Monday, July 28, 2008

I've Been Published!


One of my Polaroid portraits has been selected to be in the newest issue of JPG Magazine! You can click on the image above to get a better look, it's in the upper right hand corner. I haven't received my copy of the issue yet but I hope to get it sometime this week.

I've been a big fan of JPG magazine for such a long time and I'm so honored for them to pick my photo out of so many entries! I think I announced early last fall that I wanted to have a photo published in a national magazine within a year and I do believe I met that goal. Yay yay yay!

Here's a direct link to the photo I uploaded. I was just out one day with my Polaroid camera and came across this stranger. I asked to take his picture and he said sure. I snapped, said thank you, and took off. I was much too shy to ask his name. In fact, it took about all my courage to ask him for a photo.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm Thankful For:

  • A lazy, lazy weekend.
  • Healthy babies for my cousins.
  • Love all around.
  • Books from the library.
  • Good news from a magazine.
  • Hopes and dreams and goals.
  • Silly dances by Maz.
  • Great photos from old rolls of film.
  • Taking chances.
  • Payday!

A double dose of Friday Gratitude since I missed last week!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Because We're Photographers

Tri State Motel

Funny story to go along with this photo. In January, I was visiting Amber, my BFF, in Texarkana and we assumed this place was run down and vacant. So we're out, taking photos, chatting, next thing we know a guy walks out of the hotel office and starts yelling at us. He asks, what are you doing? What are you doing? I say taking pictures and right away he asks, "WHY?" and I'm like ....because we're photographers? and I was trying my best not to sound like a smart ass. Amber starts walking away. He keeps yelling at us and says he's going to sue us and call the cops and I keep trying to reason with him. I even tell him we're going to delete the photos even though I had a film camera. Oh man, I was about to start running if he took another step out the door. We just quickly walk back to the car and drive off. Scary!

I just got 8 rolls of medium format film developed last week and it's neat to go through the photos and try to remember when and where I took them. I've been super busy lately, that's why I've been slack on posting on this blog but things should quiet down next week.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm Thankful For:

  • A safe trip to and from Michigan.
  • Feeling loved and accepted for who I've become.
  • Good times and great laughs.
  • Coming home.
  • A week off from "normal" life.

Friday, July 04, 2008

More Paintings!

I worked on these two commissioned paintings back in March and I had lots of fun with them. The buyer pretty much said, "I like your stuff, do what you want!" Yes, that's what I like to hear! I love painting birds and this little kingfisher is so darling. I also love keeping paintings simple and sticking to 3 or four colors.

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Latest Paintings

16" x 20" oils
Donated to my work to be auctioned off at the summer fundraiser.

16" x 20" acrylics
Commissioned by my Bosslady. The flowers are based on a pillow she has.
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