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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good News Squared

A new week = a new start.
Sounds good to me, how about you?


I have some really fun and exciting news to share!
I have a wonderful photo shoot planned for this coming weekend...

I will be fortunate enough to photograph the incredible
home and property of the amazingly talented
Linda and Ludmil Marcov of Willow Nest!

I met these two at the Accumulations show that I photographed
this past October, and we became fast friends.

Of course I was bowled over by the sheer beauty of their artistry,
but what impressed me even more was discovering
what genuinely kind and lovely folks these two people are.

And generous too, they have been gracious enough to allow me
to stay with them at their divine property while shooting.
What a couple!

They're showing at the fabulous Red Barn Winter Antiques Show
in Round Top, Texas this weekend,
and I'll be photographing that, too.

I'm not at liberty to say a lot more about this project right now,
but you might just be seeing these pics in print...fingers crossed!

The possibility of being published again is of course super exciting, but ya know what?
Just the opportunity and the experience itself is going to be thrilling !

And the rest of my news?

Well, a most generous benefactor has helped me to fulfill
another dream this past week...

I was able to upgrade to the
jaw-droppingly amazing,
professional grade
Nikon D700 Camera!

This is one serious, bad boy of a camera, but I've been playing it with it all night...
and on Manual mode, no less!...and I am  loving  it.

I just hope I can do it justice!

All in all, it should be an amazing weekend,
and a huge bonus will be getting to see
many old and new blog friends alike. That's always a blast!

I just want to extend another round of thanks to all you sweet folks
who have sent me kind comments and e-mails this past week,
you truly make my heart smile.  :-)

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

Jan. 15 & 16, 2011
9 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday
Big Red Barn
Admission $5 is good for both days


Kate said...

Hooray for you Anne

How super exciting girl!!! Wishing you all of the best sweet girl and keeping you in my heart and prayers always.

love you

Lara said...

Rollin rollin rollin..
you are on a ROLL! :)

Congrats on the camera you stinkerbell! :) Enjoy.. it sounds amazing.. and I'll be checking it out since I am looking to buy this year. ;) I still don't understand the whole F/stop thing.. gotta keep learning.. reading. :) Have fun on your exciting weekend adventure! Much love & hugs xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

ah, life is good!!! congratulations!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Anne, how exciting... I have meet Linda & Ludmil several times, and thier so sweet! Congrats on the camera too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, can't wait to see your gorgeous pictures!!!
hugs~~ Daphne

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Congrats Anne! Wow how generous of them to help you with your new camera!!!;)Hugs~Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne....Linda is the most precious, uplifting soul!!! She is one of the first friends that encouraged me to publish my artwork and I've always, ALWAYS admired her incredible taste!!!! I love that you are working with Linda and Ludmil ~ they are both such amazing artists....and I wish you much success with that new camera, I'm sure you will master it soon!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Karena said...

Anne how exciting to meeet Linda and Ludmil then photograph them. get new equipment and getting published yay!!

Oh, I have a Great New Giveaway from Blydesign! Come and enter!

Art by Karena

Barbara Jean said...

Congratulations!! What a great way to start the new year.


barbara jean

Tina said...

Congrats with the exciting news Anne. That´s so good for you and I hope everything turnes out the way you want. You so deserve it.
Congrats with you new camera too - sound like an awesome one. LOVE your photos - you know that.
xo Tina

Unknown said...

wow- congrats Anne! you deserve it -your talent is immense..
love the camera, sigh...


Lululiz said...

Hi Anne, I am only just catching up with all your news as I have been off the computer for a few weeks. This is great news, a jaw droppingly gorgeous new camera, fabulous photo shoots coming up and and and........ you go girl, you are fabulous!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! That is a CAMERA! Congratulations. xx

Unknown said...

When you are good at what you do people will call! Congratulations to you!
You are a big girl with that camera!
Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Hugs to you,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I knew it, I knew it! Well, not about the camera (spoiled brat...LOL). Have fun and can't wait til you can share more!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How very exciting Anne! I am so happy for you...
Where there's a will...there's a way.
...and of course, we know that it always helps to pray!
I look forward to your fabulous pictures!
Take care, Laura :)

Vicki said...

This is such exciting news! So very happy for you! Enjoy every moment of the weekend and playing with the new camera. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more about this project.

savvycityfarmer said...

this is no lie, and I'm not boasting, but I've been following Linda and Ludmil
since their debut magazine shoot, maybe 15-20 years ago ...

When they first married he built Linda this potting shed ...
I almost jumped through the magazine page!
They were ahead of their time.

This will be a glorious day for you.
I can't wait to see the details you capture.

Melanie said...

WOO HOO!!!! That is one serious camera, Anne!:)))

Your talents are endless, my dear friend. You are deserving of every little wonderful thing that is headed your way.:) Congratulations!

Be Blessed!

leslie said...

Hi Anne,
That is an awesome camera. My camera has taken a beating so I'm in the market for a new one (someday). Congrats on the photo shoot. I'm not familiar with this lovely couple but I'll be looking for the photos.
Continued prayers,

traci said...

holy moly girl... that's exciting. a dream assignment and a fantastic new camera. wow. i am so happy for you!!!!

trash talk said...

You are going to have a great time. The two of them together are just a match made in heaven. I like to call Ludmil Prince Charming...he is just that courtly and cool...and Linda IS his Cinderella....although the way she has with glitter almost makes her the Fairy Godmother of us all.
Have fun...we may show up!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

This calls for a bunch of woo-hoos! Just staying with this talented couple is an experience in and of itself and then all the extra added perks of photographing there and at the antiques how. Fantastic! Good for you! My husband bought a new fancy camera for his business trip to Thailand and Vietnam. Might have to snag it when he gets back. Best wishes, Tammy

Theresa said...

WAY to GO! Can't wait to hear all about your fabulous visit with these fantastic friends! Have a blessed day! HUGS! said...

Love this news! You are going to have way tooooo much fun!!!!!!I am so happy for you:) Oh and congrats on that fabulous camera! How awesome is that???? Big hugs to you!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh Anne !!!
That is wonderful news !!
I used to see them at Canton
every month and miss them so very
much ~

I am thrilled for you sweet friend!


Privet and Holly said...

So excited by
ALL of your news....
and the fact that
you are safe, sound
and happy : ) I just
posted my first homework
assignment for our
photo class and it's
starting to make a
bit more sense! Hooray!
Happy Tuesday, Anne!
xx Suzanne

Alice said...

How exciting!!!! Of course they knew what they were doing when they chose you and your wonderful talent behind the camera!

That Nikon looks awesome, but I'll always be a Canon girl.

Enjoy your week!

Unknown said...

Yay Anne! This is all so exciting! Good things just keep coming your way :) Can't wait to see the photos.
Love your new camera, too. I'm trying to get off with my honey for the weekend to the Winter Antiques Show, if we can get kids's only 3 hours away!!
I'll let you know if we are coming :)
Becky C

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic news, not only a wonderful photo shoot at none other than Willow Nest Farm but a new camera to boot! Thank you for sharing your shower of blessings.

Anji Johnston said...

That camera rocks! Your shoot will yield some amazing images with that bad boy! Congrats on all that is happening to you right now - I hope the rest of your year will continue in the same way. And I hope that the little glitch from last week has been laid to rest - don't want things like that getting in the way! Have a great week Anne!

Urban Farmgirl said...

OMG! I want a benefactor!!! How exciting for you! I love to see good things coming to good people! ;o)

Honestly, I forget sometimes you have a "day job". Lol! So happy for you friend, congrats!


The Flying Bee said...

Yay!!! I am so excited for you! What a blessing! You are going to do amazing things Anne! Tommy and I are still thinking about being there. I could really use a fun weekend right about now! Congratulations!!!


Charlene said...

I can't wait to see the photos! Linda is AMAZING! I have seen her at a number of shows but, my friend Diane Cook & our husbands had the pleasure of viewing Linda's property in Burton. The B&B, studio, & Ludmill's shop. DARLING! You will have a blast. I may try to pop down for the show. Kind of a spur of the moment thing if I can talk Hubby into it. Enjoy that new camera. HUGS! Charlene

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very exciting Anne! Congratulations and Good luck!~Hugs, Patti

Debra@CommonGround said...

I know you'll have a blast! Have fun with that new camera, can't wait to hear all about your weekend,

Polly said...

Congrats Anne!! Enjoy your photo shoot and visit with friends!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

A new week and a fresh start...I'm glad you are okay...and wow, you have some exciting things going on! Can't wait to hear all about it! Sending only good thoughts your way! XOXO


Wow! Congrats on the photo shoot, the CAMERA!, and the publishing opportunities coming your way. It's great that you have taken this new camera and are learning it in manual mode first rather than easing right into's easier to master the bells and whistles that way! Enjoy your weekend. ~ Angela

Nora said...

SO happy for you! I just KNEW in my ♥ that if you took that step off the cliff you were facing, you'd fly!! Go get 'em Tiger!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy your photo shoot and that new camera! Life can be very good sometimes!! Lots of hugs to you!

Sue said...

Life has had us all on a roller coaster the past couple of years. I kind of live like "hang on, and let the ride take you where it may, even with its ups & downs"!

Take care, Sue

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, Anne! I remember when I first came across their property they had for sale in Texas (I think) while blog-hopping one day. I just fell in LOVE with it!! They're style is so unique and beautiful... so creative! Have fun taking all those fun pics. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that your pics get published!!
Have a great day!
Jo :)

Anonymous said...

p.s. I'm jealous of your new camera... hehehe!!! I want one so bad!! ;-)

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Wow LIFE is goooood!!!!
I am so excited for YOU!!!
I wish I lived in Texas, I want to go!

It's me said...

Wowwwww that camera is great !!!...congratulations !!.....lovely week darling,

Anonymous said...

Woo Hooness for you, little Annie! OH, how wonderful and I'm so proud for you! You'll do a fabulous job. Congratulations on your new fancy dancy camera! I think God is smiling really big on you right now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Anne, isn't that just like starts to rain from a big, heavy, dark cloud and opens up to a silver lining...
I hope there are many silver linings in your photographic future and that whatever happened that made you sad and afraid is all in the past.
Blessings and hugs,

Susan deGeneres said...

Congratulations! Your photography is beautiful and so very inspiring. I received a D5000 for my birthday this year and I'm still struggling with it. I look at your photos and say to myself... I CAN do it!

I'm so glad things are looking up for you.


Nita Jo said...

First, I'm in love with that camera! How wonderful for you! Sounds like an amazing photo shoot! Have a fantastic time! Look forward to seeing more photos.

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Anne this is such fabulous news! I am truly so happy for you. Have fun with that new toy and I look forward to seeing your work in print!
Blessings always,

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a new camera. I love my new camera and wear it around my neck everywhere.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

3 cheers for you Anne ~ Thats wonderful and fun news. Your new bad boy camera is pretty great too!!! Have a super fun weekend.

janet said...

YEA! what a FUNFUN weekend you have ahead of you! i'll see you at the barn!

Dorthe said...

Anne, congratulations with those wonderfull jobs,and the new camera wuuhuuu-must be real exiting being with the two talented people.I hope you are feeling much better now, dear,and wishes you a great week.
XO Dorthe

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

YAY!!! Congrats - I know there will be ton of photos to see and I can't wait :)

Olive said...

Terrific news you clever one. Think what you can do with that big bad camera! ♥O

Jem said...

Fantastic news!! Happy snapping with the new camera!! :-D Hope you have lots of fun this weekend :-)

Jem x


Holy Smokes...a new camera and a new job!!! Sometimes life can be good.....

Laurie said...

What sweet news, Anne, to have this opportunity to do this photo shoot AND a super new camera! I am overjoyed for you, dear friend, and I will continue to have you in my heart and prayers. Enjoy this weekend with Linda and Ludmil, who sound like very gracious and sincere friends.

Hugs and blessings,

One Cheap B*tch said...

Congrats Anne! Soon you'll be all booked up and wishing for some vacation time! ;)


Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

That is such good news!! So awesome Anne! Love your new camera. I use to work for a retail website and they used both Nkon and Canon for our photo shoots... I like Nikon the best! So happy for your success!! :)

@ Creative Ambitions

Farmgirl Paints said...

Congrats girlie. What an amazing opportunity!!!

Lili said...

Oh gosh Anne, you already had a big girl camera but that new one is so rockin! Love hearing about all your wonderful new developments. And I really liked seeing a landscape scene with no snow in it! HA! More on the way for us. xoxo ~Lili

Carole said...

Anne so happy to hear you received your dream camera. You will master it in no time. Can't wait to see it in action and what photos come from it.
Have a great time with the Willow Nesters.

Amy Kinser said...


So happy for you, my friend.

Love and hugs, Amy

Barbara said...

You found a rainbow with the rain...What a beautiful camera. I'm so envious. ;-) I dream of moving up to a Nikon. Have fun on your photo shoots!
Best Wishes Always, Barbara

Libbie said...

There you go again...making me drool over you camera & your SKILLS! Looks like you are up for some fun on this shoot! Enjoy every minute!

pamq said...

So glad to hear happy things!!!

Can't wait to see your {zillion--hint, hint} photos from Willow Nest and Red Barn---they will be so awesome!

Love that galvanized thinga-mabob with the key on it.... Anxious to see more of Linda and Ludmil's work.

Enjoy your new camera and the fun, fun experience!

Dear Lillie said...

I am so glad that this week is going so much better! Congratulations and I can't wait to see/hear more about these shoots! And WOW - so jealous about your camera! Haha!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What exciting news! That is wonderful. Can't wait to hear more about it. Have fun this weekend. I wish I lived closer and could come to Round Top. I have heard it is awesome! Love & blessings from NC!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my,,wonderful news, Linda and Ludmil! I knew them when they first started showing in Oregon. They are so inovative and ahead of their time, real trendsetters. Have a wonderful time, I know you will loose yourself in the shoot, It's a whole new life for you with your amazing bad boy camera. Keep the balance, I will send the prayers for you.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You + Linda and Ludmil = amazing photo shoot! It's going to be fantastic and I can't wait to see your photos, Anne!!!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What gorgeous pics, Anne. They are truly yummy eye candy! Congrats to you on your shoot and the new acquisition. I'm jealous ;o)

Glad to read good things from you. Have a fabulous weekend. Looking forward to more photos.

Sarah said...

Great news, Anne. I'm happy to hear that good things are happening in your world. I hope to get over to The Red Barn for this sale, but not certain it will work out this weekend. Have fun! ~ Sarah

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love, love, love that collections of old bottles with the numbers on them :-)
Congrats on the new toy! I bet there are more amazing pictures in your future. Can't wait to see them.

LizlovesVintage said...

What Beauties!
ck. out my Blog!
xx Liz

Burlap Luxe said...

Anne I knew you would get it in no time, you will have it all down in no time you talented girl!

Spread your wings girl and fly with it, you deserve it soooo!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful post, and photos.

Rebekah said...

Your blog is lovely!
I keep eyeing a DECENT camera, but it's just so intimidating to me. Have fun with yours!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Now that's some "bad boy". An playing with it manually well you are moving up to the big leagues. Congratulations!!!!!

The Splendiferous Life said...

I am your newest follower..How exciting for you, I sure can't wait to see your pictures I bet they will be wonderful..That is one thing I wish I was better at and that is picture taking..

Sherry :-)

COTTAG3 said...

Congratulations! I was at the Round Top winter show all day yesterday. Sorry I missed you. I don't think I saw any faces because I was so focused on all of the amazing stuff. Bought a few small things but could have bought a ton of stuff!

Anne Lorys said...

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Anne Lorys said...

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Beatnheart said...

Whew, I can’t keep up with you! You are moving along so fast. I thought you already had a Nikon this another one, better, bigger faster? Are you selling the other one??

Michele said...

How very exciting! I met Linda & Ludmil many years ago when we were all still in the Northwest - they headed to Texas and I headed East. I miss seeing them and their wonderful work. They are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. You should have the best time - lovely people, lovely displays...all in all it should be a perfectly lovely day!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Just a big smile for you... that's all :-))

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