I invite you to swing over to my friend Christine’s blog, Quasi Agitato, to read my guest post entitled #Heaven in which I get to chat a bit about my #love of #Instagram and my favorite #s … Be sure to read some of her posts; absolutely brilliant!
By the way – I haven’t posted on here in a while. Sorry! That damn thing called “work” is getting in the way of so much fun stuff! Stay tuned though, I’ve got some edits I’m working on and lots of thoughts I’m ready to share.
I have one tiny dolphin tattoo; my sisters and I share the “same one.” My dad drew the picture and we went together to all get the same design. Kind of a sister bonding thing. Well fast forward 20-ish years later and I am now semi-covered in ink. Each piece tells a particular, often poignent story. My friends Sean Rhodes and Kris Dilworth of Tough Luck Tattoo have been the ones to put my stories into image across the landscape of my body. (Oh click on a pic to see it larger!). Peace & happy tattooing!
I just love this cow – well he’s not a cow he’s a bull. And he lives at a local market. He is sweet and gentle. I think he could use more space to roam but he gets plenty of visitors, giving him lots of head scratching and is well cared for. Each day I drive by this market and a couple of local dairy and livestock farms. I think of this sweet guy and all those gentle creatures. So I have given up on eating beef (or lamb for that matter!). I am not a “vegetarian” but I just can’t get this face out of my head.
When I was little I wanted to be an ice skater, “like Dorothy Hamill.” Hell I even had the hair cut so as to look the part. I wanted to be a artist like my Grandma Durst. I wanted to be a doctor like my Dad. Today I am still that misdirected dreamer that I was at 10 years old. The truth is – I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Today I dream of my photography, having an art gallery of my own, or maybe being an “art teacher.” But art these days doesn’t pay the rent (did it ever?). So sometimes still I think – forget it – I’m just going to be a dog trainer. Dogs are cool – even the grumpy ones. And I am a behavior specialist after all …
My first tattoo was a tiny dolphin I got more than 20 years ago. My two sisters and I got the same one; my Dad drew the picture. It was a sister bonding thing. Fast forward to 2008, when my daughter was 8 years old and we had some literally near death experiences with her, that I knew what my next tattoo would be – the symbolism, the words, the meaning of it all was clear. The story began on my arm: plum blossom; two sparrows; a chop by CHI PAI SHIH. Then it grew and grew. My life. It’s message. My failures. My triumphs. My children. My love. My passion. My resiliency. So there is my self portrait – in ink.
Why yes people - am alive and well. More than well but SUPERBLY busy. I have a new job, working as the “Product Evangelist” for a great little company called DecalGirl. Basically I’m doing PR and writing and Twittering and all that good stuff. I have been going full force and putting all my energy into my new role. And I am very happy professionally speaking. With all that in mind – I haven’t had much photog time GASSSSSP! Yes I know. I am sorely disappointed in myself. Perhaps this will tide you over – here is my new logo. My thanks to David Macomber Jr. (a photographer himself) for taking my thoughts and translating them PERFECTLY into this very art nouveau-ish image. Just what this doctor ordered! (I’m not a doctor by the way – close but not close enough! HA!). Peace all. I’ve missed this and hope you have too!
Dig original art? Think it’s beyond your budget? If you’re local (or even if you’re not), come check out the work of some great photogs and pick up something original just in time for the holidays peeps! I will be showing some work too. The whole thing is going to be awesome. And if you’re not local, check out the pics on the Facebook page of Paisley Moon in Milton, Delaware. Pretty rad work!
I don’t consider myself much of a “wildlife” photographer. There are those who dedicate themselves to this subject and do so with grace and style. I find that when I capture “wildlife” it is because there was something interesting or odd about the scene or moment. So these are a few of my Birds & Bugs.
Paul and I hit Herring Point the other day – where the boys were surfing our big waves, well big for Delaware. The surf was awesome! Thankfully Paul was there to help me: between one useful arm, my camera, and the slippery stones Paul’s hand was welcome in mine even more than usual. Well here are the shots… just a little bit of post processing. I like that old school feeling to these images. The guys had fun and I had fun taking these. Really makes me want to get back in the water. Not sure if I’ll surf again with this shoulder biz but I’d be happy to don a suit and a waterproof housing and shoot… ENJOY! Peace people