I spent so much of my childhood swimming in the water of the Colorado River that I didn’t know how much I would miss it until it was gone. But it left its deep blue mark on me. And now, I’m lucky enough to live two blocks from another pretty great stretch of liquid. It’s beauty and awesomeness never fail to make me stop and stare. . . . . . . . . . . A group of photographers from @womencapturemagic have come together to share our love of nature. Get your dose of nature’s beauty today by following along the #womencapturemagicnatureloop Next artist: @photographyexplorations
Be like a sunflower: upright, strong, and bold...most especially when someone tries to convince you not to be. . . . . . . . . . . A group of photographers from @womencapturemagic have come together to share our love of nature. Get your dose of nature’s beauty today by following along the #womencapturemagicnatureloop Next artist: @bkphotography06
About a week ago, a friend asked if I would be willing to offer a fine art print sale benefitting one of our local nonprofits. My first thought ran straight to the Nyack Center. They work tirelessly to support our county’s kids and families through education and programming initiatives. And now that so many of their kids are home, they’re working overtime to fill that food gap. So, if you’d like some art for your walls and want to feel good about your purchase, 100% of the proceeds from this online fine art print sale will be benefitting our beloved Nyack Center. Link in bio.
Living in New York feels a bit like being locked in a really ugly bubble recently. While the lack of in-person connection, and grocery sanitizing process, and struggle to work from home whilst also teaching our kids have certainly been challenging...there have been so many silver linings. My husband and I are working through some stuff that we’ve been avoiding. I’ve had so many soul-feeding conversations with my best friends. The text chain between my mom and sister and I provides endless hilarity! We’re eating healthier and staying more active as a family. And then there’s this guy. Happy is, well, ALWAYS happy! So, here’s to finding silver linings as we wade through this muck together! Be safe everyone.
In our family, weather doesn’t stop us from getting outside. If you ask these two, the muddier and wetter the better. I guess they won’t be disappointed this afternoon 🌧
Sometimes upside down is really right side up.
I was lucky enough to have three grandmothers. Each of them taught me something that I’ve carried with me for the rest of my life. Elvie taught me her love of gardening and the Dodgers. Ginger taught me her love of singing and a good joke. Kathy taught me her love of cards and how to stay unruffled by life’s little annoyances. Grandmothers are those amazing people we get to yoyo back and forth from, who are always within reach. I loved listening to Carolyn talk about her adventures with her own children long ago. She is what all grandmothers are: full of life, tenacity, and some wisdom.
I love her brand of curiosity and fun.
My father has been absent for most of my life. I won’t get into all the details, but the desire for that relationship has always left me envious of those who have it. And, I seem to find myself drawn to it in my photographic work. It’s funny how the things we most desire show up in the most unexpected places. Dads, love your daughters hard...even when it feels hard. And daughters, if your dad shows up for you, let him. ❤️
I’ve been off the grid for quite a while. Honestly, life and work have been so busy that social media became the last thought. So, before anyone thinks I’m not picking up my camera anymore (I am!), please let me introduce you to baby Meri...the only newborn I’ve met who gave me more smiles than I could count. May life always be so joyful.