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February 14th, 2009
11:27 am
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Any card...

I'm racking my brain to remember this guy's name - he did tell me - I've got a vague feeling that it's Edward something-or-other. He's a street magician who is frequently seen on Lambton Quay or Cuba St. He usually wears a silver glitter-dot top hat and 3/4 length coat, but dressed down for Waitangi Day, so as not to blend in with the Sevens crowd.
I took his thrusting a handful of cards in my face as tacit permission to thrust my lens in his, and he asked me if I were a professional photographer. I said no, just an enthusiastic amateur, and after he finished his trick, he proceeded to outline a plan for me to turn professional by marketing my work through cafe walls. It was a good, workable plan, but I think for the moment, and in this economic climate I will stick with my day job. I thanked him kindly and went on my way.

I'd also like to thank everyone who weighed in on my question about multi-image posts - the conclusion I took from it was basically "Carry on - we like it just fine as it is." It's nice to know that I'm not irritating anyone too much.

In other news, we did our Turkish Courthouse Disco performance last night and I can now cross "perform in the Fringe Festival" off the list of Wellington things to do. We performed to an almost full house of 85 audience members (Happy is a tiny venue and can take 100 people max), and if there had been any more people in there, there would have been no space between the band and the for us to dance. We had fun, and I think the audience did too, and I'm feeling a whole lot better than I have any right to, as the band decided that this was a non-profit exercise and any money left over after paying for the venue and sound guy would be spent on refreshments for the after-party.

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Date:February 16th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
One of the things which impressed me our our Holiday to NZ is that: photographic and other artwork, on cafe walls, for sale. Now, obviously this is a deal which brings benefit to all parties. Still, at least in my parts of the States it isn't often seen.


I really shouldn't speak about the Day Job and selling art and all, since I've not quit mine either (not, anyway, for another 1 year 10 months 23 days but I am NOT counting). I am working up the selling part, anyway, at least as a part-time job.

And this is a marvelous portrait. *G*

With, well, some but minimal success.

Edited at 2009-02-16 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Date:February 17th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
Maybe you could import the cafe idea. Do you know anyone who runs one?
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