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I want to thank everyone who came out to the Piney Woods Art Festival in Enterprise, Alabama this weekend, especially those who dropped by my booth. The positive response to "Abandoned Wiregrass," as well as my prints and framed art, was overwhelming. I would especially like to thank the Coffee County Arts Alliance for hosting the event and allowing me to attend. Piney Woods has been a vital part of the community fabric in Enterprise for as long as I can remember. This was my first year participating, and I will be sure to return.
My photo "Winter Chairs" was honored with Best In Show. This kinda blows me away, because there were some SERIOUSLY talented artists at the event. I am honored and grateful.
It was great to see many friends drop by the booth, including old friends from college I have not seen in many years. I received an unexpected surprise when, in the festival's closing hour, I heard a voice say "That's my shack!" Sure enough, it was the gentleman who owns the cabin featured on the cover of Abandoned Wiregrass. I had not seen Mr. Waters since the day I took that image. We had a great time catching up and talking about the shack's history, and other places around the local area that might be good candidates for future photos.
I'm not sure when or where my next event will be, as the local art festival scene slows down in the summer. I'll be taking the opportunity to keep writing my fiction novels, as well as riding the roads (on my motorcycle, of course!) looking for my next photograph.
Keep checking back for updates!
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I keep on a blogging schedule about as well as I keep on a diet, and some weeks are better than others. This was a good week because I got the post written and out on a Monday. Yeah. My diet? Not so much.
Its been a good week, no, a GREAT WEEK! Why? because it just was, that's why. I felt good this week, and feeling good is good enough (can anyone name the movie that line comes from?) I spent this week working hard on my day job, working on an article for a local newsletter, and working on this website.
Some of you might have noticed some recent changes to my website. I've tried to make it more informative and user friendly. These are a few of the changes:
1. A list of upcoming and recent events, such as book signings and speaking engagements.
2. Portfolios of my photography.
3. Newspaper & web articles, reviews and places you can purchase "Abandoned Wiregrass."
When I start making the big bucks, I'll hire someone to make me a snazzy e-commerce website, but until then I'll be running the Weebly free version.
That's all I have for now. Have fun exploring the new features on the website. See ya next week.
Tip of the week: Don't listen to sleeping music using Spotify. Your preference algorithms will never be the same.
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