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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Boy has it been a busy last couple of weeks!  One of the biggest moment in my hobby/sort-of-professional career in photography happened this past weekend.  If you didn't already know, because I plastered it all over my personal and photography Facebook page, I displayed my work at my first exposition! 

Yup, that's me in all my nervous, smiling glory in front of my just set up exhibit.  I almost look like I know what I am doing, don't I?  In all honesty I had an amazing time.  It was great to actually talk about my photography.  When people came up to my booth I would let them look at my photos and try and guess where they were taken before telling them the correct answer.  It was almost like a "how well do you know the Northeast Kingdom" quiz and people loved it.  Some people even bee-lined for me, saying they had been following me on facebook with fervor.  How cool is that?  I got to meet virtual fans in real life!

Now the whole exposition thing wasn't just easy-peasy.  I had a lot of set up to do for it.  Since I had never done one before there were a lot of things I had to buy up front.  I needed something to display my framed works on.  An inventory to sell, and little things like a table cloth and lightning were all extra costs for the first show.  While I didn't make back everything I spent I think I did really well considering it was my first show.  After it all I at least have inventory and the set up for when I do my next exposition.

Yes, next exposition.

I haven't signed up for one yet, but come this spring/summer I plan on doing another one or two at least when towns start having outdoor fairs.  It was just too much fun to only do once...  Plus, I get so super excited and think that maybe I'll just be a step away, a handshake away, or a sale away from making it into the big-leagues.  

One can dream, right?

Until then, I'll just settle for this little bit of exposure!


Hydrant girl said...

You go girl!

Lily said...

That is so exciting. I do crafts (silk flower wreaths, swags, etc) and have sold a lot to friends and their friends, but never got up the courage or inventory to do a show. You've taken that first step, that's the hardest, congratulations!

Solomon's Porch said...

Your work is needs to be shared.....

msam said...

Awesome! PS. From the distance, with your hair long and straight, you look EXACTLY like your mom.

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