The enchanted forest

Here be dragons. There is a park in Montevallo, Alabama…who’s name i could not find written (i know, google it)because on that storm to come day, the park felt like i fell down a rabbit hole into a fairytale story. I blurred the images to make the images look like it felt.     There…

painting a 65 year old memory

I was commissioned to paint this house (above). This photograph was taken last summer. It was once owned by my aunt when she was a child. Her family moved out of this home when my aunt was about 7 years old. The hardest part of the commission was…i was to paint it as she remembered…

Cats are smarter than dogs

This is Juju (short for Judah). Stunning, isn’t he? Juju loves art. I have a dog too…he has no interest in art. He likes to lie under his hanging leash, trying to guilt me into another walk. No matter how many times i’ve walked him. I can also find him chewing rocks in my backyard….

cat won’t let me art

i have a commission to do, a beautiful little girl. Medium requested is pastel. As soon as i put the photograph on the table. Judah sits on it. Above is the photograph i took of her. Judah did leave me in peace once he realized how dusty pastels are. He knew i was finished &…

the astronaut was dancing with aliens

I gotta say this was the least boring place i’ve ever been. The people here were very comfortable being themselves. I loved watching this woman dance. She was great fun. The bee people were there for the ‘bee petting zoo’. And people think Birmingham Alabama is made up of straight laced Bible loving people. Here…

Oliver meets the big dogs

I think Nikon should test their VR NIKKOR lens in low light, while holding onto a puppies leash to see if the VR (vibration reduction) really works. Again, i am posting images that are out of focus, but they are too cute not to show. Even though my pup looks… …I got Oliver from the…

low light can do some pretty cool things

the focus falls fast when shooting in low light. Low light behaves a bit like a portrait lens…I love this beaded tree. Myer’s Plant and Pottery Pelham, Alabama

Dancing lizards & a crowned frog

I found these two lizards dancing in the darkest corner. I felt as though i was intruding on a very personal moment. It’s obvious they love one another.  I kissed this king. He remained a frog…just in case you wanted to try. And my boyfriend wasn’t the least bit jealous.  Lots of Easter decorations!  And…

sizing someone up

my great grandfather, Louis Rosenthal, carved this man…he is this big i didn’t have my macro lens with me…too tiny to get him sharp.  after a thousand shots, i gave up. but this gives you an idea of how small Louis Rosenthal’s work is. again, i tried to get this ring in focus, as it…