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#FrameItFriday (week 45, season 2)

#FrameItFriday (week 45, season 2)

Whoa, posting late today! I decided to take the morning and deliver some calendars to my local friends. I'm glad I did. I got to see some wonderful people that I haven't seen in person for a very long time.

In a few weeks time I will be celebrating my 7th year of posting my #ChickPicotheDay. In Heather lingo that translates to 2,555 days in a row or 2,190 daily pics PAST that 365 day photo project. I simply never stopped. Bit obsessed wouldn't you say? lol

A couple of people have asked me how I pick what I'll post each day. I'll tell you there's no deep science to it, for the most part I wing it. Some days I'll know in advance but for the most part I'll make my morning coffee and decide after those first few sips. I don't like to wait until that 11th hour but most of the time that's how it ends up.

Some days I'll look at my selection, not be 100% happy with the shot and close my eyes and click "send" and pray people will like my choice. It's on those days when I have those doubts that people like the shot more than I could ever have imagined. That's art for you I guess. You can't like everything but there was a reason why I took the shot to begin with so off I post it.

It's around this time of the year when we're ramping up for Christmas, the trees are bare of leaves, things get quiet, and Heather gets bored. To relieve the boredom I'll try and get out with a few of my peers, network and visit specific places that give me that much needed kick in the arse for inspiration.

That "place" this week was the AGH-Art Gallery of Hamilton to see the Vivian Maier exhibit. I won't go into details about this except to say there's an amazing movie on Netflix about her and I highly recommend you watch it if you're into photography. If you're local to Hamilton, I recommend you visit her incredible work. The show runs until the first week of January 2019.

In learning more about this "secretive" photographer and her recently discovered stash of 120,000 images, negatives and undeveloped film it's made me think......I wonder what will happen with all of the images I've taken these past 7 years? Vivian had 200 boxes full of her work and if I think about it, between all of my hard drives...I wonder what will happen after I check out of this planet. Will my kids look through them? Will they be able to see my collection if it's all on some computer apparatus? I'm seriously considering making them into books. Books hang around a long time, you don't need to plug them in to see what's in them or need bluetooth or wifi. Books can last forever unless you burn them or get them wet. Something I am pondering.....

My first step into the paperization of my work is my calendar....did you know I have my first calendar out?? lol I do, I do and for $20ea. you can buy one or 2 or 3 (plus $5 if you want it mailed). Not only can you use it to keep you organized (because it's got those big spaces on it to write appts on) it is also the gift that keeps on giving. Firstly and most importantly $2 of every calendar sold will go to our local Brant County SPCA (#StellaCat's idea) and secondly, at the end of the year you can frame every month's shots and hang them up in your house or at work or gift them. I've just talked myself out of future sales for those images but what the heck, it's true.

So........I've sold 70% of my calendars, they're signed by me, the quality is superb and I think they turned out pretty darn good. What are you waiting for? I've only a limited supply remaining and I'm on the fence whether or not I'll re-stock them. Thank you to all of you who have ordered so far, I appreciate it immensely!

Peace, love, kumbaya,

Heather #CanonGirl #KayakCameraGirl #BrantfordPhotographer #StudioNorth#HeatherCardlePhotographer #SupportLocal

P.S.-about the photo I posted here. The green one is the black & white I posted a few days back that some people wanted to see in colour. Oh and before I forget, it's a 12 month calendar (someone thought I was just selling January 2019 lol) and Stella is NOT in the calendar because she wanted to charge me way too much $$$ to appear in it. #CatsAreBrats

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