22 May Macro Leaves

On a visit to my parents' cabin a week ago, I went out in the morning to see their garden. I was pleasantly surprised to see this incredible dew pattern on the leaves of their strawberry plants. Each leaf had the same pattern. I captured...

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18 May Lacey Lady Photoshoot

Lace, chiffon, and all things girly was the theme of my most recent photoshoot. Hoping to enjoy the greenery of spring, I took my model to a meadow next to the Sacramento River trail in Redding. Six years ago I used the same model in...

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17 May Landscape Photography

As a writer for the site Encompass Life, I am always thinking of places to take hikes or have outdoor adventures. So far this has led me to snowshoeing in the Trinity Alps, wildflower viewing at Table Mountain, and hiking to Whiskeytown Falls. Besides writing...

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29 Apr Adventures in Gardening

My first foray into gardening was two years ago. I remember how amazed I was when I saw how my young plants quickly sprung to their adult shapes. I watched my tomato plants in anticipation of their first fruit. Homemade salsa abounded and I binged...

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27 Apr Wilda’s Grill Menu Design

This menu was designed for Wilda's Grill, a downtown Redding diner with delicious vegetarian, vegan, carnivorous, and gluten-free meals. The diner is owned by husband and wife team, Bret and Dayna Speers.  They wanted a diner that would support the local food industry (bread is...

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23 Apr Raising Chicks

  [caption id="attachment_740" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Basking in the glow of the heat lamp. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_733" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="She's ready for her close-up."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_732" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Getting a drink of water."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_730" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Gathering around the feeder."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_729" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Strutting her stuff."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_727" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Adjusting...

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20 Apr Cow Head Sugar Skull Drawing

I drew this cowskull for a friend's housewarming gift recently. They loooved it! They spend a lot of time traveling to Mexico and South America so I wanted to give them something that had some cultural flair. I've been drawing a lot of skeleton inspired...

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20 Apr Water Photoshoot

  It's been awhile since I've posted anything on the blog. This photoshoot was done last summer at Whiskeytown Lake. I had my model, Mackenzie, float in the water for me while I took pictures standing in the lake a few feet away with a tripod...

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