I'm excited to announce that one of my pet photographs will be featured in The 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. The project received over 300 submissions, with 65 artists from around the world selected for the final book. Along with photographs and artwork of dogs and cats, the book contains photos of the artist, information about them and a statement in their own words. All proceeds from the sale of the 2010 Paws for Charity Art Book will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. Sara Harley, who runs Paws for Charity, is an amazing woman who lost her mother, sister and brother to cancer and now works toward raising funds for charities by celebrating our pets. The book should be available to order by April 1st, so be sure to stay updated by visiting the blog at Paws for Charity.
1. Go overseas with Pete (preferably Italy), which means getting a passport as well! 2. Watch all of the movies on the Criterion Collection, even the bad ones (there are over 500) 3. Start house hunting with Pete. 4. Try a new recipe at least once a month for a year (1/12). 5. Take swing dancing lessons. 6. Set up a 401k and invest for the future. 7. Do more volunteer work with the local SPCA. 8. Have a gallery show and installation at an established gallery. 9. Get my illustration work in more retail shops. 10. Have an illustration published in one of my favorite magazines. 10. Work on at least 50 weddings as a photographer. 11. Have a professional collection of quality lenses and equipment. 12. Learn Italian. 13. Have a successful blog collaboration with Pete that we update daily. 14. Transfer this blog to a WordPress format. 15. Buy or restore a vintage bike and start riding together. 16. Travel to another country to see Temporary Distortion (my brother's theater company) on tour. 17. Attend the Art Star Craft Bazaar as a participating vendor. 18. Go on a proper American road trip. 19. Travel to Brazil with Pete. 20. Sell 100 items in my Etsy shop. 21. Make a mason jar chandelier. 22. Update my personal and photography blog at least once a week. 23. Get my cholesterol level down to a healthy number. 24. Get my first real Christmas tree with Pete and decorate it together. 25. Learn how to navigate around Philly without needing a GPS (I have no sense of direction, it's pathetic). 26. Do a handstand in the pool (this would involve going underwater for more than 2 seconds without flailing). 27. See a theater show in Philadelphia. 28. Restore more antique furniture from flea market finds. 29. Go an entire month without making one self-conscious comment or apologizing for no reason. 30. Inspire someone else to write a 30 before 30 list.