- Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I have been drawing this scene ever since I was a little girl.
Mountains with the sun behind them.
I have sketch books full of this theme, and I never tire of drawing it and/or thinking about it.
My dad nicknamed me "Sunshine."
My mother said as a child I would tell her that I heard the mountains calling my name.
Put the two together and wah~la...this photograph.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
To The Morning
(Ode to Sundance Man Dan Dream Catcher Mountain Cottage 30A)
This photograph was taken from the balcony of a little Mountain Cottage I was staying at while visiting the Sundance Resort.
What a great thing to see when you first wake up!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I remember the moment I clicked the camera, It was so quiet in that little grove, you could hear a pine cone drop.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
at the Sundance Resort
Have you ever had a dream come true?
To have my art displayed at Sundance and to be able to spend more than a couple days there so I could bask in the experience that the resort has to offer.
I have 17 of my photographs for sale hanging on the walls of the Foundry Grill waiting area.
They will be available from September 1st - November 30th.
Guess what else?
I spent three entire days and three entire nights at the resort.
Yes I did .
And the experience literally - repeatedly - took my breath away.
There is something about Sundance that ignites my creative spirit.
It’s as if I am given a permission slip
to use my mind,
to process ideas,
to open up my heart.
to absorb, to reflect, to remember, to share.
It is an environment that evokes awe and wonder, laughter and love.
The Sundance experience is a natural stimulant; an energy booster.
Is is nourishment, spectacular, unique.
Equally as magnificent as the surroundings, is the genuine concern that each and every employee has for the guests.
I could not help but tell each staff member I met how kind they were and how wonderful they made me feel.
They’d thank me for acknowledging them, but look at me as if to say,
“why yes, of course, that is what we do here.
We are here to make you feel wonderful.
We are in the wonderful business.
That’s what we do!"
When it came time to leave,
I snapped a picture for my scrapbook of my photographs hanging on the walls of the Foundry Grill.
Tears spilled down my face.
I was so happy and yet so sad at the same time.
So sad to be going, but so happy for the experience.
Driving out of the parking lot of Sundance, my heart was at peace.
I knew it was time to go.
How did I know?
I don’t think I could live through one more day of having my breath taken away.
I don’t think I would have survived it!
Thank-you everyone at Sundance for helping make my dreams come true.
I left there with my heart stirred, my spirit lifted and my head full of new dreams!
I can’t wait to share my Sundance experience with everyone who will listen.
And if they do choose to bask in the experience of Sundnace as I did,
They will never, ever be the same.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Chase Larson from the Utah Herald wrote a great article about me!
Take a look!
Take a look!