Back in the Saddle

In case you hadn’t noticed, I took a little break from the photo editing and blogging world. Here is what I’ve been up to since my last post.

I had been doing a TON of art shows! In 2016 I made the Resolution to do one Art Show a month. It was fun, but exhausting! Then 2017 I did shows here and there, and worked on photoing and editing like normal. Then in late August of 2017, a little storm called Harvey hit. My family and I were not affected (Thank you, Baby Jesus!) But it shut the city down for about two weeks, rained for 5 days straight, and we thought we were going to have to evacuate because of the flooding of the Brazos River. During that time I edited photos, watched the news, and basically stayed on the computer THE ENTIRE TIME. So after that, I took a long break from editing. I just couldn’t stand working on the computer more than I needed to for a while.

Around that time, I got pregnant (YAY!) so I worked on editing a little and did some more art shows, but not much. On maternity leave I thought I would edit more than I did, but basically I didn’t want to be on the computer when I could be sleeping, so not much was going on then either. (Not that I haven’t done ANYTHING, here are a few photos from the past year).

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Now that I have a toddler, working on the computer is getting a little easier. Just put on Daniel Tiger and he is happy for a little while, while I work. However, I never really put my camera down during all that time. So I have a 2 year backlog of unedited photos! YIKES! Lots to catch up on and go through.

Fast forward to last week, and I found a shop in Galveston, Texas called 29 Degrees North, that I have since put my work in! It’s a consignment shop that just opened up, but it is quickly turning into an art gallery – there are so many artists in my shoes that want to showcase their work, but don’t have a way to do it on their own. Thus, the art gallery/consignment shop was born! At the end of every month, Galveston does an Art Walk and the shops all stay open late and draw big crowds. I’m hoping to be able to help out at some of them coming up, so I can get to know the other local artists, and see how everything operates.

My ultimate dream is to one day open my own wine bar and art studio in Llano, Texas that contains consignment pieces from other local artists, so I feel like this could be a step in that direction, which I’m super excited about!

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