Self Portrait Series

“The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place.” 
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés


“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” 
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

BW Child Photo Competition 2015

I loved finding out that my double exposure image, {Eyes}, of my daughter Linhsey was nominated in the first half of the 2015 BW Child Photo Competition in the Conceptual and Photo Manipulation Category. 

I see so many others whom I admire and respect that have made it into this competition, and I couldn't be happier for them. I think we all have an understanding of what goes into this craft.

It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions,

but I wouldn't want it any other way. 

They are accepting entries for the second half of the competition now. 

Go enter! 


The Greenhouse & Gardens

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams! ~Heinrich Heine, "The Hartz Journey" (1824)