Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

When you haven’t created in over a month and then you do – it’s like you were holding your breath and didn’t realize it. And now you’re breathing again.

Last week our house went up for sale and we prepared ourselves for a long wait before someone asked for a showing, even though we were hoping for a quick sale because we have a house we want to buy closer to my husband’s new job (and the purchase is contingent on the sale of …

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When I was in high school and college I wrote and sketched and photographed what I wanted without much thought to how it might upset or bother someone. I would definitely say I was much more in tune with my creative brain back then. I stayed up late creating either through drawing or writing, rarely …

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I’ve decided the more I’m off social media, the more creative I can be, which is why it looks like another social media detox is coming up in the next week or so and it may last 30-days like I did earlier this year. Actually, saving my creativity isn’t the only reason for dropping off …

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Since I live in the north and our winter months are often cold and dark, the key word being dark, I’ve learned to adapt to shooting in low light so I can photograph my family even when we are stuck inside during the depressing winter months. Over the years I took a couple of classes …

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I fell into one of those Youtube spirals the other night (like one does) and I caught an interview from last year with Ellen and Bradley Cooper. Ellen asks Bradley if he is on social media at all, although she admits she already knows he isn’t. When he says “No, I’m not.” she feigns shock …

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So far this summer there has been too much playing and not enough cleaning. The laundry has taken over the laundry room; there are dirty dishes trying to crawl out of our sink; the neighbors invited us to swim but Little Miss just fell asleep on my lap, covered in paint; Legos are strewn across …

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What a thrill for me to feature Mina Mimbu this week! Her work is captivating and catapults the viewer into another world.  Mina was born and raised in Japan until 14, then moved to beautiful New Zealand.  She has two boys, two and one, who are often the subjects of her work. “They’ve been keeping …

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