Art, A Journey of Discovery

Journey of Discovery

I have been surprised to learn that the deeper I go as an artist making photographs, the more I learn about myself. Making Art is a Journey of Discovery You could say that living life is the ultimate journey of discovery, but in my experience, I’ve learned more about myself by working on my art than in any other way. My artistic work brings me face to face with what I love and don’t love, …

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Feeding the Soul

From My Walk

Photos from my neighborhood walk today (taken with iPhone) — lilacs, lady bugs, evergreens, ferns, and flowers. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” — Matthew 7:7 Feeding the Soul Pay attention. Seek beauty. Feel gratitude. Listen to joy. I am feeling totally filled up by a short 25 minute walk in my neighborhood. Moving my body, seeing beauty all …

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Ducklings and Lilacs

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  Ducklings and Lilacs Saturday we saw the first ducklings of the year in our pond. The mama mallard looked somewhat confused and dazed by her 6 darting ducklings. I never was able to get a photo of all 6 ducklings in a single frame. They moved too fast! There is nothing shy or retiring about these ducklings. They move like tiny windup toys, all in different directions at once. No wonder the mama duck …

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Embracing An Imperfect Life

An imperfect life

It’s been a tender week for me, learning once again to embrace an imperfect life. I have been coming to terms with letting go of hopes and dreams for this spring, and accepting physical limitations that I had hoped I had overcome. Embracing an Imperfect Life With visions of myself in the woods hiking and photographing and spending extended time on the North Shore of Lake Superior hiking, biking, and photographing dancing in my head, …

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Savoring What Is

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On a recent morning I looked out my bedroom window and saw a Canadian goose standing on the lawn, 3 mallards lazing on the banks of the pond, 2 wood ducks resting near a log at the edge of the pond, wonderful tree reflections in the pond, and a crow flying from a tree beside the pond to an evergreen tree that grows close to our house. ALL THIS IN A 3-SECOND GLIMPSE! I felt …

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Wearable Art Designs on Vida and in my Etsy Shop

VIDA Designs

I’ve been creating some new photos for sale in my Etsy Shop and also begun designing scarves and women’s tops using my photographs. It’s a very different creative endeavor figuring out which photographs might lend themselves to wearable art and then actually using them in designs.  I love the whole adventure and hope to see someone wearing my designs sometime soon. I thought I would share my new creations here as it’s difficult to find …

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