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>> Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apples Series

Flowers Series

Barn Series

Blue Water Bridge Series

I’ve decided to have a sale in my Etsy shop to make room for some new photographs. I also plan on listing some new cards and postcards in the near future. The photographs that are on sale are photos that I took several years ago and I feel it’s time for their retirement. These items will no longer be available in my Etsy shop, but they may be viewed on my personal website at

Speaking of my website. I finally finished the design and I feel really good about it. There may be some minor tweaks, but no major changes.

Be sure to stop by my photography shop. I have some great photographs, cards and postcards on sale!


2009 Photo a Day: Day 21 and Alu Wine Bar

>> Monday, January 26, 2009

Last week we met up with some friends to celebrate a birthday at Alu Wine Bar & Lounge in Portland. We were the first to arrive, so we sat at the bar and had a drink. I took advantage of the chic atmosphere and snapped some photos. It was unlike any place I had ever been to. Check it out next time you’re in Portland!

Don’t forget to check out more photos from my Photo a Day project on Flickr.


Fridays Find: Jodie Hurt

>> Friday, January 23, 2009

This week’s find is Jodie Hurt. Jodie creates beautiful mixed media art with vintage textbooks, stencils, stamps and acrylics. She uses great colors and I love how she includes the black & white illustrations in her work. You can see more work by Jodie in her Etsy shop. And don’t forget to check out her blog.


New Logo

>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

I’ve been working on a new logo to go with my new website. I’ve come up with a couple different ideas, but can’t decide. These logos are still a bit rough and need some polishing, but they’re a good representation of what I'm working on. Which variation of the logo do you like best?

My new website is almost complete. I’ll put up a sneak peak soon.

*The dotted line around the image is supposed to be red. The red is more visible when you click on the logos.


2009 Photo a Day: Day 18

>> Monday, January 19, 2009

We get the most beautiful sunlight in our home. And so far this year we’ve had many beautiful days. I like to take advantage of those days and take some photos. Here are a couple photos that I took yesterday as part of my photo a day for a year project. You can see more photos on Flickr.


Fridays Find: Vessels and Wares

>> Friday, January 16, 2009

I was going through my favorite Etsy shops today when I came across Vessels & Wares. I just love this pottery. The first thing that caught my attention where the colors. Aqua and green are two of my favorites. And aqua and green look great on those cute small bowls and the plates with the fantastic details. This is a shop to check out. And don’t forget to visit the Vessels & Wares blog.


The January Giveaway

>> Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This month’s giveaway is going to take place over at the Handmade Showcase blog. One lucky winner will receive my In the Valley photograph. Please check out the beautiful feature Lynde has created for me and don’t forget to enter.


She and Him

>> Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So I love my Sirius Radio. But what I really love is the 60s on 6 channel. That’s really all I listen to when I’m in my studio or in my car. I’ve had Sirius for a few years and I really didn’t even consider getting it until my husband decided to get it for my birthday a few years ago. Because of Sirius I have become obsessed with listening to sixties music. It’s become so bad that I don’t even know what’s happening in modern music. Who is Katy Perry? I really have no clue.

While reading Decor8 yesterday I came across a post that mentioned Zooey Deschanel and her music. Zooey Deschanel can sing? Well, I don’t know much about Zooey Deschanel. The first time I can remember seeing her was in Tin Man. I then realized she had been in others movies I’ve seen, I just didn’t know who she was.

So what does Sirius Radio and Zooey Deschanel have in common? Not much really, except that I love sixties music and She & Him has a sixties vibe. Very fun and easy to sing along with. There’s nothing that can put me in a better mood than sixties music and sunshine!


Ode to the Camera

>> Thursday, January 8, 2009

I’m starting to accumulate a small collection of cameras. I have ten, yes 10, cameras. I’m not including the one on my phone, which I just don’t use. I have standards. Some are old; many have sentimental value and a few I don’t even use. The Pentax K 1000 was my first camera and first love. It is my father’s camera and I used it for my first photography classes. It broke and so I had to get another camera. I purchased a Canon Rebel. Not quite the same as the K 1000 so I purchased a K 1000 on Ebay. Still not quite the same, but a very good camera. My father’s K 1000 was eventually fixed. Next up, my parent’s Polaroid Land Camera. I’m not sure if it was given to me or if I just kind of “borrowed” it. I’ve used it a few times, but it mostly hangs out on my shelf.

A few years ago I decided to make the switch to digital and I purchased a Rebel XT. I still miss film and the darkroom, but digital was just more practical and cost effective. Plus, it offers that instant gratification that my photography instructor was always talking about. Actually, he was talking about the lack of instant gratification that comes with film. About a year ago my grandmother gave me her No. 2A Brownie. I can’t do too much with it, but it looks great sitting on my shelf. Last year I received a Digital Elph from my husband, so that I will always have a camera with me.

Several months ago I purchased an Argus 75 on Ebay to try TTV photography. I love it. I love it so much that for Christmas this year my mother sent me a Duaflex. She even made me a TTV contraption, which looks something like this. Each camera has its own characteristics, its own dust and scratches. Actually, this year I hit the camera jackpot. My husband bought me a Holga, which I’ve wanted to test out for years. I really like the idea of not having to fuss with the camera too much. The Holga doesn’t really offer much control and I’ve heard it can leak light. For some a problem, for me, this offers endless artistic possibilities. And last but not least, my mother-in-law sent me her Kodak No. 1 Diomatic (Please correct me if I'm wrong). I don’t know much about the camera; it’s a lot different from my other cameras. And it looks great on my shelf.


And the winner is...

>> Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sorry for the delay. I tried to post this earlier but we were having some trouble with our internet connection. So the winner of the December Giveaway is Vivien from Puff Pastry Shop! Be sure to check out Vivien’s cute jewelry in her Etsy shop.

Thanks to everyone who participated. I really enjoyed reading your comments. Be sure to check back for January’s giveaway.

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About Me

I view the world as if I’m looking through the lens of a camera. I see photographs everywhere. I’m inspired by the simple and ordinary in our everyday lives. I see beauty in a pear and in the details of an old-fashioned door knob. Photography is my passion and I want to help people see the simple splendor that surrounds us.

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