May 26, 2011

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants was a thought provoking movie. Like The Titanic some of the images are still floating around in my head. The show was complicated and at the same time had some simple messages. The show was about the circus and veterinarians and said, "Don't abuse animals" loud and clear.

It is a violent movie not for the young. The movie starts out with the main character, Jacob's, parents dying. And, we witness some animal abuse.  In the end one wrong is met with another, but in the depression, this is how it was.

Jacob (played by Robert Pattinson) falls in love with married Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) during the story. Parents need to remind children that this isn't appropriate behavior. Both orphans, these characters send messages about survival. This movie had me sitting on the edge of my seat, but as a mom, I was worried about the messages we send to our children as they take in these films.

May 24, 2011

Canton Festival of the Arts Success!

What a fun art show! I thought I would share my new booth shots here from the Canton Festival of the Arts. I added matted 11" x 14" works which fit a 16" x 20" frame picture in the bin above.

I am offering more canvas works at each show. Here is a shot from another angle. I am printing these large canvases (24" x 36") now. I love this product and hope you do too. They sell between $329 unframed and $429 framed. Each canvas has a protective finsh on it.

I am beginning my second year on the show circuit and I have learned so much. Thank you everyone for attending art festivals!

May 23, 2011

FaceBook for Photographers

I spoke this past week about twitter, facebook and constant contact. My discussion was targeted to new users of social media especially focusing on content. This post will focus on what has worked for me on facebook.

I have gotten a nice response from posting small albums from a shoot. Here is the response to a photo album of 5 tulip images.

Asking questions has been helpful on FaceBook as well. Here I asked for plant identification help.
Most recently, I asked for help creating a title for one of my photographs. Here is the screen shot from that post below.
I enjoy the interaction by fans on my facebook page. Find my page here.

What has worked for you on your facebook page? Please post thoughts and links to your FB pages as well.