Monday, December 21, 2015


Hey all!  Man have I been crazy busy.  I really need to write a few blogs on life these days....but until I get those written, have a look at some of my prints I have left over from the Gallery the end of January <3

These are all for sale, prices will be on the pictures.  All photos will have the framed photo and the actual picture so you can see the detail since the pictures of the framed ones are not the best :)


Roman Colosseum - $100 about 14X18 Framed


German Hay Shed - $100 about 14X18 Framed

Grand Canal, Venice Italy - $100 about 14X18 Framed


Argostoli, Greece - $100 about 14X18 Framed


Salo, Italy - $100 About 14X18 Framed


Parthenon, Athens Greece - $100 about 14X18 Framed


Mushroom - $20 8X10 No Frame


Lone Shroom - $20 8X10 No Frame


Cotton is Ready - $20 8X10 No Frame


If you are interested in any of my prints please let me know!  I have many more lined up for the next gallery!

~ Till Next Time ~

Thursday, April 2, 2015


This winter in North Carolina I saw something I had never seen before.  I asked family and friends what this stuff was and I was told it is Hoarfrost.

These amazing ice crystals form starting at the ground and push the dirt up as they freeze causing these really awesome formations in the dirt.

Here's some pictures in case you are curious.......

See, aren't they just really neat?  This last one reminds me of Coffee Cake.  You know, the brown sugar part that you put in it.  Could just be the color but I really like it!

Mother Nature amazes me more and more as I get older.  Such beautiful things all around us, you just gotta get close to the ground to see them sometimes.

~ Till Next Time ~

Monday, February 2, 2015

SOLO Gallery opening was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

Never in my life did I think so many amazing people would be ohh-ing and ahh-ing over my photography but I tell you what, Friday the 30th of January 2015 was the BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!!

As you all know, or I hope you know, I had a Solo Gallery Opening for 65, yes 65!, of my prints.  I blogged about it in What A Life It Is and also in Changes Have Been Made.  Now of course since this was my first ALL ME gallery and my first time working with Brian, I wasn't sure what all to expect or how amazing it was really going to turn out but it was really the BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!!

The day before the opening I got this amazing gift delivered to my door.  It is an edible arrangement (always wanted one!!!) and I loved it!  So much better then getting flowers that die......This was from a new friend who is going to be a forever friend (I love those types of friends by the way).  She knew Brandon from a deployment and was able to come here and hang out a little while over Christmas.  She's super sweet and will be around forever.

The day of the Gallery I was super excited.  My nervousness went away for the most part.  I knew it was going to work out one way or another and if no one showed up then that was alright too.  I had dealt with all sorts of emotions the beginning of the week so by Friday I was actually alright LOL

When I got to the Gallery and saw everything hanging up it was amazing!  Brian and Dave did an incredible job with getting it all set up and looking it's best.  They were even able to put in a track light for the sweet is that!  GAH!  Perfect Night EVER!!!!

Three large 20x30 prints - Center Raven Rock and Old Barn Window - SOLD

All 8x10 prints on Fuji Paper - Daisy and Grapes SOLD

9x14 prints of Italy, Greece and Germany

New Smoke Art - Smoke Curls in the center SOLD

More smoke art - Bottom left Smoke 9 SOLD

5x7 firework prints on Fuji Pearl

5x7 prints on Fuji Pearl

Side photos are 9x14 center is 48x32 aluminum metal print - Lightning Strikes SOLD

1/16" aluminum metal.....super thin and light weight

5x7 and 4x6 prints along with business cards and flowers (from Caroline)

At the end of the night we were all packing up the prints and getting ready to go when they decided that I needed to sign the Lightning Strikes that sold.  SO.......I was put on the spot and this is when I got super nervous LOL  It kinda felt awesome to be so special to sign my very first print!  Congrats to the buyers!!!!!  I'm so jealous you get it and I don't.

After the gallery, my mom, who surprised me by showing up, got to hang out for a few days.  We went back and walked around Southern Pines a bit and she bought me some candles that work on timers!  They are really neat.  I had never seen them before.  So I put them on top of the book shelf with the flowers I got from Caroline and Janelle <3  I love where they sit now :)  I can't wait to put the batteries in the candles so they can light up at the exact same time as my moms do.  Gives me a little more connection with her from so far away!  

And there you have it, not a whole lot of pictures were taken the night of the gallery but mostly because I was too busy talking/mingling with everyone to even stop for a breath.  It was a great night and I absolutely loved every second of it.  There were so many wonderful people that came and spent time getting to know me and my work it really is amazing!

Now on the the next things to shoot......Need lots more new pictures for the next Gallery :)

~Till Next Time~

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Changes have been made!

2 days left until the show!!!!  Well, technically 2 days and 29 minutes as of right this second :)

The gallery opening is going to be amazing!  I have to share a few things about my day today that had everything to do with my gallery!!!

First off - 

I loaded the van this morning with most of my prints (minus 9 of them) and headed out to Southern Pines to deliver them to the Gallery and help set up what I could.  This is that the van looked like....

Now what you can't see is the three boxes underneath the big box, the super cute pink tool box and my Canon camera case.  Along with two other boxes with my 9x14 prints in them up against the front seats.  See!  A LOT of stuff!!!!

After we got there we unwrapped stuff and set things out to see where we might want them to go.  

There was already the perfect nail for my Lightning Strikes aluminum print so we hung it first, just to make sure it was perfect.....

Cell Phone Picture

Canon Picture

Brian (the gallery owner) started on my three large 20in x 30in prints first......

So glad he knows how to use a tape measure and is really focused on the tiny details of hanging everything up!  See the Grand Canal, Venice Italy picture on the floor next to him?  Yup, a 9x14!  It's super awesome too!!!!

After we helped as much as we could, my best friend Sandy and I went downtown Southern Pines and ate at the super cute Ice Cream Parlor!  It's like this little town took us back in time.  I'll be going there more often for sure! 

As we were walking around, about 10-12 stores had my awesome little print/poster thing hanging in their windows.  I tell you, it's just awesome seeing your name in large letters in so many windows!  So many people out there rooting for me and showing their support!  I'm forever grateful and know this event is going to turn out amazing!!!!

THEN!  To top everything off, I get a text from Brian with this picture.....

Yup, that is totally MY BIO in the newspaper!!!!  EEK!  How amazingly cool is that!?!?!?!?!

Everything is coming together perfectly.  There are so many people interested in my photography and I am hoping there will be many MANY more after the Gallery opening on Friday night!

And just in case you missed it.....

And now there is just 2 days and 9 minutes until my show!  That's it folks and I will be a SOLO Gallery show pro....well, maybe not a pro at the gallery shows but one step closer!  Hope to see you there!!!!!  (Cash and credit cards accepted)

~Till Next Time