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the perfect package

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this original gouache and watercolor painting of a Pentax K1000 on etsy, and I immediately fell in love.  I had recently received my own Pentax film camera, and I knew that I would love to have this small painting on display in my (future) studio. Right now, my quiet corner will have to do!

Tim & Tara, a husband and wife team, have a gorgeous etsy shop filled with Tim’s paintings and Tara’s photography.  I loved how the art was packaged so beautifully, the attention to detail so evident.  Most of all, I love the painting itself.

And an even bigger bonus – Tara included one of her original polaroids of summer berries.  And oh, how I love polaroids……

It was, quite simply, the perfect package.

  • Alice - February 8, 2011 - 9:46 am

    so impeccably packed! and wow, an original polaroid is quite the bonus!! it’s so so hard to part with the originals…ReplyCancel

  • tracey k in ohio - February 8, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Don’t you just love finding ‘connections’ like that? You have a Pentax, then you find a piece of art of a Pentax; you love polaroids – you receive one. Tiny treasures like those make my days! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Shokoofeh - February 8, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    It’s such a lovely package. I am a big fan of Tara’s blog so now I really know how happy that package is. :)

    Have a beautiful day xoReplyCancel

  • Sharon - February 8, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Don’t you just love when people put a little extra effort into the details? It really makes your day! When I ordered a necklace from Lisa Leonard she did the same thing. Like you, I photographed the packaging!

    I want a quiet corner!ReplyCancel

  • Karleen - February 8, 2011 - 11:04 pm

    i agree- beautifully packaged! love the simple design of the painting! i think it’ll look fabulous in your quiet corner/future studio :)ReplyCancel

  • Lucent Imagery - February 8, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    I agree, what a perfect little package. Even better for the surprise inclusion of the polaroid. You are a worthy recipient of such valuable little snippets of life as a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Katyha - February 9, 2011 - 4:31 am

    so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • A. Jarrett - February 9, 2011 - 8:01 am

      Alice – I totally agree, the originals are so hard to part with. That is exactly why I will treasure this one!

      Tracey – Thanks for pointing out the “connections” – love that perspective.

      Thanks for all of your kind words~ReplyCancel

  • Tim - February 22, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    Those Thayers are awesome, aren’t they?ReplyCancel

    • A. Jarrett - February 22, 2011 - 4:59 pm

      They definitely are, Tim.ReplyCancel