I sold a Pic!


So the portfolio show was last weekend. There was a great turn out. It was a really awesome feeling seeing my art big, framed and out there for all to see. I must say I got a little emotional…well for just a minute. {sniff}

Well since then, I have been trying to adjust to life without school. It is kind of funny that I feel like I am trying to catch up on all my “normal” crazy life routine stuff. So much that it feels like is has been much longer than one week since it all finished. {sniff}

Anyways, one thing about all this is that I had some friends go to Art Station in Stone Mountain tonight, because they couldn’t make the big show last week. They told me they really enjoyed the art, but they also told me that I sold a piece of art. Que? What? I had no idea. My first official sell. Crazy! Somebody likes my stuff enough to buy it. Can’t believe it.

While I try to wrap my head around it I keep wondering what type of person would want to buy my piece. It is pretty cool. I’m not going to lie. Anyways. I could tell you about the pic, but I think you should just go and see for yourself. ( I will post which one later) The photo will be at Art Station till Oct 29th. I highly suggest you go take a trip to the station and visit. You won’t be disappointed!


VICA! 1st Place!

OK. I know this is a delayed post, but better late than never right. A few weeks back at school, we had the VICA contest aka Skills USA. This is a yearly contest that is held at Gwinnett Technical College (for photography students). It is first at our school, then you go compete against another GA college, then if you win, that you go to Nationals.
Well anyways I am pleased to announce that I placed first in the first leg of the competition. Yeah!
Needless to say I was very surprised. Well I am glad that I placed and am eager to go to state and see what happens.
Here is my image below…can you guess the theme we had to shoot for?

Congrats Phoenix Atl!!!!!!!!!

On Feb 3rd, 2011 Phoenix was put out there for all the world to see on David Magazine of Atlanta. She is a wonderful Drag queen in the Atlanta area and is on the current season of RuPaul’s Drag race show.
Here is the link to see her beautiful face. http://issuu.com/davidmagatl/docs/david629


Although I am very happy for her, I must admit I am a bit happy myself. The picture on the cover is MINE. It is my first published piece/s. Phoenix and I did a wonderful photo shoot back in the beginning of December and it was awesome. Poor Phoenix was freezing because of the weather that was about 30 something degrees. She rocked it though and I think you would agree. The photos turned out great!!! I have included some that were not in the magazine just so you can see more of the awesome pics and great location.

Congrats again to Phoenix. You are amazing and can’t wait to shoot with you again.

Trash for Dinner?

A photo by Chris Jordan

As I was sitting here, I was trying to think about looking up some photographers. So I just started putting in various words in Google. Organic, Recycle, then Trash Photographers. Yeah odd words to pick, but oh well. I then found Chris Jordan referenced on a different blog. In one of his galleries he has one dedicated to

“photographs of albatross chicks from September, 2009, on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking. (Chris Jordan).”

These pictures really bring the trash epidemic to a front. What do you think about it?

My 7th Anniversary!

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary with my husband, Rob. It is hard to believe that it has already been 7 years of marriage. In those years we have gone through many trials and tribulations, and also many wonderful, priceless times. It has been a ride that has made us stronger as individuals and a couple. I am very appreciative of all that we have shared. In a moment of reflection I figured I would post a few images from my wedding. Just a few of course. I don’t want to bore you…

Phillippe Halsman: Photographer

Last week when I went to the High Museum in Atlanta I was exposed to photographer Philippe Halsman.  He was a friend of Salvador Dali and they collaborated on many projects. Some of the photos that they collaborated on were in the exhibit and were very intriguing.
One image that I thought was really awesome was the one below. Dali also did a painted version of this image that was shown at the High.
Check Halsman out if you have a chance. He has some very interested images.


My Wolverine!

This past weekend Memphis, my son, and I went on a hunt for a Halloween costume. At first he wanted to be Yoshi from the Super Mario Bros. After we went to numerous stores with no such luck Memphis decided to be Wolverine. We drove around to other stores and did not find it. Finally, I decided to stop at Toys R Us. Eureka! We found his size tucked way in the back.
He was very happy with his choice and wore it the next day at his “Fall Festival” for school. I think he is the cutest Wolverine ever.