Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Ending Soon

I saw this little naturally made heart in the snow. It captured my heart. ... and our neighbor, Mr Snowman.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ogden City Christmas Village

Yes, I am guilty of having a short attention span.... Oh look.... shiny lights :-)

More making memories for the Boy. When in Ogden at Christmas, you must go see the Christmas Village. I love lights. I love shooting them. I love the challenge, but rarely succeed in capturing the abstract that I see.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

O Christmas Tree

We bought a small tree this year. It was important to me to make memories for the Boy.  Recovery from surgery is slow. My right arm is going to never be the same again, but hopefully, I can strengthen it and keep doing what I love most. Making images.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jedcat Turns 20.

Jeddy Grant turned 20 yesterday. It has been quite a journey. I love and appreciate him so much for all he is doing to help me right now and for his many sacrifices. Happy birthday to my Gentle Giant.

So, this is a scanned photo of him THEN. Circa 1998/97?

And NOW.... a few quick birthday fotos from yesterday. These fall into the catagory of Family Fotos and therefore may not be perfect, but are about life, day to day, in my household.

And finally..... One pose, several processing methods. Always the student. Always wondering what works best. In this case, I wanted to make sure his fabulous eyes stood out and eliminate  background noise. Which do you like best? 

Friday, October 24, 2014

I am Pink Challenged

I am challenging all of my friends and family to post pink tomorrow for Breast Cancer Awareness. It would be very cool if we could turn FB Pink for just one day.
 This is an image of Jeddy in 2009. He was a Freshman in high school and wanted to wear a pink bra over a pink T-shirt to school for Think Pink Week. I had no problem with his doing this, but the school did. He was told to remove the bra, because “Boys don’t wear bras.” He rebelled and refused at first, but then he was threatened with being expelled.

In many ways this was the experience that started the Sisterhood. That same week my doctor found two tiny bumps in my right breast. It turned out to be nothing. I was also at a turning point in my life and…. I needed a photo project for an art class. I began taking pictures of bras in unexpected places. I think the bras, like me, were rebelling against the structures that had kept “us” bound…

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bras has had quite a journey and that journey is not over yet. I haven’t looked back and I have had a lot of fun with the girls. Originally, people would ask if this was a project about Breast Cancer and I would answer that it was indirectly, but it was really about being a woman and the full scope of what that means. I have always hoped that the Sisterhood would somehow help other people. A year ago when I discovered that I had a large lump in my right breast I decided to document my personal experience with breast cancer through the Sisterhood. How could I not do that? I was determined that somehow, I would take this scary experience and find good in it and, maybe, help others along the way.