Ok, here it is. Me getting my feet wet. In a blog. It was not too long ago that I knew I would never be one of those people who blogs about nothing to noone. Three years of constant picture-taking later, I am at a crossroads: new beginning: or as my dad would put it 'taking it to a new level'. I have just joined a talented and diverse school of artists at Local Colors of Utah Fine Art Gallery, and the variety of emotions I have experienced as I'm preparing my photos for our new location has left me in the same place as when I learned I was voted in. Excited, unsure of myself, stressed, and did I mention excited?
This first post is dedicated to all of the wonderful family, friends and co-workers who have encouraged and supported and endured my incessant photo-snapping/yapping. You will all endure much, much more I'm afraid. I also have to mention my paternal grandfather, Howard Gates, whose love of nature and photography has influenced my own, and whose presence and soft chuckle I feel more than hear whenever I put camera to eye and peer through the lens. I will also gratefully mention the complete strangers who are giving me a chance, and whom I hope will soon become friends as we work together to make our gallery the epicenter of local art in Utah.
Hence the blog.
If you're wondering about me, I am a music-loving, family-oriented, shutterbugging smart-aleck with a bit of a mouth. I am addicted to learning, nature, astronomy, sleeping, and oddly enough, office supplies. *shrug* I have an introverted and introspective side, I try to be a good listener, and I hope to one day grow up to be as good a person as my mom. And Dad, I wish you were here to give me your take on my "stuff." I know you would probably be one of my biggest cheerleaders. Now there's a picture ;D
Join me as I learn to take and market pictures like a pro, and feel free to laugh with and at me. There may even be some food for thought in here somewhere.