On May 4, 2010 I was packing up my new-to-me 2005 Honda Element and heading out for my first ever solo road trip. I remember standing in my driveway saying goodbye to my husband and him smiling and saying “You look terrified. You will be fine. And you will have an amazing time!” He was … More 13 Years
This isn’t something I’ve spoken about much on my travel blog, figuring few would be interested in the subject, but the more I speak to fellow travelers and creative types, the more I realize that I am not alone in my struggle. Many of you can relate to the feeling that there is no such … More Traveling With Anxiety
It sure has been a while, hasn’t it? Back in the beginning of December I had lumbar spinal surgery to finally correct the issue that has been holding me back the past couple of years. We fused at L5-S1 and the surgery appeared to have gone well. Unfortunately, I developed a systemic infection originating from … More Hello!
Another installment covering what I was up to on this day in past years. October 4, 2010 I was on day 1 of deciding to make the 2700 mile drive from Denver to the eastern shore of Maryland in 2 days. I drove from Denver, Colorado to Peoria, Illinois. There was no time for photographing. … More On This Day, October 4
As some of you know, I’ve been down most of this year with spine problems. I recently had the first of two spinal surgeries that should have me mobile and traveling again in the future. Living a sedentary lifestyle is not my cup of tea. To keep my eye on my future goals and not … More On This Day
Discovering photography has brought many gifts to me, but not any as treasured as the connection it gave my grandfather and I. My grandfather was a special kind of guy. The kind people met and remembered. He didn’t have a big boisterous personality or a voice that carried. He was sort of quiet. But he … More Mr. Banjo Man
If you’ve been following the blog/twitter/facebook page for a while and wondering whatever happened to the road trip I was supposed to tackle this fall, wonder no longer! For, in this blog entry, we will begin the story of “Trip Interrupted: When Things Go Horribly Wrong…And Then Right”. Part One To refresh, my trip plans … More Trip Interrupted: When Things Go Horribly Wrong…And Then Right. Part One.
I’m working my way through these photos– slowly I know (but its Spring! who wants to be stuck at a computer all day?). Processing these images, I’m reminded of how wonderful it is to go through life as an artist. Being an artist and a photographer has taught me to look at the world differently. … More Some Kentucky Rain
For years I spent too much time angsting over how much better other artists and photographers were than me. It held me back. Eventually, I realized that I needed to let all that go. I was never going to better my work by trying to be like someone else. When I stopped comparing myself to … More How Being A Better Artist Changed My Life