Art and Photography by Julia Grace Thompson
A book I love is The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore. In it, he discusses the need to nurture our souls and imaginations by extending our contact with nature, which can both help us connect with eternity in grand vistas, or bring us back to the present moment with small scenes. Our connection to the elements of nature comes from our lived experience but is also mythological, symbolic and emotional on levels we may not understand. Trees, water, rocks, the sky, the changing light of day and rhythm of the seasons... While images are not a replacement for the real thing, I also know what it is like to be removed from nature for long periods of the day and week, and believe in decorating our living and work spaces in ways that keep us connected to beauty, and are good for the soul.
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I love the idea of bringing more nature and art into our lives with everyday objects. I feel like my images make unique gifts or souvenirs, and appreciate your support for individual artists such as myself (items are print-on-demand rather than mass-produced). I hope you will find inspiration in my photos of the Alberta prairies with sunny and stormy skies, beautiful Vancouver and Victoria B.C., and my travels in Colombia and Maui. I have farm-themed gifts, merchandise featuring all kinds of flora and fauna, a whole shop devoted to cats and cat lovers, and some colorful abstract art to cheer you up on a rainy day. Happy browsing, and please feel free to let me know if there is an item you would like to have added! Much Love, Julia.
More samples of my photography on pillows, keepsake boxes, jewelry, and a wide range of other photo products at cafepress and other online shops. I like to imagine these creative gift ideas bringing comfort and joy to fellow art and nature enthusiasts xo
New! My abstract art and nature photography on leggings! Made in Canada :)
Beautiful prints and other products from Fine Art America featuring photographs of Alberta, BC and the occasional international locale
New: Shower Curtains and Night Lights on Zazzle.ca :)
Cat Life... lots of lovely felines and cute kittens sharing life's little moments, perfect gift ideas for all cat lovers :)