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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Random Tidbits

ART NEWS
Arts Evening went well last night. Although I didn't sell anything, I got a lot of exposure, met a lot of nice, interesting people & Charles & I both had a good time. My sincere thanks go to the City of Slidell for putting on this annual event, to Hilda & Tony of Postal Plus/Bargains Plus who hosted my work & provided us all with food & drink & to Charles for sacrificing his evening to provide me with moral support. Unfortunately, in my focus not to forget anything art-related that I needed (i.e.; price stickers, float, business cards, etc.,) I forgot to bring my camera.
This afternoon I'll be attending the Friends of the Park volunteer appreciation party. It'll be nice to get together with everyone who made this wonderful dream a reality & to finally see the completed park in it's entirety. I painted a fence panel for the park this past Summer & was glad for the opportunity to contribute to the project.
This past Friday the St. Tammany News published another one of my photos on the front page. The exposure & appreciation is great.

NATURE NEWS
I spotted the 1st Winter visitor at our feeders this morning; a white throated sparrow. Soon we'll be inundated with goldfinches, chipping sparrows, etc., etc. I can hardly wait!
The photo above (of reflections in the water,) was taken at dawn at Big Branch Marsh NWR a couple of weeks ago.

25 comments:

debra said...

We still have goldfinches here in NE Ohio. They and the chickadees are going through lots of niger, probably getting ready to hand out at your feeder, Lana.
Lovely photo---and the fence panel must be a joy to see in real life.

Punam said...

Hi Lana! So, you are excited about your winged visitors! Lucky you.

I have given an award for your blog, do visit my blog to check it out... :)))) ~Punam

Charles Gramlich said...

I had a good time. I was glad we had music.

Steve Malley said...

A fine evening *and* winter visitors. Both sound awesome!

roadgurl5 said...

Your painting of the tree is beautiful...spanish moss hanging from it, I'm guessing? You deserve all the recognition! :o)

ChrisEldin said...

I love the idea that artists can show their work--and it sounds like you did receive great exposure. Wish I could attend one...

:-)

Lana Gramlich said...

debra; Tell your goldies I'm ready for 'em! ;) So many of the park panels are just wonderful. I may post some pictures tomorrow.

punam; Thanks for the award! I'm glad you enjoy my blog. :)

charles; Yes--that was the best of all, I think!

steve; Yes...a good time throughout the last 24 hours, all told!

roadgurl5; Thank you! Yes, Spanish moss it is, ever-spreading resident of the Gulf South!

chris; Yeah, it's a really great opportunity & it's all free (that's probably the best part!)

lyzzydee said...

I love watching the birds in my garden, I spotted my first robin of the season this week. (Not that they go anywhere, they are just more noticable in the winter!!)

Tabib said...

I hope to see the picture of that winter visitors soon.
What a beautiful front page picture - sunset and with flying birds too!

Sue said...

Hi, I popped in from Punam's blog. I really enjoyed seeing your work. Nice meeting you!

Travis said...

Sorry to hear you didn't see, but glad that you had a good time anyway.

timethief said...

The gold finches left here in Septemmber and I assume they are on the wing to you now. Not to worry about not selling. We have gone through this also and then when we least expected it people who had seen our work arrived at the door and were ready to shop weeks later. As the yule season approaches people begin to buy special gifts for this close to them. I hope your art is on their shopping list.
Hugs, TT

Erik Donald France said...

Awesome!

Slidell -- being an American Civil War guy, I wonder if it's named after the Confederate dude who was picked up by the Brits?

Barrie said...

I really should know more about the birds who visit my backyard. Glad your arts evening went, although I'm sorry you didn't sell.

Lana Gramlich said...

lyzzydee; We actually have more birds in Winter, as the Mississippi flyway practically cuts right through our yard. Considering how very many of our "regular" birds vanished after Hurricane Gustav, I'm greatly looking forward to our Winter visitors.

tabib; Thanks. Actually those are dragonflies, not birds!

sue; Nice to "meet" you, as well. Hope you enjoy my blog. :)

travis & tt; When I registered for Arts Evening I didn't even know I could sell my work, so it's not like I lost anything, in a sense. (I'll take good care of the goldies, TT, I swear!)

erik; Could be. Not being a US history buff at all, I couldn't say, but you could contact the city through the link & ask them!

barrie; NP on the lack of sales. I did it more for exposure than anything. Cross your fingers for sales at this weekend's upcoming art market, though!

Miladysa said...

Congratulations Lana - I am not surprised though - that photograph is spectacular!

The fence panel is gorgeous too :D

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful reflection photo, Lana. WOOT for your meeting future prospects for selling your photos. That is an important step as you move forward.

Winter has begun her journey here too. We will wait until the bears are sleeping before we start feeding but I hope to get some good close up bird photos this year. :D We'll have fun seeing what each other has posted. :D I love your blog and your talented, beautiful heart.

Hugs, JJ

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Good to hear you had a good time at the art exhibit.

Seems that when I myself have a book sale, I take all the care you did, and maybe about three people show up.

Luckily the last time I did this, one of the visitors happened to be a book reviewer....I guess the other two didn't matter. He gave me a good review in the Nemarket Era paper.
I'm thinking of having another "show", but this time there might be just three interested people and no reviewer!

Ladybug said...

Congrat's on all of your projects and exposure, Lana!
I hope this leads to many wonderful things for you in the future. Beautiful reflection shot, by the way. :-)

I wish I could spend the winter with you and all of your bird friends. :-)

Nomad Flavor said...

Love the reflections piece. After enlarging it I could only liken it to some abstract art I've seen in a museum. Very colorfully blended and simple. Good capture I must say.

Lana Gramlich said...

nomad flavor; Thank you. I enjoy shooting reflections. There's always so much going on where water's concerned. :)

Natural said...

sorry you didn't sell anything, your work is very nice, but the exposure is also good. so next time, no doubt.

Lana Gramlich said...

nw; Cross your fingers for me for an art market I have coming up this weekend. :)

Marvin said...

Yup, our summer chipping sparrows have headed your direction. I think our summer goldfinches also make the trip, but that's okay because their cousins from farther north spend the winter with us. It seems as if the goldfinch population just shifts down a couple of zones.

Best of luck on your upcoming event.

Lana Gramlich said...

marvin; Thank you. Looking forward to the little chippers. They're always such a delight! We typically get more of them than almost anyone else. I think they're only outnumbered by robins (who don't get here until later.)

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