Small-business selfie winner: Karen Ponischil of Karen Ponischil Design

Here’s an up-close look at creativity at work, courtesy of Karen Ponischil Design in Charlotte. She’s in the middle of a recent piece, called “Just Peachy.”

It’s “a raw edge applique art quilt,” Ponischil explains – and more of her works can be seen at

For sharing her beautiful work with ShopTalk, we’re sending Ponischil a $10 gift card to Brixx Pizza.

Send us your selfie and you can win a gift card, too. Use your mobile device to take candid photos of yourselves at work in your business, showing off what you do in your environment. You can ask someone to take photos of you at work, too, but we don’t want professional shots. We’re looking for candids that capture the “selfie” spirit.

Go to to upload your photos. The best photos will run here each week.