Ongoing Projects

Help Wanted: An Artist Can’t Make Up Her Mind

Last year, I put my work on display for the first time. And by the end of this year, I will have my own solo exhibit for an entire month. It has only just occurred to me that I will be the center of attention. There will be an opening event. Art lovers will circulate… Continue reading Help Wanted: An Artist Can’t Make Up Her Mind

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New Techniques

The Magic of Photographic Manipulation

The trouble with falling in love is that everything not the object of your affection seems a bit hum drum. I've recently fallen in deep love with film cameras. This has made my Nikon D3400 seem a bit bland by comparison, though it's anything but. It will still be my go-to camera. But this affair… Continue reading The Magic of Photographic Manipulation

Artist's Journey

When The Husband Is Away, The Wife Will Take Pictures

In a couple weeks, something will happen that has never happened before. I will be away from my husband for a whole week. We married in 2011 and since then, we just simply haven't spent much time apart. This hasn't been by design because we can't survive without each other, it's just the way the… Continue reading When The Husband Is Away, The Wife Will Take Pictures

New Techniques

What’s Old Is New Again: The Sensual Allure of Old Film Cameras

Just before Christmas, I confessed my addiction to cameras. When I wrote it, I owned six and was expecting two more for Christmas. Plus, I bought myself a twin lens reflex. Funny story: after I wrote this post, I bought one more film camera. But this was completely unintentional--the camera fell into my lap, desperate… Continue reading What’s Old Is New Again: The Sensual Allure of Old Film Cameras

Photo Destinations

Point Au Roche: A Place Where Troubled Minds Can Rest

The first time I went to Point Au Roche State Park my late beagle, Maggie, was sick. It was a humid day in late September, 2017. The summer had lingered and though the air was still warm, we could feel the oncoming fall with the shifting of the light, the shortening of the days. My… Continue reading Point Au Roche: A Place Where Troubled Minds Can Rest

Artist's Journey

An Artist’s Guide To Surviving the Long, Cold Winter

I'm not going to mince words. January is the worst month of the year. Money is tight because of Christmas and taxes (at least here in New York). Sunset is at 4:30 p.m. The weather is erratic, the skies cloudy, the temperatures chilly. In my neck of the woods--just fifteen minutes south of Canada--we have… Continue reading An Artist’s Guide To Surviving the Long, Cold Winter

Artist's Journey

Six Cameras, One Photographer & Thousands Of Images

A photographer can never have too many cameras. About two hours away from my house, in Watertown, is an antique store called Court Street Antiques. Every time I've been there recently in the past few months, I've gone there I've spent several minutes fawning over an antique camera someone is selling. It was $500. Now… Continue reading Six Cameras, One Photographer & Thousands Of Images