Thursday, August 16

Oh My... Just Three Weeks To Go...

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My show's scheduled for September 7, three weeks from tomorrow! I'm nervous about two things. The first has to do with all of the details remaining. I've ordered the four big prints on canvas and expect them to come from the mounter sometime late next week. Most of the twenty or so prints I plan to display in 16" X 20" frames are printed, but I think I'll print another five or six this weekend before I make the final decision re. framing (which I will do next weekend). Early this week I got the idea to print maybe ten on 8.5" X 11" paper and mount them in 11" X 14" frames. I bought the frames, but haven't started that job yet. Perhaps I'll only do five. Decisions... decisions. And I have to send out a press release to all of the area media. I already sent out a large email blast, and want to send out a reminder perhaps on September 1st.

Oh yeah... We ran a large ad for the show in my magazines in this August's issue which went to some 30,000 business executives in the region.

And I designed this graphic for both that second mailer and as a limited small print that I could display at the trust and maybe five or six other places around the area. Perhaps I should attach it to the media release, which I will also distribute by email?


Oh.... Oh.... My friend Steve was laid up with foot surgery a couple of weeks ago, so he insisted that he design and execute some Apple Books of my images and the came yesterday and.. and... WHOA! Apple does a magnificient job, and Steve did a magnificenter (Sp!) job laying the thing out. THEY ROCK! I can leave them out and show off about two hundred images to any masochist who comes by and needs a fix of pain.

For all the past details on the show CLICK HERE!

I said there were two things which have me nervous. The second? Will anyone come? Arrrrgh! Maybe I should buy a bullhorn and stand on the sidewalk that night pleading with passersby to come in? That seems to work for the strip clubs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and on The Strip in Vegas. Hmmm.....

Any suggestions? I have really appreciated all of your previous input and nerve calming. Odd, I do photography as a therapy to relax... but now I know why so many artists drink. Sheeesh....

4 comments:

pnfphotography said...

Huge grin... you created beautiful works of art...THEY WILL COME.... relax some once your set and just enjoy every second of this....it is a BIG moment and treasure it rather than worry...people will come...trust me.... hugest grin and a warm hug.

YOU rock and so does your WORK......

Enjoy...take pics before n after..... of YOU LOL...grins

John Roberts said...

Relax. Enjoy. They will come.

Chad Oneil said...

Hey Ted,
I'm glad you enjoyed the Bride images. I appreciate what you had to say. Thanks.

Thomas said...

It seems as if you have things under control from a technical, preparation perspective. Looks as if you're right on time and things are unfolding nicely.

Having the opportunity to run real ad campaigns for the show is certainly another big plus.

That you have things under control from an artistic perspective... Who would doubt that?

Mhh..too long a text. John has put it already perfectly into three simple words.

Are you going to produce a catalogue of the exhibited pieces? With prints and explanations? Would that be available also to those that won't make it?