Osceola Fall Art Festival November 17 & 18

We have been accepted into the Osceola Fall Art Festival on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2012 in historic downtown Kissimmee, Florida.  It will be on East Broadway Avenue between Ruby Avenue and Sproule Avenue.  It is free to the public and open from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  If you’re in the area, come by and see us.

We Have a New Printer

We just bought an Epson Stylus Pro 9900.  It is BIG; over six feet long and weighing more than 250 pounds, making it too big for our small office.  It uses eleven cartridges of Ultrachrome HDR Ink (including green and orange), but four of them are black (or different shades of gray).  It can print up to 44 inches across.  We bought it so that we wouldn’t have to send out prints larger than 17″ by 22″ any more.  Our canvas work is wider than 24 inches across, meaning we couldn’t buy the next smaller model (which would be their 7900).  As a bonus, the color gamut of this printer is larger than our older printer, which I’ve already seen in our sunset images, for example.  We will be selling our old printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 3880.  And even though this printer cost significantly more than its predecessor, I don’t expect our prices to increase any time soon.

39th Annual Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival

We will be in Booth #42 at the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival.  Temple Terrace is on the northeast side of Tampa, Florida.  The festival will be at Riverhills Park (405 S. Riverhills Drive) on Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 10 am to 4 pm both days.  It is free to the public.  This will be our first time exhibiting at this festival.  For more information, try their facebook page (Again, you don’t need a facebook account to see this page.  Just hit “Close” on the sign-in window.)

Art Fest @ Doral is October 19 – 21, 2012

We will be at the Art Fest @ Doral, put on by the Rotary Club of Doral.  It is at Carlos Albizu University, 2173 NW 99th Avenue, Miami, Florida  33172.  On Friday, October 19th, it is open from 8 to 11 pm.  Saturday the hours are 9 am to 11 pm, and Sunday, October 21st it is open from 10 am to 6 pm.  It is free to the public.  For more information, you can check out their facebook page.  (You don’t need a facebook account to see this page. Just hit “Close” on the sign-in window.)

Although there is artist space both indoors and outdoors, we will not be bringing our usual display.  Instead, we will be displaying some of our larger pieces indoors.  We’ve never done this before.  I’m dreading the long hours Saturday a little bit, but I’m sure it will be fun.  Maybe we’ll see you there.

Check Out Our New Services Section

I’ve added a new section called “Services”, that tells about the things we can do for your own images, as well as ours.  Check it out here.  From “Services” on the main menu bar, you can also reach a price list for those services.

We’ve expanded our price list for our products.  As before, it can be reached under “Products” on the main menu bar.  You may notice that the “Customize” page is no longer in that section.  I’ve incorporated that information elsewhere.  The new “Products” and “Services” sections should be easier to read and understand.  As always, I am still open to suggestions for improvement, however.

Finally, we upgraded Nancy’s biography to be more complete.  We hope you enjoy the changes.

Trinidad & Tobago Pictures

We were in Trinidad & Tobago from June 14th through June 24th with Brian Rapoza and the Tropical Audubon Society.  I’ve added 96 pictures to the new Trinidad & Tobago page.  This page has a slightly cleaner, more efficient look.  It took me about two weeks of work, and just about triples the size of the Bee Happy Graphics website.

Now I am revising the Products and Services section to emphasize what we can do with YOUR pictures (enhance, print, and frame).  The price lists will also be updated.  Then I’ll improve our biographical information.  I might even get to that shopping cart I promised.  Stay tuned.

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival May 5 – 6, 2012

We have applied for the 49th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Show in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida on May 5th and 6th.  This will be the furthest show from home that we have done so far.  We won’t know if we are accepted until the Ides of March, so check back later if you are planning on meeting us there.

The show hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.  Their new web site, www.shrimpfestival.com, should be ready in February.