Tree Woman Project In Review

Tree Woman Project In Review

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Aug 28, 2015

A hearty Thank You to everyone who attended the Arts In Nature Festival last weekend. It was such a fun experience to not only show off a project I’ve worked so hard on over the past 10 months, but to also give a little bit of the “Tree Woman” experience by braiding hair and making […]

New Year, New Direction!

New Year, New Direction!

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Jan 1, 2015

Not all of the portraits and special events I had the pleasure of capturing in 2014 fit in this collage – but it’s a good representation of what the year has held. Since August 2014, when I decided to pursue portraiture and not solely fine art nature photography, I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for each […]

Tis the Season!

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Dec 2, 2014

It’s the time of year that may fill you with joy and warmth as you gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. Or it may fill you with dread and stress as you painfully figure out what to buy to express your love and appreciation. It doesn’t help that everyone, everywhere is having […]

Behind the Scenes Portraits: Studio Lighting

Behind the Scenes Portraits: Studio Lighting

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Jul 7, 2014

Almost exactly one month after taking The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs. Studio lighting course, I booked several hours at Urban Light Studio to practice what I learned. I was giddy, nervous and excited – like the first day of school or something. Part of my nervousness came from my photography posse: I had a Make […]

Seattle Photographers Headshot Swap

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Jan 31, 2014

In the Seattle area there are literally hundreds of photographers. It can feel a bit competitive. And among them, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a handful that feel more like kindred spirits than competitors. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting another one. Melanie of Rio Jean Photography met up with me at the […]

Looking back at 2014: Thank you!

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Jan 6, 2014

First I want to thank everyone for a busy year. I love the idea of reflecting back, and will share how the year went for any other photographers out there or others who wonder how it works…so without further ado, I give you my 2013 Annual Review:  1. Expansion: adding photography service The year started […]

Rainbow of Life Show: Thank you + Review

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Jan 15, 2012

The best part of the show was hearing from a cousin, “Wow, Holli, I didn’t know you did this!” It was fun to see so many friends and family members come out to see my work: big and pretty and up on a wall. The comments and compliments of strangers was even more delightful, because […]

In Review

2011 Blogging Review

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Jan 3, 2012

The WordPress.com stats made my blog an annual report. It’s really fun to see what posts were most popular, where you dear readers are from and which posts yielded the most comments. This is really fascinating considering the changes I’ve made to the direction of this blog, and encourages my efforts on Scratchtreehouse.com! Thanks again […]

A Spontaneous Raspberry Picking and Making Granola: Reviews

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Jul 28, 2011

Last weekend we went camping. My husband’s folks, brother and sister-in law joined us in the North Cascades. I successfully tested my home-made marshmallows on them (thumbs up all around). To my delight our trip took us right by  The Cascadian Farm (regionally local company selling berries, granola and jam). I love their jam and […]

Sprouted Mung Bean Review

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Jun 23, 2011

I was first introduced to Mung Beans as an ingredient in a Traditional Chinese Soup for soothing a sore throat among other things. Since then, I’ve started using it in other ways trying to integrate it into our diet. The soup calls for sprouting the Mung Beans before cooking with it, and after trying to […]