June 10th, 2019
Photography and gardening are two of my favorite things to do, but lately my photography has been taking more of my time and unfortunately the gardens have suffered. A lot of my floral photography comes from my gardens. So I needed to figure out how to keep them and still do my photography.
So this year I've decided to downsize my gardens to a more manageable level. I'm keeping my front perennial garden, my peony garden,
June 3rd, 2019
Most photographers myself included have photos that they've taken and have tried to process them, but that photo was missing something, but you like it enough to keep it. So for now that photo heads to the archives until that one day you have some extra time to go through those archives.
That's what happened
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May 29th, 2019
This got me excited to work on a new series "Vintage Tools". Coming soon.
May 23rd, 2019
In step 7 I slightly torn the edges of the photographs and touched them up with some pan pastels to give them that aged look. I then glued down the metal lace pieces which were a bit tough since they didn't want to lay flat and I also glued the skull and cross bones. Once those were all dried which I left over night I add a tiny skeleton key in the center of the metal lace. I also added 3 small rose lace pieces at the ends
May 20th, 2019
Every now and then I see a contest and enter a photograph or two depending on the contest rules. Often times I enter these contests and never win because of so much competition. But this past week I entered a contest "Weekly Photography Challenge Vintage Old Style". I scanned through my photographs and found the "Sewing Room" that met the criteria and entered it
May 16th, 2019
I've been practicing my mixed media collages using my photography....it's been slow, but it's getting there. In the photos following you'll see the steps I took from beginning to end. Really though the beginning is an idea, then I go through my bits and pieces of materials that I've collected and see what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I have to hit the craft stores to find what else I want. I photograph each idea then look through them to decide which one I like best, kind of like a story board. Often times I
May 13th, 2019
So for the last month in a half we put our house on the market and then took it back off. For all kinds of reasons which I won't go into. During that time I had packed up a lot of my things for selling purposes and I fully expected to be moving, when in fact I've created total chaos and had to unpack everything. So the past week I've spend time painting my bedroom and redesigning my studio in hopes of
April 11th, 2019
Meet Scooter and the Heddon fishing lures.
Okay I have to admit I don't know a whole lot about fishing. When I was growing up I remember going out on rainy nights looking for night crawlers
April 4th, 2019
While getting ready for the show season, working on new projects, photo editing, keeping up with all my social media and office work...we've decided to sell our house...well I guess I'm up for some serious multi-tasking...and you know
March 21st, 2019
Finally Spring is here!!! I've been making plans for my gardens and anxious to get out there to start cleaning up and planting...just have to get past the melting