281/365: self portrait with mirrors
My inaugural blog post was a self portrait. During my first 365 project in 2010, the distorted self portrait was one of my favorite subjects (selfies weren’t quite de rigueur yet). My interest in taking these photos dropped off somewhat but Sunday, in the bright autumn sun and the dazzle of art at Franconia Sculpture Park, my mirrored sunglasses were too much fun to ignore…you can’t see much of me, but you can get a sense: I’m a hat girl and I shoot Canon 🙂
225/365: self portrait, floatzilla tattoo
We had a fantastic weekend with college friends in the Quad Cities and took part in the River Action Floatzilla down the Mississippi River. There were a lot of great shots I missed because I was too afraid to bring my camera in the canoe. Anyway, I was busy paddling, looking at pelicans, and frolicking around in the waves. And, while I didn’t get any pics, I did get this souvenir and plenty of memories.
Only wish Sawyer had been along for the walk so our shadow yoga family portrait was complete…
From left to right: Zola, me, Brad, Rocco.
209/365: three in tree + one down dog
Two big plant sales left with me with full flats and an empty purse 🙂 Excited to be building a native plant garden this year! I can’t wait to shoot all these new-to-me flowers and meet all the insects these plants attract.
155/365: self portrait with purse & plants
I never liked wearing gardening gloves. So I was very happy to ditch them for good when new studies showed contact with dirt to be beneficial. Something gardeners have known all along, but fascinating to read about.
136/365: self-portrait, gardener
Over the last week, our cabin fever got LITERAL. The virus moved through our family one by one while another cold snap raged outside. The need to spread out and breathe fresh air is palpable.
It is this late stage of winter when fatigue sets in. Gut check time. 23 days till spring. We got this.
56/365: portrait of the artist in cozy socks
The lake at the cabin is the color of tea. For years I assumed that it was the iron – this is the Iron Range after all – but it turns out that it’s a tannic lake; the brown color comes from decomposing leaves and wood, not iron. It’s crystal clear, it just has a warm color. When the sun shines through the shallows, the rays dance like streaks of honey on the golden sand.
244/365: self-portrait on the dock
Not the usual profile information – no date of birth, email address, or place of work. Just the side of my face and whatever can be gleaned by reading it.
198/365: self portrait
There is something both intimate and unrecognizable about the human body when experienced at close range.
Tangible, vulnerable, beautiful in its frankness and so very real.
The only picture I managed to get yesterday was this one – a shot of my finished wood block-mounted print – ‘Wave’ – for the 7th Annual ‘Open Water’ Exhibition. I’m pleased to be part of this show for the 2nd year. All the details – plus, the two other pieces I’ll have in the show this year – are included below.
122/365: ‘wave’ on wood
‘self portrait on the dock’ – Open Water, 2013
‘eclectic angler triptych’