Monday, February 10, 2014
It's another new day and I'd like to talk a little bit about planning and setting goals. Yeah, yeah, I know... But it IS a new year - albeit a little past January 1st - and you know that old saying, if you don't have a plan, you plan to fail. So here we go...
Just after the holidays I met with a local poet and we decided we were going to collaborate on a project together. "What?" you may be thinking. "What does photography have to do with poetry?" Well, plenty if you think about it. It is an art form after all and if you are looking to reach viewers who may or may not get what your project is all about, the addition of another art form could definitely help; not to mention the addition of a whole other audience seeing your work. So, we're doing a project that will encompass locations all over the entire state, which is very exciting, but in addition, all proceeds from the sale of our images/poetry will benefit our local children's cancer center.
If we weren't engaged in the planning process, we wouldn't be able to even begin this project. It would remain in the talking stages forever - and no one benefits from that, especially the artists. We'd still be sitting around griping about how we "wish" we could get our work seen and actually make a living at what we love. Well, wishing and hoping never got anyone anywhere, so how about we stop griping and get our butts up out of that chair and do something! It doesn't have to be ginormous, just start the process. People help those that help themselves. Just sayin'.
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