Das Mer, Ihr Leben

Several years ago, I made a new friend, a German photographer named Martin Weinhold.  Martin was visiting Newfoundland, working on a project that has become even bigger than he first imagined, called Workspace Canada.  The idea was to photograph Canadians such as myself within the workspace, telling a true Canadian story, as opposed to the stereotype common in many German heads, Canadians all being either Mounties or cowboys.

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I was quite surprised when my website was suddenly being watched by Germany and surrounding countries a couple of months ago- turns out I had been mentioned in a German magazine, and folks had started looking up my studio.  Of course, Martin wrote the article, shown in the link below.  Thanks for the introduction to some new followers, Martin!

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I’m looking forward to a visit from Martin and his wife next year, who have promised to bring me a bottle of German wine to toast the reunion!


Top of the morning to you!

Here’s the view from my deck this morning as i drank my 2nd cup of espresso after walking Jack around the cove.

The weather today and yesterday has been spring-like with + temperatures and has worked like a drug to get me moving again after a month or so of wanting to hibernate. 

We didn’t get the snow that the Avalon Peninsula got last Friday.  We got enough wind to throw all the framed images in my studio off kilter on the walls, but no snow accumulation.  No shovelling!

So far, January has been for paperwork, tidying the studio, and making plans for the rest of the year.  I’ve ordered new lighting for my work-counters, sent out T4s, completed all my fiscal year end accounting, applied for a Studio Listing in the Craft Council’s Studio Guide, applied for a space at the NL Crafts of Character Trade Show in March, and made plans to do some collaborative work with Brian Ricks Photography.