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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
Tag Archives: food
As I thought about making dinner this evening, about having too many vegetables in my fridge, and about preparing something for my family while I am away meditating in the beauty of southern Indiana woods this weekend, I realized that … Continue reading
One day, a few weeks before my 40th birthday, my husband told me that he had a gift for me, a surprise. It involves a plane trip, your passport, and food. I’ve already checked with your mother; she’ll babysit for … Continue reading
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge is CREATE. This is a timely topic, as I was thinking last night about how many things are creative even when we don’t think of them as crafty or artistic. I decided several months … Continue reading
Part of our Saturday routine – “our” referring to my spouse & I, not some royal ‘we’ — is to go to the Farmers’ Market and the butcher shop. Additional stops may be at a supermarket, though I try … Continue reading
This week’s Photo Friday Challenge is: EAT. After trying several times in recent weeks to get decent pictures of food, I have come to understand why there are people called “food stylists”. Getting a picture of food is easy. Making … Continue reading
My husband asked me yesterday why I was so obsessed with discovering the make and model of the car pieces I found in the woods last week. I think that my first reaction to his question was certainly a look … Continue reading
Writing today over at Open Salon. Click to read my Thanksgiving essay Helen and the Rutabagas. Is there a special dish that is always on your family’s Thanksgiving table? Let me know in the comments!