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Evelyn Hazen: A Story of Sex, Lies, and Love Letters

Evelyn Goes to College

Evelyn Hazen entered college at the young age of 14. She was a young, naive girl, raised by a very proper victorian woman. She falls in love with a man named Ralph Scharringhaus.

Sex

For over 15 years, the two have a relationship. They start having sex early on. She agrees with the promise of marriage. There are several love letters where he talks about when they will get married. But he continually delays marriage with excuses and lies.

The Lawsuit

When Ralph breaks it off with Evelyn, she feels lost and afraid. She is in her early 30s and her reputation is in tatters. So, she files a lawsuit against Ralph for breach of promise of marriage and seduction. Image what it was like for her in the 1930s, to have the whole world know that she had sexual relations outside of marriage. She was embarrassed and devastated. But stood up for herself and did what she had to do. Want to know more? Listen to the podcast on touristinyourtownpodcast.com

Prints of the above images are available, just click on the pics!

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Best Sellers

It’s the end of the year and time for lots of recaps and recalls. Today, I want to share with you some of my best selling prints from my shop on Etsy– Purple Rosemary. Feel free to share your own best sellers in the comments! 

Etsy Listings

I sell quite a bit in my Etsy Shop – Purple Rosemary. These are just a few of the big sellers. 

Richmond, VA skyline, featuring the Lucky Strike Chimney and water tower. I’ve had several people tell me that the chimney was an important part of their childhood memories. 
The Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Book lovers appreciate this one, as well as, lovers of black and white art. 
Apothecary Jars with medicinal liquids inside. Whatever ails you, we have the cure. This prints sells at least once a month. But as often as it sells, I get a question asking if I sell the labels with the jars. 
Who can resist these beauties? Cowgirls and fashionistas all over love this image. I admit, it is one of my all time favorites! 
The Tennessee Theatre marquee on Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. People from all over the United States order this one. I expected to sell to people in Knoxville. But I have only sold a few to the locals. 
This map is a favorite in Knoxville. I had one person order several poster sized images to give as gifts. 
The Sunsphere on a cloudy evening in the fall. This has been very popular recently. 

Be sure to visit my shop and see if you are looking for a great gift for someone. Or maybe you just want to own something unique for yourself! Thank you for visiting my gallery. 

What have I been doing?

I haven’t written a blog in awhile. I don’t know why. I guess I haven’t had much to say. I don’t have much to say today either. Enjoy this gallery of new photos. I’ve been running around Kentucky and Knoxville taking photos. Comments and feedback are always welcome. Feel free to also share your own gallery.

Downtown Knoxville, TN

Downtown Williamsburg, KY

Downtown Richmond, KY

 

What’s old is new

I found an old hard drive with some photos and thought I might breath a new life into some of them. That led me to rework a couple more recent photos as well.

Vintage Signs

The Noshville sign was located in Nashville, TN. I took this photo in 2011 with an old, lo-res camera. The file is small so larger prints are not available. But smaller sizes are available.

The JFG sign is a recent pic. I wanted the final to have a vintage feel just like the signs themselves.

 

For the birds

I took these photos back in 2014.  I wanted to do a series on birds because we have so many blue birds and cardinals. But that proved to be easier said than done. So, I haven’t pursued that much since.

Train station

Main Street Station in the Shockoe Bottom community in the city of Richmond, VA.  I wanted a vintage feel, like it was taken in the early 20th century. Instead, I got eerie, but that’s cool. I like that too. Here is the original.

© Sharon Popek
Main Street Station in Richmond, VA at dusk

Sunsphere Variations

The weekly photo challenge is Variations on a Theme. I have tons of photos of the Sunsphere in my hometown of Knoxville, TN.

Tuesday Trekkin’ Burlington

We’ve been having a hard time getting out of Knoxville the last few Tuesdays. It seems Tuesday has become errand day. Maybe after the holidays, we can get started up again. Today’s gallery is from the Burlington area of Knoxville, TN.

Burlington is east of downtown Knoxville. It is currently full of empty and run down buildings. But there are quiet a few people trying to rebuild it and bring new life and prosperity to the area.

Selective Color

I enjoy processing my images with selective color. I often try to make it subtle and not so in your face. But there are times when I like to push it. It can help a boring image come alive and grab attention.

Pink always wins!

Pink and red  usually stand out on their own. I like to give them a little help sometimes. When I took the pic in Budapest, I really did not notice her. That happens a lot when I’m traveling. They tend to become happy accidents for me. The pink flower just needed something and I was in a rut, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and went wild. The  woman in red pants in Old Town Square caught my eye as soon as I saw this photo. I still don’t know which one I prefer. And red doors always make me happy!

 

Blues and greens are fun too!

The American flag should always have selective color. Always. As in the case with the Bijou reflection, the selective color is already there, it just needed a little push. A green rabbit on top of sausage vendor’s stall. I wanted the eye to go right to that rabbit and not the bright red coat below. The blue wagon grabbed my attention when I was processing the photo later.

As always, I love feedback. I would also love to see your selective photos. And remember have fun with your art!

 

 

Featured Americana

Images from towns and cities in the US. Some are historic buildings or locations. A few are local landmarks. All are pure Americana.

 

 

Buy Americana art here.

Treasure Hunter!

I will be having a one night only exhibit in Knoxville, TN on September 1 at the Downtown Hilton.  If you are in the area, feel free to join me from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Everyone is welcome. There will be one of kind pieces not available anywhere else, including my mixed media bead and canvas work.

 

©Sharon Popek
Treasure Hunter a one night only artist exhibit

East Tennessee: A photographer’s view

I live in East Tennessee, so a great many of my photos are from the area. We sometimes take our home town for granted. We ignore the history, the landmarks, and the beauty. Last year, I tried to make an effort to take photos of my area just like I would if I were a tourist.  I ended up with a collection of reflection photos from downtown Knoxville and some nice photos from rural Tennessee. Of course, the Sunsphere appears as well. To purchase prints of the following, click here. 

 

To view a gallery of Tennessee art, click here.