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New Kids on the Block…

Then the Lights Twinkle...

No, no, not those kinds of “New Kids on the Block” – new podcasters! I just listened to the first episode of Knitty D and the City this morning, and I *loved* it. Wendy of Knit and the City and Christina of Knitty D are the hosts of this new show, which just went live yesterday. Now, as a warning, Wendy had told me ahead of time that she didn’t like how the mic picked up the recording, and they are working on it. Also, keep your finger on the volume button, because the first music clip that they play in the show came through my car stereo really loud. But hey, if that is the worst that you can say about a first show, then it is pretty fabulous!

Seriously, as I said in their comments, listening to the show made me wish I could call them right away and talk to them about what they were talking about. When that happens, you know it is good. They made my drive to school this morning pretty great – and if you recall from that “to do list” I am pretty stressed right now. So anything that makes me laugh and smile is a very good thing. Heck, if Loop had been open in Philly at 9am their time, I would have called Grace and talked to her again! (I talked to her in the beginning of April – details coming on the next podcast that I’ll record tonight or tomorrow night!)

Now I really wish I could hop on a plane and go back to Philly to see the most fabulous knitters outside of Houston! Wow… Mac, Sarah, K., Wendy, Knitty D., Grace, plus visiting Loop again and Rosie’s Yarn Cellar for Koigu? And getting some lemon sorbet? How kick ass would that be?

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out their show. It is fantastic!

On a completely random separate note – I had someone ask to buy my prints today! A member of the school staff sent a message to me through my Photography instructor; she wants to buy two of the color photos of Paris that I had printed for the student art competition at school. I was so surprised! Now here is the big question again … how much should I charge? I was considering $50 per print, but in some ways that sounds too low, and in other ways it sounds too high! Ugh. I just can’t decide; I guess I need to research it a little more before I call her tomorrow. (If you have advice and need details, the are color 8×10 prints, unmounted and unframed. Should I mount them and frame them first? And then price accordingly?)

Also on the plate for tonight:
– Edit outline and slides for the Honor’s Day Presentation on X-Ray Crystallography, prepare for preliminary run-through tomorrow afternoon;
– Press leaves for Biology Scavenger Hunt project;
– Start shooting final roll of film for Photography class, if the light permits;
– Gather information on the reproductive systems of birds and mammals for comparitive analysis group project;
– Pick a photographer and write the “famous photographer” paper. I don’t want to go to the library tonight, so I’ll go with a photographer that is mentioned in at least 2 books that I have here at the house. (5 resources required, maximum of 3 from the internet.) I cranked out the last research paper in under 1.5 hours, so I’m sure I will do the same with this one.
– Write show notes for next Pointy Sticks podcast. Not for school, but I want to do a show now. Now, now, now.

(I’ll update when I finish stuff.)

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “New Kids on the Block…”

Hi..I go to allot of art festivals and have bought allot of prints..8 by 10 about $35.00 unframed, some had matting..hope this helps..

What an eclectic collection! I charge $65 for my prints of mid-century modern architecture (see my sign blog). I do this because if I charged too much they wouldn’t sell well. Many people don’t like to pay over a hundred. I’ve gotten involved with printing bigger prints (my Epson 2200 is my hero).
I charge more for them and they move too.

On a different note, I don’t usually like to suggest my book to people while blogging, but it is written for people exactly at your level. It covers framing too, with list of wholesale framing shops all over the country.

i must mock: press leaves? lord, that takes me back to elementary school. and i’m not mocking you, just the idea that college profs are having you do this. actually, it might be fun if i didn’t live in a cement city. are you putting them in wax paper? i tried to do it a few years ago and couldn’t get it to work (i couldn’t remember how to do it right).

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