Friday, August 15, 2008

Christian the Lion - the full story (in HQ)

This is so amazing...I got all teary eyed watching it..

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've Moved to a new blog!

Please come visit me at my new blog You should automatically be redirected there by this site...hopefully!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

It must be summer...

I know it must be summer when the beach portrait season begins...Here are a few from the other night...what cute kids and their dogs were a lot of fun as well. I had never seen a miniature bulldog before...I guess they are one of the new genetically engineered designer dogs that have become so popular lately. His name is Travis and he snorted like a little pig when he got tired...too darn cute.

I have been in the middle of home improvement hell for the last week...I decided it was time to put laminate down in my studio since the carpet smelled like dog and it was seriously grossing me out...What an undertaking. I have collected so much junk over the years and I had to carry it all out to the garage downstairs so we could lay the floor. I was so overwhelmed I did not know where to start. So after a lot of work, the floor is down, the studio is finally back together and I now have a nice clean, smell free studio....YAY! I will post a few photos when it is presentable...

We are having a heat wave here this week with temps around 99 for the next five days with high humidty...sounds lovely doesn't it? On the brightside, I have one of my best friends in town for the next few days visiting and I am sooo looking forward to seeing her and her family. She is a west coaster now, so we don't get to see each other that often anymore and I am looking forward to catching up in person...I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sweet Lily

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet little girl last week...Her name is Lily and we went up to the produce stand for her photoshoot. She came ready to pose with several outfit changes...Little girls have the best clothes and Lily was a great model with endless energy. I don't photograph a whole lot babies but I always seem to enjoy it when I do...
We are off to the beach today...I am mortified that I have to put on a bathing suit but I guess it is time to take the motto, if you can't tone it, tan it! Probably not the best theory but I am sticking with it for now. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Meet Bailey...she lives in Ghent and loves to go for a walk...I had the pleasure of documenting her last outing and she showed me all the hot spots on Colley Avenue. We stopped into the new doggie boutique there to get parmesan dog treats and she was mine for rest of the afternoon. I had her complete and total attention and the slobber was flying. Bailey was a great model and we had such a nice day for our photoshoot. I hope you enjoy her photos! Have a Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Clancy Painting by Two Dog Studio's

Look at my new painting of Clancy painted by Wendy Crumbley of Two Dog Studios...I am so happy with the way he turned out! My house is slowly but surely turning into a shrine for my dog...I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day. I ate my way through the weekend indulging in bad new addiction is Pineapple Upside Down Pie...OMG.

Here are a few photos of a dog named Rudy I took over the weekend along with a couple from the K-9 Carnival...The weather has been so bad here lately I have not had many opportunities to get outside and take pictures. We have had 3 tornado's touch down here in the past two weeks which is unheard of for us...weird weather.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Art Journal Pages

Clancy Page

Clancy Page with flap lifted up...

Daisy Page

American Bulldog wearing a tutu...

Finished Journal....

What a wonderful art journal is completed! This particular one covers about a year and a half of my life...I don't work in my art journal on a daily basis, it is usually more like once or twice a month. I wish I had more time to devote to it, but my photography business keeps me so busy that I don't always have as much time as I would like for art projects lately. The fun part now is that I get to make a new one! I think I am going to make the next one by hand this time because this one is in an old book and it is really starting to fall apart. In a way, that kind of adds to the charm of the book but it also means that it is pretty fragile and cannot be looked through quite as easily. It was really cool to sit down with this journal last night and slowly go through all of the pages...It really took me back to what I was feeling at those times in my life and it was interesting to see how my art and journaling style has evolved over the past year and a half. I am really proud of myself for sticking with my journal because I tend to be all over the map sometimes with projects so this is an accomplishment for me. I will post my new journal as soon as it is completed...Have a great Monday!