After a rough 2010, I told myself that this year would be better. As of now, it's certainly starting off on a better footing.
I've met some wonderful new artists and continue to network and hear about their lives and their experiences. When you are trying to chart your own course when it pertains to your goals and ambitions, it's great to speak with like people. I've had some great suggestions given to me and will definitely take all under consideration. Whether I follow the tips or not, it's so interesting to hear of their personal journey to meet their own dreams and expectations.
When I moved to Keene, I began to make new local friends. One local friend in particular is so much fun to spend time with and she has become one of my biggest fans of my photography! We have had coffee times getting to know each other better. We went to the United Way 'Be a Goddess' event together. Her name is Marg as well, which we have a bit of fun with at times. At this particular event, she was modelling for part of the fashion show for a specific women's dress shop. She has a great shape for a variety of clothing.
The night is a fundraiser,yes, however it's also somewhat of a women's trade show. Vendors catering to women have booths and do demos and hand out all kinds of free stuff. The local police, firefighters and EMT's dress in their uniforms and act as waiters who go around serving finger foods from local restaurants. A really fun time!
Her son was throwing a 'Jack and Jill' party for one of his friends, so we crashed that for a short while. We bought some tickets for miscellaneous raffle prizes. I won a set of really nice wine glasses. Yeah!
Today was my first art show for this year. I was invited by 'The Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio' to participate as a guest artist photographer. I could submit four pieces. For an opening, there was pretty good attendance, considering weather issues. Many viewers complimented me on my work, which is always great affirmation. I sold one piece which is the 'icing on the cake' for the first day of the show.