my workspace

I've shared a few images from my workspace before, and I was waiting for the room to be "finished" before sharing more.  It has occurred to me that this room will never be finished (isn't that always the case?).  It is a room of inspiration for me, and I find that I make little changes daily.  So, no need to hold out any longer!

There is no rhyme or reason for my wall gallery.  I decided to included different sizes, textures, and shapes.  Some of my work framed, my mother's mixed media art, drawings, polaroids, etc.  Each image inspires me.  And the vases I found at a wine tasting room in Napa Valley have found their way to this room.

I included a little reading corner.  One of my girls are usually sitting in the grey chair, while I am at my desk.  The drawing of me was a gift from my husband when we were dating.

As you can probably imagine, I have a lot of film around the house.   This drawer is devoted to polaroids.  It's getting a bit crazy, so I definitely think I should work on a better organization scheme.

Random bits and pieces on my desk.....

Yet another inspiration corner.  Some images my own, and some of my favorite photographers, each attached with wasabi tape to the wall.  My scanner is directly underneath.  I use it pretty frequently.

And finally, my bookshelf. Little things I have collected from trips, handmade gifts from my daughters, my trusty Pentax camera, and a photograph of my grandfather.  The Smith Corona typewriter is pretty special to me - it was my first ebay purchase in 2009, and it was included in the IKEA postcard set.

And like every work in progress, my little space will probably change next month!


I've been going through my archives, finally getting some of my work printed and framed to hang on the walls of my home.  I came across these images that I took in Italy during our trip in 2009.  All are digital, and I overlooked each of them because they were out of focus.  Thank goodness I don't delete photos, even when I might not see that sparkle immediately.

The top 4 images taken in Venice on the banks of the Grand Canal.  The last image is a carousel in Florence, Italy at night.

a trip to ikea

Digital. Nikon D90.

Until now, I've only copies of my IKEA postcards sent to me by my publisher.  I knew that I needed to go to the store and see them myself.

I finally made a trip to IKEA today.  And when I turned the corner, and saw this display - I'll admit that my heart skipped a beat.  I wanted to announce to everyone that was passing by and shopping (and looking at me funny since I was taking pictures of postcards in IKEA) that these were my cards!  Amazing.

I'll never quite forget that moment.

sunday night

Usually I wait for the morning light or evening light to take photographs.  But as I was walking around the house tonight, I noticed how beautifully the candle light danced on the walls.  Simply had to share.

I hope that you had a good weekend.

apple picking

I visited an apple orchard for the very first time this past weekend.

One of my girls did not want to walk.  The other did not want to carry her apples.  So this mama carried a toddler, a basket of apples, and heavy dslr around an orchard all morning.  Exhausting!  I'm amazed that I was even able to capture these shots.

Any tasty apple recipes?  Suggestions welcome.


*Please excuse the blog over the next couple of days.  I'm updating - cleaning things up a bit.....