Wednesday, October 27, 2010

awesome news...

my photo, "Waiting at the Samburu Airport" was just selected as a showcase winner in round #6 of the 2010 showcase competition cycle for ArtSlant!! yay!! now onto phase two of the competition...wish me luck!!  

Monday, October 25, 2010


shambala is another hidden place in the surrounding LA area that i've never been to before. it's a cat sanctuary, existing solely to house abandoned  exotic felines, mostly from private owners. once a cat is brought to shambala, it stays there for the rest of it's life, where all of it's many (and expensive) needs are taken care of.  

my sister and i took a bus tour there through the community college. we super lucked out because it was a cold, foggy, drizzly day so the cats were active...a lion even roared so beautifully for us and Tippi Hedren came out at the end of the tour and eloquently spoke about how this place came to be, her time in washington dc trying to get a few bills passed to end breeding exotic felines, as well as being purchased by individuals in the united states and what she hoped to accomplish...which was putting herself out of business!!

i highly recommend taking a tour if you're in the's a fascinating and great way to spend a day and help with the cause!

** the photos with thriller and sabu were michael jacksons tiggers from neverland**

Friday, October 22, 2010

1 broken dryer + 2 loads of wet laundry = 70's decor laundromat

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

african treasury on etsy

well this was a nice way to start my morning...being included in a treasury by bikermommat and it's one of my very favorite photos from kenya too(second row...third over)!! i am so deeply grateful to be included!thanks!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

and the winner is...

 ....all 3!!! instead of going with my original print and necklace give away,  i am going to send each of the 3 people who entered, the print they liked best!! i'm way more jazzed about that idea!i hope they are too! and let me just say i am deeply grateful you entered and that i get to send you one of my prints!!! 
 and let me just plug 2 of the people who entered because they are really super artists!
 i defy anyone to look at amelie's paintings and not immediately have their mood elevated...they make you smile with their bright colors and whimsical and dreamy subjects!  
monica is creative in many mediums and i highly relate to what she has to say on her blog about making it as an artist. 

 thanks again for participating!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

give away**give away**GIVE AWAY!!!!'s the give away i've been telling you about!!

please help me celebrate not only the opening of my new Etsy shop but what i feel in my bones is a threshold for me. the beginning of something new...something more in my life! i feel so close to it now, i'm bubbling over with enthusiasm!

i'll be giving away both a print of your choice and this great copper necklace with my photo of a sunset taken in samburu, kenya. so, two winners in all!! yay! all you have to do is go to my shop, pick out your favorite print and write it in the comment section of my blog. just make sure i have a way of contacting you, should you be one of the winners!

GOOD LUCK!!! and thanks for all your lovely is greatly appreciated!!

***give away closes sunday evening at midnight, winner to be picked on monday october 18th***

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

hidden places...abandon LA zoo

now that my two daughters are getting involved in and love photography as much as i do, i thought every month we'd take a mini-trip around the LA area looking for hidden places we've never seen before. first stop is the old abandoned zoo...right in griffith park, a stones throw from the current zoo. this place is really awesome cuz you can climb up inside some of the cages where it's sort of a maze with lots of graffiti. it's slightly spooky inside but neat none the less with some great hiking trails around it. well worth checking out!

~more photos here on my flickr site~

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10/10 photo project

 love this photo of allie, right before the game started (they won 3-0!)

 just posted this photo on Flickr for the 10/10/10 photo project...

cuz such an auspicious day as 10/10/10 should be commemorated with a photograph, right?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

a bit of news!

 i tell you...i am just soooo excited that i may use an extraordinary amount of exclamation marks in this post!!!! (see!) things are just moving along so smoothly and elegantly lately with my art (and in life)!! my new printer is working beautifully now...i'm just so happy with how my prints are turning out! and i just got into the gallery at the end of the world's artbender show in december...specifically the 2nd thru the 5th. if you're in the area, you have to stop by, it's imperative cuz it's just such a unique, quirky and eclectic place...and the people watching is superb!
and i am officially opening my new shop this friday...yes, you heard me...this friday...YAY!!! finally huh!! it's been a lot of work getting there, so i am very happy that it's now ready to go!! so watch for that give away next week!!
and lastly i have 3 competitions i'm entering in the next few that is really exciting for me as i put my photos out into the world and see what the response is!

hope whatever your passion is, that it's moving you into exciting places as well!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


There is beauty in everything, if we only take the time to look for it.


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