Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dog Days

It's kind of odd to me that the last few shoots that I staged, turned out to be so heavily dog-laden...especially considering the fact that it was not a conscious decision on my part...but rather a case of pure, blind, dumb luck. And what's even stranger about it is - that my own little pooch became the primary focus of my life the other day - when she ruptured her cruciate ligament while chasing a bloody squirrel across the yard. 

Hours of surgery, and $3500 later (ouch), she is now back home, and resting as comfortably as I guess could be expected - following such an invasive, and elaborate surgical procedure.  

I suspect that this unexpected mishap will definitely impact my level of artistic productivity, unfortunately - as the poor, pathetic pup needs near constant supervision (she refuses to go in her crate, so she's loose in the house, which makes me far too nervous to feel even remotely comfortable leaving her alone for very long). Not sure how long it'll be before am no longer home bound, but in the meantime - I reckon I'll just havta try and find contentment with staging self-portraits here at home...boooooring...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Hotel Chronicles - Jumping For Joy

Sorry for having been absent for so, so long...LAWD what's my problem...

Anyway, I did finally take some time away from all of my other obligations - to go on a little self-portraiture field trip...and I couldn't be more delighted that I did :D

Friday, April 12, 2013

Scheduled Maintenance

I spent almost three hours at the car dealership this morning, getting the oil changed in my car, and all sorts of other only made sense to me to kill some of the time by messin' around in the Ladies' room a little...

 Oh, and hey - as soon as I post this entry, I've gotta run my Mac over to the Geek Squad at Best Buy. God only knows how long it'll take 'em to sort out the technical problems that I've been having all week...which means, I may be absent again for the next few days - I'm so SORRY! 

And if you would kindly please click here to check out today's resurrected post, I will (continue to) be forever in your debt :D

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bridging The Gap

I don't know what my problem's been's like, I dunno...I'm stuck...or nervous...or something....

Over the last few days (weeks, really), I've been using every excuse imaginable, to get out of takin' new pics....and I mean, some of it has been totally legit - seriously. Things have come up that have demanded my immediate, and undivided attention - but even's so not like me to let my art (and my blog) take this much of a backseat to, well - pretty much anything other than my kids. I've just felt kind of immobilized insecurity wrought from a strange sense of trepidation...

Luckily for me though, I have this one very close friend who is the absolute best at getting me out and about to explore - on our motorcycles, and on foot...and he always leads me to the most delicious locations...places where I can't help but feel inspired to shoot...and for that I must say - Thank You, E.!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Open Water

I was recently notified, that the self-portrait seen above, was selected by juror Jennifer Schwartz - to appear along with (only!) 24 other photographs - in the upcoming "Open Water" exhibition at the Kat Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Va....I am so bloody excited about it, I can hardly stand it! The show runs from May 1 - June 1, so if you live anywhere even remotely close - please do consider dropping by to take a peek!

Monday, April 1, 2013

So Long, Old House...

I closed on the sale of my house today...this is very good news indeed - WOOT!