Hi, my name is Conni Schaftenaar. I live on a farm in West Michigan and I love to take photos of our animals (horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, cats & dogs), and I have done a few paintings from those images. I also love to photograph flowers, trees and interesting plants, and sunrises, sunsets and beautiful cloud formations. I have done paintings of some of those as well. I have a shop on Etsy under the name of The Elderberry Blossom (one of my favorite wildflowers!), where I sell cards, calendars and other items I come up with.
I am a nearly life-long horseback rider and my favorite 'day off' activity is to go trail riding. I love to crochet and create my own patterns. I'm trying to learn to knit, but haven't been very dedicated to that task!
I have been a marketing communications consultant for years, and I like to do layouts of brochures, newsletters, and other marketing materials. I also do marketing project management for a variety of marketing needs when a company needs someone to spearhead an occasional project that's outside the norm. My company is Marketing Projex, LLC.
I hope you like my images - thanks for looking!
By the way, if you'd like to see some of my Pinterest boards, where I share a LOT of the great art I find here on Fine Art America, you can go to my Profile Page and select a board to look at. Who knows? You might find one of your own works one one or more of my boards! I'm always hopeful that people will follow some of those links back and buy some art!