Do you remember that dream you used to have as a child? That one that went like - "We could move to a farm and then I could have all the animals I want and I could run around and play all day and I wouldn't have to go to school anymore..." Well, this is kind of like that.
When I was a child, we used to cut through on this street called East Shadowlawn. A narrow street with old, quaint houses. And I had my house all picked out. It looked like it had been plucked out of some European village with its stone walkway and rose vines crawling up its walls. But what really sold me on the whole dream was West Shadowlawn. West Shadowlawn had been rezoned for business. All kinds of different businesses in old houses. So, my dream was to live on East Shadowlawn and to walk to work on West Shadowlawn. And there is currently a photography gallery named Jackson Fine Art on West Shadowlawn.
So, here is where the dream starts to get a little childlike. I am a member of the Atlanta Photography Group. This is a group that allows photographers to submit pictures for possible selection by guest curators, and the guest curator for the next show happens to be Anna Walker Skillman, who owns Jackson Fine Art which is on West Shadowlawn. So, I submitted a photograph hoping Ms. Skillman would see my work and like it and maybe one day show my artwork at Jackson Fine Art and then I would be "working" on West Shadowlawn.
Well, she selected my piece for the show at APG, which is on Bennett Street - not West Shadowlawn. But a connection has been made! She liked one of my pieces. Now, I'm just waiting for the farm and all of the animals to show up...