I honestly cannot believe all of the good things that have been happening in my life lately...I mean, as if this past Friday night's celebration of the Grand Opening my new photography gallery, in tandem with with the first ever solo show for Photographer Osmyn Oree - with so many of my wonderful friends in attendance, along with family members, and folks that I'd never met before - and then selling one of Osmyn's gorgeous prints, on top of all that - wasn't enough to have me floating on air - I've got a couple of other cool things going on, as well:
Haje Jan Kamps' new book, "Shooting Yourself - Self-Portraits with Attitude" was recently published, and is available for purchase through The Ilex Press, and Amazon.com UK. Haje very kindly featured me and my selfpics in our own special chapter - plus, several more of my self-portraits appear on various pages throughout the book. I am so elated over having had my work and my story included in the book...I just keep thinking, "Could somebody pinch me please? This cannot possibly be real!"
THANK You, Haje, and congratulations! You must be positively delighted with how well the book turned out!
And in other kickass, breaking news - the incomprehensibly sweet, thoughtful, and generous fellow blogger Molly, of Molly's Daily Kiss - took it upon herself to put my name in the hat as a potential speaker at Eroticon USA 2013 (which is scheduled to take place this October 19th, in Atlanta, Ga.) - after which, event organizer, Ruby Kiddell contacted me, and officially invited me to submit a proposal (which naturally, I did) and the next thing I knew - there was my name and bio on the roster of speakers who will be participating in the weekend's events! Can you believe that?! Little ole ME - leading a discussion about erotic photography, and hosting a self-portraiture workshop at Eroticon's first engagement here in The States!!!
All of these amazing, new developments practically blow my fool mind! I'm not sure what I did to get so lucky, but I'm not asking any questions...think I'll just count my blessings, and continue to revel in all of the excitement :)
Love today's picture. So glad to hear that you are "floating" on air, as in theis shot.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the opening. It sounds as if it went off really well, and I'm sure that it will continue to be successful.
Keep us posted, and continue amazing us with your photographs.
@Raymond - Glad you like this pic., Raymond! Unfortunately, I haven't taken any new selfpics since I was up in Pa. at the old silk mill...so any subsequent pics. that I post on here anytime in the near future - will most likely also be from other shoots at the silk mill...hope you, and everyone else doesn't get sick of 'em!Delete
THANK You! The opening was a BLAST! I was such a happy girl that night...still AM, actually!
It was fun to meet you and to see the kickoff of your new gallery. You were absolutely brimming with energy. You had a real nice group there. Congratulations on all the good stuff!ReplyDelete
@Ted - THANK You!!! And oh, MAN - it was so totally cool of you to come to the opening, Ted! I really, REALLY appreciate that you drove all the way out here! I was delighted with the great mix of peeps who showed up, just had the most fun...the last guest left at 6 in the morning, haha! Hope to see you again, next month :)Delete
There is something that strikes me as being very equine about your companion B-side Photo. I'm glad your new endeavor is working out so well, and that your work and talent continues to get the recognition it so richly deserves.ReplyDelete
@George - Equine, huh? Well, I am a Sagittarius (i.e. - half horse, half human...)Delete
Thank You, George! Things really are pretty good right now...I'm about as happy as a clam :)