After a few weeks of working like crazy on my photography, I'm just about ready to get my business off the ground. I'm still waiting for the design company to finish the updates to my website so that I can offer online ordering, but other than that I'm pretty much ready! The updates should be done any time now (they were supposed to be done by now, actually, but that's a different story), and then I'll be ready to go.
I've ordered business cards, a vinyl banner to use at art fairs, I've got frames, mats, photos, greeting cards and as of this morning I'm the proud owner of my very own tax ID number. I'm still in the middle of trying to figure out all the legal work that has to be done, such as registering the business name and all of that, but I'm getting there.
It's been really fun for me to get this going, I'm hoping to start selling locally and hopefully I can get word of my website around to people. It's been great to be able to share something that I love so much. I would take pictures whether anyone wanted to buy them or not, but it's exciting to me that someone would want to hang my work on their wall. That's pretty neat!
OH!! And in unrelated news, I discovered why we had a mourning dove in our tree yesterday!! There is a mama dove sitting on two eggs in a nest our tree!! YAY! Anyone that knows me knows how silly I get about animals, so a bird nest in my tree is pretty big news around here. We had robins last spring and the ducks this spring and now doves (we also had a swallows nest this spring until my stepdad took it down, which is a subject you don't want me to get into)!
Unfortunately the doves must have gotten wise to the crazy camera lady because they built their nest on the other side of the tree that I can't see as well from my window. I can see the nest, but it's hidden well enough that it's going to be really hard to get good photos of. Of course I'm going to try though! I'll get photos one way or another. If turn you on the news and hear about firemen having to rescue a crazy woman with a camera from a tree, that will probably be me. :)
So there you have it, I'm waiting to hatch a new business and the doves are waiting to hatch their new babies. There are all kinds of exciting things happening around here! :)