change the direction of the sun.

i moved into an apartment last May. i have lived in houses most of my life. Most houses have windows on all sides of the house, never really thought about that before…when i lived in my last house, i followed the sunlight, all day, like a cat. i tried to find an apartment that faced…

attempting to climb Sir Isaac’s shoulders

sounds pretty arrogant…but there is something we have, that Sir Isaac Newton did not & that is the camera. The camera sees life in a way we do not. we get our photographs back, or uploaded on our computer screen, BUT they don’t look like what we saw, when we took them. in order for…

light paints me different colors

the same flowers shot at different times of day, shot w/ different sunlight-the outside images were shot in the early morning, with the sun just starting to reach over the top of the hill, in front of my house. the image of the flowers in the vase were taken in my kitchen, the light source…

to survive anyway i can…

i have an old fashion prism on my kitchen window. after my art class ended i walked into my kitchen @4:30pm…and, damn…my rainbow prism landed across two tiny orchids. These photos were taken with my iphone, and i will admit to moving the plants around with this set of flowers. the white dots on my…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

King David teaches photography

with the help of the sun. One image is bathed in late afternoon sun. Photographers call it the golden hour. i took one image when the golden light bathed King David in gold. seconds later the sun disappeared behind the clouds. turning him much cooler. i didnt edit the colors, because i wanted to show…

at 11:30 in the morning, no one has a kitchen as fun as mine

all my art students were so jealous of my disco ball. i told them that i found mine in the Christmas clearance for .99cents.  i am Jewish & some of my art kids are as well…they were wondering how i came to be looking in the Christmas stuff. i told them i may be Jewish,…

yup…more flower pictures

 the wee rose is in a one inch vase. i love light. i have mirrors to play with the sun (that is what these roses are sitting on, the reflection is of the ceiling), prisms to shatter light, disco balls to spin the sun dizzy & one fake HUGE diamond that peppers my kitchen with…

no house is happy without a disco ball

a fantastic cure for the grumps. if i’m grumpy, tired, overwhelmed all i have to do is walk into my kitchen from 11-4 & BOOM, i am magically better. ~amy