Golden Globes here I come!

Friday, December 9, 2011

I've been so busy these past weeks getting my 2012 Poetry of Fog desk calendars printed, packaged and ready to ship to California to be included in the 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE celebrity swag bags!! Today the 100 calendars are shipping and I can breathe a sigh of relief. I'm so over the moon to have my art in the hands of these celebrities, & to be a part of the Golden Globes! The foggy nature photographs were taken at Blendon Woods Metro Park, Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Zoo - all in Columbus, Ohio. Several scenes were taken in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore in northern Michigan. See the individual calendar months and my press release below!! Click HERE to visit my fine art shop. And click HERE to get to the calendar link. I'm so delighted to be a member of The Artisan Group who made this opportunity possible!

Day 15 Gratitude Project - Enough {Ohio Nature Photographer}

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15 Gratitude Project

I am every thankful for the magical world books take me to, & all the knowledge I gain from them. And I am thankful that somehow (through divine providence) I always have enough.

Day 14 Gratitude Project - Friends

Day 14 Gratitude Project

I am ever thankful for my friends with such beautiful souls, for the delicious healing chicken soup that one of my friends brought & for the roof over my head (and the fact that it is nestled in gorgeous green space).

Day 13 Gratitude Project - Uncomplicated {Ohio Nature Photographer}

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13 Gratitude Project - uncomplicated

I feel blessed to live a simple and uncomplicated existence. I try to stay in the moment – because it is all the beautiful little moments that make a magical life. It wasn’t always so….. but I’m glad it is this way now.

Day 12 Gratitude Project

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12 Gratitude Project Today I feel very blessed to have health insurance & prescription coverage. It is definitely something I don't take for granted in this day & age. I am thankful my doctor has Saturday hours, for my friend who drove me there & for antibiotics. I hope they start kicking in soon.

Day 10 Gratitude Project {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10 Gratitude Project

I feel blessed to have friends check on me when I'm under the weather & to take me out for a big healing bowl of Pho Ga at the North Market.... for my Maggie May to keep me company .. for my fuzzy microfiber comforter.... & for my remote!

Day 9 Gratitude Project - Following My Bliss { Columbus Ohio Child & Family Photographer}

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 9 Gratitude Project - Doing what I love
A little sprout - taken during a recent portrait session.

Today I feel blessed:
That I can make a living doing what I love, & that people love what I do.
That my clients often become friends.
That I finally learned to give my love, time & energy to those who love me and support me.
That I learned not to allow negativity into my life, including those people who tell me to get a “real” job. They just don’t get it & never will.
That I have wonderful friends.
That I can see the beauty in each moment.
That it rained today helping recharge my newly planted perennials.

Sneak Peek! Rochelle { Ohio Dog Photographer}

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

There are few things I love more than capturing the bond between people and their pets! Enjoy this sneak peek!

Day 8 Gratitude Project - Squirrel Baffle

Day 8 Gratitude Project
Today I am so thankful to have found a squirrel baffle that finally works... so the birds can eat their seed, & the squirrels can get back to the business of collecting nuts! And I am every so grateful for what might be the last 70 degree day of the year. Glorious!

Day 7 Gratitude Project - To Everything There is a Season {Ohio Nature Photographer}

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 7 Gratitude Project - a purpose for every time

Each day I spend time in nature - often with Maggie. There is a comfort to seeing the patterns of nature & seasonal changes. My heart & soul welcome the sounds and sights of each season - the changing calls of the birds, migrations, leaves emerging and then falling, days growing long then short. It all helps me to stay grounded and connected to a higher power. And I feel blessed to be such a small part of this large and amazing creation.

Day 6 Gratitude Project - Maggie May {Central Ohio Pet Photographer}

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 6 Gratitude Project ~ Maggie May

Maggie May - I am thankful for her every day. She is quite literally my constant companion. Maggie is my trail buddy (we went to Dawes Arboretum today), travel companion & co-pilot. She is my family & stands in for my family that has passed. She is the happiest, sweetest dog I have ever owned & is my 1 in a million. Just over a year ago I almost lost her to acute pancreatitis. Every day since then I consider a bonus day & am ever grateful. She has rebounded & is so energetic, happy & goofy. She always brings a smile & happiness & I love her to pieces!

Day 5 Gratitude Project - Feeling Blessed {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Day 5 Gratitude Project - feeling blessed

Some days I have to think about & look for my blessings - other days I feel blessed all through the day. Today was one of those days. I had a wonderful time at my art show, made a lot of new connections and chatted with old friends. The November day was sunny & warm enough that I went for a walk with Mags & a friend, & then we went for ice cream (Buckeye - of course! ). As we drove back home, I realized how much I love where I live - lots of trees & green space & lovely rustic woodsy architecture. And to end the evening, we went to a place at Polaris that gives incredible massages. I slept like a baby when I got home!

Day 4 Gratitude Project - Creative Spirit {Central Ohio Photographer}

Friday, November 4, 2011

Today I am thankful for creation, creativity & the creative spirit in all of us. I have an art show today & tomorrow. It still seems a bit surreal that now I’m sitting behind the booth as a vendor - & I feel very blessed to have had this creative spirit. Each time I lift my camera, I ask that what I produce will be like a prayer to God and a giving thanks. The other day there was a heavy frost - & even though it spelled the end for my zinnias, I thought what a beautiful way to go – coated with a sugary frost. The awesomeness of creation amazes me - & I feel like such a small speck – thankful to just be a part of it all. (Kind of rambling, but I’m tired! Lol!)

Day 4 Gratitude Project ~ Creative Spirit

Day Three Gratitude Project - Good Friends {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In life, I have found that if you have a friend for each part of your life that is important to you, then you are so very blessed. I do feel so blessed to have amazing friends - both online and in my personal life. Friends add depth and breadth to life and living. My friends are there for laughs, support, adventures, thrift store foraging and hugs when needed. On this day, I visited Amish country in Ohio with a friend & her foster child. I feel like I am Auntie Joy to him & that is a blessing, too! it is so great to see things through a child's eye & on their level - literally!
I find that part of what I enjoy about this gratitude project, is taking the time - really taking the time - to sit and write about what I'm thankful for on a given day. The writing, & then sharing just really let it all sink in and absorb into my soul!

Gratitude Project Day 3

Indian Summer { Central Ohio Photographer }

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2
It is one of those beautiful sunny Indian Summer days here in Central Ohio. There are still some colorful leaves clinging to the trees. The birds and squirrels are busy at the feeders and gathering goodies in anticipation of the coming winter. My wind chimes are gently singing in the light breeze. It is a day that just fills the soul with happiness. I am thankful for these days and being in the moment, thankful for the seasons & unique beauty of each one, & glad I can take a moment to appreciate it all & bask in the beauty. It is such a fleeting season, & that makes me take note & delight in each moment!

Gratitude Project Day 2

Gratitude1: Bobina Jean (Bobbie) RIP sweet kitty

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Each year for the past several years, I have been a moderator in the Flickr Group 30 Days of Gratitude. As we enter the month of Thanksgiving, it is the perfect time to take a small moment each day & reflect on what we are thankful for each day. After 30 days, you cultivate an attitude of gratitude - perfect time for Thanksgiving & entering into the holiday season. What have you given thanks for today? Giving thanks makes us happier and more optimistic. Come join us in the Gratitude Project. Give thanks!

As I start the month of Thanksgiving, I have had a loss I am mourning, but today I am looking for the sweet spots & giving thanks.......

My teeny tiger cat Bobina Jean (Bobbie) showed up in the woods outside my new home 17.5 years ago. She was a feral kitten whose mother had apparently died or just left her. You couldn't get near her & it took many weeks & patience to be able to get near enough to touch her. Eventually Bobbie took up residence & stayed near our property, although she remained outdoors & pretty wild. In the evenings I opened the garage door so she could sleep safe & sound.
When I went through a divorce & moved out of the house, I went back everyday for a week to try to find her. I did & she came with me & became an indoor kitty - a change she relished! When I got my dog, Maggie (who most here know!) Bobbie immediately took to her - as you can see here.
Sunday night, Bobbie started having seizures. We rushed to the emergency vet, but it was her time to leave this world. I am heartbroken and miss her so much. She was my little squeaky wheel with her strange little meow! But I am thankful I had her in my life for 17 and a half years. We saw so much life together & shared such love. Today I am thankful for Bobbi (Bobina) - thankful for our time, our experiences & adventures, & all the affection & love we shared. Bobbie did not cooperate with the camera & I have few photos of her - this was always one of my faves - & I am so thankful for this photo!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The days move so quickly, and busy seems a constant state. And so, I feel we should at least have pretty desk calendars to mark the time! In that vein, I've created my enchantingly ethereal Poetry of Fog desk calendar for 2012. This calendar is filled with some of my most popular photographs and is sure to put a moment of peace in a hectic day.

This fine art calendar is printed on a lovely soft, warm and traditional paper. Poetry of Fog features 12 photos, one per month. The pages are each 5x7, and the images are 5x5 including white border. The pages are all unbound, and each has a different photo and clearly marked days of the week and months. Put them anywhere: your desk, your fridge, on an art easel, hanging from the wall with a bit of pretty ribbon; they will also fit nicely in a clear acrylic "L" photo holder. 
The calendar comes in a pretty envelope ready for gift giving, and will be shipped to you in a waterproof protective sleeve within a rigid mailer, ensuring it lays flat and reaches you in perfect condition.

Fireflies Remembered - Central Ohio Children's Photographer

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We can count the remaining days of summer almost on one hand. It is the cusp of autumn and fall leaves and school supplies. But in these last days, I want to remember finding animals in the clouds, ice cream cones and sandy toes, beach days and vacations, carnival rides and bike rides, clover bouquets and butterflies, days that seem to go on forever, summer stars and fireflies. Happy end of summer!