Who Is Ivy and Why Should You Buy Her Pictures?

Hello people of the flower and photography community! (And others of course...)

My name is Ivy, and interestingly enough, I love plants. All of them. I love everything about them.

For a long time, I have been in to studying all kinds of flowers and foliage. But most of all, to look at their many beautiful colors and forms.

Every spring, Smith College in Northampton MA puts on a display of beautiful orchids and spring flowers, along with open access to the rest of their greenhouses. My Dad and I have gone for the past few years and I fell in love with it the second I stepped into the first room. All along the walls were tables and shelves stacked high with pastel pinks and vibrant oranges. Tulips and forsythia and bows of hanging geranium tangled elegantly together. In the center of the room was a long table planted carefully with tall tulips of every color and drops of small blue bells underneath. It was unlike anything I'd ever seen.

Sadly, I wasn't able to make it to the next year showing so this year I promised myself I would be there. I brought my camera with me, ready to get pictures. After a while of walking around snapping pictures of almost every flower, I realized many were actually pretty good. Soon I had a whole bunch of beautiful pictures to look at.

When I got home, I showed my Dad and he proposed a great idea. I could sell my pictures online and share them with the everybody. This idea caught my attention because I had originally been looking for a way to raise money to get something I've been wanting for a long time: a new electric piano. A Yamaha DGX-650.

Although I have a working keyboard at the moment, the speakers have started to become fuzzy over time and the keys are too light and stick to your fingers as you play, making a very annoying noise. Along with loving plants, my love for piano is almost as great and to get a really good piano would be a dream come true. Yes, I am aware that a really good piano is very expensive, but I would not be getting a Grand Piano, laid with gold keys and some rare wood from a hidden rainforest across the world. Just a simple flat back piano, not keyboard, but not grand.

My goal is still pretty high but anything would help and I would very grateful to hear that any of my photographs were being noticed.

So all in all, I have a goal of my own that I am hoping to achieve on my own by my own work.

Thank you all!