Archive for January, 2011
Well, my photography art show with the fabulous Meghan Davidson has come and gone.
I am happy to report that it exceeded my expectations in every…single…way. I am over the moon with excitement.
It was such a delight to enlarge, mat, and frame the photos. It made me appreciate them in different ways than when I originally took them. We had an amazing turnout — 150+ people (!!). Thank you to those of you who were able to actually come to the show and those who supported me from afar with cards, flowers, thoughtful notes, and happy vibes. We actually SOLD some photos – thanks for the support of our work and the generous donations to the Lincoln Community Playhouse.
In fact……..we’ve already been invited back for next season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below are a few shots from the show, including the sign with our names in lights (and, yes, I guess I am a real artist), some displays of the photos, and, of course, Meghan, as well as, some of our supporters (Tom, my folks)!! I’ll be excited to share more photos and stories from the night in the weeks to come! Yippee!
The photography show is tomorrow night! As I’ve been anticipating the actual show and reflecting on the preparation for the show, I am once again reminded of the importance of trust. Trusting that listening to the deepest longings of our hearts will reveal our own unique path and that by simply taking one step toward our heart’s desire gives the universe the space to respond in the most unexpected and delightful ways.
For me, this photography show is one of those mondo beyondo dreams — so big that I could not quite articulate it or put it out to the universe because it would break my heart if it never came true. However, when it comes to dreams (and pretty much anything), I trust that if we do our part, the universe will do its part. When we take a small step toward our dreams (e.g., buying a camera, taking a class, signing up for a 5k, opening a travel fund account), the universe often takes a giant leap forward. It is very much a collaborative effort.
When I start to become overwhelmed — I can’t believe this is happening, what if this is my first, but also last show, will people like the work, will people buy the work – I just remind myself that trust is the answer. Trusting in our own hearts and trusting that something greater than ourselves is supporting, holding, and loving us. In fact, I think I might have caught a glimpse of this guardian angel earlier this week.
Thanks again for all of your support and I can’t wait to give a full report next week!
Just thought I’d give you a sneak peak into our preparations for the show. The fabulous Meghan Davidson is pictured here putting together note cards!
Also, if you’re interested in seeing some other pictures that *might* make their way into the show, check out my recently opened etsy shop (you can also find a link in the sidebar of the blog).
Just enjoying the ups and downs (mostly ups) of this rollercoaster ride.
The moment is a drop of water. It’s easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. It’s dripping with anticipation, a promise of movement to come. It can be missed with the blink of an eye. However, when you capture it — in your mind’s eye or with your shutter — it makes you see things differently – not focusing on the past or the future, but being fully alive in the present.
This picture is a gentle reminder for me as my Photography Art Show approaches this Friday to stay in the moment. Things have been hectic — and by hectic, I mean crazy. I have been busy matting, framing, and wiring the work. Assembling note cards. Promoting the show as much as possible. We hang the photographs TODAY. In midst of all of this swirling, I am trying to savor the moment…drinking it all in. I have been overwhelmed by the support of others. Amazed to have overcome each obstacle (there have been a couple) as it has arisen. Delighted with the actual photographs. At each stage of the process, I want to deeply BE in the moment. Because although the moment is fleeting, it is everything.
Although I enjoying posting a new picture each day, my photography has recently started to feel a little more like work than play. However, my father-in-law gave me Camera Creative (by Chris Gatcum) for Christmas. It offers several suggestions for fun, creative, and playful photography with detailed instructions on how to do each technique. This was an easy one – it simply involved using a scanner to “photograph” an actual object. Because the scanner light is so bright, it blacks out the background. The effect is very interesting. The image is imperfect (I consider this a *plus*) and the yellow and green on black are eye-catching. Delightful. Stay tuned for my shot at more easy techniques like this one!
I took this picture of my dog nephew, Indie, over the holidays. I can’t help but wondering what is going through the mind of that contemplative face.