A Puny Art Show!

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Dec 3, 2015

Come check out my last art show of the year – along with a list of local artists, this show is a wonderfully affordable way to buy smallish art work and support Pasado’s Safe Haven for animals right here in Washington. When: December 10th, 6-9pm Where: Wallflower Custom Framing Details: http://wallflowercustomframing.com/the-shooting-gallery/

Tree Women Project: You’re Invited

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Aug 15, 2015

You’re Invited! The debut of this personal project celebrating the stages of womanhood and the seasons of nature through our connection to trees. Arts In Nature Festival this August 22nd & 23rd Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, tickets and more info here: Arts In Nature Festival.

Creative Personal Portrait Session

Creative Personal Portrait Session

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Jul 9, 2015

The fun thing about personal projects is that you get a chance to show off what you’re capable of beyond what you normally do. My Tree Woman Project inspired a friend to revisit her favorite portrait from college taken by a friend on film. We took inspiration from it, and had a lot of fun […]

Shop Closing: Lessons From Etsy

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Jun 30, 2015

I have been an Etsy fan since a year after it first began. It boasted 100,000 users/sellers in 2006. Back then, I had my first baby and we lived in a small one-bedroom apartment. I had found myself new to the Stay At Home Mom thing, and got crafty. Etsy was a place where I could sell […]

A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

A Touch of Grace: Classic Portraits

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May 16, 2015

We live in an era where everyone needs a proper portrait. With social media becoming our first impression, it’s more important now than it ever was to put our best face forward. And, that’s why I have started telling people that by the time they enter the working world, they need a good head shot. […]

Tree Women Project: Deodar Cedar

Tree Women Project: Deodar Cedar

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Jan 15, 2015

When I think of Christmas trees, I envision a classic Scandinavian Noble fir. As I was learning about trees this past summer, I saw the Deodar Cedar and thought it looks very much like a Noble, but was surprised to find it’s what some folks call a “real cedar” tree. They grow very tall and […]

Tree Woman Project: Douglas Fir

Tree Woman Project: Douglas Fir

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Jan 8, 2015

In the spirit of the season, the Douglas Fir tree was the inspiration for this Tree Woman portrait session. At this maturity, the Douglas Fir looks an awful lot like a classic Christmas tree. Cassie was my intrepid model who braved the cold, rainy day with as much excitement as I had for our photo-project […]

Tree Women Project: Wild Apple Tree

Tree Women Project: Wild Apple Tree

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Dec 13, 2014

When I saw this old apple tree, I could not believe how big it had grown. It’s hiding in a green space where rumor has it there used to be an old military bunker. The story goes that they filled it with cement and it’s buried deep under a school nearby. Regardless of the old […]

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 […]

Tree Women Project: Bigleaf Maple

Tree Women Project: Bigleaf Maple

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Nov 17, 2014

There is something magical about the Bigleaf Maple tree leaves. I remember walking to elementary school and being completely excited when the maples along a street we walked started dropping these wonders of nature, their size and color still delight me. My brother and I would collect the ones with the most vibrant colors to […]