Monday, August 31, 2009

Sacred Lotus Photography's Photographer Spotlight (that's me!)

As if one interview weren't enough, the lovely Nicolle of Sacred Lotus Photography has also interviewed me! Please check out my photographer spotlight right here. Thank you kindly, Nicolle! I think it looks wonderful. It's been so fun to talk about myself and my photography with Amanda and Nicolle because I really don't do it often (but I bet my husband would beg to differ!).

Friday, August 28, 2009

Into the Woods

I'm toying with the idea of making a Blurb book. All the cool kids are doing it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I felt like doing something a little non-traditional (for me) this past weekend, so I made some photos of my niece and nephew, Maggie and Garrett. We hung out together at my dad's Saturday evening and had pizza and rigatoni before heading outside to play in his beautiful yard. My dad has the most gorgeous house and the lushest yard and most fruitful garden. I'm so jealous, yet so proud. We had just walked through the gate to the garden, Maggie and I, and my aunt walked in a few minutes later to pick some produce and Maggie said to her, "You better not takin' my goods!" Maggie spends a lot of time in "Gampa's" garden and she takes ownership of everything. No one was allowed to pick raspberries but her Saturday night. Her rule, and we obliged. I love these monkeys.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paper Cameras Interview!

The very lovely Amanda of the equally lovely Paper Cameras blog has featured me in an interview with a small showcase of my Polaroid photography this week! Check out the interview here.

I was so excited to do the interview, and Amanda gave me the opportunity to show a few of my favorite Polaroids, and these are two that I chose. The one above, Flags, is from the pumpkin patch last fall. I went with my sister and niece and we had a wonderful time, and the light was oh so perfect. It was such a fun way to spend an autumn Sunday, and now I'm looking so forward to fall (as I always am because it's my favorite season) despite feeling robbed of a summer. It rained the entire month of June and I've just been so busy with work that I haven't had nearly enough backyard bbqs, disc golf outings, kayaking adventures, or picnics at outdoor concerts. But here comes fall, and the state fair (below). I can't believe we'll be watching a horse pull (or a demolition derby if I play my cards right), eating greasy fair food, and seeing butter sculptures in one month. Where does the time go?! Thanks for featuring me, Amanda!
I heart the state fair

Friday, August 07, 2009

Women Who Shoot

Women Who Shoot

It's a great day today because my last scheduled exhibit of the year begins today! Women Who Shoot is a group show of work by Amanda Moore, Shalee Cooper, and Zuzanna Audette, and me of course. I'll be showing - for the first time ever in public - Polaroids from my camp project that I've been working on all summer. Below are two photos of how I've displayed the images. I mounted actual-size Polaroid prints on solid black foam core, and then mounted those to a 6" x 10' length of poplar that I painted black. It looks amazing, if I do say so myself, and I can't wait to see it hanging on the wall tonight. I also printed six of my favorite Polaroids from the project big (8x10) and mounted them on 1/2" thick white foam core to hang individually. Those are the pieces I'm selling. The big black beast is coming home to reside over my couch in one month.

Camp Show!

Camp Show

If you're in the Salt Lake City area, please come check out the show. It's at the Utah Arts Alliance Gallery at 127 S. Main. The reception is tonight from 6-9 and the show runs through August 29, and it's the last time you can see my work in public this year.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


When I started this blog in February of 2005, I never really thought about its future, just that I felt like giving my photos and words a little place on the internet, and now today, with these words and this triptych, I've reached 300 posts! Thank you to all of my readers for sticking around and looking at my stuff, for commenting on things, and for linking me to other places out there on the web. It's really been a fun ride, and one that I hope to stay on for a long, long time.

And speaking of fun rides, check out Words To Shoot By, where our latest post - map - is up.