Monday, March 1, 2010


I got out of bed this morning telling myself that I had to make some decisions. I have to start choosing the photos that I am going to frame and exhibit. Show and sell. It is not easy deciding what other people are going to find interesting. I tend to lean toward the unusual and colorful, but I think that as far as a gallery showing is concerned I may want to be safe and predictable. To a point.

If there is any one photo that stands out in any of your minds that you have looked at in any of my previous blogs (myspace), and you think it would make a good show photo, please tell me. There have been so many, and of course mine aren’t the only ones you’ve looked at, but if any of them made an impression I would love to know about it. I’m open to any suggestions.

I am going to have a swath of wall about 50” x 7’ to fill up, or not. That’s a lot of pictures, a whole lot of photography going on. I’m thinking at least three 16x20’s, the rest a good mix of 8x10s, 5x7’s and a couple of 5x7 collages and at least two 4x6 collages. Matting and framing is going to be the most expensive part of the whole endeavor. I can print everything but the 16x20’s. I’m also having to do a lot of studying up on pricing…figure out my worth as well as the photograph and supplies.

One of the ladies from the gallery called this morning and wanted to know if everything was going OK. I held the phone out from my face and did the invisible scream thing….it’s all well and good for her, them…all they have to do is figure out how they are going to arrange them once I get them there. By the time I get that far, I’ll even do that for them or at least assist. I want to get these all done and ready to go in the next 3 weeks. Once I start working my mind is going to be preoccupied for a little while and I’ll lose my focus. Such is the mind of a crazy woman.

But I did decide on one 4x6 grouping today. The Rhein Castles. I bought the frame and mat while I was out and about today and will get them in tomorrow.

It’s a start.

I’m excited.

And I think I'll do the Winter White leaves in a 5x7 collage.  Now I'm rockin........