another POST

Here I am sitting at my computer. I got an email from (this is the site where I have entered my pictures in some contests and actually have won, and sold some), reminding me that voting has begun for the last contest I had entered.

I went to the site and what did I see?

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My picture, right there on the front page of their website. I was shocked and pretty surprised. I sent a link to my husband, and he told me when he went to their site, he was directed to a different home page, not the one that I had been directed to. I was reminded how sophisticated internet direct marketing can be. Everything you do online can been seen, and companies will take advantage of that!  They show you what they think you want to see.  Increasing the odds that you may buy what you were, looking at previously.

So, the point of this is not to rant about what gets shown to who and why. It’s another plea for your help, and ask you again to vote for ME.

These are the images I have submitted these pictures.

Here is the link VOTE

Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it! of the BEHOLDER

First, I want to thank all of you who have voted for my pictures.  I couldn’t have won without your support! is having a new challenge, called The Eye of the Beholder.

Here are the picture I have entered.  Here is a screen shot of my entries and I have circled there area where you need to hover over to vote.

I appreciate all of you for taking the time to login an vote for me.  Click on the picture and it will take you directly to the proper page


This picture won from the last contest as an Editor’s Choice and will be sold on the website.

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i need your HELP

Once again is having a contest.  I have submitted 10 photographs.

Please VOTE for ME.  Click on the picture, or the link.  Then scroll down

to the G’s. Find my name, Gail Schechter.  All my pictures will be grouped together.

Hover over the rate this, and click on 5.  Also, click on I’d buy it 🙂

Last year with your help, 2 of my submissions were picked and one was actually purchased!!

I really appreciate your support!

thank YOU!


i have been MINTED

I just got this email from Minted.

Congratulations! We are excited to let you know that your Art Print, New York City BUTTS, has successfully launched and is now available for sale on!

“My new work is being sold on Minted! Minted holds monthly design challenges and voters rate the best pieces in a highly competitive process. The winning pieces are produced and sold, and the artists earn cash prizes, a place in the Minted collection, and commissions on all sales. I’m really proud of what I created, so please check it out and share it with friends who might be interest”

Still waiting for the go ahead on traffic JAM

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Thanks again for all the support!

i need your help RESULTS…

You may remember I submitted 8 of my photographs to a contest in conjunction with the West Elm stores.

I received and email on Monday from, they would be having a conference to announce the winners.

If I wanted to participate, all I need to do was fill out a form.  I was surprised they were going to do this as there were over 1400 entires.  I thought, maybe I had a chance, they hadn’t sent that email to everyone. Yesterday I received another email, from, too many people had rsvp’d to do the original call and now if we wanted to participate we would have  to call in.

So, today at 4:30pm,(1:30 pacific time), I called the number, punched in my code and waited to hear the names of the winners announced.

The first group of winners were the poplar vote…not me.  The second group of winners were the West Elm group (their designs would be sold in the retail outlets), not me either.

The third group of winners were the Editors choice, again my name was not selected.  They did say that they were still in the process of choosing Editor choices and would be following up with an email.

I hung up the phone, a little dejected that I hadn’t won.  Who was I kidding I really didn’t have a chance.

I lounged around for a bit and then went to to see a school production of Merrily we Roll Along.  A friend of mines daughter was one of the leads, very good too!

Guess what happened when I got home.  There was an email telling me that 2 of my pictures had been selected in the Editors Choice group.  I was shocked!!

Thank YOU ALL! You all have been so generous with your comments. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your support and effort to VOTE!

These are the 2 pictures that  selected.



now is the time to VOTE

NOW is the time to really VOTE.

Evidently just liking my picture doesn’t get you votes.

I have entered 8 fine art pictures….

1. Click on this picture to take you to the voting link.

2. Sort by designer and scroll down to the bottom of the page, select all.

3. Scroll until you see my name.

4. Click on the first picture of mine you see and rate it 5.

5. You should be taken to my next picture and so on…

6. Forward this to all your friends 🙂

With your help we can WIN this!!!

Thanks for all your support. Much APPRECIATED!