Turning Art Into A Living

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May 26, 2016

I realized something earlier this week: aside from my business networks and friends in West Seattle, not very many of my friends know what I’m doing with my photography these days. They may remember some art show stuff or the Tree Woman Project from last year. And, yes I have a few creative side projects […]

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 […]

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 […]

BOLIVIA BOUND!

BOLIVIA BOUND!

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Apr 2, 2015

It’s been quiet around here, but that’s because there’s been a flurry of activity. From a little family vacation to working as hard as I could to keep up with client work, and now to prepare for Bolivia! I would not be able to go on this adventure – to do good while learning and […]

Tree Woman Project: Moss

Tree Woman Project: Moss

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Feb 11, 2015

The beautiful thing about this project is how it appeals to women of all ages and stages of life. Remember the model who sat patiently for me while I worked through my studio lighting technique with my classmate, Alecia Lindsay? Well, after telling her about my project, she offered to join the volunteer models! And, […]

Bolivia Update: Almost There

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Feb 5, 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost time to purchase airplane tickets for this trip! The fundraising urgency has slowed down as we entered 2015, and I’m happy to report that I was able put all of my profits from 2014 into this trip, adding another $465. After trimming any excess spending (goodbye, Hulu subscription), I was […]

What I Learned From A Model

What I Learned From A Model

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Feb 3, 2015

I never would have thought that I would know a fashion photographer. But, as I’m growing in my work, I’m meeting other photographers from various genres. Last year, while taking a Creative Live course in studio lighting, I had the opportunity to befriend Alecia Lindsey. We got together just this past month to practice what we […]

Tree Women Project: Bamboo

Tree Women Project: Bamboo

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Jan 23, 2015

When I posted about this idea I had for the Tree Woman Project, I was pleasantly surprised. First, I was not expecting so many of my friends and family on Facebook to support the idea. Second, I was impressed by the number of volunteer models that emerged. Jackie is such a doll. When I met […]