I guess I've still been working too hard, because I see it's been awhile since my last entry. Unfortunately, I didn't get out photographing much this fall... too busy trying to make a living I guess. No, that's not a complaint. Over the weekend during our recent October snow storm, I was reminded yet again, how truly fortunate I am. While the storm was causing havoc with so many other folks, I was in my workshop cutting mats and printing images, music playing as the wood stove made my house nice n'cozy. Can't complain about that!
October has been a busy month. My show schedule brought me to my home town of Woodstock, Connecticut where I got to visit a bit with family & friends. I don't get home enough, it was so good to see everyone. During the week or so that I was away from my home office, I was contacted by "The Scene" magazine, a free publication from the mid-coast Maine area. They are promoting the upcoming ARTFULL GIFTS show in Northport, Maine in November and wanted to use one of my images as their cover shot. Hopefully, this will be great exposure for both my business and for the ARTFULL GIFTS show. I will also have an advertisement in the November issue of THE SCENE, which is distributed along much of the Maine coast. It will be exciting to see how much new traffic it may bring to my website!
Another message I received while still in CT was from a wonderful reporter from the ISLANDER newspaper, in Bar Harbor. Mel Rice called & said she'd like to do an article on me to accompany my month long exhibit this November at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, on Mount Desert Island. At first, she wanted to join me on a photo shoot, which sounded like fun! However, the more I thought about it, the more nervous I got. Although I make every effort to ensure a productive photo op, when it comes to Mother Nature & wildlife, neither is ever quite as predictable as I'd like. We opted for her to come to my workshop to do the interview instead, since weather & lighting had not been cooperating with my attempts to get out all week. After I had the chance to get to know Mel, I realized she would have been great company if we had gone out, even if the photo shoot was not as productive as I would have liked. We sat & discussed why I do what I do and I shared some of my experiences with her, the progress I've made over the years and the frustrations of the slow pace, considering that I am self taught at all of this. I'll be anxious to see her story when it runs later this week. If anyone has the opportunity to see the article, please let me know what you think!
Typically, this time of year my show schedule is winding down and I only have one or two shows left. This year, I have FIVE more to come! Check out my schedule online and see if I'll be doing a show near you: Lori Davis Photography Schedule If there's merchandise that you'd like and I'm coming to your area, let me know ahead of time and I can bring it to the show & save shipping fees!
In the meantime, please remember my website as you are doing your holiday shopping. I just added gift certificates, which can be emailed or snail mailed. What a great way to give the gift of photography, but allow your recipient to select the image they like the best! My website also allows you to select merchandise, have it gift wrapped & shipped to someone on your holiday gift list! Over the years, many of my customers have used this service and compliment me not only on the convenience of their shopping experience, but also on "how good I make them look" once the gift arrives!
Thanks for reading! I guess I'd better get back to work now! :-)