My Gallery Dream + The Wonderland Series

I started this blog in November because I wanted to get artwork in a gallery by October 14th, 2010.  This blog opened more doors that I could have ever imagined.  It's amazing.  Last night I went to the Crave Atlanta event where Cham Home, High Gloss Blue and Running with Tweezers spoke, and the universal theme way the amazement over the power of blogs.  They are truly amazing things...  All three of them talked about how much closer they were to achieving their dreams because of their blogs.  I could not agree more. This blog has opened up doors I could never have imagined.  A few weeks ago I was at the Bobby McAlpine book signing with Charm Home and High Gloss Blue.  I saw Todd Murphy ... if you read this blog then you know about my complete obsession with Todd Murphy... Screen shot 2010-06-22 at 11.18.16 AM Screen shot 2010-06-22 at 11.18.24 AM

Todd is famous for so many things, but I fell in love with him because of these amazing dresses...

So, when I was at the event I asked Todd if he would give me some advice. Not only did he give me advice, he met me for coffee and went over my photography with me for TWO HOURS. His generosity was overwhelming. The main advice he gave me was to finish a series of which I'm really really proud.

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I have been taking pictures of these dresses for so long, and I think I just hit a wall. I needed a bump in creativity.

This past weekend Matthew, Hailey Lowe and I competed in the Artist Trifecta photo scavenger hunt in Castleberry Hills.

I was so excited about the challenge because teams competed in a 13 hour challenge to solve and photograph 20 clues, edit the photographs and get them printed. The winner gets one month representation at Artist Trifecta. The 20 photographs get printed and will be hung for the next Castleberry Hill art stroll.

Here are our 20 photographs with the clues underneath them....

Wonderland black Spell out your favorite word with letters you find... We chose the word "Wonderland." This series represents our take on "Alice in Wonderland"


"A Picture of a Loft or Business Sign"

Everythign will be ok

"Everything Will Be Ok"

Alice Fallen

A Photograph with Shadows or a Sunbeam


"We are Number 1 at Putting Out Fires"


A Flag




"I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony."

Dogs of war

"Cry "Havoc" and release the dogs of war."


A Doorway




"That'e me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, loosing my religion."




Someone in uniform


"Where's the Beef"


"I wanna be where the people are. I wanna see, wanna see um dancing."


"If Cinderella was 21 she would dink out of one of these."

Train Track

Railroad Tracks

City Scape

City Scape


A series of numbers that adds up to 10.

So that's it.....

The photographs are being judged now, and I will find out on the July 9th Castleberry Hills art stroll if my dream came true and I finally get work into a galley! Cross your fingers for me :)

Even if I don't win, I finally have a set of pictures that I'm so excited about...

Thank you so much to Matthew and Hailey. I couldn't have done it without you!

Remember to enter the "My Favorite Room" contest by Wednesday at midnight!!