Happy New Year and thank you to everybody who has supported me over the last 12months!
Many events have taken place over the last year, both good and not so good. It was sad to see Gracies on the Loch close a few weeks ago, having provided the people of EK a gorgeous wee place to sit in and eat, and a place which brought me a lot of comfort and support over the last few years, of which I will be eternally grateful.
I've been lucky enough to go on several adventures, with many, many photos to treasure (most of which I still haven't had the chance to go through yet). It's one of the reasons I love photography so much, each image is a memory and piece of history rolled into one. I hope to go on many more in 2017.
Near the start of the year Waterstones in East Kilbride asked me if I would display some of my work in their new café, which I was chuffed to do! In doing so, customers have had the chance to view images of local scenes whilst having a coffee and a blether and I have had the opportunity to showcase my work to a whole new audience!
As usual, I produced my long-running 'Glasgow's Nooks & Crannies' calendars, along with my hometown's 'Polo mint City (East Kilbride) calendar. I think this year has been my best work so far, and I've been really chuffed with the response from everybody who's bought my work, visited my website or dropped by my stall at the Xmas fairs! Glad to know you still enjoy my photography :)
Towards the end of the year, I was delighted to announce a brand new stockist. Chimes gift shop on Montgomery Street in the Village (East Kilbride) now stock both of my calendars! It's great to add to the 'family' and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them over the coming year.
The last piece of news was the addition of my brand new homemade Gaelic greetings cards. It's something I've considered for a wee while, but 2016 was the year I finally got round to making them. The response has been great from my Gaelic friend friends and colleagues so I aim to continue with this line from now on.
Photography is important to me, it's an addiction, a passion, it's both a therapy and recreation! It's a way of expressing myself. Without it I would still be me, but a very different version of me. Life would be much more dull without it, the fact that others enjoy my photographs too just makes it even more fantastic. Thank you for appreciating what I do and continuing to support my work and projects. I promise to provide you with many more images and wee snippets of memories on film throughout 2017.
All the best to you 'n' yours,
Cindy-Lou :) xxx