I’m super excited to introduce the Little House by the Ferry product line of island-inspired stationery, home décor and wall art, all based on my photographs of the Bahamas.
These are items that I would (and do) buy for myself and as gifts, and I hope you’ll like them as well. For me, they’re a way of bringing a bit of the Bahamas to wherever I happen to be.
To create this line, I’ve joined up with RedBubble, a company that helps photographers and artists convert their photography into premium-quality items available for online purchase. Though it’s not the only company offering this service, I chose RedBubble for several reasons:
- Their quality is top-notch. I’ve ordered numerous items from RedBubble and all have been of excellent quality. Their products are always well-packaged and considering they’re made to order, shipping times are quite speedy.
- Their product selection is extensive – everything from greeting cards to canvas prints to wall clocks. Most items come in different sizes and with the framed prints, you’re able to choose your frame style and colour and mat colour as well.
- They offer a generous, no-nonsense return policy.
RedBubble offers excellent value and exclusivity. You may be able to find cheaper items online, but I’m not interested in producing “cheap” items. I want to create products that you’ll be proud to give as a gift or display in your home.
You can also browse by image category by selecting the Portfolio link. For the moment, images are organized into the following categories: Beaches, Tropical Flowers (Colour and Black & White) and Sunrises and Sunsets. I’ll continue to add new photo collections and new images to the existing collections over time.
I really hope you like this product line, and I’d love to hear your feedback. If you have comments or questions that aren’t answered here or on RedBubble’s FAQ page, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Sunset over New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
Several members of my extended family are enthusiastic and successful gardeners. Me? I’m no expert on growing things but I love flowers, particularly tropical varieties, and I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with photographing them.
Turns out we may all have inherited our interest in gardens and gardening from my great-grandmother. According to my cousin, Alton Lowe, Ma May had a passion for growing things, and her garden was one of the most beautiful on Green Turtle Cay. Any time you passed, Alton says, you’d see her outside, tending her plants.
Along with roses and carnations, Ma May grew fragrant gardenias, several types of jasmine, pomegranates and grapes. She even introduced shrimp flowers to the island.
That she was able to keep such a lush garden surprised me, given how rocky the yard is at Fish Hooks. But apparently the hard ground was no match for my great-grandmother. She simply cut holes in the rock and filled them with soil.