes from Owens Poultry Farm, the RTS (aka the Dump), Charles River St., Gould St., Central Ave., Rosemary Lake, the Needham Reservoir, and Needham’s now defunct iconic blue tree. Only $15 (+S&H), this small limited edition wall calendar captures the Needham you rarely get to see. Do not miss my growing new site to preview other prints you can purchase too. See Rosemary Lake Photographs and shots from Natick, Dover and more!

Exhibiting Artists At the Needham Fifth Annual Winter Arts Festival

Acrylic on Canvas, Jewelry by Judy Silverstein
Acrylic Painting by Angelica Vergados
Acrylic Painting by Anna Starkova
Acrylic Paintings by Jay Ramakrishnan
Acrylic Paintings and Gifts by Eddie Bruckner
Beeswax candles & Soaps by Eileen Borzilleri
Beaded Jewelry by Joan Casby
Block Prints by Anne Nydam
Calendars, Cards, Magnets, Bags, & Photographs by Ilene Hoffman
Cards, Art & Magnets by Lauren Giardina
Ceramics by Kieran Teare-Thomas
Ceramics by Tanya Chin
Ceramics & Pottery by Judy Ogilvie
Corinne Rhode Photography by Corinne Rhode
Designed in Stone by Sam Behar
Fabric and paper Art by Berline Chao
Fiber Knits and Designs by Kathy Zola
Gemstone Jewelry by Ciara Ripperger
Hats & Masks by Nina Bublic
Jewelry by Donna DeMaria
Jewelry by Inga Puzikov
Kay Cahill Ceramics by Kay Cahill
Metal Art & Jewelry by Jerry Schultz
Nabia Designs Jewelry by Joona Sohn
Oil Paintings by Mark Richards
Paper Earrings, T-shirts, Cards & Judaica by Paula Rosenstock
Photography by Lyubov Filatova
Pottery & Ceramics by Barbara Levitov
Raku & Functional Pottery by Jerry Daigler
Recycled Paper Baskets, Ornaments, Jewelry by Chaitrali Yadov
Shell Art by Dee Coentro
The Glass Bar, Glass Art and Jewelry by Jordan Fuller
Watercolor Wood Décor by Jessica Gallo
Wood art by Allen Ganser
Woodworking by Edward Sharpe

Town of Needham Seal Mass Festivals Graphic

Here is the link the to the PDF Flyer on the Needham Town Web Site for the Needham Fifth Annual Winter Arts Festival.

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Needham Fourth Annual Winter Arts Festival

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Winter Arts Festival graphic

Join ilene and 29 other artists in Needham’s Town Hall’s Powers Hall for a stunning display of crafts, photography, jewelry and more!

When: Saturday, December 8
Location: Powers Hall in the Needham Town Hall, Needham Center, MA
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Free Admission

There will also be music by a local band, Jam Sandwich and an Indian Classical Dance show at noon by Adya Dance.

In addition to my photographs, cards and magnets, I will be selling my 2019 Needham Nature Calendar (see photo below) and Dinner with Hector The Heron at the South Natick Dam picture book. I compiled the calendar from my photographs shot in Needham throughout the years. Scenes from Owens Poultry Farm, the RTS (aka the Dump), Charles St., Gould St., Central Ave., Rosemary Lake, Claxton Field and Needham’s now defunct iconic blue tree. Only $10 (+S&H), this small limited edition wall calendar captures the Needham you rarely get to see. Do not miss my Rosemary Lake Photograph Gallery to preview other prints you can purchase too!

2019 Nature Calender sample-for web

Other Exhibiting Artists:
Georgina Arrieta-Ruetenik Photography by Georgina
Designed in Stone by Sam Behar
Beeswax candles, soaps, lip balms by Eileen Borzilleri
Kay Cahill Ceramics by Kay Cahill
Fabric and paper art by Berline Chao
Zinnia Designs by Tanya Chin
Jewelry by Donna DeMaria
Photography by Lyubov Filatova
The Glass Bar glass art and jewelry by Jordan Fuller
Wood art by Allen Ganser
B-Buckled leather & knit by Sally & Alexandra Goldfarb
Live Charcoal Portraits by Vasilia Laskaris
Miller Design watercolor by Deborah Miller
Relief block prints by Anne Nydam
Pottery by Judy Ogilvie
Watercolor, mixed media by Rob Ondo
Recycle art for Community Council by Olin Project
Watercolor by Nancy Present-VanBroekhoven
Jewelinga Designs by Inga Puzikov
Corinne Rhode Photography by Corinne Rhode
Paper earrings, amulets, cards by Paula Rosenstock
Mixed Media healing art by Lidia Kenig-Scher
Ceramics/pottery by Candy Sidner
Acrylic/canvas, Jewelry by Judy Silverstein
Pottery/ceramics by Heather Simmons
Rainbow Designs jewelry by Joona Sohn
Acrylic painting by Anna Starkova
Jewelry, hand-painted glass by Chaitrali Yadov
Fiber knit and weave by Kathy Zola

Here are a couple of lovely samples from Heather Simmons pottery, in keeping with my site’s nature theme:

 

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Lots to see and unique gifts to buy! Come do your holiday shopping with us!

2019 Calendar Cover

Thank You.

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