Random Ramblings

Thoughts and ideas about anything and everything.

Flicking the troll off my shoulder

An image from a photography project entitled Evoking Memory. It's about motherhood, identity, memory, and everyday life for a stay at home mom who happens to be a photographer.

I’ve been in a bit of a downward spiral about my current art endeavors for a while now. I’m quite certain it has to do with both becoming a mother and moving to a new area. Both seem to have rocked my confidence level into roller coaster overdrive. One minute I’m high as a...

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Not having fun with your art

Self Portrait of my Shadow

There are so many benefits to having fun with one’s art. Making art for art’s sake. Not caring about the final goal, delivering a message, making a statement, or even making any sense. It comes from a part of you that you may not even understand at this point in time.┬áBut, if you want...

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Is a gallery show worth it?

a street photographer gets caught photographing a couple kissing

Why do artists want to show in galleries? It costs a great deal of money to make art, then show it, with no guarantee that it will sell. To do it right, as a fine art photographer, I need to invest at least $150 for each artwork. Let’s say on average you’ll show 20...

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I’m going to miss this view.

an unbelievable sunset in Corvallis, Oregon

I’m moving. We found and fell in love with a little house down the street and decided is was the perfect abode for us. So, after a month or so of learning everything there is to know about buying a home and signing a lot of pieces of paper, the house is ours. Now...

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Buying groceries never felt so good.

My mom and me on Art Break Day 2013!

I am becoming my mother. When I was a kid, I never quite understood why my mom and I had to walk down every single aisle every single time we went to the grocery store. Now I get it. I take me son to the grocery store, not just to refill the fridge, but...

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