Tia: 1000 Beautiful Things. I hope she is including herself in that 1000.
Words can not give justice to this photographer's work. I found this picture on Creative Souls as her id picture. It was 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. It took about 2 and a half seconds for me to realise that I had to have this piece. When you run across a photographer that is able to capture the essence of the subject's soul, it is a truly beautiful thing.
The photograph that I received was more beautiful and amazing than was depicted in the original advertisement on her Etsy shop. She uses this metallic paper that produces an effect that is reminiscent of the Ambrotype Wet Collodion photography of old, only with a modern twist of warm, deep colors, depth and detail.
I am working on matting and framing my new treasure and will have a photo of the actual piece soon. In the meantime, please take a moment and meander through her gallery, stop by her blog and say hello, and don't bother to try to stop yourself from purchasing one of her prints from her Etsy shop - It is one of those moments you will thank yourself for every time you pass by it, hanging in your sacred space.