You Are Beloved

When I was growing up, I thought my mother was beautiful.  She didn’t go out very often, but once in a while, she’d break out her makeup case and get all fancied up, and we’d sit in the bathroom doorway, my sisters and I, mesmerized, as she did her eyes.  It seemed so magical, our […]

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 […]

Messy Life

For some reason, I feel very much like capturing all the messiness of real life lately. I love the photographs that completely and cleverly crop out all the disaster surrounding the subject, but, right now, I’m also loving the ones in which the disaster is the subject. Because the laundry isn’t always folded, the kitchen […]

Things I Like

I always appreciate when other people share with me the things and services that really work for them, so I thought I’d add a semi-regular post to share the things that I like. BookBub: This is a free service that sends a daily email with a curated list of free or cheap ebooks.  These are […]

How to Get Cheap Instagram Prints In Ten Easy Steps

This post contains affiliate links, because I have to get orthodontia for three children, and every little bit helps. Clicking on my links will not cost you anything extra! Thank you in advance for your support. 🙂 Have I told you how much I love instagram? Love, love, love! It’s my favorite creative activity on […]

My New Toy

I haven’t been taking too many photographs in the last couple of years. The truth is, the kit lens that came with my Canon just never produced the quality images I’d hoped for. Could have been operator error, of course, but the telephoto lens we bought at the same time produced perfect shots; I just […]