Monday, December 17, 2007

Wow, my photos are going places!

For those of you who read my blog (all three of you, you know who you are and I love you dearly), I apologize for not updating. Especially since despite the craziness of this past semester, my photos have been included in a few places, which tickles me to no end.

To start, I received the following flickr mail on December 1:

From: Emma J. Williams

Subject: Schmap Detroit Fourth Edition: Photo Inclusion

Hi Liza,

I am delighted to let you know that your three submitted photos have been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Detroit Guide:

Michigan State Fairgrounds & Exposition Center

Detroit Historical Museum

Roma Cafe

If you like the guide and have a website, blog or personal page, then please also check out our schmapplets - customizable widgetized versions of our Schmap Detroit Guide, complete with your published photos:

Thanks so much for letting us include your photos - please enjoy the guide!

Best regards,

Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

I had been informed earlier by Ms. Williams that my photos were under consideration, and I don't get paid for them, but that doesn't bother me at all. I'm strictly an amateur, which is why my photos are available under Creative Commons.

Back in October/November, Geoffrey and I were in Colorado to visit family (his side) and attend a conference (my side). While we were there, I stumbled upon (literally, my feet were killing me, darn new shoes) Leela European Cafe. I took a few pictures, sent it to their MySpace page, and received this message:

Hi Liza,
Thanks for the collection of photos and the great comments. I am glad that you enjoyed Leela's. I will be sure to post some of them here on myspace.
Happy Holidays,

And sure enough, you can find the pics on their page under!

Remember, "you must be logged in to that", though, meaning, to see the page, click on Pics and then "Photos from Kodamakitty."

And lastly for now,
Waaaaaay back in November, I received this lovely surprise in my e-mailbox and meant to share it with every one I know.

Then everything else got in the way:

Hey, Liza! - - - - -
I'm giving a shout-out to Liza Lagman Sperl, a true Buzz fan (Buzz-ard? Buzz-tone?) who shared some lovely pics she took of her jewelry purchase - check out the homepage! I love to get your photos, letters, emails, etc. In fact they get pinned on the wall over my desk for inspiration (awwww). If anyone else would like to pass along a Buzz photo, commentary, ode, etc, I'd like to post them on my website. Don't be shy!

Til next time...
Buzz Buzz Designs

Pretty spiffy, I must say. Which leads me to thank Geoffrey for being so patient with my hobby/obsession (it's a very fine line), my flickr friends for providing such great feedback. And an honorable mention to Frank for referring to me as "one of John Hodgman's favorite photographers." I wish!

I know there there are a few other places I've been linked to, and I'll try to post them later on (which will probably be next year). These three though, were very memorable in my book and I wanted to share them with you!



FrankNemecek said...

Only three people read your blog?

Let me guess, it's Darling, John Hodgman and me. Right?

Anyway, congrats on all of your exposure.

Love & laughter,

Liza said...

Thanks, Frank! And I would probably fall on the floor for real if I thought that Hodgman read my blog. It's more the other way around.