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Monday, February 11, 2013

Old Dogs, New Tricks

Have you ever wanted to do something, 
been nagged  told umpteen times that you should do something,
but just didn't feel either the call or the inspiration to do so?
Not to mention the fear that perhaps you just wouldn't measure up?

That would be me.

I laughingly call myself, photographically speaking,
a "commercial hack."
I do photos for magazines and shoots for websites for other folks.
I've never truly considered myself an artist in the purest sense.

After all, these days, most anyone who has a smart phone
or gets a fancy DSLR for Christmas calls themselves a photographer.
But I digress. That's another post altogether.

But this commercial hack is making strides, actually!
I'm even branching out into shooting fashion and { gulp! }
Something I swore I would never do,
and likely never would have done unless
had believed in me and given me the chance.

But little bugs have been planted in my ear
every so often... 
"Hey Anne, why don't you show your photos
in a gallery? "

Who, me? Pssshaw.
Not my thing. Not gonna do it. 
Commercial hack, remember?

But I think I'm finally there.
They finally managed to wear me down.

The pesky little buggers who wouldn't give up,
who kept pushing me into doing this,
have finally convinced me to enter a photo
in an upcoming judged and juried exhibit.

The subject of this exhibit is "chairs",
and I am entering the one below.

{ click twice to super size }
I'm calling it "solace",
and the exhibit is later this month.

Wish me luck, us old dogs need all
the encouragement we can get!

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Theresa said...

Beautiful:) I love it and so will everyone else! BIG HUGS!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks like a winner to me. Sometimes we need a push. I'm glad you gave in and decided to do it.

okcamp said...

It's an interesting composition....leaves a lot to the imagination. I especially like the tin roof seen through the window.

Privet and Holly said...

I love it....

It's so true to
who you are.

xo Suzanne

BECKY said...

Just perfect, Anne...just perfect! So many different stories this photo could tell. So glad you got a shove, and went for it!! I, for one, absolutely love your photos, and your style, as do so many!

Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Great photo...
Perfect caption...
You GO, Girl!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful and touching.


Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Just beautiful. You are so talented. Love your work. Di

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Good luck! It's a lovely photo!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

An oldie, but a goodie!
So happy you listened...I'm sure you'll win!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

...not that you are old!!

Anonymous said...

I love the photograph. It almost looks more like a painting...really draws you in. Beautiful!

Brenda said...

I really love it! How serene. I am not much of a luck person so I wishing blessings from above instead!

Nancy Carr said...

Love the photo and the chair. Best wishes.

bobbie said...

Congratulations and all best luck!! said...

Oh it is gorgeous and if this is their home I will lose sleep waiting for it. Between their genius and your fabulous talent it is sure to be an awesome winner. Congratulations to you!!!! And good luck with the show. You will do splendid :)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Dianne said...

Fabulous photo, all your photos are fabulous,including the one with people:), well good luck to you, but I think your a winner already love your blog and pics... Thanks for sharing it all....

Julie said...

Good luck - it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

what you do is most definitely art, pure beauty captured and interpreted by you! Your work should be out there for all to enjoy! You have such a good "eye"!Best wishes

Recycled Rita said...

It is perfect in every way!

Bohemian said...

Congrats for taking the Leap of Faith... your Friends were right, this Image Showcases why all of your Images are Gallery Worthy! And I cannot wait to see your much larger Project with Robin and John.

Blessings and much Success and Proosperity in your New Endeavor... Dawn... the Bohemian

Debra@CommonGround said...

what an amazing room, for me it's the window and the wallpaper...your photography is the star of the show.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wishing you the very best in your new ventures,'s always a little scary...but put yourself out there and try something new!

Kate said...

Like I said yesterday Awestruck!!!

You are a shiny star who shines brightly anywhere you travel. My heart soars with love as you begin this new endeavor! You will always be the woman who I admire and so blessed to call friend.

I love you Anne

Anonymous said...

That is such a stunning photo Anne!!
I wish you all the best, and you are truly an artist already!!
Hope you have a lovely week.

Pamela said...

That picture is beyond beautiful!! A winner for sure.

Tilda said...

there is so much more to your photograph than just the chair. when truly studying it, many little things capture your attention. you truly have found a winner in this room.
in fondest, tilda

marda said...

Good luck. It's an absolutely wonderful photo. I just want to go there...and be.

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