Friday, July 30, 2010

Let the show begin!

I'm very excited.  Nervous, too, but mostly excited.  Some of my photographs are making their way into the public realm.  More public than my blog, and more real, in a way, than my blog.  Sixteen of my nature prints will be on exhibit at the Athens Public Library for the month of August.  It's one of those many things that simmered on my "to do" list for a long time, and it finally broke forth and got out into the world.  The process has been interesting, and the most rewarding part up to this point is actually seeing these images in print.  I like looking at them on my computer screen, and favorites will stay with me for days or weeks as my computer desktop background, but seeing them actually out there is - wow!  Then I started to group them together - they might even be better as a collection than they are alone!  No hubris is intended here - it's just that realization you have of seeing something of yours in a whole new light and thinking, "Hey, I did that!"


Mocking up the photo layout in the living room.  Soon I'll have a space of my own for doing such projects, but that's news for another post...



On the wall

I have to give a big  thank you to my hubby Dave, who not only helped me hang the prints, but also put up with me being somewhat self-absorbed over the last few days as I scrambled to get all the little details finalized.  Thanks for all your support, sweetie.  I couldn't have done this without you!


The flier the library graphic designer made for the exhibit

If any of you are in or around Athens during the month of August, I hope can stop by to see it!


"Hey, I did that!"

14 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

Heather! That is awesome...good for you!

Steve Willson said...

Hey, Heather, that's great. My daughter goes to school at OU in Athens, so I know I'll be there sometime in August. I'll make sure I get to the library and see your display.

Tom said...

Congratulations, Heather! It looks great.

Monika said...

Congrats! I totally know what you mean by the "I did that!" sentiment. When I first got some of my work in a gallery it was so exciting to see some of my favorite photos framed and hanging on a wall for all to see. I hope the exhibit gets lots of visitors - the photos should draw them right in!

Heather said...

Michele - Thank you!

Steve - That's so nice of you. I think you've mentioned before that your daughter goes to OU, but I had forgotten about that. Keep in mind that it's the public library, not the university library. Thanks for your support!

Tom - Thanks so much!

Monika - Thanks! It really is a neat feeling to finally see some of these images "freed" from the chains of my computer!

The Early Birder said...

Congratulations Heather. What an achievement...be very proud.
Pity I'm not closer as I'd love to see them in the flesh. FAB.

KaHolly said...

Oh Heather, CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so pleased for you. They look great! ~karen

Andy said...

The drive a bit long for me...lol... congrats are in order!

Heather said...

Frank, Karen, Andy - Many thanks to all of you. Even though you are all far away, I still feel the love! ;)

Jim McCormac said...

Excellent work, Heather, and your photos are well worth exhibiting and SHOULD be broadcast to a wider audience!

Jim

Kelly said...

...cool, Heather!! That's awesome. Your photos are so beautiful...the collection enhances the feel. Congratulations!

Heather said...

Jim - Thanks for the kind words.

Kelly - Thanks so much!

Gabrielle said...

Heather - congratulations on the exhibit! That's so exciting! Your photography is so lovely; I wish I lived near enough to come see it. I hope you get lots of visitors and well-deserved press.

Heather said...

Gabrielle - Thank you so much for your nice comment.