Getting Unstuck: Pretty Umbrellas, Free Headshots, and Connection.

22. There’s a way to get beyond both the January doldrums and the frustrating political reality of today. And that’s to shake it all up. Find connection. Build community. And give back. Therefore, I present to you my Tuesday: In late November, I started a new company: Bird&Fish, Co. I’m dedicated to bringing art into our everyday. I’ve been out and about this week,…

Finn, Prunes, and his Baby Sister

22. This is Finn. His baby sister had just come along, and he was the best three year old little helper that you can imagine. He showered her with love and kisses as I worked with the family. So it makes me feel a shake bad that this is my favorite image from their shoot. Because I was at the foot of the bed,…

Colorado the Moonscape

22. This is Route 285 in Colorado – generally heading from Denver to Telluride. People live here. Really beautiful, kind, hardened, and hard-working people. I met a few in the gas station, a few in the diner, and a few when I had my tire repaired. The couple who gave me directions to the post office looked at me with terrible sadness and concern…

Thoughts on Life

21. The father of my best friend soul sister carried and hung these peace flags as he and his best friend climbed Denali. A lifelong dream of his was to stand on that particular summit and overlook the Alaskan landscape. I’m not sure why they waited to do it until the eve of his 61st birthday, maybe it was fitness, maybe conditions, maybe money,…

Joy

20. With the rain falling on his shoulders, David was in a state of bliss. Surrounded by those they loved and trusted, Karen and David took their vows. In being totally present, we find peace.

Checking In With Ourselves

19. I’m getting these little check in’s from the women around me. Each has been filled with the desire of a renewed self in the new year. I’m not hearing about resolutions. I am hearing about re-patterning. How we think is akin to a worn path through a grass covered lawn. The one that cuts diagonally from the parking lot to the front door,…

The Girl with the Gold Balloon

18. We cannot cling to both what we have and leap for what we want. The past is secure because we know the outcome. But if in that knowing we are not fulfilled, or we have learned what we needed to learn, then it is time to let the known get swept behind us in the river of life, and dive into the deep…

Ginger’s Broken Leg

18. There is a silliness that makes everything better. A simplicity too. Mom and I made Christmas cookies a few years ago, and when I turned around to look at her platter of creations, she said: “Ginger broke her leg. It’s 6 weeks till the cast comes off.” Happy holidays everyone. I hope you have a little light and silliness in your day today….

Hope, Loss and Love

17. This is a locket that my beautiful new friend showed me at her newborn session. She had “forgotten to get married and forgotten to get pregnant” and found herself at 40, focused on her amazing, highly successful and creative career, but wanting more. The more of a balanced life. She met her now-husband, and they tried to conceive for years. Throughout it all…

Taking Flight

17. I think often of when things might calm down. When I’ll be in a rhythm that feels less risky, with an outcome I can predict. And then I remember that I’m an Aries, and I love the challenge of flight – diving into the unknown and how that uncertainty pushes the limit of what you thought was possible. Each day I create something…