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Adventurous, Escapist, Generalist & Enthusiast

Yep, that’s me. I just took an Enneagram test for fun. I don’t really like tests, being boxed in and defined. But, I have to admit this is too darn accurate. Now what? I guess it’s really good to stay mindful of my strengths and limitations. The following defines me so well. It all sounds so great but being spontaneous and free-spirited isn’t easy–especially when you are the mother of an Aspie.

Ideally…

On making art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“At The Edge After the birth of my two children, I felt a severe loss of freedom. I previously spent days alone in the back country, summitted high peaks, and sailed across oceans. The messy responsibility of caring for two vulnerable babes left me yearning for transcendence….

Once A Girl

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
― Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
When I was young-in my emotional teen years-I remember crying on my bed after being betrayed by a friend and thinking, “When I become a mother, I hope I don’t have a little girl because I wouldn’t want her to have to go…

solitude project

Coming from a fine art photography background, the past several years of only working with the digital format has left me longing for a deeper connection to my true creative self.

Digital stops the creative process short and doesn’t allow for the longer more drawn out tactile process that I love so much about photography.

This mirrors the current online social experience that I have where I don’t get to see the person I am communicating with and the relationship is very brief and empty. I…

alternative photography

the four of me

 

 

When I met my husband my creative energy was intense. I created this diptych for him from 4×5 negatives I made 10 years earlier. It was the completion of myself and the search for my soulmate.

The top piece represents the broken parts of me until the bottom piece was made. At the top is my emotional, physical and mental selves. At the bottom is my spiritual self.

at the edge

Undulating Canvas
Equatorial Heaven
Choppy Barrier

I’ve been literally immersed in a personal photography project for the last several months and have learned so much about intention and letting go. It’s been a wonder for my work but more importantly I have more admiration for the images I am making.
Before I would make images that were close to my heart. They were beautiful and expressed my joy and life at that moment. But they didn’t go any deeper than that. What I…