Monday, November 29, 2010

New website...

Just packaged my first order from the NEW website!  All seemed to process quite smoothly!  Yay!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

One show to go...

But, who's counting, right?  ME!  Twenty shows in a five month period feels like a lot to me.  .The production work in between is what's keeping me the busiest.  Printing, matting, framing, the new website...  I didn't get out photographing nearly as much as I would have liked this past season.  I'm hoping to get ahead on some of the production work over the winter and allow myself more time to get out and "play" next season. 

I am not complaining.  Every day I am grateful to be self employed.  Grateful to be able to make a living doing what I enjoy most.  It is worth every ounce of hard work and I know that there are many people out there struggling to find work, to keep their homes and worse.  I am grateful (just a little tired!).

The new website is up and running pretty smoothly.  www.LoriDavisPhotography.Com   There are still many images to be added, which I hope to work on over the next couple of weeks.  The old website will remain online through the holidays or at least until I get all of the images transferred to the new site.  To access the "old" website, follow this link:  The shopping cart feature is still safe, secure & ready for holiday shoppers!

It's embarrassing, but its been a year since my last newsletter.  I didn't get one out this spring, due to the Florida trip and other time commitments.  This evening, I sent out my holiday newsletter.  It went out later than I would have liked, but still in time to hopefully encourage some holiday shopping.  Gotta pump up that savings account for the winter!  No shows until June 2011 and the winters here in Maine are long & cold.

I'll be in Hartford, CT this coming weekend (December 3,4 & 5) for the Castleberry Christmas Craft Expo.  Visit this link for more a list of exhibitors, directions, times and a coupon off admission.  Castleberry Fairs
I hope to see you there!

Let me know what you think of the new website.  Thanks for checking back.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sorry for my absence...

I can't believe its been almost a month and a half since my last post.  Thank you for those who have taken the time to check back. I apologize for not keeping up.  I've had shows every weekend and have been going crazy w/ production of prints, matting, framing, note cards, filling orders, etc...  You'd think I'd be RICH by now!

Another project that has been taking up much of my time is the new website.  The site I've had for a few years now, has really been very disappointing for tech support. In a desperate rush to get a new site up before the holiday rush, I've been working on that most of the past two weeks, when I'm not at or preparing for shows.   Those of you familiar with my collection of images will notice some changes.  The old site had over 800 images, the new site, at this time, only has 235 or so.  Once this is up & running, I will be able to add more images, however, I didn't want to invest lots of time adding images until I was sure the new site could do what I wanted.  The design of this site will be very different.  You will hopefully be happy to see much larger thumbnails and there will be much less clicking required.  I welcome feedback, both positive and negative. 

This afternoon, I've made the attempt to transfer my domain name of www.LoriDavisPhotography.Com to the new site.  It can take up to two days, but hopefully all will go smoothly.  You may have to update your bookmarks, since the new site will actually be LoriDavisPhotography.Com and not the shopping cart site that you were directed to before.  I'd like to thank my friend Gene Thompson for all of his hard work helping me figure out the new site.  He's been a huge help!

I've only got two shows left for the 2010 season.  My body & mind are both looking forward to a break!  I'll be in Northport, Maine this weekend.  Then the first weekend in December, I'll be in Hartford, CT for a three day show.  After that, I'll be working on adding more images to the website... even scanning some slides from trips that no one has seen yet!  I'm kinda looking forward to that.

Thanks again for checking back.  I appreciate your support!