Thursday, October 20, 2011

When One Door Closes

Just like the old saying goes...when one door closes...even if it is a beautiful door, and one you didn't really want to close...

You have to be ready for the one that opens.  Because the door that opens may take you to places you never imagined, and lead to opportunities you never knew existed.

A place where you can spread your wings and fly, or simply sit and rest awhile.

You may have noticed that I have not one, but 2 of my galleries now set up on my sidebar with flash.  Mr. Tide decided that it was time I spread my wings to fly and after lots of discussions where I said things like, "but that seems pushy, and in your face," I think I am finally ready to close the door on being afraid to put my photography out there, and instead, to embrace this new venture fully by promoting myself.

I am also thrilled to now be represented by a wonderful gallery, and extremely supportive man named John Zaccheo!  John is an internationally acclaimed artist and has become a wonderful mentor for my fine art photography.  Thanks to my dear friend Mary Beth, who introduced me to John, I am now shutting one door and leaving behind the comforts of the "known" world, and stepping through another door in search of new and exciting adventures.

Sometimes it is scary to put yourself out there in the world, but if you don't then you will never know how high you can fly. 

When one door closes, do you bang on it and hope that it will reopen?  Or do you go in search of the next door, hoping and knowing that what lies beyond it may be far better than you ever though possible?  I dare you to swing that next door wide open and walk inside.  You may be the only one who knows you stepped inside, but do it anyway, do it for you!!!


  1. Congratulations Kat! I am so glad that you are putting yourself out there because 'out there' needs to see your beautiful work! These are gorgeous photos too by the way, that blue door is just amazing! Here is to many more doors as beautiful as that and you, opening up!

  2. I keep forgetting to tell you that I love your header! :)

  3. Go for it!! You do such fabulous work. I love your header too.


  4. Geez, Kat. Both of us put ourselves out there today. Sisters separated at birth, I tell ya.

    I'm totally thrilled for you, BTW!

  5. Blessed to know you,
    my friend.....Spread those
    wings and take off!!!
    xx Suzanne

  6. Congrats, Kat! I can't wait to see what you have in store!!! I already know you are a talented & creative person, so I don't have a doubt you will go far!!! ;)


  7. Kat, that is wonderful. You should share your photography.

  8. I am so very proud of you Kat Warren!!! You know how I feel about your photography and it is about time you did a little self promotion. Go You!! xoxo ~Lili

  9. Good for you to move ahead with your photography, and the photos in this post of the doors and entry ways are outstanding.

  10. I think it's wonderful that your husband is supporting your dreams and coaching you to make them happen. Congratulations!

  11. How wonderful to have a mate who believes in your talent enough to encourage you to spread your wings. Love that first and that last door. Exquisite work.

  12. I'm so happy for you! I know you'll be great at everything you endeavor! I love your new banner, too! Isn't it wonderful to have a husband that supports you...I do, too! ♥

  13. Kat I am so proud and excited for you!! I does take a lot to put yourself out there!! Your works of art are so good though and SHOULD be shown!!

    Love your Autumn Header!

    Do come and enter my Designer Pillow Giveaway!! (Also a great resource)


    Art by Karena

  14. Congratulations! Go for it, your photography is lovely!

  15. Well done Kat - go for it! Your work is beautiful.

  16. I love that vibrant blue door. My blog has just had a revamp with seven pages of inspiration. Take a wander when you next pop by!

  17. That first door is sooo beautiful, love it.

    Wonderful to have a spouse that encourages your creativity, lucky lucky girl.

  18. Kat, Lovely post as always--those are beautiful photos. Glad you are "putting yourself out there", and meeting with success. We could all take a lesson from you--thanks. Mickie :)

  19. Kat - that is so true. gorgeous pictures

  20. Hi Kat-
    I don't think anyone deserves attention to their work more than you do. I'm so happy for your new found opportunities. I agree with your hubby- you should be promoting your photography every way you can. Your work is outstanding. Congrats on everything--
    Well deserved--

  21. count me in as lead cheerleader <3

  22. I'm so happy to see all of these gorgeous images and I'm also happy to see that you are happy Kat! You deserve as much recognition as you can possibly get-go for it!

    Best wishes always,

  23. You are so inspiring, Kat! Watching you "go for it" makes me want to try things, too! I know you will do wonderfully in your ventures!


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