Monday, June 20, 2016

Camera Craft Give-Away !

I am a 
guest contributor for 
Camera Craft Photography Course

My "Unhinged and Exposed" lessons 
will be all about demystifying the fears 
of Self Portraiture. 
My approach is playful and fierce. 
My lessons will be fun and friendly.

This course is designed for people, just like me who don't know their way around their camera. 
We just want to make pretty photographs, right ?

and the best part...your access to the class content 
will be available for ONE YEAR. And we will have a private Facebook community for support and sharing.

Look at all these beautiful artists 
I am snuggled up with 


All you have to do is tell me why you want to overcome your fear of shooting that self portrait.

That's it ! 

I will announce the winner 
Saturday June 25

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

haiku my heart Friday

summer almost here
blue skies temps rise water warms
impulse skinny dip

Friday, May 6, 2016

haiku my heart

thirty seven years
weathered wisdom on my skin
eyes still tell my truth

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tiny and Mighty-Haiku my Heart

I make tiny books
big things come in small boxes
tiny and mighty

I am Tiny and Mighty from Deb Did It on Vimeo.

Friday, April 22, 2016

haiku my heart with purple memories

our world is weeping
raining purple everywhere
musical memories

and the winner is...

Thank you ALL for your comments and sharing your stories here with me about laundry memories. I am happy to meet some new friends and it has been sweet to read some of you returning here to my little bloggy spot ! Hope to see you here again soon !

Friday, April 15, 2016

Haiku my Heart with Laundry

this is art
everyday laundry
pretty line

for more Laundry Lust and a chance to win 
a free copy of Bella Grace Magazine
please see my post yesterday !! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

For the Love of Laundry {Bella Grace Magazine Give-Away}

I have an affair with laundry. 
We meet almost every day. 
We are down and dirty. We toss and tumble. 
Then we lay out to dry. 
Fresh as sunshine, clean as air.  
We return to the places we are expected. Ready to squander. 
lather. rinse. repeat. 

"My heart is all a flutter, 
like the washing on the line" 
~Nathalia Crane~

when you sleep with me, 
your linens have been kissed by sunshine 
and danced in the wind

I know I am home 
when I have a line to hang laundry

My one and only favorite chore is laundry. Seems like instant gratification to transform a pile of dirty clothes into a piece of art...folded nice and neatly, ready to rumple and crumple again. 
Also the nostalgic component of wooden clothespins on a string, holding the laundry against the wind, basking in the sunshine, and breathing new life into each thread. 
You know what I am talking about. 
You know you love the scent of this post. 

Tell me about your memories or current thoughts 
about your own laundry lust.
Is it a love/hate relationship? 

I am hosting a Bella Grace Magazine give-away in celebration of their new blog "Grace Notes" 

If you have not held a copy of this beautiful magazine/book 
in your hand...
You will receive a copy Issue #7 from me
I will select a lucky winner 
from comments below...

Winner announced April 21
return that day to see if 
you are the lucky winner
OR leave your email with comment

Bella Grace Magazine 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

haiku my heart

stitch by stitch
messages in thread
handmade love

Friday, March 25, 2016

spring haiku

in my windowsill 
reminder of new season
nasturtium and dill

haiku my heart

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Self Portraiture as Medicine, continued

as my journey continues with Catherine Just "Self Portraiture as Medicine" the work is real. the work is deep. in fact, real deep.

"The surfaces have changed, 
though beauty remains" 

opening to my inner juicy self

turning my back on what no longer serves me

more Medicine next be continued

Thursday, January 7, 2016

why so many self portraits? Part 3

A family member ( behind my back ) once questioned my work as a photographer "How many photos does she need of herself ?" 
I am here today to explain and answer ... unprompted of course. Not because she asked the question, but because I am heart opening and fearless.

Photography is my Super Power. 
It is my voice. 
When words elude me, my photos speak for me.
I am a story teller. I document everyday life with the simple, intimate details. 
I make photographs, I do not just take a picture.

"But why self portraits?"

Because it is my medicine. Somedays I need a healing method of creativity. A visual voice. An opportunity to vomit out all the emotions. The unspoken frustrations and silenced expressions. 

And I need to check in with myself.

So when I want to create, make and express ... I grab my camera. 
I turn it on myself to fabricate a mood. My story. A secret message. Maybe a healing moment. Perhaps inspired by prompts and e-course guides

My camera is simply a tool 
that facilitates something 
much more powerful than 
the outcome of a photograph. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

selfies vs self portraits : Part 2

I have been pondering the difference lately 
about selfies and self portraits.
I do both. They each have important and valuable 
roles to me as a photographer.
This is my story...scattered, smothered and 

My selfies are random and playful. Spur of the moment. Grab the phone and post. Unedited. Sharing bits and pieces of my day.

My work as a self portrait artist involves prompts from online workshops, my Big Girl Camera, tripod, remote timers and vintage dresses. I set out to write a story with my camera. I usually post-process before posting. I feel complete.  Like an amazing bowel movement ( yep, I just typed that ) 

So there. I think the difference for me between selfies and self-portraits are I share bits of my day, the other I am cracking open my heart, looking at all the scattered pieces and then sharing those bits with you.