"We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be."
10 years ago today my heart was shattered by the loss of my beautiful beloved best friend, my mother Sherryl. Although a piece of my heart will always remain missing, I am forever grateful for all the words of encouragement, prayer and utmost love and support from friends and family throughout these years.
I'd especially like to thank my husband Eddie who would hold me many a nights as I cried myself to sleep.
You have been my rock.
Thank you dearest loves, from the depths of my heart, thank you.
"It's no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then." ~Lewis Caroll
A peek at our Alice in Wonderland unbirthday tea party over the weekend...thank you to my darling Mad Hatter for the surprise fun!
My actual birthday was celebrated in Palm Springs with a wonderful community of photographers during the Palm Springs Photo Festival, including Julie Blackmon who shared her process, influences which are mostly drawn from Dutch and Flemish genre painters and heart.
Here Julie shares some of her work prints
I thoroughly enjoyed the pool in the lovely Mid-century modern house we were lucky to visit...I love these miniatures I found
After an inspirational day of photographing and swimming, a slideshow of my work was presented at the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum, what an absolute honor.
Thank you to Jeff Dunas and all those involved with helping to make the festival a fantastic one!
My below piece, Divided Heart, will be available for auction amongst so many amazing artists at Los Angeles Center of Photography's 2nd Annual Gala and Print Auction Fundraiser next week! All proceeds will go towards funding LACP's outreach programs with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles and the Spark Program. More details can be found here
Just received news that my There's No Other Like Your Mother series was selected as one of the Top 200 Finalists in the Photolucida Critical Mass competition. The full list of finalists can be found here
Congratulations to all the finalists, I am overjoyed and honored to be amongst you!
Super excited for two separate shows next month on September 18th and 19th in Los Angeles!
First is a surrealist themed exhibition in downtown LA at The Last Bookstore on Friday, September 18th. Some of my favorite artists (and beloved friends!) will also be in this exhibition which I'm honored to be apart of!
I recently went on a solo road trip to New Mexico. What a journey!
I took a workshop with Keith Carter thru the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and traversed sheets of rain, (golf ball sized) hail, thunder and intense lightening storms...not to mention a dust devil vortex which cracked my windshield and near bunny kills on the freeway throughout my travels but after seeing a double rainbow I knew all would be okay!
The last leg of my trip I ended up at White Sands which was GORGEOUS!
"We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate, we can imagine, develop & explore."