Visit Harris Avenue Cafe

2010 was tough, but a creative gold mine.  I took thousands of photographs this past summer and fall!   I was scheduled to display my work at Harris Avenue Cafe this month, so I had to narrow it down to my 10 favorites.   This was quite the challenge.

After much debate and buying a $5 Home Depot hammer, I nailed my 10 framed choices to their walls.  So, if you happen to be up in Bellingham, Washington…and in the Fairhaven area…and if you happen to be hungry, you should visit Harris Avenue Cafe!   I personally recommend the Eggs Toulouse with smoked salmon.  

Here are the 10 I am displaying.  Which is your favorite and why?  I ask because, as a photographer, I’m always curious as to what moves people. 

Fallen
8×10 Print; $50

Bellingham, Washington

Madrona
8×10 Print; $50
Bellingham, Washington

Magenta
11×14 Print;  $75
Whatcom County

Pursuit
12×18 Print;  $85
Bellingham, Washington

International
12×18 Print; $85
Mount Vernon, Washington

Twisted II
11×14 Print; $75
Bellingham, Washington

Vanishing Point
11×14 Print;  $75
Dublin, Ireland

Rusted
8×10 Print; $50
Bellingham, Washington

Closed Door
11×14 Print; $75
Whatcom County

On Edge
11×14 Print; $75
Sedro Woolley, Washington; Northern State Hospital

You can purchase prints from my website at jolenehanson.com.   If you are interested in any of the above photos, which are already framed and matted, visit my website for contact information.   I am willing to print, frame, and mat any photo of your choice from my galleries.  Canvas prints are also an option (much less expensive if you purchase from me directly than from the website).  

I love doing this stuff!

There’s a New Boutique in Town…

I was thrilled to get an invitation from Urban Boutique to sell my photography when they open for business next month!  I am going to print several photos on canvas from my Rust Canvas Gallery.  

Sooo….soon, very soon, I will board a plane to Ireland.  I am excited about the opportunity to discover new, international subject matter.  I believe I’m still scheduled to be the featured artist in December at  Harris Avenue Cafe, and that will be where my Ireland Gallery debuts!

Also, I just realized that this is my 200th blog post!!  Only 165 more to go!  David and I didn’t realize what we were getting into last spring with all of this photo a day blogging business!

Playing with Shadows

I have never had a bad experience at Harris Avenue Cafe, and I’ve been going there for years.  I’ve taken most of my boyfriends or prospective boyfriends there.  In fact, in the seat closest to the door leading to the outside dining area, a man once told me he’d spent more money on meals for me “trying to get somewhere” than any other girl he had ever dated.  What could I say but, a girl’s gotta eat?

The day I got these shots I was sitting alone soaking up the sun in one of the two tables by the windows.  I had just left the most awkward voicemail for a man I haven’t seen in a few months and I was trying to distract myself – so I started playing with the creamer (which I never use).  Then, I noticed the Harris Avenue Cafe shadow on the half wall just inside the entrance. 

I don’t mind eating alone, actually.  The single life is easier – especially if you can avoid leaving voicemails when your blood sugar is low.  Yikes.  The Eggs Toulouse (with salmon) made it better, though.

Visit Tony’s Coffee House!

I’ve stated often throughout my blog that I love living in Bellingham.  Most of my spare time (when not out on a photowalk) is spent in Fairhaven at places like Tony’s Coffee House, Harris Avenue Cafe, Village Books, Abbey Garden Tea Room, and a long list of other favorites. 

I’ve noticed that in many of the local coffee houses and eateries, photographers and other artists are able to display their work.   Thinking it would be great exposure, I decided to inquire at Harris Avenue Cafe if they would be interested in allowing me to display my work.  Tony’s Coffee Shop and Harris Avenue Cafe are under the same owner and business manager.  So, I was invited to display my work at Tony’s in September and then at the Cafe in December!  

After the initial excitement of being accepted, I started pouring through my photos trying to narrow down a few to actually frame and display.  Here are some of the choices I’ve settled upon.   You can view my galleries on Smug Mug if you’d like to view additional work.

 

So, go visit Tony’s Coffee House in September!  Aside from my photography being there, they have great coffee and a delicious selection of pastries.  Make it one of your next local hang outs!!