Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun at Martin Sortun!

A big Thank You to all who came out to see us at Martin Sortun on Saturday. We really had a lot of fun! It was a busy day for us again - very typical of this event. I recognized many return customers, while enjoying meeting many new and interesting people.

None could have been more interesting than a gentlemen from Auburn who, as it turned out, once lived in the exact same house I did as a kid! What are the odds?

Our note card line began to run a little thin towards the end, which made me a little nervous. This was due to a delay in shipment by our supplier, and is currently being rectified. We will have plenty on hand at our next show in Covington in a couple of weeks. More prints too! I'll have more details on that show soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Martin Sortun Craft Fair

I thought I would take a moment to post some updates tonight while I work on my inventory of matted prints. Lots of new stuff being added to the collection! Tomorrow night I will be working on notecards and display additions.

Why all this work? Because this Saturday we will be appearing at Martin Sortun's Craft Fair in Kent. Martin Sortun is the most recognized craft fair in the area, with lots of history. Over 60 vendors will be on hand. It's also well advertised. So, it stands to reason that we better have enough product!

If you get a chance and are in the area, please come by and see us from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. I would love to meet you! Martin Sortun is just off 132nd Ave. in Kent (East Hill), just south of QFC.

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Our next appearance will be at the Covington Hollydaze Bazaar at the Convington MultiCare Clinic the first weekend in December. More on that later!

Unfortunately, we had to turn down the Meridian show this year due to a scheduling conflict. We will possibly revisit this one in the spring or next fall.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Snoqualmie Falls

Saturday morning I met up with my good friend Alan Bauer for a tour of the Snoqualmie valley in search of Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, and any other fowl that caught our attention.

En route to our meeting place in Fall City, I elected to detour through Snoqualmie for a look at the falls around sunrise.

The water volume was fairly low coming over the falls, but the hovering fog above the falls made the scene pretty interesting. Add the sun's early rays penetrating the fog layer and it made for a beautiful morning.

The same fog that added such attraction to the falls served as a detriment in our search for birds in the lower valley. As we drove through Carnation and Duvall, the fog grew thicker and visibility decreased. We had hoped that it would burn off by late morning, but it was not to be.

Still, it was good to see Alan again and learn about the valley he calls home. I'm sure I'll return again soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Go Army!

It always fascinates me to learn of the various industries interested in my images. Certainly many are industries and organizations I never would have thought of while out capturing the photographs.

In the case of this image, it is the United States Army! Yes, you read that correctly. This image of Mt. Rainier will appear on a trade booth for the next couple of years in the southeast region of our country.

The image was taken just above Moraine Park during a backpack to Mystic Lake. This is an area I really hope to get back to someday. Of course, it will be a much longer trip now with the closure of the Carbon River Road.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunrise Holiday Craft Fair a Success!

The Holiday Craft Fair at Sunrise Elementary yesterday was a success! I would like to extend a special Thank You to the coordinator of the event, Jennifer Ritchie.

Note cards were our most popular items, so it will be back to work to replace inventory. Also, I discovered we were sold out of some of our most popular Rainier prints - oops!

No worries. We will have plenty of stock at our next show in 2 weeks at Martin Sortun.

Also, we will be participating in the Covington Hollydaze Bazaar at the Convington MultiCare Clinic the first weekend in December. More on that later!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Autumn Craft Fair

I'm getting busy! Tomorrow night I will be judging images in the WTA Northwest Exposure photo contest, then it is back home to prepare for my upcoming display at Sunrise Elementary's Autumn Craft Fair on Saturday! Actually, the preparation work has already begun. The printer has been going non-stop!

If you happen to be in the Kent or Fairwood area between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturday, stop on by! I will have many new prints available, signed copies of my book Mount Rainier, and complete collection of note cards.

Sunrise Elementary
22300 132nd Ave S.E.
Kent, WA 98042

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 2, 2009

WTA NW Exposure Contest

The deadline for the Washington Trails Association's 7th annual Northwest Exposure photo was October 16th, 2009. Now it's time to judge the entries.

Wednesday night I will be meeting with the other contest judges at the WTA office in Seattle where we will view each image projected on a wall and decide which ones are the best. This is always a fun event for me as I not only get to meet other fellow photographers, but enjoy the talented work of many new aspiring photographers as well.

Hopefully, some of the images I will be viewing Wednesday night will be yours!