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Re: My morning brush with fame

Oh, thank you, Keith. I really appreciate that. I went back and forth on the colors-- way too many options there-- but I really liked that and figured, you know, since I did make a perfect score on the color test . . . ;) But thanks so much.


On Oct 21, 2008, at 4:03 PM, Keith Gerling wrote:

Congratulations!  On your meeting, of course, but also on that great
website.  It is very tasteful.  The background color compliments your
prints nicely, like a well framed picture.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Diana Bloomfield
<dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net> wrote:
Well, this post doesn't have much to do with alt processes, but I'll see if
I can fit it in somewhere in the middle of this story.
I just wanted to talk about the most amazing morning I just had. James
Taylor is here in NC right now, singing at various venues (for free) in
support of Obama/Biden. A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go and
hear him, where he would be performing in a nearby downtown park. I really
wanted to go, but I also knew it would be very crowded. She said she had
"VIP tickets," though, which sounded good enough to me, so off we went.
So we get there, and we were asked if we'd like to go "backstage" and meet
James (we're on a first name basis now) and have our photographs taken with
him. So we go back there, where there are really only about 10 or 12 other
folks (groupies), and they have a photographer set up with studio lights,
backdrop- the whole thing. And so I got to go up and shake hands with
James, and he asked me my name (actually asked twice to ensure he got it
right-- you know-- like he really cared), and asked me where I was from, put
his arm around me, and we had our photo taken together-- just like old
friends. Apparently, they're gonna send a copy to us. He's very tall,
which I knew already, but much taller when you're standing next to him. I
might have had a brief conversation with him about alt processes, too,
though I can't remember now.
Then, afterwards, because of our "VIP" status, we got to be on the front row
to hear him sing, which he did for over an hour.
Is that a great morning, or what? And he still has a beautiful voice.
I took tons of photographs, which I will ultimately make into alt process
prints. :) In fact, perhaps I will take that photograph of James and me,
and turn it into a gum print, or a platinum print, or a cyanotype or . . .

How's that for making this post seem relevant?
Oh, and I also finally have a website up, which includes alt process prints.
(That's three times now-- or four -- that I've mentioned alt processes).
The website is missing tons of stuff-- but at least it's out there now. I
used VisualServer, which is a great service-- very easy to navigate and
edit-- which had always been my problem-- trying to put together something
that I could easily go in and manage/edit, at will, myself.
Thanks for listening to my story about my amazing morning.