I’m apparently a fortunate member of the very tiny class of people who have employers who not only understand and accept that, but actively encourage it.
There are a few large pictures sitting on the floor of my new office awaiting hanging by the building maintenance crew. They’re not my pictures, and I don’t even know for sure who they belong to. They’re nice prints of paintings done by local Western New York artists – but they’re really not my style so I haven’t pushed to have them hung. They would add nothing to my feeling of commitment to my new job.
One of my bosses came into my office the other day, noticed the pictures still on the floor, and said we should get someone to hang them. I told her I’d prefer to bring some artwork from home (I have some beautiful oil paintings done by my daughter when she was in Ireland).
Having seen my newly purchased camera the week before, and having seen my screen-saver of Puppy Cody (and being unaware of those Ireland paintings), my boss exclaimed, “You should hang your own photos! You could have a little gallery in here.”
Say what? I’ve worked in jobs where the employer wouldn’t even allow family photos to be displayed on desks!
While I didn’t immediately respond, I did think about it – and the more I thought, the more it seemed like a really cool way to make my office mine. (I can keep the Ireland paintings to hang in my new house once hubby has finished his updating – after all, our daughter’s work really should be displayed in our own home, don’t you think?)
I thanked my boss for giving me such a good idea, and she smiled and said that she and the firm would love to have my work displayed.
OK, so now my ego has been tweaked. I’m thinking that, instead of putting holes in the office walls, maybe I could get a floor or table collage stand and display the best of my photos. I could switch them out as I create new ones with my new camera.
I’m having fun searching for just the right framework, but my question to my readers is: Which photos should I choose? Not that anyone other than my coworkers would likely see them, but I still don’t want to display crap.
So, I have a favor to ask: Would you please take just a few moments to click over to Flickr.com, look at what I’ve posted there, and then let me know in the comments to this post which, if any, of those photos are your favorites? You can get to Flickr.com through the link on the sidebar. (Well, heck, let’s make it easy – just click here.) Be aware that there are several pages of photos.
(Also be aware that this is a totally shameless way of getting more views to my Flickr.com account. I will not apologize for that – we all love attention, right? If any of you have never engaged in such self-promotion, then you’re probably a better person than I am.)
I look forward to having your opinions. My favorites may not be the ones everyone else likes, and the best ones may not even be the ones that have received the most views on Flickr.com.
What do you think? Let me know. And thanks very much for taking the time to do so.
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Images by Cordelia’s Mom