For the past four days, I have gone out well before dawn to shoot. It has been good for my skills and for my soul. The day job is becoming more and more repetitious and I find that I rise earlier and earlier to give myself to what I like best: seeing and photographing nature. On rainy days, I stay in and edit and study. On beautiful days, like last Friday, I shoot from half an hour before dawn until about half an hour afterwards, then scurry home to upload and see what I have. From Friday through Monday of this week, I have seen some incredible sunrises, shorebirds feeding like mad at Slaughter Beach, tidal flats at sunrise, fields of golden wheat, speckled with cornflowers, and some amazing herons. I am blessed and lucky to live in central Delaware.
I am attending a two-day art marketing workshop hosted by the Rehoboth Art League and featuring nationally know speaker and self-proclaimed "ArtBiz Coach" Alyson Stanfield. First day brought lots of information about organizing the nuts and bolts of an art business. Tomorrow we will be entering the wild world of marketing our art. I am sure that tomorrow's discussions will prompt some updates and improvements to this site. Hope you will enjoy them. I am working hard at getting my art out there for people to see, enjoy and hopefully love enough to add to their personal collections. Also entering my first juried show at Mispillion Art League this week. Should be lots of fun.
Last night, I went to the Rehoboth Art League for the opening of the Fred Comegys show. Fred and his son Buck were there to greet fans and fellow photographers. It was fun for me to stand in the room with local photojournalists, fine art photographers, and a few award-winning photographers. Living history. The people who record the images of who we are and where we are in time. Glad I went. RAL is where I got my start as an artist, as a scholarship kid in a summer class. It was sweet to come back all these years later and remember those times.
In more ways than one. Wrote two articles this week, one for next Tuesday's MilfordLIVE, one for the Milford Chronicle's Wednesday edition. Lots of work and not a lot of photography this week, though this afternoon's clouds show promise of a good sunset. Here's a sunrise from last Sunday, however, that I thought was quite special. Thanks for visiting!
Just like me, it is a work in progress. It was fun to sift through the last four years of photographs to find a representative selection to put on the website. Hope you like what you see. I will be adding as I go along. Thanks to all who have encouraged me to do this. I find I rather like it!
Friends and fellow artists have encouraged me to start a blog. Today, I am doing just that. I hope that my words and images will provoke thought and inspire imagination.