I have been enamored of film for just about as long as I can remember.  The smell of it, the gorgeous grain and the anticipation of waiting to see what you have captured, call to me like a siren song.  I was absolutely over the moon when my sister gifted me a Diana F+ film camera for Christmas.  You will just have to imagine my delight as I loaded my first roll of film in way too many years.  I have… Read more »

This week in my 52 on Friday’s group, the challenge was to photograph anything red, pink or a combination of the 2.  I had a few different ideas but this morning they all went out the window when baby girl donned her red pettiskirt.  Half naked babies, fluffy ruffled skirts, and morning light… what a beautiful way to start out this morning. By now I hope that you can embrace my penchant for the imperfect.  Grain, shadow, limb chops and blur… Read more »

I am having so much fun so far with the 52 week projects that I am a part of.  It is really pushing me to get out and shoot at a time of the year that not much photography is taking place for me.  My challenge from Paint The Moon this week is my take on abandoned.  I decided to approach this in the literal meaning and really ran with it.  My hubby had the day off yesterday and was kind enough… Read more »

This is my winter song to you. The storm is coming soon, it rolls in from the sea My voice; a beacon in the night. My words will be your light, to carry you to me. Is love alive? Is love alive? Is love They say that things just cannot grow beneath the winter snow, or so I have been told. They say were buried far, just like a distant star I simply cannot hold. Is love alive? Is love… Read more »

I love photography.  I love looking through the world around me through the lens.  I love watching a person’s personality come through the photographs I take.  What I don’t love….photographs of myself.  I just am not comfortable getting my picture taken.  I cringe at my image and wish away every imperfection that I see.  That being said, I really want to push myself this year to get in front of the camera more.  When my children’s children look back at our books… Read more »

  Earlier this week I shared a question that will be my motivation throughout this new year and hopefully my life and now I want to kick off my Project 52 with a phrase.  This didn’t come to me easily but when I read it in a magazine last week it seemed to scream through me and delve straight into my heart. Three simple words that are so much more.  I have always been a people pleaser.  I want people to like… Read more »

Last week I had the great fortune of being told about a new little slice of online heaven, Pinterest.  I would describe Pinterest as a big online inspiration board.  You can make up boards to please all of your varied interests and “pin” photographs that move you from all over the web onto your boards.  It is beautiful, fun and quite addicting.  Here is what I have been working on. Since I can’t figure out how to do a screen… Read more »

The end of a year tends to bring about reflection.  Reflection on all that was good and often a look at what was left undone.  It is no wonder that a new year brings with it ideas of change and plans to do what was left undone the year before.  To make resolutions to be better, do better or just be more.  I don’t like to make resolutions as I find that they are easily broken.  With no real plan… Read more »