Saturday

As one chapter closes, another one opens


Last Tuesday I gave a presentation on blogging to the East Bay Artists Guild. It was in regards to how artists and photographers can utilize this method of marketing over just having a website with static pages. Especially now that blogs in general are undergoing a transformation from just being journals to being a blend of website pages and journals.


The presentation was to be only ninety minutes, but with a wonderful and engaging audience it ended up being three hours, even then I could have continued for much longer and as you can see by the photographs, I was enjoying myself.


 

August 17, Pleasant Hill Community Center


On another bright note is that the last four months of cardiac rehab has come to an end, as I attended my last class, yet I am still not out of the woods. Though I have my 20-24 hours per week back, there is plenty to catch up around the house, while also maintaining an aerobics program so not to lose what I have gained. In the meantime we are also in the process to see if the insurance will pay for another four weeks of cardiac rehab but that may take a while. Never the less, for the next couple of months I plan to set aside time for visiting blogs and commenting, maybe even writing a post now and then.






33 comments:

Jeanne said...

It is great to see you in these photos Egmont. I imagine you were in your element :) How lucky they all were to have you as their teacher !

Keep well my friend...


Jeanne xx

Edith Hope said...

Dear Egmont, How simply wonderful to hear from you again. And, with such good news of your cardiac programme. You must, of course, keep up with whatever you have been told to do in order not to lose the benefit of what you have already achieved.

I think that it was very enterprising of the East Bay Artists' Guild to invite you to speak and I am certain that what you had to say was both practical and entertaining. It is so important for artists to have avenues for publicising their work and, as you say, blogging is a perfect and contemporary way to do this.

Take good care of yourself.

Studio Sylvia said...

Terrific to have you posting again, Egmont. The photographs indicate that you are doing well - you definitely look like you are in your element.

ArtPropelled said...

Enjoying yourself and looking very well too. Glad the presentation was such a success. 3 Hours!

annell said...

Good to see you in the pics! You look like your health is good. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

sophie munns said...

Dear Egmont,
Im thrilled to see you having this fantastic experience ... and it is so what you should be doing, circumstances permitting, for a tidy sum!
Yeah!!!!
Interestingly today I was teaching the wonderful sponsor of my new studio to blog and your blog and directory was one I chose to show her to demonstrate a number of points.
She was most impressed and it was exciting to see her eyes light up in anticipation of what was to come!
You no doubt got the pleasure of seeing a room full of people's eyes light up!
Shall be keeping my fingers crossed that things come your way and much fulfillment with it!
best wishes to you,
S

Paul C said...

Glad to see progress in your recovery. Best wishes.

hensteeth said...

I wish that I were able to have been present at what looked like a very enjoyable and interesting talk.
Wishing you the very best in your recovery from across the pond!

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Egmont:

How nice to see you post again. The picture is priceless. I especially love your lovely necklace :) Holding an audience for three hours is a miracle, given the standards of today. Claps. Claps.

Joy and peace to you always,
Susan

Sam Liu said...

That sounds like a wonderful day, Egmont. I'm sure it was truly marvellous to deliver a presentation to an engaged and enthusiastic audience, one can tell this from the brilliant photographs you have shared with us.

And I'm very happy for you that the cardiac rehab is drawing to a close, I look forward to seeing you around the blog world and to your blog posts :)

Ian Foster said...

It is good to see you looking so well,you appear to be really enjoying yourself.
Love the beads!

Teri said...

The next time you give a presentation, let me know. I will drive down to listen to it and perhaps bring your book so that you can sign it for me! You look wonderful, Egmont! Very rested, very svelte, full of life. Just keep up the good work. I am happy to see you back here. I always miss you when you are gone. You brighten up the blog world.

Marlynn said...

Loved your post! You are looking great in the photos and I am so happy you had such a grand time at your presentation! Keep up your cardio rehab at home!

Hannah said...

Congratulations on finishing a very big chapter in Life's great mysteries! What a godsend to have 24 hours back each week and renewed health to boot. I can't think of a better celebration than engaging in a workshop topic close to your heart.

Dianne Poinski said...

I was so excited to see your post here! You look healthy and happy in these photos. I would have loved to have been there for your presentation. Let me know if you are planning anymore events like this in the future. Best wishes for continued health and energy!

alaine@éclectique said...

It's so good to see you looking so well, Egmont! All the best and hope you get the extended course.

Marilyn said...

You look so happy in the photos that it's obvious you were in a good place right then. I wish you well for your ongoing health issues and hope you have a good outcome re more cardiac rehab.

Seth said...

Nice to see you getting "back to business." Glad things are moving along with the rehab and hope the insurance for the extra time works out. Looks like a wonderful and very successful talk!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Good for you! Presenting valuable information and being well received...does it get better?!
You look fit and with a nice smile on your face...good to see you.

LemonyRenee' said...

So wonderful to *see* you, Egmont! So, so wonderful!

Anna Mavromatis said...

Welcome back!
So glad to see you so strong, so handsome, so radiantly happy and so full of "it"!
I wish you great progress in this wonderful new blooming phase; I know you will!

lori vliegen said...

it looks like you were in your element with this presentation!!! i'm glad you're feeling better, egmont!! :))

Wild Somerset Child said...

Just good to hear from you, when I have been absent for so long. I'll catch up soon, meanwhile, take care of yourself dear friend.

Kelly Marszycki said...

Hooray, you're back! You look great and sound upbeat and positive -- way to go, Egmont! Congrats on your blogging presentation, too -- :-)))

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Egmont, I am so happy to see this post! You look so charming and engaging, I can see how people kept you for over three hours!
Everything sounds very postive in your life. And I can tell that it will be a beatiful fall! best wishes always, roxanne

Laura said...

Hello Egmont, so good to see you out and about here in these photos. May you continue to grow and strengthen in body, mind, heart and soul!

Nevin said...

Dear Egmont,
I am glad the presentation was such a success.. beautiful.

Gaby Bee said...

How wonderful you're back in blogland, Egmont! I'm so glad you are doing well. It's great to see these pictures of you. Love the beads!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Enjoyed browsing your blogs - Mom writes a blog for her workplace, one about our area and a pet health care one besides ours. Hard to keep up! Love the look of the Miss Kitty blog.

Jala Pfaff said...

You look like you were having a blast. :)

woman said...

Lieber Egmont, ich veröffentliche meine Fotos jetzt hier :

http://leidenschaftlich-fotografieren.blogspot.com/

Vielleicht magst Du mal vorbeischauen .

Liebe Grüße sendet Dir woman

Eva said...

So wonderful to see you posting again and looking so fit and arty with your necklace. I am amazed that you were able to hold an audience that log. Bravo!

merci33 said...

Hi Egmont
I can clearly see the joy in your eyes engaging your audience and being able to share you wisdom for an afternoon had to have been a great boost.

Like so many others I too love the beads...ever so jaunty a touch!