Tysons Corner REI Displays Amy Linn Doherty Shenandoah Print

I am very pleased to have a large print on display at the Tysons Corner, REI in Virginia (Go see it.). It’s a photo I took several years ago in Shenandoah National Park’s Northern District of an approaching storm front. It’s a pretty dramatic shot.

The print is a 30″ x 45″ , 1/4″ acrylic face mounted with a DiBond backing. It has a non-glare surface.

For a Good Cause, too!

I’m going to donate 25% of the proceeds to REI’s Cooperative Action Fund which supports building ” . . . a new outdoor culture . . .” that seeks more equitable accessibility to parks and public lands so more people experience the universal benefit of time outside, as well as protecting public lands and waters. The print is priced at $1,500.

I was asked a few months ago if I was interested in hanging my photography work, and I’m very pleased to see it on the walls of my local store. Many thanks to my REI family–local and distant– for making this happen, as well as your ongoing support of my work!

Please contact me if you have questions or interest.

McLean Mystery Bird Sign Scavenger Hunt

Buckle up McLean and surrounding DMV residents, I’ve got the perfect rainy day, pandemic boredom activity you can complete from the safety of your car.

For years someone has been mounting animal (birds, mostly) shapes to road signs and trees in Mclean. Years ago I wrote about it. (See past post.) As time has passed I’ve watched as some signs were lost due to weather, road improvements, removal, or perhaps theft—if something left in public and illegally mounted which is then taken can be construed as theft??

Of recent, the number of signs has increased, or maybe I just wasn’t paying attention for a while. Whatever the case there are a lot more of them, and the artisan has added a few designs to the mix, and improved the construction of these little works of art. He or she has switched to using painted, machine metal rather than wood, which was the material of choice in years past. Many of the wooden signs deteriorated and have been lost. In particular, there was an owl that I loved seeing. (Not going to tell you where it was.) I might also add, this person has some climbing ability because some of these mounts are not easily reached. There are also signs related to breast cancer awareness and snowflake shapes that may or may not be from the same person, but I haven’t included them.

Fast forward to now, we’re all stuck at home watching way too much Netflix, Tiger King and various other forms of sociopathy.  I”ve counted 24 signs in the McLean/Great Falls, VA area.  I’ve listed them with photos below. 

So, here is my challenge . . . hop in your car and start driving around McLean, and start chasing the winged and other mounted creatures. The first three people who successfully complete all directions in their entirety will win a landscape canvas from my collection. Here are the rules to participate:

NOTE: There are more butterflies not included on the list. The objective is to find the figures on my list. There are visual clues to make sure you are identifying the right one. I’m certain there may be some that I’ve missed out there. Feel free to point those out, but the objective is find the ones on the list below.

This exercise is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram.

Hints:

Some birds of a feather like to cluster together and some do not

But all the birds and creatures of metal are located in McLean or Great Falls

Some hit close to home, to whose I cannot say

As a poet once stated many will take a path well travelled but some will take a path less worn

Sometimes they are so obvious they are invisible, which makes the hunt irresistible.

Be safe and be well if you partake in this adventure.  Two make better the hunt, one to drive and one, two, three to spy.

  1. Salamander-

2 Cardinal—

  1. Butterfly—
  1. Cardinal—
  1. Cardinal—
  1. Cardinal–
  1. Blue Bird—
  1. Cardinal—
  1. Butterfly—
  1. Red Headed Woodpecker—
  1. Hummingbird—
  1. Dragon Fly—There’s more than one of these.
  1. Butterfly—
  1. Blue Bird—
  1. Butterfly—
  1. Cardinal–
  1. Butterfly—I’m fairly confident this figure isn’t made by the same person, but I included it because I’ve enjoyed it over the years.
  1. Blackbird–
  1. Blue Bird—
  1. Cardinal—
  1. Hummingbird—
  1. Yellow Bird—
  1. Cardinal—
  1. Yellow Bird—

Pawpro to produce video for Educational Connections tutoring service in the DC Metro Region.

Pawpro is set to produce a video for one of the leading educational tutoring services in the Washington, DC area.  Ann Dolin, a former Fairfax County public school teacher and author of the book, “Homework Made Simple”, started this entrepreneurial business in 1998.  Twelve years later her company, Educational Connections, is on-track to gross $1.45 million this year, and employs 150 tutors serving students all over the DC region.

Video and Online Marketing for Real Estate

Real estate brokers and brokerage firms are steadily starting to switch from the traditional forms of marketing such as print and newspaper to the Internet, blogs and multimedia.  Why?  For good reason, some 27.7 billion online searches are launched each month in the U.S. alone, according to the book, “Marketing in the Age of Google™.” Those numbers are expected to rise with each passing month and year as more and more consumers rely on the Internet to find products and services, and less and less on print options such as newspapers, phone books, and mailers which end up in trash cans or recycling bins never to be seen.

A smartly produced video showcasing a home for sale not only serves your client now, but becomes a long-lasting marketing and branding tool for the broker, which can be linked endlessly, and viewed by past, present, and future clients as an example of the quality of work you do.

As for branding, what better way for your clients to get a sense of who you are than creating a one minute stylized and personalized video profile of yourself.  Again, it’s a onetime expense that can be viewed endlessly by potential clients in the convenience of their home.  It doesn’t cost you anything to send a link.  Can you say that about a mailer?

Brokers are also realizing that there is much greater value and longevity to dollars spent on electronic marketing than for the conventional print options.  Although it’s uncharted and intimidating territory for many, it is the way the real estate industry is surely moving as far as marketing is concerned.

Consider letting Pawpro produce a video profile or a reuseable tag for a home tour for you.

See a Pawpro profile/tag.