Tuesday, March 15, 2011

photographs from paris

ballard designs looking eiffellejardin

Memories…It was this time a few years ago that I took a trip to Paris.  It was a little chilly, but the flowers were beginning to bloom, and the countryside was picturesque.  I didn't have a digital camera then, so I used several rolls of film to capture a trip of a life time.  This will be the first in my series of "photographing France".  I have many beautiful pictures to share with you of familiar places and landmarks such as the Eiffel tower, as well as photographs from off the beaten paths of the French countryside.  Several of them, such as the ones below, I edited, added an artistic touch, and then had printed on canvas.  Many of these giclees will be available in my etsy shop at a very affordable price, and make beautiful wall art.  You may be able to see some details about a couple that I just sold in the shop.  If you are interested in purchasing more of the prints that sold, or the one above, feel free to email me.  (

I love the look of art on canvas~especially because the image doesn't have to hide behind glass.


My trip inspired the name of my blog~" the garden" part (le jardin) as well as the name of my shop (le jardin Market).  I painted some of the photographs also.  Even the little dresses that I recently designed (and continue to do so,) are inspired by the French countryside with a modern, whimsical twist.  Speaking of dresses, I feel like a factory worker!  I have been so busy making dresses!  I enjoy every minute of designing and sewing these little dresses.  I have added a couple new ones to the shop, and sold a couple of custom order designs as well.  If you'd like to take a look at the beginning of my new "line" called Alexandria Grace" feel free to stop on over!  The little chick one was precious (see the sold column).  A nice lady just bought it for her new granddaughter for her first Easter dress!  I was thrilled!


This is a close up of a print on canvas (giclee) of St. Wandrille, France.  Across the way from the most amazing old monastery.  More photos to come.  No one else was around.  Just me, my husband, my brother and sister in law, and the monks!


I am so looking forward to sharing more photos with you in this series!


  1. Beautiful! Your little dresses are adorable too. Mimi

  2. Just went to your shop and I am in love with the shirt and ruffled pants in your header. Are those coming to the shop? YOu do grea work!

  3. Yes! Which ones do you like, and what size? I can see what I have.


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