article by Melanie of SqueakyBug Specialties
Pictured is our Wednesday Featured Artist, Tom Day and his lovely wife, Karen.  Tom has generously offered a 5 X 7 of his fine art presentation entitled "Search" as a giveaway this week. Please go to his shop and take a look around. Come back here and let everyone know which item is your favorite. Please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner. The winners are chosen via random.org.
Introduction:  I am a graduate of LSU and spent several years in the School of Architecture. However, I decided to take a detour with a Social Science degree. I also graduated from the Winnona School of Professional Photography.  I am currently retired from ExxonMobil Research. While working for the petroleum research company, I had the opportunity to travel extensively. Since retiring, I have had time to pursue many of my passions. Among these are writing, photography and design.
My wife, Karen and I are members of a small church in Watson, LA, about 35 miles NE of Baton Rouge, where I serve as Associate Pastor.  I have also authored a commentary on the book of Revelation, "Revelation and the End Times."
How did you get your start on Etsy?  I took the photos for Miradora, a jewelry designer with an Etsy shop. The shop owner, Amie Bishop, introduced me to Etsy.
How did you choose your shop name?  My investments took a big hit in the '08-09 market downturn and never recovered. "Day after Day," along with another business venture, "Day by Day," are two businesses by which I am trying to develop a stream of income to take up the slack. I tell my wife I am going to have to work "day after day" to make a living - and trust the Lord, "day by day."
What does a typical day look like for you?  My shop has had very few sales, thus far, and I'm just starting to learn how to promote it - joining teams has been one way. I spend most days working my "Day by Day" job, which is a home services business, where I do everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to changing light bulbs. In the evenings I try to keep going forward with my Etsy business - which is my real passion. 
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?  That would be a toss-up between Israel (which I've never been to) and Taormina, Sicily, which I have visited twice. Taormina is a very interesting town high in the mountains on the northeast coast of Sicily. At the edge of town, you can look straight down 700 feet into the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea.
What is your favorite Bible verse?  1 John 3:9 "No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God."
What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?  "Walking Toward the Light." 

 ...and the winner is...
The winner of the PDF DIY Visual Schedule for Home or PDF Toddler bandana Head scarf pattern – from Maria at cuddlebugkids is taralazar! Congratulations!!

Comments (11)

On August 31, 2011 at 10:46 PM , new creationz said...

Amazing photography. Love the barn! Great to meet you Tom

 
On August 31, 2011 at 10:46 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Great to meet you, Tom. Wonderful to have you on the CAST Team!

 
On August 31, 2011 at 10:50 PM , ZudaGay said...

So nice to meet you Tom....and Linda, too! Your photography is just lovely!

 
On August 31, 2011 at 11:05 PM , Lizzi said...

Nice to meet you Tom. You have beautiful work, I especially love the "of days gone by" picture and the pictures of water are phenomenal too!

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On September 1, 2011 at 5:59 AM , monika said...

Wonderful to meet you Linda and Tom...I am in love with your photography "walking towards the light"....glad you shared with us, thank you so kindly.
Monika

 
On September 1, 2011 at 6:43 AM , bananaorangeapple said...

Hi there,
http://www.etsy.com/listing/50425799/portal-to-heaven
portal to heaven is my favourite one.

 
On September 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM , Faith Caroline said...

You have so many talents--photography/art, architecture, business, preaching. Wow!
I really like "Portal to Heaven" and all your nature pics :) Very nice!

 
On September 2, 2011 at 2:21 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Viewing the world through photography is a passion of mine.
These are my 3 favorites - I love architecture -

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50833335/narrow-way

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50425799/portal-to-heaven

http://www.etsy.com/listing/51041961/taormina-way

Walking Toward The Light is AWESOME!

♥♥♥
Sue

 
On September 4, 2011 at 11:02 AM , SHEILA said...

I wish you continued success Tom in your photography business. Your photographs are really beautiful

 
On September 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM , Lorrie Esposito said...

Very inspirational photography! I know I enjoy looking at them.

 
On September 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Lorrie said...

Your pictures are beautiful and uplifting. Another wonderful CAST artist.