Mother’s Day Giveaway #5: Brown Eye Blue at Etsy

OK, I’ve humbly saved my own product for the last item of this Mother’s Day Giveaway Week. As some of my readers know, last Fall I launched my own little Etsy shop, Brown Eye Blue (those of you who don’t know me personally will find an explanation of the shop’s name online). Many years ago (like in the Dark Ages), I graduated from Harvard with a degree in Fine Arts, and then worked at many museum including the Whitney Museum of American Art. I’ve been an amateur photographer for years, and many people told me I should find some way to sell my photos (I often gave them as gifts). So I set up Brown Eye Blue, where you will find some of my favorite photographs that I have taken over the last several years, turned into notecards. There are seascapes, spring flowers, fall foliage, glimpses of New York City (from Central Park to Dylan’s Candy Bar), and more.

The photographs are all originals taken by me (I use a Canon digital SLR), and I assemble each notecard by hand. The cards measure 4.5 x 6.25″, with 4 x 6″ photos carefully mounted using acid-free adhesive onto acid and ligne-free premium white cardstock. The insides of the cards are blank and waiting for your personal message. Each card includes a matching envelope and is securely wrapped in its own protective cellophane sleeve. The three cards are tied as a bunch with pretty raffia ribbon (colors may vary…but it’ll be appropriate for spring!). I sell each set for $13.50, and shipping is free.

The winner of this giveaway will get to choose whichever 3 cards she likes from my shop, wrapped and gift-ready for Mother’s Day! Visit Brown Eye Blue to see all the cards that I offer (and I also can sell them as frameable prints- just send me a “convo” through Etsy to ask).

Win it! One reader will win 3 cards of her choice from Brown Eye Blue, wrapped and gift-ready for Mother’s Day. Here are the contest rules:

1) Visit Brown Eye Blue and leave a comment indicating your favorite photo from the collection. Leave your comment on THIS post (click on “comments” below).
2) Post your comment by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 2nd.
3) You may leave up to 3 separate entries- 1 entry with a comment as described in #1, 1 entry with a link to where you have blogged about this giveaway, 1 entry with your Twitter name if you have tweeted about this giveaway.
4) One winner will be chosen at random (using and announced on Monday morning, May 3rd.
5) NOTE: If you wish to be contacted by e-mail if you win, please include your e-mail address in your comment. Otherwise you must check back on Monday, May 3rd by 10am. If the prize is NOT claimed within 72 hours, the next random winner (using will be contacted.


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37 Responses to Mother’s Day Giveaway #5: Brown Eye Blue at Etsy

  1. Evelyn R. says:

    They are all very pretty- I like the carousel one the best though.

  2. The Kingrea's says:

    WOW- Love these! How do you have time for all this!!LOVE York Avenue NYC Photo Card! BEAUTIFUL WORK!

  3. debevans says:

    I like the carousel one!

  4. debevans says:

    oh I forgot…my email
    debevans at bellsouth dot net

  5. Anonymous says:

    cherry blossoms are my favorite

    Anna C.

  6. Jane and Jim says:

    The gum balls are my favorite – you are VERY talented!
    Thanks for the opp!
    jane and jimbo at yahoo dot com

  7. Heather says:

    They are all so wonderful, but my favorites are the cherry blossoms and the autumn in NY!

    jhholdaway at gmail dot com

  8. Lisa says:

    I love the candy cards!!!

  9. windycindy says:

    What lovely photographs! I especially like your "Autumn in New York greeting card!"
    Many thanks, Cindi

  10. windycindy says:

    Merci, Cindi

  11. katia says:

    i really like the Tootsie Pop Photo Greeting Card- Blank Inside.

  12. Samara says:

    The candy cards are great!

  13. BSB says:

    The Autumn in NY is my favorite-I love fall in the NY.

  14. Elise says:

    I love the cherry blossoms! They r my favorite tree!

  15. Meg says:

    These are great!! Congrats on your shop. The Laguna Nigel photo is my favorite. We frequent this area, so that makes it fun. Thanks!

  16. Amy says:

    My favorite photo from your collection is Autumn in New York. It is absolutely beautiful and reminds me of the years that I lived in New England as a child. Thank you for the beautiful work you do!

  17. R says:

    My favorite has got to be the I love candy. What a great shot!! YUM!

  18. Ann says:

    My favorite is the mini-pumpkins photo! Love the three pack of candy pictures too though.

  19. Chacoy says:

    i love the guggenheim museum new york greeting card;}

  20. Mama Zen says:

    I love the Cherry Blossoms!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

  21. Tamara says:

    beautiful! I love the candy ones and the central park ones.
    tamara at gmail dot com

  22. Anonymous says:

    I love, love, love all the candy shots. And the mini pumpkins shot is pretty cool too. I must be hungry!

  23. Tabathia says:

    I like the halloween mini pumpkins

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. jamaise says:

    Wow – it's really difficult to pick just one. The Mums , mini pumpkins, the candies – they're all wonderful!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I love to carousel. Maybe it is inspired by the circus mania in my house these days . . .

  26. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful! I love Autumn in New York the best, but the candy photos would be so much fun to give kids!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I love the Cherry Blossoms but it was hard to choose–there are so many great pictures! jdwoods at qx dot net

  28. Anonymous says:

    guggenheim photo. . . mkw

  29. Anne J says:

    I like the tootsie pop card best.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  30. S. says:

    I love the mini pumpkins. The candy ones are great too.

  31. - Marybeth I. says:

    Pink Flowers Photo Greeting Card- FREE SHIPPING

    I like the cherry blossomes best but the pink flowers (above) is great also

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

  32. CherylS22 says:

    What a beautiful selection. My favorite is the Pink Flowers Photo Greeting Card with the orange tulips a close second.
    Thank ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  33. Rebecca O says:

    I love the Autumn in New York greeting card. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

  34. Taryn says:

    Love your photography….the gumballs and the carousel are my favorites!

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