Hope you are having a great summer and enjoying our beautiful Western New York
weather! We will miss this heat in the winter so enjoy it now!
The theme this year is rain and sometime heat and humidity. I feel like a farmer with my income connected to the weather. I am
still having a good year with the images on CANVAS. My customers that have not seen me in a while are amazed at the depth and dimension
I am so excited about my new 20x30 canvas size.
It is the perfect size, bigger than my 16x24 and smaller than my 24x36.
I have New Shots from Ireland, Italy, Germany and Scotland. I am working on new images for the fall so come to the show to see them.
My baby girl, Kelsie, moved out in early February. I cried and then celebrated her life as she flies from the nest to start her new life.
An update on my sweet Aunt Bea and now my wonderful mother-in-law.
Bea fell four times in the spring and we had to make the tough decision to place her in a nursing home. She is doing OK but still has tough
days and attacks the staff. We pray for peace for her soon.
My mother-in-law fell and broke her leg in June.
She is doing well in rehab and will be released to an assisted living facility soon. We had to pack up her home and store everything in my garage till she gets her new home.
This has been so hard but
with the help of our families, friends and the love from our dog, Molly, we will get through it. Molly is truly wonderful, it is like have a baby again.
She is my “new” little girl and my daughter is jealous. Kelsie comes home to visit but mostly to see her sister, Molly. When you rescue a dog they end up rescuing you.
My summer and fall show schedule is up so come see me at a show near you.
I am adding to my Canvas Panoramic Mantel Series. They look amazing
over your fireplace mantel or tall headboard
For more information about sizes and framing go to my Canvas Page and Canvas Full Frame & Canvas Signature Series & now Canvas Panoramic Mantel Series. Do not worry, I will also continue to sell my work matted and framed as that is my first love.
“I’m La Shot Too” note cards, mouse pads and coasters can now be ordered on the web site!!
Many customers have purchased Kristie’s Pic-folios at the shows and have
loved them. A Pic-folio is a picture book that flips open and you can attach up to 14 pictures in them.
The outside is covered with a variety of scrap booking papers with different themes. Example: birthday, baby, wedding, cat, dog, boy, girl, sports, vacation and beautiful floral and colored papers. The pic-folios make great gifts for new moms, grandparents, wedded couples, high school and college graduates or anyone who wants a little book holding wonderful memories of the people we love. Come to the show, check them out and see a demonstration.
Against all the odds, I am celebrating 29 years in business.
I can not say it feels like just yesterday when I started doing shows. So many things have occurred over the last 29 years. I married my wife Kristie, had two wonderful children, Kelsie & Jaryd, moved home and business twice, buried both parents, have done over 780 shows, traveled thousands of miles in 37 states and 8 European countries and have taken over 50,000 pictures. At the shows I have survived floods, tornados, 100 degree days and snow storms.
A younger and thinner Dave in 1985 in Harrisburg, PA
Maybe it does not feel just like yesterday because I am turning 54 years
old this year. Wow, I have been doing shows for half of my life and have had the most amazing experiences. I have two families, the one in Buffalo
and the exhibitors on the show circuit are my family when I am away. I found out early that you are never alone at an art show when you need help. When you are sick, when a relative dies, when your booth is
damaged by a storm, whether you are happy or sad, there is always somebody to help or talk to. It is an amazing blessing!!!
Last but not least I need to mention my customers. I always say my
customers are my friends and are the best. They have been so loyal and kind over the years. We have laughed and cried together. We have put
wonderful groupings together and so many of my "babies" have found happy homes.
Thank you for all those memories and I can not wait to create new ones with you this year. My show schedule is up so let’s get together and share some good times and talk about the old.
La Shot Photography