1.14.2008

COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOU!

Hey...that's me on there!
January 2008

Signing coasters...

The past two days have been crazy, exciting and SURREAL!

I have eluded to some things happening with my photography lately. This weekend was the start of what hopefully will be a shift from hobby to career for me.

About three months ago, a company was interested in my images. They licensed several of my images to put on their products. Pretty crazy! I also collaborated on a new product idea with them and did the photography for that as well. I will post some images of the product tomorrow so you can see.

Back to this weekend...

The Atlanta Gift Show is going on now here. It is when manufacturing companies in the gift industry from all over the US show their new products to buyers from all over the world. This show is twice a year and thousands of people come through to do their buying for their shops and stores where they live.

With product coming out, I was asked to do a signing of coasters with my images on them during the show as giveaways to buyers.

Me? A signing? What?

The fear set in....
"What if no one wants one and I am just sitting there?"
It went so well that we ran out of all the coasters!

It was so surreal to see my images on these products and think back to when I took them in London. Thanks everyone for all your support and prayers! It has encouraged me to get to this point....I feel so blessed and I am so excited to find out what God has in store next with all of this!

NOW LET'S HOPE AND PRAY CUSTOMERS LIKE THEM AND THEY SELL!

The products so far include assorted coasters, clocks, car coasters and sun catchers. I have also done some custom work for the Lifeway Christian Bookstore chain which will be in stores for Mother and Father's Day. If all goes well we will add more of my images to the line and more product as well. YAY!

I will let you all know where you can get them in a place near you soon!

More tomorrow!

24 comments:

kenju said...

HOORAY for ANNA!!! I am so excited for you, and you know that I think it was ordained for you to have this happen. Please do let us know when and where your stuff will be available. I want some!!

Mark said...

Hey! Now that's very cool. Good for you, living the dream for the rest of us (well, me, anyway).

When I was a newspaper photographer/reporter, nobody once asked me to sign my work. Waaaaahhh!

Anna said...

Can you sign something for me? :) Maybe a straw? I would like that a lot.

Good times. Good times.

John Roberts said...

I'll be looking for your stuff at Lifeway!

gaz said...

wow, now that's cool. hope it really takes off.
and it's nice to see a propper pic of you.
oh, and in all the excitement you seem to have forgotten what year you're living in. ;-]

Anna said...

Thanks Gaz...I fixed it!

Anonymous said...

I attended the gift show and purchased your products. Looking forward to selling them!

Anna said...

WOW! That's great! I hope they do well for you!

Mark said...

I'll sign a straw. That and a couple bucks will get you a cup of coffee.

Tracy said...

How exciting for you! And WHY wouldn't anyone want them? Your work is ALWAYS fabulous!

Cissy said...

The ultimate bonus was that you looked so sharp in the pictures! No one would know that lady handles 3 kids, 2 dogs and a husband in her "spare" time.
So proud of you!

Kerri said...

How Exciting Anna! Congrats and hope they sell well!!

Kyle said...

WOOHOO ANNA!!!!

I'm so happy for you, I can only imagine how excited you are!

And by the way, that building in the center of the image is called the Aon Center (formerly the Standard Oil Building and the Amoco Building).

I always look forward to your comments!

bluemountainmama said...

i can't even begin to express how proud i am of you, anna! SO, SO awesome!!!! i can't wait to hear how it all went!

and thanks for the support of Kroger. here's the link for how to make sure the money goes to OVEC:
http://www.ohvec.org/newsletters/woc_2007_09/article_30.html

it's a re-usable card and everytime you purchase food on it, 5% goes to OVEC.

take care, chicadee!

Anna said...

That's so awesome Anna!!!!!!!! If I wasn't sitting in a computer lab I would have been jumping up and down. I'm so excited for you!!! I love your new hair-do it looks very professional ;-)

Miss you!

P.S. Wanna sign a coaster for me? Maybe I'll be able to sell it on ebay for lots of dough after you're a world famous photographer...

CG said...

So thrilled for you Anna :)

photowannabe said...

That's just awesome Anna. It sounds like you have found your nitche. Can't wait to hear where we can get your products.
Yea!!

Natalee said...

ok. i'm so impressed and jealous. :)
love,
nat

Moi said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Keep looking UP, Anna....in every facet of your life.....:DD
way to go:)

Beverly said...

That is so cool, Anna. Looking forward to seeing what comes of all this.

Sarch said...

How incredibly exciting Anna! By the way you look BEAUTIFUL in the photo.

I love that this is happening in your life. I know that you will continue to shine and honor the Lord through this. How awesome!

Cris said...

Woooooo hoooooo!!!!!!!! Oh Anna, congratulations!!! How can I order them from Brazil... I want some!

Rebecca said...

YAY!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! I definitely want to purchase some!!

(Sorry, I'm way behind on my blog reading! :))

JAM said...

That is nothing short of awesome! Congratulations.

Which area of Atlanta did y'all end up in? We lived in Powder Springs, over by Marietta for three years. That was in the early 90s, and we still miss living there. Of all the places I've lived, I liked the Atlanta area best.