The Crucible in Red

Horray for the beginning of 2011. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year especially after the end of 2010. I have now lived in Oakland for two years…still an infant even with the high transitory population of the bay. It is officially the longest I’ve lived in any one place since highschool….

2010 was a year of study for me. Learning the basics of running my own business (which comes with both successes and non-successes), making connections, making friends, climbing mountains and building homes. It was a FULL year ending with a fun community art event held at The Crucible. Below are a few of my faves from the weekend.

On a business front, my booth at The Crucible was an experiment as most things are in business. I had the opportunity to partake in this cool three day fair and promote my new biz as a result of getting the heads up from a new friend from my Women’s Initiative class…so that’s what I did. I set up a booth for guests to have their images taken by me for free including a free download.

Oh…and the best part…I had sTICKERS!!!! Stickers that said “Sarabek Shot Me” printed by Greener Printer

With volunteers and nearly constant foot traffic. I photographed more than 200 people and met so many more. Success! But the true success comes in months following that will hopefully be filled with a large amount of you friendly folk thinking of me for their photo needs. I do it all kids!

All experiences are learning opportunities. It’s really just a matter of getting out there and making successes and making mistakes. Just do it. There are things I would have changed in this set-up. Like perhaps charged at least $1 for download. I would’ve paid that. So maybe 200 others would have too.

Regardless, I’ve already booked a few shoots with families including a few with artists for collaborations and am really excited about that. Thanks again Crucible! Maybe I will sign up for that poi class after all….

Oh yeah…and check out the sweet sculpture that happenstanced into my booth! I asked around for the artist’s name to no avail. It was on rollers and even lit up! A nice addition I might add…Thank you Universe.

Abigail Wick of

Jack London George! Owner of the Oakland Bordello.

Oh yeah….this last one is of me and Z. He’s trying out a new style that my mom says makes him look like Johnny Depp. Funny.



Abigail - January 18, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Sarah, Thank you so much for linking to my site. That is very sweet and cool. I’m so* looking forward to Thursday :)

Alvin Nonymousse - January 7, 2011 - 12:55 am


hey, sister. love to see your YOUness continuing to blossom. you and zeta look great and happy. i hope that 2011 drenches you with new experiences and lotsa abundance in everything good from fun to family to finances and friends. all of it.

keep on being YOU!

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