Sunday, October 12, 2008

BIG NEWS!!!!!


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I have known about this for a while, but I just haven't posted about it....haven't been very good lately about keeping up with this here blog but for what its worth, I will try to post when I can. If I even have any readers left out there. I don't blame you if I don't.

OK, on to the news. I JUST WON A PHOTO CONTEST!!!! It was a contest sponsored by NBC5 in Dallas Ft. Worth. It is for a calendar they were making called the "North Texas Weather Calendar". You can check out the website HERE. I submitted quite a few of my pictures and they ended up selecting two for publication in the calendar!!! So, my name is in lights!!!

The first photo is one of me holding the calendar turned to May. Yes, that is MY PICTURE!!! The one with the butterfly on the flower. I took that earlier this year when we went to Brandon's state art competition in Dallas. They also chose a picture I took of a bee on a flower for the smaller inset picture for March. It is pictured below...as best as I could take a picture of the picture....

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In fact, you can even order the calendar if you wish. (I get no money from the sales of it unfortunately...but it IS a very nice and pretty calendar...) Just go to the link above if you want to order one.


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They did send me two free calendars, which was nice. Unfortunately though, I did not receive any money for the photos, but I did get recognition and for now, that is good for me. I will add this to my "portfolio" and someday maybe National Geographics will hire me - ha ha.

I really was very excited about this and I plan to keep entering contests. I'm hoping to win one that has a prize of like a 21-day vacation to some exotic place - ha ha.

OK, so I got a little excited snapping pictures of myself with the calendar..but hey, this snap happiness is what got me in the contest mode to begin with.


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I know I'm bragging here, but please indulge me just a little..I also was a finalist for a local photo contest here in our town. A magazine picked my picture of snow on a pond (see pic below) as a runner up in their photo contest. They wanted a photo that captured the essence of our town. I titled this "tranquility". Anyway, I didn't win, but at least I did get my photo published in the magazine and got some recognition.


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12 comments:

Robyn said...

You are SO cool! Congratulations Dana! I'm so glad you entered your photos....you've got a gift and its lovely to see you get some recognition :)

Meliss said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures! How fun!

Cindy said...

Dana,

Wow! Great pictures! You did a great job! Congrats!

Love,

Cindy

Shannon said...

Great pics Dana!!! and Congrats you are very talented.
I have a blog too, but haven't kept up with it lately.
It has the good and the bad of me. LOL
Shannon

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! That is so cool

Kathie said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Blessings from Costa Rica

Jackal said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting for you.

justme said...

I saw the tranquility one at the doc's office and I about jumped up and screamed!! And now to get two more in a calendar?! YAY, YOU!!

And at the Arts Fest we saw Brandon's art work won a prize! What a talented family! :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Wow, how cool is that! Definitely tell us all about your accomplishments. I'm usually too lazy to enter into contests, but it really paid off for you. Good job!

Me said...

Congrats!! That's awesome!!

Trace :)

Big Mama said...

Wowzers! Congrats Dana! What an honour and what a talent! So tell me, are you self taught? You and Brandon are both very artistic.

Kailani said...

Congratulations! I'm not surprised since your photos are amazing!