Moving to a new city and state has been an adventure, but it’s also difficult to start over when it comes to having photography clients. On the positive though, the transition has allowed me some time to keep being creative and to explore a little more with the boundaries I’ve been accustomed to when itContinue reading “new season, new work”
Just a reminder to find me at the Rhubarb Fest in Aledo, Illinois! It’s coming up this weekend, June 7th and 8th, and it’s free! I will be set up on Saturday only. I have a few neat new items! Come check them out, and get some pie while you’re at it! Here is aContinue reading “Rhubarb Festival”
After the harvest is complete and the land has given of all it bore, the fields are left. Stripped, empty, shaven and shorn down to the scalp. What good things there were have been given freely and lovingly. Now what remains is a barren space, exposed in the raw to the brutality of the winterContinue reading “the field”
Everything in creation has a name. Everything created serves a purpose. Even weeds. In fact, by the very definition, a weed is simply a plant in an undesired place. I have a growing affinity for these so called mislocated plants. When I venture down a road taking in that which lines my path- white QueenContinue reading “Beauty in the Beholder”
…is a blizzard! So it’s a great time to stay in and finish up my latest commission. Shakespeare’s Botany: a watercolor series My patron is adding the quotes in calligraphy at the bottom of each flower. So grateful for the work!
I have seen 28 Autumns in my life. Of course, I have no recollection of the first few. But every year I am amazed and in wonder all over again. The beginning of change: If this much beauty can be seen now, I can’t even begin to imagine the beauty that awaits. No eye hasContinue reading “28 Autumns”
On a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon, I set out with my camera to visit some old acquaintances of mine. It had been a while since my last sojourn, but I knew they would look beautiful as ever in the late afternoon sunlight. I can’t help but wonder about the past when I look atContinue reading “Old Acquaintances”
*Thank you, Lisa! It was a pleasure to be on your family’s farm!
It’s the time of year when you can smell Autumn in the air just waiting for Summer to loosen the reigns. That means it’s time for the Orion Fall Festival, one of my favorite times of the year! I will have an art booth displaying paintings, drawings, and photographs. Plus, I will be promoting “TheContinue reading “Orion Fall Festival”
Early this morning, while it was still and quiet, my sleepy lids lifted just enough to notice the thick white fog outside my window. *I sleep with my blinds partially open for occasions such as this! I considered going back to sleep, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. I hopped out of bed, grabbedContinue reading “when all is quiet”