Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Putting my work out there- yikes

so here's the story: at work we were planning a organization wide inservice. We usually do this about every 2 years. It's like planning a wedding and after we all collapse for a few days. I found myself on the group that was put in charge of 'sparkle'. As we were meeting we floated the idea of having a small reception on the first day for everyone. As the discussion continued we decided to have a harvest theme and have donation boxes for Feed Nova Scotia (food or cash). The next big decions involved having a cash bar and some munchies. Someone then brought up the idea of door prizes. Since we are government health agency there is very limited funding for such things. My friend Susan says 'I know, how about you donate some of your photos?' I looked at her in disbelief. 'No one is going to want my pictures' I say. 'Well I do' she says. After a few minutes I say, 'ok, but you pick the pictures and I will take care of the printing and framing'. Susan goes to my FB and picks her favourites. I then send them around to the others on the committee for voting. Three are chosen and I print and frame them. It was such a strange feeling to do this. It was like putting my children on display.

When I walked into the reception room, I saw them there and then headed to the bar. :) The method was to give everyone 5 tickets and they put them in bags for the prizes they want to win. Turns out my photos were a hit. People were disappointed to not win. Seriously. My photos. It's still feeling strange but more cool and less 'oh god what if people think they are lame?' One person came up and complimented me. And then said "I have to get a nice camera to take nice pictures with." I remembered my friend Grant's joke and said 'you can take nice pictures with any camera. It's like buying expensive pots and expecting that to improve cooking'. okay, so I was a little miffed, but it is annoying.

Anyway, enough chatting. These are the 3 pictures chosen. Turns out 'shells' was the most popular.


  1. Freakin' awesome! You go, Girl! :)

    It is a shame that the un-initiated make those comments. Kinda takes the wind out of your sails, eh what? :( Sorry.

  2. thanks Glenn. no worries about the un-initiated. I've gotten used to it. :)

  3. They are all lovely! Next step....a whole show of your photos!

  4. thanks Sara but I don't think I'm ready for that yet :)