I am a Collection

We are all collections , the sum of our parts, our histories, bundled and packaged into one body. Inside my 56, I am the 5 year old blowing  dandelion seeds in the wind, learning to a ride bike on gravel roads, making mud pies on the farm. I am 10, scouring the bookmobile library for […]

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May Intentions

With a new month upon us, it’s time to quickly reflect and plan ahead. I have been reflecting of late on purpose. When you leave the working world, a new purpose must be sought out so that you feel productive, useful and all around happy. We always have the purpose of handling the logistics of […]

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I like to Mingle

I am once gain honoured to have some of my photography featured in a another magazine. If you have never picked up a copy of Mingle magazine ( available at Chapters in Canada, Barnes & Noble in the US) as well as at Michael’s, you are in for a beautiful treat! Mingle features unique gatherings […]

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3,2,1 Contact

I have been setting a few small goals lately. Mostly spurred on or encouraged by my lovely friend and mentor Kim who sees the big picture. I have been creating and traveling and trying to organize my house for sale next spring. This is admittedly a long time away but 8 people once lived here and […]

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touchstones

I could easily write a blog post about things that annoy me. I mean…where would I start? Slow drivers, long lines in the grocery mart, piles of footwear parked at my front door. Believe me, the list goes on and on. However, I was reading a lovely Bellagrace magazine blog post the other day, and […]

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A gift in disguise

I recently returned from a trip to discover that a large parcel was waiting for me on the kitchen counter. I knew a friend had asked for my address, so was half expecting a little something, however I was somewhat surprised by the size of the parcel. What could Barb have sent me that would […]

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Searching for Spaces

After painting my dining room white a few weeks ago, I have been enjoying the new space and the new photographic possibilities that present themselves when all 4 walls are white. I have a number of tables & chairs as well as props to style so I am pretty happy with my little studio. It […]

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Sweet Succulents

I am a complete newbie when it comes to succulents. I was rather indifferent to these fleshy, water-storing plants until a friend kept including them in her photography. They added such a wonderful balance to her photos, and they photograph so beautifully that I became enchanted. Succulents are typically quite expensive, so following plant care with […]

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I’m Published!

Now that I am retired, I get a lot of well-meaning people ask me, So what do you do all day? Truth is I am just as busy as I was when I had a career. I guess I could say, that I just have a new career, but it lacks the monetary payoff that […]

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Still Life Photography Essentials

I was featured by my friend kimklassen on her blog a few months ago (click here) and while pondering topics for a blog post, I thought I would take a question from our interview and create a blog post surrounding my photography essentials. To be clear, even though I predominantly shoot still life ( if you […]

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