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The Good, The Bad and Our Spam

With Christmas quickly approaching everyone has begun getting into his or her last-minute Christmas shopping mode. If you’re like us, me made our list of gifts to buy slightly before Thanksgiving. However, the cold wet weather, Christmas parties, and family functions have dwindled the time to purchase quality gifts disappear quickly this year.  But, there is something we are not going to do about it.

The Good:

The last thing anyone actually wants to deal with is spam. So, A&A Photographic Arts isn’t going to send you any. That’s right, I ‘m not going to flood your mailbox with last-minute spammy messages of how you should consider buying fine art photography for that person on your list that has everything. We also will not send any emails mentioning you can buy quality photographic art that’s been put on sale, or tell you that the last day for overnight shipping for our online order system at Fine Art America is Dec.19th. Nope.

There is a strong reason why we don’t do heavy amounts of spam. This gallery receives close to 60-100 spam messages everyday. While my spam filter manages to collect about 90% of it, I still have to clear it out regularly. What is the result of all that spam? I’m not sure what a Ugg boot is, nor does any part of my body need to be “enhanced”, but I can guarantee you I will never purchase either.

The Bad:

The problem is this puts me in an advertising dilemma. Businesses like our gallery thrive on the ability to show my art to the world for the largest amount of exposure I can get. But, like I mentioned, I have no desire to send spam.   Thus the best solution I’ve come up with to create a post like this.

Our Spam:

So, if you like our solution of not sending spam this holiday season at the sacrifice of a blog post now and then; please  send or mention our gallery to as many people you can think of.  Or better yet, buy that gift we refused to advertise for that someone special.

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It’s Almost Over!!!!!

So this is the last weekend of the show.  The show “Walking Through the Zen Garden” ends on Sun. afternoon.  Ann and I both hope that you have enjoyed a glimpse into the realm of a Zen Garden and all the beautiful nature that is there.   Remember, when the show ends, we will remove most of the pictures from the website.  So, if you have a favorite that you want to buy, or cards to order, now is the time.

Our first show continues a wonderful period of growth in our new gallery.  We have about 400 Twitter fans and our Google + following is increasing steadily.  If you don’t follow us on Twitter or Goggle +, then consider getting an email subscription, RSS subscription or “liking” us on Facebook.  We even keep up a presence on Pinterest.

Of course, with endings start new beginnings and we look forward to the mountain of possibilities. The next few weeks are very busy as we explore a series of Halloween and Fall seasonal works of photographic art.   Also, stay tuned for another A&A Photographic Arts first, as we present the publishing début of the short-story Old Man Grier and the Ghost Pumpkins. 

Are you a railroad or train fan?   We hope so.  A new series will begin soon featuring works of art from a local steam-powered railroad still in operation.

Don’t’ forget, now is the time to start thinking about rotating your seasonal artwork and purchasing new ones.   Speaking of seasons, don’t forget your new greeting cards,  they are a great way to impress someone special and wish them a happy holiday.

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