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(posted on 16 Nov 2017)

 

I listened to my 5-minute interview on 1270AM KAJO today at 12:50pm.  It was good if I say so myself.  I didn't sound nervous and very few "uh's" and "uhm's."  I am hoping to secure more radio (maybe TV?) interviews in the near future.  

Still workin' it!

Marie

 

(posted on 3 Nov 2017)

Well, time does get away from us, I know it does for me.  Just to give you an update:  On November 1st I attended another Chamber "Greeters" meeting.  You pay $1 plus your business card.  When your name is called (and you don't know when you'll be called) you have 30 seconds to introduce yourself and your service or product.  Whew!  Fun, though.  I actually sold one of my books.  

On November 2nd I was interviewed by Jeanette Stark from KAJO radio regarding "The RecordKeeper."  That was fun.  It will air on November 16th at 12:50pm.  So "stay tuned."  Hey, I can actually say that and mean it!  

As an aside, today November 3rd which is First Friday Art Walk (now I think it's called First Friday Art Live.  This is where businesses, including galleries, stay open until 8 or 9pm) - I was called by Gallery One and was told 2 of my books sold this week and a matted print was sold today.  Plus a couple of my photo cards with matching magnetic magnets.  All of these "sales" make me feel good inside and that I'm on a good path!  So I'll keep on clicking, printing and tracking!

Best,

Marie

(posted on 21 Oct 2017)

Wow, Friday the 13th was actually a lucky day for me, meaning good luck!  I gave my speech at the Rotary here in Grants Pass, the one that meets at the TapRock restaurant, and I did well.  I practiced and practiced and practiced until I had it down.  I was surprised because I thought it would be in a conference room but it was in the main dining room.  I chose to not use the podium and instead walked around.  I referred to my notes on occasion and made lots of eye contact.  Then a woman came up to me and said she really enjoyed my talk and I was jazzed, of course.  And do you know what happened?  This woman ended up buying 10 books from me the following week.  How great is that!

 

 

(posted on 30 Sep 2017)

This was a pretty good time.  This Healthy Food Festival was held at the fairgrounds in Grants Pass, Oregon.  There were plenty of vendors, speakers, people and informative fun!  Informative fun you say!?  Yep.  Learning from anything from healthy eating to wearing healing socks; from Authors Innovative Marketing (of which I was a part) to those selling oils to socks to books and much more.  I had a great time.  Did I sell any books?  Yes.  Did I give away any books?  Certainly, through a drawing - drew two names. Plus I donated one to the event's rafle event. I gave away lots of magnetic bookmarks, magnets for the refrig, and informative rack cards.  And plenty of smiles I gave AND received.

Quoting the Beach Boys "Let's do it again!"

Marie

(posted on 20 Sep 2017)

Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bahamas and surrounding areas - what is happening? Fires in the Western United States - and on and on.  Between crying for those under such pain, death, and destitution - and being grateful for my life - it gets to the point of "cognitive dissonance" big time.  Help however and whenever you (and I) can.  Thank you in advance for sending healing thoughts, prayers, time, money, and more to our brothers and sisters of this very fragile (yet strong) planet of ours.

Marie

(posted on 17 Sep 2017)

Another fun day photographing these cute ducks!  This is an annual event and I believe this is the 12th year.  The Rotary sponsors this event and tickets are sold and there are winners, from $10K towards a new car to other gifts.  I didn't win this time (nor last time!)  The photos shown below:  one from 2017 (Sept. 16th) showing the "few" come tumbling down, and one image from 2011 the "one" that I captured.  It is all fun and goes to a good cause.  Enjoy.

They just couldn't wait!

 

Talk about "timing!"

 

 

 

What a day, what a fair, what a trip!  I went as an attendee but next year I plan on going as a vendor.  There were a myriad of vendors and booths.  Lots of give-aways and contests to enter, too!  I am very happy that I attended.  I ran into people I knew and met some new acquaintances and maybe (just maybe) some new friends.  Perhaps I'll see you there next year at the Boy's & Gir's Club of Grants Pass.

Marie

(posted on 3 Sep 2017)

Well, it is smokin' in the Rogue Valley and many other places in Southern Oregon and beyond. We are surrounded by fires and today, September 3rd has got to be the worst day yet. It is creepy, to say the least.  I wonder what a nuclear fall-out typical day would look like. . .

I stay in for the most part.  

Take care.  I miss our blue skies.

 

 

 


 

(posted on 24 Aug 2017)

The fires in Southern Oregon, and just about everywhere, so it seems - are hazy, crazy days of Summer.  Whew.  But today some blue sky and a nice sunset.  I did go for a hike yesterday up at Cathedral Hills, just barely south of Grants Pass.  It is a great "local" hiking place.  It is a little bit of sanity even in this small town, not so small anymore, especially with the crime rate increasing - sigh - 

Today off to Staples, look at a mural by Bob Eding and viewing a local photographer's images at People's Bank here in town.  

Life  can be soft and sweet and also swift and sucky - and I'll take it all.

 

Marie

I was one of two featured artists at Gallery One located on historic "G" street in downtown Grants Pass.  I was inside (yes - it was pretty hot even at 5 - 8 pm!) signing my book and showing my displayed photography.

It was hot, sure, but people came in nonetheless.  I even sold some books and cards!  It was fun to talk to people about "The RecordKeeper" and just to chat.  Many came by that I invited, thank you very much!

Attached are some images of my set up!

 

Marie

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