Von Sides

Von Sides. Based in Birmingham, AL, US.

  • 1 award won
  • 1342 comments made
  • 35195 votes cast
  • Minted on Nov 30 2017
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/von

Awards

  • editor pick 1

About Von Sides

My day job for the past 24 years has been Retouch Artist at Birmingham's largest Photography Lab and Studio. Since 2003 I have been Photography Partners with Lee Dunnie collaborating on all variety of projects. I received my BS from the University of Montevallo and studied Photography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am so happy to have this opportunity to combine my love of photography, design and watercolor.

favorite artists

  • Angela Thompson
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  • Jackie Crawford
  • Lori Wemple
  • Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Bethania Lima

comments

Melissa Agular on Jul 27 2020
Melissa Agular
  • Minted Mar 22, 2019
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Hi Von, I am very touched by your message! Definitely, I have my fingers crossed and, hopefully, all the hard work for this year will come to fruition with a pick :).. I really appreciate your support!! Best of luck to you, as well! I’m sure I’ll be seeing you among the holiday picks, and many more!!

Kann Orasie on Jul 19 2020
Kann Orasie
  • Minted Nov 30, 2016
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Thank you so so much for your shower of likes, Von! Really appreciate your support! Wishing you the best of luck in the challenges!

John Lynch on Jul 17 2020
John Lynch
  • Minted Jun 26, 2020
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Thanks for the like, Von! Best of luck on the challenge.

Ashley Hummel on Jul 16 2020
Ashley Hummel
  • Minted May 3, 2020
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  • 4595 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my design “Partner in Wine”. I appreciate your continued support!

Ashley Hummel on Jul 15 2020
Ashley Hummel
  • Minted May 3, 2020
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Thank you for your recent like on my design “I Love You Forever”. I appreciate it! Good luck with the challenges!

Lisa Travis on Jul 14 2020
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
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Hi Von, thank you bunches for the likes on my New Year Card entries, very much appreciated. I very much like your entry "TwentyOne is our Year One". Best wishes, Lisa

Tatiana Simonson on Jul 13 2020
Tatiana Simonson
  • Minted May 5, 2020
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Hi Von, thank you so much for the like on my card "Geometric Shape", it means so much to me. Tatiana

Ashley Hummel on Jul 13 2020
Ashley Hummel
  • Minted May 3, 2020
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Thank you for your recent like on my design "art deco new year". I appreciate the support!

lulablu on Jul 13 2020
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
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good morning von- we hope you are doing well- thank you for your recent like on "merry&bright" you make us happy with your continued support! liking your new addition to your store! take care- julie & jen

Angela Thompson on Jul 11 2020
Angela Thompson
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Hi Von, thank you so much. What a beautiful thing to say that means so much to me. Your work is gorgeous what absolutely shunning photography you have, just beautiful. Thank you again Von - Angela

Mansi Verma on Jul 11 2020
Mansi Verma
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Thank so much Von for your sweet comment! Hope you’re doing well, and wishing you allnn n the best with Minted

Carin R. on Jul 10 2020
Carin R.
  • Minted Feb 21, 2011
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Hi Von. Thank you so much for your like on “Happy Happy” from the New Year’s challenge. Good luck with all your beautiful submissions. Cheers, Carin

Akweley Creative on Jul 02 2020
Akweley Creative
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Von, thanks so much for all your support! Love your pine needle entry. All the best!

Christy Hy Lee on Jun 30 2020
Christy Hy Lee
  • Minted May 7, 2019
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Hi, Von, Thank you for your comment! Good luck on all of your beautiful artwork! Best, Christy.

Shiv Creativity on Jun 29 2020
Shiv Creativity
  • Minted Apr 16, 2018
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Hi Von, thank you for like on my Christmas card Challenge Submissions . Much appreciated . I wish you all the best with all the challenges.regards Vijayeta

MM20 on Jun 26 2020
MM20
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Hi Von, Thank you so much always! Best of luck to you in the challenges~ :)

Heavenly Hydrangeas on Jun 26 2020
Heavenly Hydrangeas
  • Minted Feb 9, 2016
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Thank you again, Von, for your kind support of my work. I really appreciate support. Good luck on your beautiful designs! Susie

Hillary Craig on Jun 25 2020
Hillary Craig
  • Minted May 30, 2020
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Hi Von, thanks so much for your encouragement by liking several of my submissions! Cheers to you and goodluck in your submissions as well!

Heavenly Hydrangeas on Jun 24 2020
Heavenly Hydrangeas
  • Minted Feb 9, 2016
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Hi Von, I really appreciate your likes on my designs. Many thanks! I was in Florence, Alabama (my first time in AL) earlier this year at a flourishing calligraphy workshop. Good luck on your beautiful submissions! Susie

Ardell McLennan on Jun 19 2020
Ardell McLennan
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Thanks for your like of my photography! Best of luck in the challenges.

Anne Ciotola on Jun 19 2020
Anne Ciotola
  • Minted Dec 1, 2008
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Thank you Von for your like, means so much and best of luck with your beautiful designs :) Anne

Zoltán Váradi on Jun 10 2020
Zoltán Váradi
  • Minted Apr 15, 2020
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Thanks for liking my submissions. Much appreciated! :-)

Smile Peace Love on Jun 06 2020
Smile Peace Love
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Thank you for your support on my submissions! :)

Courtney Crane on Jun 06 2020
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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Hi Von. Thank you for your kids comments and support. Isn’t it great to be a part of this community, with so many generous creatives? Best to you on your beautiful entries. - Courtney

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jun 04 2020
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
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Von, Thank you so much for your support!;-)

Manuela BK on Jun 03 2020
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
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See you in Corporate!

Shannon Kohn on Jun 03 2020
Shannon Kohn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2019
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  • 7811 Votes cast

Thanks for your continued support of my photo challenge entries, Von! I appreciate your like on "Wax Poetic" and wish you nothing but the best! :-)

Manuela BK on Jun 02 2020
Manuela BK
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Thanks so much for your likes! I have to get started with the corporate card challenge!:). Best to you in the photo challenge! It's in your wheelhouse!

MM20 on Jun 02 2020
MM20
  • Minted Oct 17, 2019
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Hi Von, Thanks so much for your likes and support always! Best wishes~

Courtney Crane on Jun 01 2020
Courtney Crane
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Hi Von. Thank you for the likes on my photo cards, I appreciate the support. You have some lovely entries in the photo challenge. Good luck! Stay well! - Courtney

Shannon Kohn on Jun 01 2020
Shannon Kohn
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Thanks so much for your like on my "Baby Bok Leaf" photo challenge entry, Von! I appreciate your support...best of luck to you! :-)

lulablu on May 29 2020
lulablu
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hi von- thanks again for your support and like on "squared" that is great you are venturing out with fabric design- we are fans of fabric-we both have been quilters over the years- and love fabric for sure! keep us posted on how that is going! our best- julie & jen

lulablu on May 27 2020
lulablu
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hi von- just went to your store- your photos look great--

Manuela BK on May 27 2020
Manuela BK
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Hi Vonn, Sorry I'm just getting back to you! Yes, I will enter for Religious Holiday! I meant to for regular Holiday, but I had other fish to fry. I am polling for one now and I have one "hidden". Wow, I see you've been really productive! Good for you! Best!

lulablu on May 27 2020
lulablu
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hi von- happy everything! your submissions look great- a nice variety of holidays and styles- also- thank your for your continued support- it makes us happy! all our best to you always- julie & jen

Anne Ciotola on May 24 2020
Anne Ciotola
  • Minted Dec 1, 2008
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  • 1030 Votes cast

Hi Von, Thanks so much for your like and support in this challenge... beat if luck to you in all :) My best, Annie

lulablu on May 06 2020
lulablu
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hi von- thank you so much for you continued support and likes on our work--you're the best! really like your photographs for the last challenge, and our best to you on the new challenges to come. plus! congratulations on your win! cheers- julie & jen

Joyce Chow on Apr 22 2020
Joyce Chow
  • Minted Mar 17, 2020
  • 27 Comments made
  • 91 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking my Twice as Nice - Fine Art Pairs & Sets Challenge submission.

Pippa Shaw on Apr 09 2020
Pippa Shaw
  • Minted Jul 3, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 124 Comments made
  • 13791 Votes cast

Thank you Von! Your photography pairs are lovely!!

Carol Barber on Apr 05 2020
Carol Barber
  • Minted Oct 23, 2019
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  • 891 Votes cast

Thank you for the like of Breezy Afternoon! Best of luck with your creative photography!

Lucia Coppola on Apr 03 2020
Lucia Coppola
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
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Hi Von, thank you very much for your like! Good luck in the challenge :)

Ana V. Ramirez_deleted_on_202076 on Apr 03 2020
Ana V. Ramirez_deleted_on_202076
  • Minted Dec 27, 2019
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Hi Von, Thank you for the kind comments and best of luck to you as well! Oh, and Bruno (in the picture) was probably a Malamute/Husky mix :-) Ana

Marco Berrios on Apr 03 2020
Marco Berrios
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Hi Von thank you for all the likes, best of the luck in the challenge. Marco

Manuela BK on Apr 02 2020
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
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Thanks for your like Von! Stay well!

Lynann Colligan on Apr 02 2020
Lynann Colligan
  • Minted Sep 9, 2018
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Hi Von, Thank you! You have a great eye for photography :-) Lynann

MM20 on Mar 26 2020
MM20
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Thank you so much for the like on my photograph. Be safe and take care~

Paper Sun Studio on Mar 26 2020
Paper Sun Studio
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Von, Thanks so much and take care!

Cindy Reynolds on Mar 21 2020
Cindy Reynolds
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Von, Congrats on your grad announcement! It looks so good. I hope you get lots of sales!

Manuela BK on Feb 11 2020
Manuela BK
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Thanks for the likes Von!

Manuela BK on Feb 11 2020
Manuela BK
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A big Congratulations to you Von! I'm so happy for you! You did it! Here's to many more! Which design won? I couldn't find it;)

Jan Kessel on Feb 11 2020
Jan Kessel
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Big Congrats on your win, Von!! So happy for you! And a tip of the hat on your perseverance!!

Courtney Crane on Feb 10 2020
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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Congratulations on your win, Von! Way to stick with it!!

Kanika Mathur on Jan 10 2020
Kanika Mathur
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Thank you Von:) All the very best to you too! Your watercolor looks specially beautiful on the dopp!

Akweley Creative on Jan 09 2020
Akweley Creative
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Love your mystic blues bag, Von! Happy New Year and thanks for your support! Wishing you a prosperous year!

MM20 on Jan 08 2020
MM20
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Hi Von, Thanks for liking my bag design! Happy 2020 and best of luck to you!

Carol Drummond on Jan 06 2020
Carol Drummond
  • Minted Dec 7, 2018
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Thanks for liking my Graphic Roses bag design. I am fairly new to this whole Minted thing, so I appreciate the encouragement.

Zhay Smith on Dec 27 2019
Zhay Smith
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 1256 Comments made
  • 30806 Votes cast

Hi Von! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the "like love" on my fabric challenge entries. I truly appreciate the support and wish you all the best in the challenges:) By the way, love how you captured a moody mystic kind of masculine vibe in "Mystic Blues" entries!

Tanya Lee Design on Dec 24 2019
Tanya Lee Design
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  • 1845 Votes cast

Hi Von--Thank you for the like on my Off Grid design! I appreciate it. Best of luck to you!

Lori Wemple on Nov 23 2019
Lori Wemple
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Thank you for the sweet note Von :) Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 23 2019
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 101629 Votes cast

Hi Von, Thank you for the sweet compliment on my profile! I love the supportive encouragement over cut throat competition within the artist community. Yes, I started submitting in the summer of 2016 and just had my first picks earlier this year(and now I have 10) so don’t despair. Jan was also very encouraging to me when I was feeling Like maybe I should just take a break, and mentioned that it took one if my personal minted heroes, Susan Moyal a little while to find her gorgeous signature minted style. So keep at it, while minted doesn’t have one particular style there is a general aesthetic, and if you look through the winners of the past challenges you will see how the picks often fit in the assortment. I highly recommend trying different crops and orientations when they might work and doing polls and asking for feedback, but make sure you answer other people’s poll and feedback requests too. Just keep pushing yourself to try new things and submitting new work and I’m sure you will find your place too! Wishing you the best in all of your submissions! Rebecca

LouisaKay on Nov 14 2019
LouisaKay
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