Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SHE FLOATS EASILY AFTER PRAISE

It is now 2 degrees outside and dropping as an Artic Blast hits us this evening. I'm toasty warm inside worrying about the animals and humans that don't have a warm place to hunker down in.  There are actual plans presented to the city council recently to renovate an old city building near the downtown area into a shelter. We will have to make do with the generosity of the downtown churches and Y's this year. It is a subject that is not going away and desperately needs to be addressed.  
I am giving you a peek at some of the photographs that will be in my Photography Exhibit: Come Along With Me, January and February of the new year, 2017. I will be exhibiting 25 photos, abstract, landscapes and a few black and white, all some of my favorite photos.
The show will be in the Middleton Library, in a so-so display area.  Frankly, it is so difficult to find quality space that hasn't already been booked into 2018 around here.  Many photographers make the rounds of exhibiting in local coffee houses and although it makes more a charming atmosphere for the coffee drinkers it isn't really a place where people think about buying art.  Although, with that said, I sold a mixed media fiber piece ,the day I hung the show, which surprised the heck out of me.
 
I had an interesting experience the other day in Michael's while I was dropping off prints and doing the bookwork for the framing.  An elderly gentleman was standing behind me waiting his turn and apparently looking over my shoulder at my prints.
When I had concluded the instructions as to which direction a photo should be matted he told me that he thoroughly enjoyed looked at my work and that he thought I had a good eye for composition and color.
Then he told me that he had taught photography classes at the local technical college for 30 years.
I'm not sure my feet actually touched the ground as I left the store. 
Family and friends are always supportive of my endeavors and I appreciate them for that.  To have a complete stranger validate me, was extra nice.
We chatted for a bit and I found out that now that he had retired from teaching, his passion was not photography but antique cars. 






Ok, that's your sneak peek. 


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