Thursday, December 24, 2009

Homepage Feature on RedBubble

I was very excited to find out that my image entitled "Wedding Champagne" was chosen to be featured on the homepage of It's quite an honor to be selected among many outstanding and talented artists from around the world! Please visit my artist's page.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Gift Idea #2

A great gift is personalized stationery. Featured on the Early Show on CBS and the Today Show on NBC, offers beautiful personalized stationery at affordable prices. Visit my Storefront to view and purchase their gorgeous designs!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Gift Idea #1

Custom photo jewelry, ornaments and more are a great gift idea for the Holidays! Contact me for more information.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homepage Feature on Redbubble

I am very excited that redbubble chose one of my images, "Odense Houses", as a feature on their homepage. It's a great honor to be selected among so many talented artists. Thanks to Redbubble my artwork is being recognized by people all over the world! My work can be seen here: Colleen Drew

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holiday Specials

From now until December 15th, the session fee for a single session will be only $50. For studio or location sessions. In addition, if you order a print package you will receive an extra set of 8-wallets. Also, if you become a Facebook fan (or you are one already) you will receive an additional set of 8-wallets. Make your appointment soon so that you have the time to order beautiful Holiday cards to send out to your family and friends! Check out the beautiful designs available Holiday Designs I and Holiday Designs II.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Painted Lady

Last month I attended the Kiwanis Butterfly Festival in Southlake, TX. While I was there they were selling Painted Lady caterpillars to benefit their charity so I purchased 2 to raise. Yesterday one of the butterflies emerged from his chrysalis, I'm still waiting on the second one but it should be later today or tomorrow. This morning I released the one that was ready to go. Once I walked outside he really started fluttering, he was ready to go. I opened the lid and at first he timidly started to emerge. Then he flew straight up to the bush that was there, I tried to get him to go onto my Texas Lilac but I wasn't successful. I was able to get 2 quick shots of him before he flew away. According to the butterfly farm that the caterpillars came from 98 out of 100 caterpillars in nature never reach the butterfly stage, so hopefully it was helpful to raise these two. I'm hoping that I can get better shots of the next one. They are just too eager to fly and don't want to hang around to be photographed.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Holiday Cards

As the holidays are approaching I decided to partner with to offer a beautiful line of Holiday Cards. They also offer gorgeous designs for Baby Announcements and Save the Date cards. Please click to visit my storefront to see the designs that they have to offer and to learn more about their company. I am looking forward to working with them for all of my clients stationery needs.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Plano Balloon Festival

This year I have been attending quite a few of the local festivals. This weekend was the Plano Balloon Festival. They were celebrating their 30th year and it's become a magnificent event. Of course the balloons are the main attraction but they also have good local music and vendors of all kinds. We decided to give Outback Jack's peppersteak sandwich a try and it was awesome! I was very impressed by the attendance, it seemed like every inch of space was taken up by people. The balloons are quite a sight and it's exciting to see them take off into the sky. The day is capped off by a balloon glow which is definitely something to be seen. They also had a fireworks display last night, but we opted to leave early to beat the traffic. The festivities continue today so there is still a chance to attend. Here are a few shots and more can be seen here, with more to come soon: Colleen G. Drew

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Southlake Kiwanis Butterfly Festival

Today I went down to Southlake to check out the Kiwanis Club's Annual Butterfly Festival. It was a rainy day and inside the tent it was a bit dark, but I managed to get a few shots. Their festival is going until tomorrow evening when they will release the butterflies. It was interesting, there were some flowering plants and to lure the butterflies they had pieces of watermelon that you could attach to a stick. When we were leaving we noticed a lady selling butterfly specimens and you could purchase Painted Lady caterpillars that you raise to butterflies. So, we decided to give it a try. I will keep you posted on their progress. Hopefully it works out alright. Here are a couple of shots, more can be seen here:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Highland Village Balloon Festival

Since moving to Highland Village, Texas 7 years ago from New York, this is the first opportunity that I had to attend the Annual Lion's Club Balloon Festival. On Friday evening a couple of balloons launched and then they have a Balloon Glow, which is something that I have never seen before. Several balloons are set up and then the announcer counts down so that the pilots know when to light their flames. It's a beautiful site to see them all lit up at once. The next morning I went down bright and early to get shots of the morning launch but there was too much wind and had to cancel. I will definitely be returning next year. Below are 2 shots, one from the glow and one that launched Friday evening as the sun was setting. More can be seen here:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Shop on Zazzle

Please visit my new shop on Zazzle. There are some great products from greeting cards to mouse pads.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Trip to Clark Gardens

Yesterday we took a trip out to Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells, Texas. It's the first time that I have ever been there. They have beautiful water gardens with gorgeous waterlilies. Here is a sampling of the images that I created, they are also available for sale at:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Chic and Green Blog

Karley at The Chic & Green Blog featured my work that I have for sale on as a member of The Village. Please click on the link to read about it on her blog: The Chic & Green Blog

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bluebonnet and Wildflower Sessions

Animoto Slide Shows

Recently I began using Animoto to create slide shows for my clients. It's a great service and they deliver a wonderful finished product. Below is one that I had done of a collection of Maternity Portraits. It's great for weddings, Baby's First Year and many other events.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Charity Art Gala

The 4th Annual Art Gala is fast approaching! I am honored to participate again this year with the other very talented artists. It's always a great night! There will be a live auction and food prepared by Chef Morris Salerno. If you have never tasted his food you will be in for a treat! Please visit for more information and ticket sales. This event benefits The Children's Advocacy Center.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Signs of Spring

After a fairly cold winter in North Texas I saw the first signs of Spring. As I was out running my errands today I noticed some trees blooming so I decided to stop and photograph them and was also lucky enough to capture a few bees. I'm hoping that it means more flowers and trees will be blooming soon. In my opinion, Spring is the best season in Texas. Hopefully this gives a little touch of Spring to those in colder climates. In the upcoming months I will be adding more photographs of Spring to my collection of images for sale in my online shop at

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mary Kay Photo Shoots

For the past 2 years I've been working with Mary Kay directors doing photo shoots for their skin care classes. The ladies come in to try out the products. When they are all finished they have a simple portrait done. It's a great way to try out the Mary Kay products and my services all at the same time. For more information please contact me through my website:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Art for Charity

I was asked to participate in the 4th Annual Art Gala for charity. This event is hosted by Cloud 9 Salon & Spa in Flower Mound and this benefits the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County. The gala will be held on April 4th, 2009, more details will follow. Below is the image that I will be donating to the silent auction.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Online Shop

Recently I joined an online artisan community to sell my art photography. I am updating it often and I will be adding photo jewelry and other items in the near future. Please click on the link below to stop by and take a look.

Colleen G. Drew at 1000 Markets