Month: September 2020

Creative Roadblocks

Creative Roadblocks

Like most people who follow a creative path, especially photography, I reached a stage where the consensus was that you have to pick a specialty and spend all your time becoming the best in only that area. Be it portraiture, still life, landscape, fine art, or any other of the multiple facets of photography. This…

Can America Ever Be Car Free?

Can America Ever Be Car Free?

To many, this may be a bold statement to make, but with my firsthand experience and knowledge, from both sides of the “pond,” I feel I have some insight into this issue. I would also like to preface this by saying that, yes, there are some very pedestrian-friendly US cities; places that could, for the…

How I Survive Each Semester Illustrated By Doctor Who

How I Survive Each Semester Illustrated By Doctor Who

Eleven Stages of my Average Semester As we are nearing the end of another semester, I’m sure all of us college students are going through a plethora of emotions. From the excitement of starting a class you’ve been longing to take to the final relief at the end of a long, challenging semester, Peter Capaldi’s…

Moving Sucks

Moving Sucks

The title is pretty self-explanatory as moving (really) does suck, whether it be just around the corner or across the country. Admittedly, not everything about it is that bad; new location(s), new people, new home. It’s all the packing and physically moving everything you’ve accumulated that I dislike. It’s really surprising the amount of “stuff”…

Mental Illness Is Not A Stigma

Mental Illness Is Not A Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month It all began in 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) started an awareness campaign to educate the masses about mental illnesses. With this campaign in mind, MHA hoped to erase the stigma of having mental illnesses by educating the uninformed on what it was all about and that these conditions are something…

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

It may seem strange to some that, in this age of digital photography, I am spending more and more time shooting film. But to me, it’s more of a return to my roots, as I started my photographic journey shooting film. In fact, if I actually stop and count my cameras for image type, there…

The Silly World Of Rat Terriers As Told By Jax And Amber

The Silly World Of Rat Terriers As Told By Jax And Amber

10 Traits and Facts About Rat Terriers Almost 4 years ago, my husband and I found the cutest little rescue pup. With her hazel colored eyes and small brown nose nudging my hand through the cage, my heart melted. I read her biography card…hmmm, a rat terrier? I knew next to nothing about the breed…

Film vs. Digital

Film vs. Digital

Despite digital photography making continual leaps and bounds, film has never truly died off. In fact, it seems to be making a resurgence lately. Plus, there are a large number of photographers that never left film behind. I started my journey in photography shooting film, 35mm film as it happens. At the time, film was…

8 Reasons Why I’m Joining The Tiny House Movement

8 Reasons Why I’m Joining The Tiny House Movement

It’s not just a fad. Several years ago, I had a major epiphany. After being so unhappy in my current job, I decided something had to change. I lived, ate, and breathed technology. I spent 10 plus hours a day working on a computer or some other electronic device. I had no life. I’d come…

The Quilt So Soft

The Quilt So Soft

A poem written in Rondeau form One may ask, what is a Rondeau poem? It is a poem that contains fifteen lines that have two rhymes throughout the poem. Typically the first few words or entire phrase from the first line get repeated twice. These words or phrase is called a refrain which is an excellent indicator…

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