Friday, October 28, 2011

An Update of This Week.

Busy week.
A lot has happened.

I won 3rd place in a juried show at Kutztown University titled: Peace, Love and Kutztown. This was nice for me, and I'll get a small gift certificate useable at the different vendors at school.
This is the photograph (yep, I've posted it before):

Fields and Wires 1

I taught my first lesson at LN Elementary school. It went really well, and my cooperating teacher was very enthusiastic about the results. Little moments of success in the classroom help me to feel that I am headed in the right direction, which is important for me. Of course there are things that need improvement, but when is there nothing that can be improved??
found via google

 I have become obsessed with Pinterest....

I'm beginning a new photography project based on portraits. I'm nervous and excited about this. I think I want to use dramatic studio lighting... so that means I need to cart around dramatic studio lights. Always annoying.. but usually worth it :) If anyone is interested in modeling/sitting for portraits, do let me know!
I'm also doing a lot of work in ceramics. I'm becoming addicted to making coffee mugs... at least they will be perfect Christmas gifts.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Irving Penn Quote

Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world. ...Very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe

Friday, October 21, 2011

Images, As Promised :)

Here are some of the images from my recent shoot with Alyssa, and recent engagement shoot with Lisa and Josh!

((Technical difficulties...tomorrow, maybe you'll see them?!))
Josh and Lisa.

Lisa and Josh.

Alyssa and Gunnar.

Gunnar and Alyssa.

Billie and Alyssa.

Billie, Alyssa and Gunnar.

Billie, Alyssa and Gunnar.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I have had two opportunities to photograph people so far this month. I did a type of environmental portraiture/pet photo shoot with my friend Alyss and her horses. And I had an engagement session with a couple at the same location where I will photograph their wedding in September.
I haven't photographed people in awhile, so it has been very refreshing to get back into it. I'm currently away from my main computer, but I will post some samples of the two shoots soon!

And, as always, you can view those images and many more on my website:

In other news, it's midterms week. So I'm very busy. Lesson plans (for elementary, middle and high school!), artist presentations (presenting myself), papers, papers, creating assessments, arts and crafts projects......stressful and tiring. But, once it's all finished I (hope) I'll feel very accomplished.

You can also see sample lesson plans, full lesson plans...anything art ed. related, on my other blog:

(I have both sites linked over my sidebar always!)

And now, for optical stimulation, I'll post some various images of "inspiration" I've been loving on the internet

Billy Buttons! I love these flowers and want them everywhere I go!

Friday, October 7, 2011

I am planning a photo filled weekend for myself!
I will be editing previous photos.
Shooting more for a series I'm working on.
Anddd, I have a consultation with a bride on Sunday.
I've already talked to the lovely bride to be on the phone a few times, and I am very much looking forward to meeting her and her parents. 

It's been a busy week of art for me. Working on my own creations. Going to the Elementary School and working with the adorable K-3rd graders. Lesson planning. Talking about art. Writing about art. Dreaming about art things. Exhausting. But lovely.

I'll post some of my photography work here today. Some new, and some old that are on my mind :)
Field and Wires

Kaelyn & Mike's Wedding

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Plank Piece, Charles Ray, 1973
And you thought Facebook invented planking...