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On instagram

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The last few weeks I have been on the move and in between spending time with family.  I have been busy balancing work and planning for this next trip to Paris. I am also planning a side trip to Italy and I am looking for suggestions. If you have any favorite cities, restaurants, must see places please share! I haven’t been to Florence in 7 years and Rome its been 11 so I think I might need to pay them a visit. Plus I have been craving gelato and pasta. A perfect reason for a visit. Well that and the fact that I haven’t explored these two cities with my camera in a while. As the years go by my eye changes and its fun to see the city in a different way.

If you are on instagram and would like to follow you can see my daily photos here @rebeccaplotnick I promise to keep you up to date on my travels through Italy/Paris. This should provide a little armchair travel if you can’t make it to Europe.

Here are a few photos from last years Autumn in Paris:

Paris in the Autumn

Paris in the Autumn

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Framed work now available on Etsy

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I try my best to offer my customers as many options as possible. I created the wood blocks as a way for customers to take pieces home and hang them right away. The frustration I have found with buying art is finding a frame, getting it framed, and hanging it! There are so many roadblocks to getting the piece on the wall. I offer wood blocks and canvas ready to hang along with prints in various sizes to let my customers have the creative freedom to frame them how they wish.

I recently partnered with a company called Simply Framed to offer framing options to my photography. Customers will have the option to frame with or without a mat. Framing color options include silver, gold, white, or black. The pieces come ready to hang out of the box. Visit my Etsy shop to purchase 

Framed Paris Photography

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Thank you Wells Street

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Wells Street in Chicago is my favorite festival for so many reasons. Its the kickoff to summer in Chicago and filled with so much life. Yes, there is also a lot of drinking and music. Luckily I am at the other end of the fest so I don’t get as much of the craziness. In years past I never plan for Wells Street as I should. I have run out of product, bags, and with the amount of traffic (people and customers) it just gets crazy!

This past week I planned day and night drawing out booth plans. Strategizing. I had meetings with friends to discuss booth ideas. I spent days lining up the order for the walls and decided to do velcro as a way to attach my wood blocks to the walls. Great idea (check) Well not all good ideas work out… With the heat the industrial strength velcro did not work and blocks were falling left and right quickly! Thank goodness for a good friend that stepped in to help!

Of course I did not feel prepared after all the planning. Fathers Day was Sunday and it felt like everyone decided to come Saturday instead. I hadn’t even finished unpacking my booth and was overwhelmed with customers. My iPad fell first thing breaking my square swipe. By days end I ran out of bags and by day two there were no business cards left. It was so great to see so many familiar faces stop by the booth. Past customers and friends from all over stopped by the booth. Friends from college who I haven’t seen in 10 years surprised me! I am so grateful and thrilled for such an amazing weekend. No matter what has happened in past years I can never set expectations and just go in with an open mind.

Here are a few pictures of the booth I snapped at the beginning and then as the crowds came:

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This last picture was the line to look at the print box. I am going to have to come up with a better solution or two boxes so this doesn’t happen again 🙂

There were so many amazing customers over the two days I wish I could write about them all. But my two favorite were. 1. A couple has been buying my art since the year they were engaged. Each year they come back on their anniversary and buy a piece of art to add to their house. Love them! 2. A customer walked into the booth and opened his backpack to pull out a book. Inside the book was a stack of small bills he had saved his money so he could buy a small piece of my art.

From the bottom of my heart thank you all so much for your love and support and a wonderful weekend! There are three more shows left for the summer so if you are in the Chicago area stop by and say hello!

xo Rebecca

The Calm

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I will be the first to admit my first Paris apartment had me spoiled with two balconies and a view of Sacre Couer and Parisian rooftops. This little balcony over looking the rooftops was perfect to squeeze out onto for a Parisian breakfast or morning cup of tea. I looked out the window on rainy afternoons watching the rain fall. On warm afternoons I would pop a plant or flower vase on the outside and leave the windows open just life this photograph. There was never enough time to enjoy this beautiful view. Thankfully I snapped a few pictures of it over the months. It reminds me of all those perfect moments.

Parisian Rooftops

Montmartre Balcony

Rainy day in Paris

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A rainy day in Paris… there is no place I would rather be…

Rainy day in Paris

Paris Market Photos – Kitchen Set

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If you haven’t figured by now one of my favorite things to do in Paris is to walk the Paris Markets. I don’t have to buy anything I just really love seeing the way they display everything. It really makes me happy to make the markets part of my walks through Paris. I put together this set now available on Etsy of different market photos for some French Kitchen Art

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Last week in Paris

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My last week in Paris feels like a blur. I had friends visit and really loved showing them around Paris. Spring really popped towards the end of my trip and I am so glad I was able to experience a little of that before my trip ended. On my list for a while has been Duc des Lombards which I fit in on the very last night with some very special friends. Here are a few photos from my last few days in Paris.

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