An evolution of passion…

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When I reflect on my photography journey, I think about how all of the little things I picked up along the way shape the photographs I take today.  The biggest lesson I haved learned is that although technology undeniably improves capability, it doesn’t matter how great your camera is if you don’t know how to use it, have terrible lighting, and/or no composition skills. I also learned that it takes a lot of practice to get better and you really have to push yourself.  Many decisions can go into a single image.  Some photos/edits are simple, yes, but others require tremendous thought, coordination and patience.  It gets even trickier when you become the subject of the shot you envision.  And editing? Editing is an art form in itself! Continue reading “An evolution of passion…”

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Four misconceptions about people who enjoy art

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Misconception 1:  You have to have a degree in Art History to understand and appreciate art.

Not true. It is true that the art world can seem daunting and even unwelcoming. You can hear a pin drop in most galleries and curators seem to size you up by asking questions to assess your knowledge.   Many people would rather skip the embarrassment of not recognizing the stylings of artists like Monet and Picasso than begin to explore the kinds of art and artists that inspire them. Continue reading “Four misconceptions about people who enjoy art”

The Bohemian Sophisticate Toddler Room

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One of my fears before having kids was that my living space would be taken over by Disney characters.  Everywhere you turn, you see Disney children’s products…Disney clothes, Disney bedding, Disney dishes… They even put Disney characters on diaper packaging… It’s overwhelming!  Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney but my kids don’t need their characters’ faces on everything they own.  I want my kids bedrooms to feel youthful but also aesthetically pleasing for adults.  I’m also a big fan of gender-neutral coloring.  I don’t mind some femininity but that doesn’t mean my daughter has to have a pink room.

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