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Kitchen Sink Still Life

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Blue Dot Pattern

Created with the waterlogue, procreate, idraw, and stackables apps.

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Cherry Blossoms

Taken 4/12/2015. Edited with the Stackables App.

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Portrait of Peter done in Procreate

I feel like I’ve been working on this for a long time and it’s still not done. The hair bothers me. But I love the expression. I was having the kids pose for their passport photos and we were trying to stick with the tips from the US passport photo wesite: “Subject is directly facing camera with a neutral expression;…

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Gretchen the English Pointer

Photo shoot at Kinder Farm

The amateur photographer strikes again. I recently did this photo shoot for some good friends of mine, Heather, Tim, and their spirited English Pointer, Gretchen. It was fun – and successful, as they got some decent portraits. But I still find the task of shooting anyone besides my own immediate family kind of daunting. I’ve got the technical side of…

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The Cycle of Frustration

Ever since I became a mom, there has been a cycle of frustration in my life and it looks like this: Get inspired to work on art and photography. Get frustrated over lack of free time and lack of skill. Give up for awhile. Get interested in improving my technical skills – WordPress, learning how to code. Get frustrated over…

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Self Portrait after Chuck Close

Chuck Close on Courage

I was recently thinking about why it is so hard to cultivate the habit of making art; whether it be words, images, or photography. I came to the conclusion that it should be as simple as cultivating two qualities: courage and discipline. So of course the next step was to google, “How to be more courageous.” And this relevant quote…

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Fort Smallwood Park

Fort Smallwood park is in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It sits on a peninsula that overlooks where the Patapsco River meets up with the Chesapeake Bay. From 1896 to 1928 it served as a United States military fort and the abandoned barracks and gun battery are still there.

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A Great Site for Seamless Web Patterns

The Pattern Library. I love this site and have been using it often. It offers a great little collection of nicely designed seamless web patterns that are free to use. It’s a small collection, but very nicely curated.