Layers of Life and love

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein I use this Einstein quote frequently simply because I have found it to be true over and over again in my life. Over the last nine months I have experienced a few life situations...
Process is Key

Process is Key

For me, photography is just as much about the emotional process involved in creating images as it is about the images themselves. It is meaningful to me when I make collections of images that are purposeful and tell a story. I strive to tell tales that are universal...
Wind Painting

Wind Painting

I recently posted some abstract images from a local Portland park shoot that I did. It was so much fun I returned the next day for more. As is usually my experience, the more I work a subject, the more pleased I become with the results. The wind was even gustier on...
Abstract Flow

Abstract Flow

Or, Life is a Walk in the Park. Life is a walk in the park, especially when a photographer has all of the right conditions! And yesterday I had just that at a neighborhood park in the Portland, Oregon area. There was a pastel sunset, clouds, a bit of water and fall...

FOR THE SAKE OF BEAUTY

After my last post, “Authenticity and Art; Finding a Way to not be Silent”, I felt the need to add some balance with this image and a few words. My last post, was a way to express my grief. In that essay, I stated that it is more and more difficult for me...
Authenticity and Art: finding a way to not be silent

Authenticity and Art: finding a way to not be silent

“No matter what your work, let it be your own. No matter what your occupation, let what you are doing be organic. Let it be in your bones. In this way, you will open the door by which the affluence of heaven and earth shall stream into you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson WIND...
An Inkling

An Inkling

Inkling definition: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. Inking synonyms:  notion, glimmering, sense, impression. More and more, I rely on my background as a psychotherapist to inform how I go about my art work.  I have a tendency to move through this world...
SEA INTIMACIES: Keeping it Fresh

SEA INTIMACIES: Keeping it Fresh

Sea Intimacies: Keeping it Fresh As a photographer, living in an iconic coastal region such as the Oregon Coast has presented me with both challenges and opportunity.  Bandon beach is five minutes from my home and other coastal locations are within close driving...
Crash and Splash on the Oregon Coast

Crash and Splash on the Oregon Coast

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ― Walt Whitman My husband, Steve and I recently spent a couple of weeks taking a coastal road trip up north from our home in Bandon. We stayed a week in the Newport area and then a week in Seaside. The very high tides coupled...

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