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Sunday, May 20, 2012

My New Blog

I have started another blog. I am stupid-busy with finals, but wanted to push this out because some of you have emailed me, asking when it would happen. It is still simple, and there is only one post on it as of right now, but it is there! Be sure to check it out, follow it, and drop a comment or two in there so I feel special and know that people are reading my stuff. :)


Friday, May 18, 2012

Donation for AIDS Action Coalition in Huntsville, Alabama

I have been invited to donate a piece of my works to a fundraiser that benefits the AIDS Action Coalition in Huntsville, Alabama. Every year, this wonderful organization benefits from a fundraiser called Dining With Friends. While dining on delicious culinary creations, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction. In past years, over 700 tickets were sold to this event. This is one of the largest fundraiser events in the southeast!

I was introduced to this wonderful event by the amazing Denise Onwere, a local artist who simply won't allow me to wait another moment before I put my name out there in the artistic world. I'm incredibly grateful for her support, motivation, and can-do attitude about getting started. She has opened countless doors for me in the local area, and inspired me to do some wonderful things with my camera. To say the least, Denise has been nothing short of a blessing my world.

After running the idea of my participation in the event by my instructor, Jill Mott, I decided to take the leap into the professional world of photography. I highly value Instructor Mott's professional opinions, and trust her guidance. She is a great source of inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for me. I am a better photographer after studying under her, and I can only hope to have the honor of learning more from her in the future.

After showing Instructor Mott my portfolio, and discussing the event, I decided to donate two pieces for the silent auction this year. Each image is an 8x10 print, double matted and framed to an 11x14 piece. Here is a picture of each final piece just before I donated them.

"Providence At Night"

"Tree Swing"

I obtained two tickets to the event, and permission to bring my camera and take pictures. The silent auction begins at 7pm on Saturday, May 19th. I hope to bring back some great pictures of my first professional appearance!