Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gather Up the Old and Welcome Up the New

A lovely sentiment from a greeting card I received this year: Looking ahead there are many things to see and to do. We’ll gather up old things and welcome up the new. But, before the holidays pass and winter turns … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Figgy With It

While at the Gather retreat I picked up a new cookbook at Petals and Pop called Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai. The book is full of lovely photographs and recipes. One recipe attracted my attention – Fig Tart with Honey. … Continue reading

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With Gratitude

Taken w/ 35mm @ f/3.5, ISO 500 @ 1/400 second. Applied Kim Klassen’s ‘pinit10’ texture @ multiply 63% Just a quick post to express my deepest gratitude to my family, friends, and friends in my online community for all of … Continue reading

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Be Still Homework – 3 Things

Taken w/ 35mm @ f/4.0 ISO 800 @ 1/10 second. This last week I was blessed with some quiet time. Brian was out of town on business for several days and I took advantage of the stillness to play with … Continue reading

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Finding the Christmas Spirit

I have a confession to make. It’s been years since I’ve felt the Christmas spirit. I’ve gone through the motions; decorating the house, listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, baking cookies, getting together with family and friends. And though … Continue reading

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Gather – Under the Pier

This Friday finds me lingering over memories of our Gather retreat. I held on to this last post in an effort to hold this experience close to me just a little longer. On our last day, after the Petals and … Continue reading

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Picked Clean

My Be Still homework assignment for last week was ‘square, top down, 2 sides, empty space’ and I instantly thought of photographing the remains of our turkey leftovers. Though we went to my sister and brother-in-law’s for the big day, … Continue reading

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Playing Squash

Applied Kim Klassen ‘pumpkin grunge’ texture, soft light @ 39% It all started while I was on vacation. My friend Barbara Hurst sent me a link to Leigh Beisch’s site. Leigh is a professional photographer and her images are just … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks with Family

Happy holidays! Can you believe it is December already! At the beginning of the year I told myself I was going to take it slow and really enjoy the year. I really have enjoyed the year but it still has … Continue reading

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