Sunday, May 2, 2010


A well-known face on Zazzle, shopaholicchick has many stores featuring different themes, of which:
Chasing the Gnome is my photography store, with photographs taken on my many travels. There are photographs from across North America, as well as Europe & South Africa, some are already on the store others are waiting to be added. I have an addiction to photographing doors and windows and I love using naturally occurrences to frame my photographs, whether it is a window frame or a tree.
My shop name came to me just before I spent a semester abroad through my school, when preparing to go my professor and I were talking and somehow it was decided I would keep a blog of my travels. After thinking for a bit about what I wanted to name my blog I looked over at a shelf and saw a little ceramic gnome my mother had brought me from her first trip to Germany, at just about the same time a traveling gnome commercial came on TV....and thus Chasing the Gnome was born. When I let my professor know the blog url she began to laugh and told me about her first trip to Germany's Black Forrest region, she had been with a group of people and she wandered off a few yards into the woods when she came to a clearing. Sitting on a little rock or stump in the clearing was a little man smoking a pipe, and she stood there she heard what she thought was her name from behind, and she turned to see who was calling her there was no where there, of course when she turned back around her little gnome was of course after that story I knew the blog & photography store name was meant to be!

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