I’ve been absent from my blog lately, but I have an excuse. As of this morning, several of my photos went on display at a restaurant in Issaquah. They will be there until June 22nd. At that time, they will move to a restaurant in Bellevue until August 17th.
I was so excited when I found out about the display that I didn’t even think twice…I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know how much work was in front of me. I spent endless hours choosing (and changing my mind frequently), editing (and then re-editing), printing, wiring, and then today hanging the photos. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but it was definitely more time consuming than I thought it would be.
Most specifically choosing 30+ photos was hard…what did I like most?…what would others like most?…which ones were the best quality?…what would the theme be? In the end I was very happy with my selections…a bit of the Galapagos and Alaska with a dash of Washington, Belize, and Peru. The majority are animals I’ve encountered on my trips, but I also included some landscapes and other photos I really liked.
I breathed a huge sigh of relief this morning when my mom and I walked out of the restaurant after having hung 22 of them. The Issaquah location has quite a bit of permanent art to work around, so I couldn’t quite get all of them up.
I wanted to thank some people who helped me along the way…
- Lisa at Pogacha for allowing me to display my photographs in her restaurant.
- My friends Keith and Danielle for their amazing advice (Keith had his photos on display at the same restaurant a couple of months ago).
- Taylor at Stretch and Staple who helped me through the printing process. There is nothing like personal-local service when you are undertaking a large project. I’m so glad I used his company instead of another online service where I never would have met the owner.
- And finally, my mom. She helped me put together my descriptor cards last night and then helped me select locations, hang, and straighten every single photo. I seriously could not have done it without her.
To see all the photos that are/will be on display check out my “Canvas Prints for Sale” page.
I hope most of my local followers will check out the display. I would love your support…and, your feedback too.
I’m truly blessed to have this opportunity.