GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

I came across Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887 – 1986) paintings years ago, when I was probably just a tween; and for some reason, at the time, I did not really notice the connection between her floral paintings and female reproductive parts. I have always been a bit innocent, a bit of a late bloomer, and innocence … Continue reading GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

I went to school for photography and learned about daguerreotypes during this time of massive and monumentally beautiful creative explosion. Daguerreotypes were one of those things that, like photography itself, just got under my skin (in a good way), and took over, forever more, holding me captive in a prison of passionate and agonizing inspiration. … Continue reading THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART II: THE FLIGHT

I have always been a back-stage, behind-the-scenes, supportive role kind of a person. People who know me very well, or even those who know me only superficially, might be a bit surprised by this, because I have a fairly extroverted, bubbly—one might even say bold—personality. But this goddess is the definition of multi-faceted. mul·ti·fac·et·ed /məltēˈfasədəd,ˌməltīˈfasədəd/ … Continue reading HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART II: THE FLIGHT

HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART I: THE CHASE

This post is coming a bit after the fact, but I felt inspired to expand upon my short-lived but unforgettable experiences with hot air ballooning. I dabbled in this adventurous recreational activity several years ago, and I am so grateful that I did. But, I will most likely never do it again. Hot air ballooning … Continue reading HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART I: THE CHASE

ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER

Image: Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper, by Richard Avedon, 1981 This image is very near and dear to my heart. First of all, I went to school for photography, so I am partial to all things photo-related (or, I should say MOST things—there is some photography I just can’t stand). However, I never really enjoyed studio photography. … Continue reading ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER

LISTENING TO YOUR BODY, FOR REAL

I was born with the ability to astutely feel and recognize most physical sensations in my body, as they are happening. Perhaps I have just always paid closer attention to my bodily tremors compared to most others. Or maybe I’m not special in this respect, and I’m just a borderline hypochondriac (isn’t everyone?). But as … Continue reading LISTENING TO YOUR BODY, FOR REAL

DETROIT INSPIRED, PART II: THE HOUSE

I returned home from Detroit last week, after sharing a beautiful visit with my friend, shimmering with inspiration from two very basic-sounding, but nonetheless, deeply profound entities—FOOD and THE HOUSE. I understand that when most people travel to visit a new place for the first time, the place itself, the geographic location, the town, is … Continue reading DETROIT INSPIRED, PART II: THE HOUSE