Friday, August 14, 2009

Harley Brown Rocks!!!

I was completely blown away by the generosity of Harley Brown. As the winner of the "Last Photo" contest I was informed that I would be receiving the last photo from Harley. I was completely expecting to get an 8x10 photo with a piece of cardboard in a manilla envelope.... seriously. Late last week I received a package from harley with "the photo" - framed, a nice note written in one of his gorgeous note cards, one of his signed prints, a copy of his book in which he drew a stunning indian and a personal note to me. I couldn't believe it, I am touched! it shows the generosity and spirit of such a great man! Thank you Harley Brown!

I have started reading Harley's book and I am loving it!!! He is so inspirational, and has given me a new outlook on my art and how I feel about my own work. It's an easy read, broken down into small sections. Perfect for someone like myself, with the attention span of a gnat : )




12 comments:

Teresa Mallen said...

All I can say is WOW!! What a truly delightful package to receive in the mail! I'm sure you love the encouraging line "I know you'll be a grand success, there is no doubt." Woo-hoo!!!!! Yeah for Harley Brown. :-)

Toni James, Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

So Cool! Congratulations! What a terrific inspiration :D

Karen Hargett said...

How cool is that! Congrats - well deserved!

Jennie Norris said...

Yes, Teresa - That of course was the best part - Now if I could only get the rest of the world to believe that, I might actually get somewhere : )

Thanks Toni, and Karen as well!! Yes, very inspiring. These little treats are usually few and far between, but they make such a difference and we all need them!

Amy said...

All I can say is - Amazing!!!

Glen Hartjes said...

Congratulations, well deserved!
By the way, your "Shades of Gray" are amazing.

Mike Brown said...

Dad got a kick out the various interpretations of the event and the scene. I was just happy to have pulled him out of the water before the crushing Atlantic waves pulled him in.

It really was the last shot: Dad took the photo and then slipped on some kelp. The camera was submerged long enough to be damaged beyond repair.

Dad told me that the only print made of the shot would be yours, so it's a very, very limited edition.

Jennie Norris said...

Thank you Glenn,

Every time I look at your blog, I'm blown away by your photography! Your work is amazing. Thanks again!

Jennie Norris said...

Mike, Very nice of you to leave a comment! I'm sure everyone is glad your Dad did not meet his maker that day!

I feel really blessed to have the only print of the last photo. Your father showed such generosity, It really did touch me! I am having everything framed together and it will proudly be displayed in my home.

I'm reading your fathers book right now and it's wonderful, very inspiring. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a comment.

BTW: you look like your Dad!

Pencil Sanity said...

How absolutely wonderful of him. Congratulations of winning.

adebanji said...

Great! He has been my inspiration too and I would have been over the moon to get what you've got!

Claudia Finn said...

Thanks for sharing your package, it is so wonderful to be touched by generosity. Your blog is beautiful!!!WOW