Taking a Picture of Taking a Picture of Taking a Picture

**THROWBACK POST**

April 24 2014

Snuck a couple of pictures yesterday of Thomas taking a picture of Lego photographer taking a picture …. I so loved this walk with him yesterday … ♡

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**Update** The book has been published! Titled, Biggest Little Photographer, you can order here

Biggest Little Photographer to Capitol and Ranch San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center

February 19 2017:

Almost forgot to let you know! Biggest Little Photographer will have a permanent spot at the Capitol building gift shop. We received an email Friday from the manager and they are going to give him a chance! YAY!

Also, the Biggest Little Photographer exhibit is being installed this coming week at Rancho San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center. It will be there through mid April 2017. You go Little Photographer! xoxo

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February 24 2017:

Biggest Little Photographer is being delivered on Tuesday to the Legislative Gift Shop! Will have to see if they will take a picture for us. If not, we may take a field trip to Carson. YAY!

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Happy Two Year Anniversary Thomas

Happy TWO Year Anniversary to Thomas!

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He was eight years old when he began and nine years old when he finished. In the first few months there were times he wanted to quit. I gave him that option and asked him to think of how it would feel to accomplish this and how it would feel to stop before completion …
He chose to keep going. Two years ago he posted the last photo as of his 365 photography project! The book was published four months ago and what fun Biggest Little Photographer is having!

So far the following shops are selling the book: 1) The Legislative Gift Shop, 2) The Discovery Museum Gift Shop, 3) Buy Nevada First Gift Shop, 4) Don’s Pharmacy, 5) Sierra Pharmacy, 6) Galena Creek Visitor’s Center, 7) Nevada Museum of Art, and 8) Wilbur May Center Gift Shop. You can learn more and purchase a book by going here … BiggestLittlePhotographer.com

Plus a Biggest Little Photographer exhibit at Rancho San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center opening soon.

And, coming soon … one more exciting announcement coming!!

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Unexpected Side Effect and Rancho San Rafael and Wilbur May Center

February 6 2017:

An unexpected and wonderful side effect of Thomas’ book, Biggest Little Photographer, is renewed interest in my book published in 2012, D iz for Different. It was a great day to mail one to California. YaY!!!

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February 8 2017:

Got a new order of books! Now’s the time to get your copy if you’ve been meaning to order!

…. Plus, Biggest Little Photographer coming soon to The Wilbur May Center Gift Shop …. The order was placed this morning to coincide with the awesome Biggest Little Photographer exhibit currently being created for the Rancho San Rafael Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center will also host Thomas and I for a few public discussions about the book as the exhibit will run through April 2017. Plus, plus a private discussion about the book for children at The Children’s Cabinet. And perhaps planning a way for books to be donated to Children’s Cabinet too! Wonderful and heartwarming ….. xoxo

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February 8 2017:

Biggest Little Photographer is on his way to the capitol building in Carson City!! I was contacted last week and the gift store manager wants to see the book. Yay! Hope she likes it!!! xoxo

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United Nations Replica and Biggest Little Photographer Coming to Rancho San Rafael

January 15 2017:

This morning Thomas asked if he could show me what he’s been creating.

Minutes later I sat cuddled next to him looking at a replica of the UN building and grounds ….. in Minecraft. He says he did a few searches to find out what it looked like. xoxo

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January 18 2017:

Message received today from Ranger Marie with Washoe County Parks – Ranch San Rafael Park … “We’d love to help share Thomas’ book with the community and discuss an exhibit. I am so happy! I talked to all the Rangers about it and we are so thrilled!!!! …. you can call me on my personal cell anytime …. ”

PLUS an email from one of the BIG casino’s here in town about the book for their gift shop … We shall see what happens with this one …

It is when we are in the depths of our own darkness, we can rest assured the light and solutions are simply awaiting our embrace of said darkness ….. for the light will shine, shine, shine once we patiently dance with the darkness … xoxo

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Biggest Little Photographer LIVE on the Radio

December 18 2016:

Did you know there’s a local and live radio show all about the newest books? There is indeed!! It’s the LRP Book Hound radio show!

Thomas and I were on the show live on Monday, 12.19, between 4-4:30 talking about Biggest Little Photographer!! OKCKQ 1180 AM in Reno, NV …. Live streaming at http://amm.streamon.fm/

We are so grateful to Jan for this opportunity and the entire crew at LRP for all they have done with bringing the book together. Oceans of thanks to everyone who has supported and cheered from the beginning and who continue to support Thomas’ creation! xoxo

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December 19 2016:

Thomas was nervous to begin with, yet he got over that!! Went great and we had FUN!

Thomas and I were live this afternoon on OKCKQ 1180 AM in Reno, NV on the LRP Book Hound talking about Biggest Little Photographer ….

We are so grateful to Jan for this opportunity and the entire crew at LRP for all they have done with bringing the book together. Oceans of thanks to everyone who has supported and cheered from the beginning and who continue to support Thomas’ creation! xoxo

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Biggest Little Photographer Proof

October 3 2016:

Thomas and I get to go look at the actual final printed proof tomorrow!! Here’s a sneak peak of the cover …. It’s got a few tweaks being made … yet, we are almost there!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!

Thank you and oceans of gratitude to all who have supported and encouraged this project … All the way back to the very 1st picture Thomas took through to the pre-purchasing, commenting, sharing, and liking of posts! Now, where should we start with book signings? Anyone want a mom and son duo to come speak about the journey? xoxoxo

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October 4 2016:

Look what we got to see and hold today!!!

So happy for Thomas …. and grateful to LRP Printing Publishing & Business Center for making what I gave to them into an amazing book!!!!

We’re having a few changes made and then it’ll be ready!!! So, in about 2 weeks we should be able to start mailing them!!

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Just Start Doing It and Keep Doing It

October 8 2016:

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Tonight I go to bed tired and exhausted …. a blessed and good exhausted. I end this day full of gratitude. I am grateful to so many people, for so many things, and for magical and miraculous happenings over the past 3 months.

For the past 3 months I have worked on completing one task and fulfilling a promise I made to the T in our Team TLC. I have hardly “worked” on anything else.

For the past 3 weeks, I’ve helped Thomas get ready to show 2 of his photographs at the Young Blood exhibit and be prepared for the Kids Business Fair today.

I was so tired when we got home and unloaded everything, all I could do was run a hot, epsom salt bath, and slide my tired body into it. And, it was amazing. I cried tears of gratitude, joy, and knowing.

I have many stories to share via blog posts that have been patiently waiting for the completion of Biggest Little Photographer for Thomas. One being that I had no idea how I would make this happen when I made the promise to an 8 year old Thomas (10 years old now). Yet, I knew in my heart it was what I was supposed to say to him.

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When the time came to fulfill that promise, I still had no idea how I would do it. What I did know from my past experience is to just start doing it and keep doing it and it will happen.

What I also knew is that this came from my heart and nothing from one’s heart is ever the wrong thing to do. And, it ends up being not about the end result, it’s about all the “doing it” leading up to the end result.

I simply started taking steps to create a book with Thomas’ 365 day photography project. Many times not even knowing where and how my foot would land. Not knowing how to put it all together or who we would have help with final steps of making it into a book.

I checked out a couple of books from the library to use as inspiration, looked at some books online, and just started. I did back up once and start all over, deciding to go about it differently and am so glad I did.

We aren’t completely done yet, as we’ll be having book signings around town and are available to speak as a Mom and Son duo. I will take a brief break to catch up on my own writings …. and to fix the driver’s side mirror that has been held on with duck tape since July!

Then, it’s on to fulfill a promise to the L in our Team TLC …… For now, I know what I know, what I know, what I know …. xoxoxo

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Young Blood and Biggest Little Photographer

September 26 2016:

This Friday, September 30th, Thomas will be a part of the Young Blood pop-up exhibit at The Holland Project from 6 – 8 pm. This is an exhibit showcasing young artists under 21 years old. Come see us if you can make it by!!

He’ll be showcasing two of the photographs from The Biggest Little Photographer AND you can pre-order at the show! We are trying, trying to have the book ready for the October 8th Kids Business Fair! So those who have previously pre-ordered will get your books soon!!

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September 28 2016:

This afternoon we dropped by Pixels & Ink to pick up these two prints for the Young Blood exhibit. They are 10 X 10 and look AMAZING!!

Come by and see Thomas this Friday from 6-8 pm at The Holland Project … You can also purchase Thomas’ book, “Biggest Little Photographer”, for the LEGO enthusiast in your life!

I was asking Hunter at Pixels & Ink about cheaper options (other than mounting on foam board) for the exhibition. We are also having him scan Lillian’s latest abstract art so that she can sell prints at the Business Fair on the 8th.

Before we left, Hunter offered to donate the mounting on foam board!!! We are so grateful to Hunter and Pixels & Ink! This was our first time using the business. We will not be using any other place now!

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September 29 2016:

Just back from getting Thomas’ photographs displayed. What a unique experience for Thomas!! Thanks again to Pixels & Ink for the quick and beautiful prints and for donating the mounting!!! xoxoxo

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September 30 2016:

To celebrate Thomas’ debut tonight showing two photographs from his book, Biggest Little Photographer, he’s got a special offer for anyone who pre-purchases a book this weekend.

You have two choices:

1) Buy 1 book and get a 2nd book for half price – Total $35 or

2) Buy 1 book and receive a retired mini-figure – Total $35

Here are the two photographs for tonight’s Young Blood exhibit. We should have the books in hand by mid-October! Purchases must be made by midnight (PST) Sunday (10.2).

We appreciate everyone’s support via purchasing a book, sharing, commenting, and liking!! Comment here or send a message if you’d like to purchase! xoxoxoxoxo

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September 30 2016:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Thomas’ HDMS 1st-4th grade teachers who came by tonight to support him and buy a book!!!

Ms. Nicole on the far left was his 1st-3rd grade teacher and Ms. Elyse was his 4th grade teacher. That’s some dedicated ladies!!! I love them!!

Thomas’ first experience showing art at a gallery = check!!!!

Plus!!! Plus!!! We just got the proof for the book!!!! Wahoooo!!!

It was sensory overload for Thomas, yet, he handled it good and got to experience something completely different than anything else he’s every experienced!! xoxo

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Update on Biggest Little Photographer

September 5 2016:

Isn’t this the most beautiful thing? Introducing the bar code for “Biggest Little Photographer”! We’re so happy to welcome this little guy! Another step done! YAY!!

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September 9 2016:

The last piece. Library of Congress Control Number. And so it is.

We got word this morning from the local publisher/printer that they are gonna try like heck to get the book ready for us by October 8th! In any event, it should be in our hands by the end of October 2016.

Time to line up some book signings for this young man. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all for your support, encouragement, likes, loves, wows, shares, comments, and pre-purchasing!!

Yes. Thank you. And bring us more. xoxoxo

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