Ella as Katniss

October 26, 2014  •  2 Comments
We've had a recent shift in the household. I finally let Ella watch The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, though fictional, is a selfless, intelligent and strong woman. I believe her to be a good role model. So for Halloween, Ella asked to be Katniss. I saw that one coming. Thank God for thrift stores; we scored on tall leather boots for $1.99 and a...
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Escaping suburbia at least for a day

July 18, 2014  •  2 Comments
No mountains anywhere. Natural lakes? Barely. Sigh. No matter where I find myself living, I've always been good at searching out the places that bring me peace. Water and trees. Living in Suburbia, one just has to search harder. Waking up in the morning to two grumpy out-of-sorts kids, I knew we needed to get to some trails. There used to be a tim...
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Ella in Spring, one year later.

April 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A year ago in March, I blogged some photos of Ella that I took in an untouched stretch of land near my art studio. The evening sun was in full splendor and we had fun running through the field taking pictures, Ella enjoying my full attention on her. Now a year later, we revisited the same area with a new dress and new props. After a long winter foc...
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Post blizzard fresh

January 25, 2014  •  1 Comment
Cabin fever is in full swing and next week's temps don't look too good. More school delays ahead I'm afraid. Today we had a full-on blizzard, the high gusts of winds swirling snowdrifts into beautiful organic shapes just outside my front door. The day was long but actually nice in a nesting sort of way. And then a glorious thing happened. The sun c...
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Windy December Day

December 23, 2013  •  2 Comments
During the cold season, it is normal I guess that I'm not taking as many pictures. And with the start of my new art studio business, I really have not been picking up my camera. All my time has been consumed with getting back to my original love of studio arts. But oh how I love photography as well and when we recently had a few unusually warm spri...
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