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 I would have stuck to my dream of being an adventure travel photographer. I’m still pursuing adventure travel and photography but they are still quite separate-at least …

On making art

              “At The Edge [2013] 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 …

favorites 2014 – for me

These are just some of my favorites from 2014 that I truly made ‘for me’ and nobody else. [ Made using my D700, iPhone and Yashica Mat 124G with expired film ]

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 …

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 …

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 …

dreams on board

Dreams On Board [2006] When I was a young girl I read the novel “Dove” by Robin L. Graham. I knew then that I wanted to live life sailing the oceans. When I was in my 30s I met a man who I thought was too much of a city …

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. …

.the quiet eye

  I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not get overwhelmed. I have discovered that I work better at a slower pace, …