Unnatural Light

People always advertise that they are “natural light photographers”, and it seems like one of those things to aspire to.  I mean, it’s natural!  It’s a really great buzzword, like organic! Or, GMO-free!  And what kind of a person doesn’t want organic photographs?  One photography blog advertises that they’ll help you find the light in […]

Good Enough

The world is so full of a number of things, I think we should all be as happy as kings.   ~Robert Louis Stevenson There is so much to know, so much to do and see, and so little time to learn it all. I have always loved making art of all kinds, but I had […]


When I was in elementary school, I had a music teacher named Mrs. DeRouville. I loved that woman, and in my adulthood, when I remember her, I elevate her even to the status of a saint. She must have been! How else could a single woman have taught hundreds of unruly schoolchildren each year to […]

Photography Project: Week 1

No better time to start than when you’re left sitting in the car! There wasn’t much in the way of photogenic subjects, but the sun came out briefly and shone upon Henry’s fat little feet.
And there was sweet Evie, sitting patiently in her seat, waiting for our party to return. I love her to pieces.
I took the children to the library on Tuesday night, and Henry needed to nurse, so we found ourselves an underpopulated area. When he finished, I snapped a few photographs before rejoining the other children.
So this was staged, in the colorful produce department of the local Kroger in the busy hour just before school let out. This was my first effort at brave public photography!
Same day, same store, except this is Evie. Have I mentioned that I love her so?
Since I’m on a roll, when Henry went down for a rare nap, I skeedaddled out onto the farm to find me some photographs. I liked the feathery grass behind the wire, but I had to use the manual focus setting. I was actually surprised it came out this well.
And I have a thing for fence posts, the gnarlier, the better.

Why I Am Attempting a Photography Project

Well, because I like to make photographs.  Like, really like.  It calms me, brings me peace to look for the beauty in the mess that is life.  And there is always beauty.  Now, it’s true that I also tried this last year, and I gave up by the end of January.  And it’s true that […]