September 26, 2012

Sunrise and Goodbyes

Today was my last day of pet sitting with Lola  - the last day is always sad for me because I get so attached to my pet friends
I went out early to photograph the sunrise on the beach but realized with the cloudy sky it wouldn't be a good one so I only took my phone camera and played with a filter.

here's a photo of me and Lola on our morning walk - I had to carry her five blocks away from house then we would walk back to house - otherwise she wouldn't walk.  she was sure the family would return while we were out.  Lola will be so happy today when her family returns.

September 25, 2012

Pet Sitting in Long Beach, NY

I have been dog sitting with Lola since Saturday - she is such a good doggie - makes my job so easy
this is Lola in my car on the way to work with me Monday - she was so good at work - I have never taken a client to work with me but I knew Lola would be good.

here is a photo of Lola and I at my desk - she was really working hard....

when we got home we went for a short walk on the beach.

September 21, 2012

Tofu the Gecko

this photo is of Tofu.  I got to photograph him while visiting my friends in Mooresville, NC.  funny little creature. 
Tofu is very tiny he is a Gecko. 

Happy last day of Summer - tomorrow starts the cool days of autumn.  I love the fall weather and will be heading over to Long Beach to pet sit for Lola.   It should be great weather and I should be able to get some great photos of the beach, even though I am  not feeling well.

September 18, 2012

the Smith family

While I was home visiting my family in South Carolina a friend of mine asked me to photograph her family.
Kim and I go way back she use to leave next to my family when I was in high school.  I remember her standing in her yard yelling Dar-weinee come play with me!!   Still makes me laugh to think of that.
Well she is now all grown up and has 2 children of her own so when I visit I always hope she'll ask for a photo shoot.   Eddie, Tre, Macee and Kim are a lot of fun and this time around even though it was really hot we had a great photo shoot.
Did mention they all love Clemson Football!!!! 

September 17, 2012

Back in NY

Back in after 4 great days with Mom and Dad and my Aunt.  Of course mom calls me this morning to tell me my Aunt has been taken to the Hospital - I really need to move back down there to be with them.  Trying to hit the lotto so I have the money to travel back and forth more.

will post photos soon.

September 12, 2012

Liberate your Art Postcard Swap - Blog Hop

Last year I signed up for Kat Sloma's Liberate your art Postcard swap and thank goodness I did. I was diagnosed with Breast cancer around the same time and when it was time to start chemo the swap began so I received 6 postcards from 6 wonderful artist.
This year I decided to do it again and wow was it fun - waiting on the postcards to arrive from the great artist again was so much fun and seeing what others got as they posted to FB. I am in the swap for as long as Kat is willing to do it.
below are the postcards I received this year. I have to email the artist I got my postcards from to say thank you and check out their websites or blogs if they gave me the addresses on the cards. This year I also did a after post card swap with 3 wonderful artist - I will post postcards from them another day

September 11, 2012

My Breast Cancer story has been published

I am very happy to say that I am featured in my hometown Magazine's fall issue – text and photos by me!!
My Breast Cancer story has been published 2x's now (I am also in Breast Cancer Wellness magazine)  

The DIGITAL issue is available at link below Copy and paste it in your browser to read - my story is on pages 26-29.

September 10, 2012

Oil and Water for my next exhibit

I started doing oil and water photos after reading about it on the blog in 2010.  I was working on these when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 2011.
I have an exhibit coming up this October and thought about doing some of the photos I took of myself during my journey with Breast Cancer since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but then I thought it would be better to do photos I worked on during my journey like the oil and water photos.

below are some examples of these photos.

September 6, 2012

D is a Beach baby for sure

I had a photo session with my dear friend Julia and her 1 year old baby D - I love visiting with these girls (lola the dog included) 
We took a walk on the beach before sunset for photos and wow did we time it right.  Baby D loves the ocean and wanted to spend all her time in there.  Her new trick is to put handfuls of sand in her mouth - she didn't like it but kept trying to do it before Julia or I saw her.  silly girl.
Below is a sneak peek of some of the photos I took last night.

September 3, 2012

Sweet Lady - I will miss you

Just got a call I hate to get - my sweet doggie client Lady passed away today. She was 14 yrs old and had a very good life and family who loved her very much. I am so thankful that I got to pet sit for her one last time. Rest in Peace sweet Lady