...to the online home of Isaac's Daughter Ryn. This website features links to all of my online endeavors. From here, you can reach my blog and the different places where you can find my creations. On my blog, you can read anecdotes about my life, stories based on both fiction and reality (reality which has skittered sideways on a liberal greasing of artistic license to protect the anonymity of loved ones) some nostalgia pieces because, well...let's face it...I'm old; and even some opinion pieces because I've lived awhile and as things change in ways that might not be good for all of us, I think it's important to let younger folks know the changes might not be so good after all. As I come across websites with information that I find to be very helpful (or interesting), I will post their addresses (links, I hope) in a list-type format to help you find them easily (the things I find very helpful that is). I've spent the last 20 years creating a safe, warm, snuggly environment in which to create and ponder. Guess what?!?!?! The Danish people have a word for it (we don't) it is Hugge (or Hygge) and is pronounced hoo-ga and it seems it has become all-the-rage! Who knew? Well, you probably did. You're so smart :) Feel free to look for my images that embrace Hugge and enjoy them too. Happy Hugge to you :)
There is a link to my EyeEm page, where I have photos up for sale, and I was honored by having Getty Images request some of mu images for their collection. I feel very honored by that. :) I have more items available through my Etsy shop and even more on Patreon. Both feature secure payment options. My Etsy shop is home to both my upcycled creations and my digital downloads. All of my images are created with the idea that everyone deserves fine art in their lives. It is my hope to touch your spirit and thus create a small dialogue that every artist hopes to enter into. As much as I love having things around me that I know, and that are like old friends, I find myself needing some new and attractive items seasonally to brighten and refresh my surroundings with a little visual magic...and don’t we all need a little magic in our lives?
The majority of my digital images reside on my Patreon page which you can find here:
By using my Patreon Page you enable me to be a site of reciprocity, relying on patrons to “tip” (or purchase an inexpensive membership) instead of having to run ads that track behavior & collect data.
The Internet has changed dramatically over the last decade, challenging both readers and publishers in profound ways. Being a huge believer in the power of blogging, online community and personal freedom, I must acknowledge that the “code[s] of honor” of years past have, at best, mutated. User data is being misused and even sold at alarming rates, while mega-ad-networks have a stranglehold on publishers livelihoods. Poor behavior and poor practices have soured reader/user experience, while indie blogs & sites are becoming extinct.
This, plus the example set by one of my favorite sites, Design Seeds has inspired me to try and help change this paradigm from my small spot on the web. Your direct support will allow me to go forward with transparency and reciprocity. I hope I will never need to run network ads. Wherever I can, I will remove Analytics tracking from my sites to protect you and your data.
In addition to the goods sold in my Etsy Shop (see link below) and the products available through my Patreon Page (see link above), reader/viewer tips (via PayPal) will soon help fund my sites operations. Financial realities combined with wanting to provide a respectful experience for you, have led me to this solution in hopes that we can go forward in mutual respect with courtesy and integrity.
I will also include a link to my Instagram page, feel free to stop in, say hello and a "follow" is always greatly appreciated. While you cannot make purchases on Instagram, you can certainly see my body of work, and then look on either Etsy or Patreon to find the one you want to purchase. Or....you can always email me with a description of which work you want to buy and I'll make sure to post it where you can do so. Please note that there are two other headings on my Instagram where I have created works and lettering works. Make sure you check out both of them as well.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and the sites linked to it.