Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Exhibition done and dusted, what's next?

Hi Everyone! *Waves*

Well, the exhibition was a huge success.  Thank you SO much to everyone who came in to visit me over the two days.  It was so lovely to have visitors and meet so many of you. 

Several sales were made which was fantastic!  It was so interesting to see which exhibition pieces got the attention and which were glanced over.  Thankfully, not many were glanced over (phew!) but a few got a huge amount of interest which I was not expecting.

Without a doubt, ‘Finely Tuned’ was the most popular of the weekend, with the framed, finished piece selling along with 3 prints.  From what I gathered from the accents of the purchasers, these numbered editions will be hanging on the walls somewhere in America, England, Germany (but the accent might have been Austrian... not sure) and our very own Emerald Isle, Ireland.  There is already one in Canada, so it really must attract a Wiiiiiiide audience worldwide!  J  Yay!

The other numbered edition prints that sold were ‘Sandycove’ (a fine choice- one of my favourites too J ) and ‘Late in the Day’.

I must squeeze in a quick note about where I stayed.  It had, without a doubt, the BEST breakfast selection that I have ever seen and tasted.  I’m a fruity gal, and their fruit salad was freshly cut fruit with blueberries and strawberries etc (not a hint of the tinned stuff *crap-ehem* that you find in some hotels.) and they had other amazing breakfast selections; scrambled eggs with smoked salmon full Irish fry, porridge, pancakes, the list goes on.   It makes such a difference when the ‘B’ in the latter end of B&B is amazing. 

It is a Grade A, Georgian guesthouse a short stroll from the Grafton street and great value for money.  If you ever find yourself looking for somewhere to stay in Dublin, I highly recommend you check this place out.  www.kilronanhouse.com  Be sure to book directly with them to ensure all of your needs are catered for.  The staff are SO nice and helpful, in fact, they were so good, that that I gave them one of my framed pics as a thank you before leaving.  They chose 'The Heebeejeebies', so hopefully it will be happy on one of the walls of its new home.  If you do stay there, make sure you keep your eye out for it!  :) 

Well guys and gals, the light outside is amazing at the moment so I must dash to catch afew snaps.  Till next time.

Toodleloo!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Give it away, Give it away, Give it away, Now!

To mark my exhibition weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, I am going to have a Giveaway!!  YAY! 
So, as most of you know by now, I am a huge fan of the Canadian band, ‘The Pawnshop Manual’ (http://www.thepawnshopmanual.com/)

 Now, as they are SO super cool and deadly, they have given me one of their CD’s to give to one lucky winner, so guess what’s up for grabs!?!?!   J
Swag consists of *clears throat loudly*:
-          CD of the FABULOUS album, ‘Parcels and Polaroid’s by the excellent ‘The Pawnshop Manual’

-          An A4 print of your choice of any of my photographs

-          A Surprise! (oh yes, you can get yourself well excited here... it could be a voucher for a round the world hot air balloon trip, or it could be a turnip... the joys and excitement of a surprise!   Are you on the edge of your seat yet?) *hint- high chance of surprise item being from Kinsale or Dublin... ;)*
So, what do you have to do to win this amazing load of goodies???  Simple! 
Follow me on twitter (Here: http://twitter.com/#!/Jen_Conroy)
And if you want some SERIOUS brownie points, come to visit me this weekend for the Exhibition (Chatting to me on Facebook ,Twitter and blog will do for my overseas lovelies)
Spread the word, tell your friends and most importantly, let me know that you have entered this comp by commenting here in my blog! :)

As always, Competition is open internationally and closing date for entries is Sunday 11th September 2011.
EEEEEEEeee!!!!!  (is it sad that I am so excited about this when I am the one giving stuff away??? LOL)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Featured in Irelands Photography Magazine

How very exciting, my Black and White shot 'Sandycove' was featured in todays 'daily shot' in Irelands Photography Magazine, "The Shot".   Woooooooo!    http://www.theshot.ie/daily.html

Cant remember what it looks like?  Here you go:


Hoping to see some of you this Saturday or Sunday at the exhibition in Dublin.  :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Exhibition Update

I have my exhibition allocation spot! 

If anyone is around Dublin on the 27th & 28th, don't forget to stop by.  I will be at position 354.  Lets hope the weather is as beautiful as it was when this satellite image was taken, otherwise, I'll be the one in the yellow wellies.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Athens? Oh how nice that would be...

Hi everyone!

Sorry it's been a while, but the preparations have been, and still are underway for the coming exhibition in Dublin.  I am working on the hanging process right now so am literally tied up in knots.  Oh, the joys.

On another note, I have submitted a project for an exhibition in Athens this year.  (yeah baby!) Oh, how wonderful would that be...
I am unsure as to whether I would have to be there in person (gosh darn, how TERRIBLE would that be... *snort*) but either way, it would be a superb exhibition to get my claws into, so cross your fingers and toes for me please!  :)

The theme is 'Reality Check' so I've stuck with that subject and gone for a Recession/economic crisis/Strapped for cash type series of photos.  For your eyes only, here is a mini preview of the submission pieces *ssssshhhh, dont tell anyone*. 

I would love to hear what you think!









 


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