|Susan Wolfe Photography & Art||
Today was another first for me. I hung 10 of my favorite photographs in Bagels Inc., in Billings, Montana. It's a quaint little coffee shop and bagel-ry at 2135 Grand. Lots of customers. All morning long. Lots of people who will see my work. Yea!
You see, I am tremendously blessed. I have friends who believe in me and the art that I make. One friend in particular, an up-and-coming artist herself, suggested I talk with Bagels Inc's owner about doing this exhibit. Without her little push, it would never have happened. So, now, I sit back and hope that Bagels Inc.'s customers will like my work. OK. I'll be honest. I hope Bagels Inc.'s customers like my work so much that they buy it! And take it home. And love it. It's been anything but a typical Monday. In fact, it's been a terrific Monday.
I hope your Monday was special too.
OK. I know. It's about time I updated this site with some new photos.
I've done it. Spent hours moving, removing and adding new images for you
Now, I have to make a commitment to you and to myself to keep things
new and fresh here.
I hope you'll follow along with my crazy life. I enjoy shooting photos at the cowboy action shooting meets that are usually monthly from April-September.
Unless, that is, it's pouring down rain. Or freezing cold. Or windy. Or, well, you
get the picture.
I also enjoy shooting photos at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary in Red Lodge, Montana. Their residents (wild animals common to this area) are for some reason or another not able to live in the wild. They are well taken care of as evidenced by their unusually long life spans. The twin mountain lions, Clark and Lewis, lived until 13 years of age under the good care of Don, their caretaker. You'll see images of the beautiful animals appear here occasionally, but I encourage you to go see them for yourself, if you're in the area.
So..that's all for now. If you're reading this, know I appreciate the time you took to browse through my site. If I can help you
with images of your family, friends, yourself, your pet or of your favorite activity, give me a shout.
For the past few months, I've had the priviledge of joining the Montana Territory Peacemakers for a day of cowboy shooting.
What a terrific group of guys and gals! Dressed in 1880's garb and gear and packin' pistols, shotguns and rifles from the same era, they shoot stages, or a grouping of targets, which are timed and hits and misses are counted. Although the emphasis is
on being safe (because they are using live ammo) and having fun, participants also want to have good times and 'clean' shoots-meaning that they hit every target.
If this sounds like something you'd like to check out, go to the Montana Terriroty Peacemakers website for the date of their next shoot.
What a great spring day it was at Saturday's Founder's day celebration at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. Dozens of families came out to celebrate with us - viewing all the animals, having something to eat and just generally enjoying a warm, sunny afternoon in Red Lodge, Montana. Sanctuary founder Ruth Brown joined us for the day along with Red Lodge's mayor, Brian Roat who proclaimed June 16th to be Ruth Brown day in honor of her dedication and tireless work to make Beartooth Nature Center a reality. Music was provided by Trevor Kreiger & Jeff Troxel. At the end of the evening, a mountain lion sculpture crafted by Dave McMasters of Joliet, was dedicated.
If you haven't been to the sanctuary (formerly the Beartooth Nature Center) lately, I urge you to go and spend some time there. New director Michelle Marion, along with her legion of helpers do a terrific job of caring for these wild animals that for whatever reason cannot be returned to live in the wild.
The residents range from racoons, ravens, crows, Sandhill cranes, coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, elk, buffalo, owls, raptors, and bears. This list is just a few of the beautiful animals native to this part of the country. The photo left is of one of the Sanctuary's donkeys, who enjoyed the visitor's attention Saturday.
I was priviledged to be a part of this very special day.