Monday, June 01, 2009

So much to do ...

Sulo, Istanbul, originally uploaded by - di.

One of this family's favourite people flew out today and tonight we find ourselves quietly adjusting to life without her here in the lounge, reading or working away on my little blue Samsung laptop ... breaking for laughter or a nice cup of English Breakfast tea.

Travel safe, Ms V.

Life hasn't slowed down ... if anything, we've kicked things up a gear or two and the Etsy shop is undergoing constant change with all kinds of new products being researched as I write this. My daughter is an inspiring creature and I'm excited about her ideas for our Etsy future.

I took a peek at my Istanbul series and was delighted by things found lurking there, waiting for me to get back to editing them. I mailed photographs to friends ... photographs I should have sent long ago but just haven't revisited.

Tomorrow I'm photographing so many interesting people that I expect to end the day empty. The exhibition images are coming together ... I love the way my work finds its own voice or path.

The title will be Public Self/Private Self but already I have been taken on a journey I didn't expect. The press conference for the exhibition happens on Thursday, with the prints being hung Friday night. The exhibition booklet has been distributed and I'm delighted with it. The larger exhibition I'm a small part of is titled Kunst Op De Baan - een symbiose tussen kunst en commerce.

Hmmm, I think that's all for tonight. I crashed and burned most of yesterday but perhaps it was necessary. Today has surely been a better day. Here's hoping tomorrow is excellent for all of us.

Tot straks.


Lydia said...

The exhibition sounds wonderful and very exciting! I'll be by your Etsy shop soon; marvelous that your daughter is a part of this project.

Love the peace in this shot. And I love the Merton quote in the following post.

furiousBall said...

I don't think I had seen this shot before, I have a special place in my heart for all things nautical (including Spongebob) from growing up sailing with my father so much

Di Mackey said...

Hey Lydia, the exhibition is allowing me to meet the loveliest people and my daughter is doing so well with the Etsy shop. I hope all is good with you xo

I have more than 3000 shots of Istanbul to work through, Van. This was a new one found as I try categorise the photographs in my quiet times here. (Not spongebob - bleh ;)) I didn't realise you and your dad sailed. They must be delicious memories.


Robert Louis Stevenson:

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.Nice Comment!

Di Mackey said...

:) Thanks Michael