03.21.13 work in progress

Today’s photo is actually a still from a video I was working on yesterday. That’s me talking about the public art project I’m working on. Remember that big tree? More to come…

blog032213_videostill81/365: self portrait, video still

03.13.13 reaching

Today’s photo is a good counterpart to Day #39, Up in the Air. I’m amazed at how telling these two disembodied self portraits are – apt expressions of my psyche at the moment of their creation.

If you had the thought: “she’s really reaching” –  the answer is “yep”.

blog031313_reaching72/365: hand, self portrait

lake time

We got home yesterday after a blissful 4-day weekend at the cabin. Daily life can get so busy – it was heaven having our little family all to ourselves. Lots of photo opportunities at the lake. Mostly the kids – adorable in their sunglasses and lifejackets – swimming, jumping off the dock, scooping tadpoles from the pond, splashing, smiling, and sleeping in a precious heap like a couple of puppies. I’ve taken at least a thousand photos around the cabin over the years. But, the great thing is: there is always something more to see, to learn, to experience. Here are the photos that I decided to Pin for 30 Days of Creativity.

Day 16: Old Shed with Birch Trees

Day 17: Self Portrait with Water Glass

Day 18: Morning Paddle

Day 19: Sleeping Babes (Early Morning)

the meal

On February 24th, I joined 4,423 people for lunch as part of a global collaborative art project called The Meal.

Self-Portrait with Coconut-Curry Noodle Bowl

The project was organized by Brooklyn’s Art House Co-op. The rules were pretty simple: 1) Take a picture of yourself and your lunch at 12pm EST; 2) Create a 4 x 6 print and send it off to the Brooklyn Art Library to be part of a storefront exhibit (along with thousands of other meal photos). As a foodie and self-portrait maker, I couldn’t resist! Plus, The Meal partnered with Action Against Hunger, a stellar humanitarian organization working to end hunger around the world.

My meal was a spicy, coconut curry noodle bowl with pan-fried tofu, serranno peppers, and LOADS of turmeric for color! The place marker in the photos is Mpls St.Paul Magazine (with a story on Best Restaurants). I sent in the noodle-slurping action shot (above). Here are some outtakes from my shoot:

Can’t wait to join my lunch companions in Brooklyn next month. Stay tuned for more Art House projects; I believe I’m officially hooked.


I did it!!! When I started this project 365 days ago, I had no idea what a huge undertaking it was. That was probably a good thing.

It has been a life-changing year. A year of beauty and wonder and bravery and sometimes, many times, just plain old hard work and determination.

To each and every person who took the time to look, and especially to those who signed on to follow the project EVERY day: thank you. And to those whose comments were like lifeblood to me, I am truly grateful. I enjoyed sharing the journey with all of you more than I could have imagined.

This project ends today but the next leg of my journey is just taking shape. I hope to see you again along the way. Wishing you all good things in the New Year – Terra

self portrait