Friday, September 18, 2009


When my five-year-old son found out that I wanted to do a "Tortoise and the Hare" photo, he wanted to be involved. He decided that he would help by making a backdrop. This image is the result of our collaboration! I think it adds a nice energetic quality. The actual painting is much bigger than I could fit in the picture.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Starting school

So, my kids have started school and I have a full seven hours to devote to my own work! Of course, I need to walk/run with the dog, do laundry, etc. The rest of the time can be devoted to creating and seeing what I can do with some uninterrupted time to take pictures and add them to my Etsy and 1000 Markets shops.

When I see my son's crayons and paper out on the kitchen table, I do have a pang of missing him, but I know that we still have our evenings and weekends. What I am grateful about is that I have devoted the better part of the last 10 years to caring for my kids, teaching them, taking them to the zoo, the science museum, the library and the park. I am left with no regrets that I didn't spend enough time with them. So, even though I feel a little lonely without my sweethearts here, I am going to make the most of the time that I have and create. I've posted two new photos that I made this week with many more to come.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Paste Magazine @ Etsy

A guest editor from Paste Magazine recently did some guest editing at Etsy and chose some animal-themed items for an event as well as this gift guide. My photograph, Steadfast is in that gift guide! What an honor!