March 25, 2020

Unless you live in Antartica (the only continent not touched by COVID-19 yet), you've come to realize that we are living during frenzied times to combat a novel and often lethal virus at the moment; thus, essential items at the grocery and drug stores are very scarce....

March 11, 2020

Growing up in the small town of La Palma, CA, I knew I’d be a Fighting Irish one day because the only high school in town (which was across the street from the jr. high school) was John F. Kennedy High, home of the Fighting Irish.

          Of course, St. Patrick’s...

February 24, 2020

When many of us want to recharge and rejuvenate our souls, we often head to nature. For those of us who live close enough to an ocean, we find healing by the sea. What is it about the ocean that soothes our world-weary souls?

          The answer can be found in science...

November 13, 2018

Sometimes I have dreams that I am standing in the forest. My long hair is in braids wrapped up in feathers and beads. It is warm outside. I can feel the warmth of the sun cutting through the trees on my face. In the distance I can hear the trickle of a gentle stream. I...

April 19, 2018

I was watching an episode of The Waltons the other night. A show set in depression era 1930’s Virginia. This certain episode featured Cora Beth getting married to Isaac Godsey. What impressed me about the episode was not its grandeur, but its simplicity. Cora Beth wore...

April 5, 2018

I am obsessed with upcycling and repurposing. I try to reimagine something discarded in another incarnation. I've upcycled many things: elaborate floral head wreaths from silk florals I've found at thrift stores; pillow cases from used sweaters; and even gift wrap from...

October 2, 2017

As I look at my daughter sitting in the make up chair, having her make up done for this shoot, I reflect back over the years. Where did all that time go and where is time going now?

My daughter, Ryan, is now 18 and going to college this fall. Now is a time of change. I’...

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