Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Digs - Iridescent Dreams Kestrel

By now, quite a few pieces of my photographic art prints have found their way into customers' homes. And sometimes I am lucky enough to have a customer come up to me at a later show and tell me how much they love their purchase hanging in their home. It always makes me feel good to know that something I created brings joy to someone else. What is more rare is for me to get a glimpse of what my artwork looks like in its new setting.

The very first time that happened was when a customer snapped a photo of a recently purchased matted print they framed and posted the photo to my facebook page. Recently a customer texted me a photo of a ready to hang piece of art in her home that she purchased from me at the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market this past holiday season. My customer was actually also a vendor
at the market and liked my "Iridescent Dreams" kestrel series matted and framed print so much when she dropped off her product that she purchased it and took it home with her.

While I usually don't share identifying information about my customers, when I got permission to share this customer's photo on my blog, she mentioned she would share my post once I published it. Since she was a vendor at the market and has an Etsy store, it only seems fair to thank Sabrina of The Sleepy Cottage publicly for sharing. The eyelashes pillow in her photo looks like her brand.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count Event in Dalworthington Gardens

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 come take part in the 2nd annual DWG Great Backyard Bird Count event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning in the Annex of City Hall. A short presentation about participating in the GBBC will start at 10 and then participants will divide into groups that will head in different directions around Gardens Park and Pappy Elkins Lake to become citizen scientists for an hour or so while collecting data on the birds we find.

Guided by knowledgeable birders, we will identify and record the many birds who live in or are visiting Gardens Park, make new friends and enjoy the time outdoors, rain or shine. No experience is needed. Bring binoculars and/or
your camera if you have them. Download the Merlin App or we can help you that morning (works with android or iOS devices). Last year, spotters identified 34 species in about 1 hour, including the two species photographed in Gardens Park and included in this post. Light refreshments will be served when we meet back up to discuss our discoveries. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.