What I Do:
I'm a passionate fine art photographer, who markets my matted and framed wall art to general consumers, in addition to the home decor and gift industries. My Hummingbird Studios
gallery can be accessed at http://www.hummingbird-studios.com
I'm also the dedicated founder of Esperanza! A Woman's Hope
, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which seeks to economically empower survivors of domestic violence in the state of Georgia. For additional information, please visit us at <http://www.esperanza-awomanshope.org
>.As a speaker and fundraiser
, I promote both my Hummingbird Studios web site and my non-profit organization, through inspirational and motivational talks and exhibits of my work.
I enjoy connecting with people, making new friends, networking, and having fun amidst the sometimes all-too-seriousness of life!Community Activities and Awards: Soroptimist International / Atlanta Chapter
"Making A Difference for Women" award, nominated for Turknett Leadership Character Award
(non-profit category), SIFE judge (Students In Free Enterprise)
for annual spring regional competitions in Atlanta during April 2002, 2003, and 2005-2010,
active with domestic violence awareness and prevention community
, various photography awards
AMS Productions, Veria TV: Featured on the Art of Living Gallery Show
segment titled "Overcoming Adversity"
. Guest appearance on Women's World with Momma Nature
, hosted by Carole Madan
(an avid environmentalist and native plant expert, whose web site and videos may be viewed at http://www.mommanaturesworld.com
)What I Enjoy:
Long leisurely weekends; cooking; visiting fresh produce markets; artist markets; taking time for coffee and conversation with old friends, new friends, and yet-to-be friends. Engaging with people of all ages who are dynamic, creative, energetic, witty, irreverent, and wise! Living life to its fullest (and making a difference to others) has always been important to me!On-Going Passions:
Thriving art communities, economic autonomy for women, eco-movements, sustainable economies, creative economies, reading The Economist, growing my own fresh veggies. My dogs, my cats, and my low-maintenance, virtual fantasy horse ("Sweet Guy") who lives in a fantasy stable, grazes a fantasy meadow and eats lots
of fantasy hay. He's so well behaved
that I may surprise him with a fantasy stable-mate --- paid for with fantasy cash, of course! ;-)Favorite Quote:
"Find a Place to Stand and Move the World." (This fortune cookie message inspired me to form my non-profit organization!)My Personal Quote:
"Celebrate Life and Your Dynamic Presence Within It!" (-Me)What I'm Looking For:
High-calibre networking contacts! Galleries, Interior Designers, B2B prospects. Identification of niche markets for my Hummingbird Studios fine art photography prints! A few extra speaking engagements and exhibit opportunities. Fundraising opportunities for my non-profit organization. (And a little quiet time, amidst it all!)How You Can Find Me:
Tweet me at http://www.twitter.com/hummingbirdlady
Friend me at http://www.facebook.com/hummingbirdlady
Or, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com
(Links to my web sites are in the upper right section of this profile page in the bold, "My links" section. Need more info? You're just a click away!)
In the meantime, keep doing good and do it well!
(The world needs your passion and panache!)
Phyllis WalkerPS: Before Heading Out, Some Fun Stuff For The Road!
"Creative Puns for Educated
1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's
round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much
2. I thought I
saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an
3. She was only a
whisky maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber band pistol was
confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math
5. The butcher
backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
6. No matter how much you push
the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
7. A dog gave birth to puppies
near the road and was cited for littering.
8. A grenade thrown into a
kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
9. Two silk worms had a race.
They ended up in a tie.
10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. A hole has been found in
the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
12. Atheism is a non-prophet
Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the
other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a head.'
14. I wondered why the
baseball kept getting bigger...then, it hit me.
15. A sign on the lawn at a
drug rehab center said, 'Keep off the Grass.'
16. A small boy swallowed some
coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to
ask how he
was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'
17. A chicken crossing the road
is poultry in motion.
18. It's not that the
woman did not know how to juggle, she just didn't have the balls to do
19. The short
fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
20. The soldier who
survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
21. A backward poet writes
democracy, it's your vote that counts. In feudalism, it's your count
cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
24. Don't join dangerous cults: