Friday, March 13, 2009

The Good News

To all the fuckers who refuse to hire me: MY WORK IS IN THIS BOOK, BITCHES!!!

I forgot to tell you guys that I finally got the book where some of my writing and photos were published for winning that photo contest. I wasn't expecting the stuff until middle of the month but I got the package on Monday the 2nd. Very fast!

Part of the prize was this camera. It has my NAME ON IT. EEEEEEEEEEE!!! DianaF+ Colette Edition

I don't know how many of you have wanted to have your writing/art published and had it happen for you, but this was awesome! I've had stories published in local things before, but this is a book. Anyone in the world could buy it and see my words and my photography. When I saw it, I cried a little. And I'm such a sap that I'm crying a little now just thinking about that moment again.

I had completely forgotten to tell my mom about the whole contest thing, when I told her about all the cool stuff: camera with my name on it, words and photos in a published book, pics on display at a store in Paris (Colette is a French clothing store that co-sponsored the contest)...Well PT just kept saying how proud she was of me.

There's some cool stuff in this book. My essay and photos were dedicated to my pitiful lack of employment. I was so pleasantly surprised when I won. I've got four pages in the book, which amounted to a total of 10 photographs published. Here's a sample:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to include my photoblog address in my bio.

Despite the fact that my unemployment checks are in jeopardy yet again, this my friends, is my one glimmer of hope.

editor's note: I really need to cut my fingernails...It's gettin' kinda hard to type.


SoMuchSugar said...

oh that is AMAZING, you are sooo coool!!! You are so talented, that is so awesome.

I am so pissed at ANYone who wouldn't hire you. Their loss, completely.

citygirl said...

Thanks so much! Did you get a chance to check out the website? Really, there's some cool stuff in this book :)

Miss Tracey Nolan said...

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!!!!!!! You're work is so inspiring. Congrats, you totally deserve this! Now go out there and start shooting with that new camera! xoxo

citygirl said...

Thanks Tracey! I got some shots of HUBS with the new camera while he was wearing pink bunny ears. I cannot wait to share!


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