Friday, September 21, 2012


"Summer's beginning to give up her fight"
~Indigo Girls~

reach towards the light

when you feel the dark
always reach towards the light
hold on with your might

Thursday, September 20, 2012

seven days of skin

I accepted a photography challenge last week 
 on Instagram entitled "Faceless" self portraiture
  I am comfortable in my own skin, 
   and willing to share it with you here today

The End

"Nudity is a form of dress"
John Berger

meet Talia, my new hero

"I'm Talia, I'm 12 years old and I love makeup. "Make-up is My Wig" You can prob see I'm bald- I have cancer. (neuroblastoma) I dont like wearing wigs so I wear makeup to feel good and pretty inside-and I guess outside"

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Haiku my Heart Friday

I do not feel sad
Her wings at rest by the Sea
knows where to find me

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I am still screamin on the inside!

the above video will share my screamin JOY!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


this happened today......

my son, Kyle and his wife Rachel drove to my doorstep from Virginia!!!

~~are you kidding me?~~

Saturday, September 8, 2012

are you ready?

 Most of you know I am pretty fearless. Unafraid to try most anything. Always ready to leap at new opportunities. 
Not shy to pose nude for self portraits or plank on ponds 
and in the middle of a populated street.
But sit me down in front of a blank page with 
paints and watercolors and pencils...I freeze! 
I bite my lower lips. I shift the weight in my chair. 
I don't breathe very yoga like.

So this morning I decided 
to take the challenge from SoulSketch

 I opened my little art journal by accident to this page, the back of previous one that asks me...ARE YOU READY?

there happened to be a jar of buttons on the table, screaming at me, pulling me into my very own fears of the blank page without glue,scissors and magazines. Just me. And all that white.
And a handful of almonds and half an avocado.

so there

*I'm in*

Friday, September 7, 2012


my hands unfurling
photo by Matt

daybreak invites me
with new possibilities
each new day unfurls

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

doorways and doughbowls

I shot these photos recently in Missouri at the home 
of my brother-in-law and his wife, Scott and Dee Hager.
The walls are pieced together with hand hewn logs 12 inches thick.
Can you imagine the hours spent kneading bread 
in these doughbowls that are 4 feet long?

Everything in this home must be over 100 years old
Can you imagine the stories to be told?
The crocks and tables and floors...oh the stories they hold

sit with me
here now
and spin me a tale