One Good Life in Los Angeles

Roslyn's observations about places and events around Southern California

Twenty one years old and still going strong – Culver City Art Group Annual Holiday Art Show

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Culver City Art Holiday Art Show flyer

For the three of my followers who have been wondering what happened to my blog posts recently, this is part of the reason. I’ve been getting ready for the 21st Annual Culver City Holiday Art Show. One of my jobs with the art group is to design all the invitations/flyers and registration forms for the show plus manage and update the website at www.culvercityartgroup.com and generally oversee the “look” that we present to the public.

Plus, of course, I’ve been busy choosing. processing, printing and framing the photos that I want to exhibit. I’m also putting together (and printing) a portfolio of past work and making greeting cards.

And after procrastinating for two years (did I ever mention procrastination is my middle name?) I finally decided I needed to spend some serious time on a website to showcase my photography. That has been a daunting experience. With years of experience as a web designer and manager, you would think this would be the easy part. But just the opposite.

I chose a content management system specifically geared towards photographers as I thought this would be the easier road. But I am so used to making a website act and think the way I want it to that I had a terrible time getting my brain wrapped around somebody else’s thought processes. I am sure if I was inexperienced with building websites I would have had an easier time… you know what they say about the dangers of a little knowledge…

The domino effect of that situation was that I couldn’t make professional-looking business cards because I had no URL address to put on the cards.

My website is not ready for prime time at this point but I am making a major effort to be ready by the time of the show. I already ordered my business cards with the URL so that is a big incentive too.

As soon as I have all my ducks in a row, or at least some of the ducks, I will publish the website address on my blog. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be getting close to having a website and to be able to hand out business cards. I have no idea what, if anything, will come of all this but I do know that if I hide in the closet absolutely nothing at all will happen! So please stay tuned…

Ah, one of the other reasons I haven’t posted that much on this blog is because I have been working on my recent travel photos and posting to my other blog, www.onegoodlifetravels.com.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles. Recently I rediscovered photography and I am busy learning everything I can about it. It's a great excuse for getting outside, wandering around and stopping to look at things.

11 thoughts on “Twenty one years old and still going strong – Culver City Art Group Annual Holiday Art Show

  1. LOL! You’ve got more than three! Some people lurk and never comment. This is awesome! I’m so happy you’re stepping out and showcasing your beautiful photography, Roslyn. It needs to be seen by many. Good luck and have fun!

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    • Thanks Jill. This will be the third year I’ve exhibited my photos but this past year I have seen an improvement…. it’s only upwards from here. Thanks for your kind words, as always!

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  2. Wow, i didn’t know that side of you – that you are a designer yourself! Looking forward to checking your site.
    Enjoy your travels…checking your photos now.

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  3. Wow you are a website designer!! 😀 I too have develop a couple of websites as part of college projects but I’ll be taking up some advanced course soon!! Its such an exciting subject 😀 Best of luck with your all your endeavours 😀

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    • I enjoyed doing website design for a while but I have a very low boredom tolerance… once I’ve figured something out I want to move on to the next challenge and now I am enjoying photography.

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