I took a big step today; well, a big step for me. I framed two of my photos and brought them to a local gallery for sale. The owner accepted both of them and he even set the price. I was surprised when he marked them for $50. I was thinking less but he said if that didn't work then I could have a sale. Good psychology.
I've never displayed in a gallery before and I have to admit that I was unnerved. I had already gone in there twice looking around and talking with Rex (the gallery owner) but it took a third trip to actually get me in the door with a couple of selections. I had to bring moral support with me so Marie made the journey with me. and we talked afterwards and that helped me focus on my insecurity and turn it into something positive.
So, I've left them there and now I'm going to forget about it. I mentioned to him that I had several sepia photos which he actually personally likes a lot so my next step is to get several of the sepia's printed up and then bring the portfolio folder to him for a look see.
Of course this HAD to be the time I would go out without my phone OR my camera so many, many thanks to Marie for saving my hiney and taking my first display pictures for me. In my "defense", I managed to make up business cards on the fly - uhhh, twenty minutes before I left to pick her up. Thank you, God, for Microsoft Template.