sting // art times

In an effort to do more photography I am making a pact to post here a daily Art Photo (aka: “art times”). Likely accompanied by song lyrics, poetry or who knows whatsit. Time for some inner-inspiration.


Alone –

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov’d — I lov’d alone —
Then — in my childhood — in the dawn
Of a most stormy life — was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still —
From the torrent, or the fountain —
From the red cliff of the mountain —
From the sun that ’round me roll’d
In its autumn tint of gold —
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by —
From the thunder, and the storm —
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view —

Edgar Allen Poe


You can purchase prints etc of this photo HERE

Daisy | Pet Sessions


I love spending time with people and their dogs. I was lucky to meet Daisy at the Santa Paws photography event at Shelby’s Place Thrift Store when she came in to get her photo with Santa. I immediately fell in love with both Daisy, her mom Marcia and her story. Daisy was diagnosed with cancer and has been given a short chance on life (which she has already surpassed!!!).

I immediately had to get photos of her. She has been lucky to have been rescued from poor conditions and spend her glory years in a wonderful home with wonderful people who treat her like the princess she is. We spent a glorious rainy afternoon indoors wearing Daisy out by giving her lots of love and fresh chicken treats!

Daisy and her family were wonderful. I love getting to know all the animals I work with and capturing a moment forever for their forever-humans.

















day 3 - natural bokeh

you could always use a bokeh filter, or you could just take a photo through some snow on your window. i have never really gotten such cool looking bokeh before and i just love the complete winterness of it. Happy holidays folks.