Hi'ya, dear friends! Big hugs to all. I thought I'd be back sooner on the blog, but you know how it goes with summer distractions. I'll write about more of them mañana.
One distraction has been a local photography exhibition. A week or so before our party (the day after the Solstice), I got an email saying my three submissions were accepted and I would need to deliver them matted, framed, and ready to hang on what turned out to be the day after our party. All good, because that distracted me from getting too anxious about prepping for the party (including cleaning house and yard), as well as the party stuff sidetracked me from becoming nervous about preparing the photos for display.
The photo above of an apple blossom is one that's on display in the exhibit. I took the picture in the backyard on a late Spring afternoon, then played around with Photoshop filters to get the final effect.
Getting the photos ready for display took a village. A local business services shop printed the photos for me. I found frames at a thrift shop. Good friend Jen painted the frames for me the morning after our party, and the Husband helped me put wire on the frames and get me down to the gallery minutes before the deadline. Thank you, thank you!
This adventure is still not done. This Friday evening is the public reception and I must bring an appetizer to the party. I'm thinking some kind of cream cheese concoction on fresh apricots based on a dried apricot appetizer recipe that good friend Missus H emailed me. I don't know where I'd be without a village of great folks supporting me.
Last Saturday, the Husband and I got a sneak peak of the exhibition while it was still in the making. I was certainly thrilled to see my photos on the wall hanging with the professional photographers.
By the way, my theme is faces in flowers. Hee, hee.
I'm linking up with ABC Wednesday, which starts its 25th round today, and with Say Cheese!, hosted by the witty Jeanna of Ched Curtain. Thank you, hosts!
Going to be in or around Hollister this Friday evening? Drop by and say hello, please. :-)