All Over The Place
Raw from the Road, May 9, 2017 All Over The Place We adore chaos because we love to produce order. M. C. Escher All over the place. Yep that’s me. I’m all over the place. And today, I am embracing my all over the place-ness. Sometimes it trips me […]
Raw From The Road, March 10, 2017 Be Quiet My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell A friend of mine recently stopped by after her hike to the lake in our valley that is now filling up with water after many years of drought. It is not quite where it […]
Raw From The Road, July 26, 2016 Don’t Shoot! The camera is the least important element in photography. Julius Shulman Photo: Luna and Grass Mountain, Taken with an Iphone Ten years ago, while I working at the Getty Villa Museum, I had the privilege of meeting and speaking with photographer extraordinaire Julius Shulman. He came […]
Success, Little by Little
Raw From The Road, Silk Scarves by ROKA, Success, Little by Little, April 19, 2016 Success! I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself […]
What’s the Attraction to Trees?
What’s the attraction to trees? They lose their leaves, They grow buds, they lose a limb, they withstand storms, they are strong and proud and there is a constancy about them. They are everywhere, watching, enduring, reaching out to the sun, being cleansed by the rain…ever growing. Be Brave, Be […]
I ran out of the hot tub!
I am nursing a sore shoulder so I went into the hot tub this morning to loosen it up a bit and when I looked south in the sky I could see the pink peeking through the trees. I just knew it was going to be “a good one” as if no other sunrises have […]
Writing a column for Ladies of the Valley!
Beyond delighted to write the Ladies of the Valley Column for the brand new Santa Ynez Valley Star Newspaper, which will be coming out in February! The women I will write about, as in the ladies who have been interviewed for the documentary, are representative of all women and people who have a dream, and […]
Ladies of the Valley – First Trailer – Dream!
It is one of my dreams to share the inspiration of others through my work, my photography and this is just the beginning. The first trailer to the Ladies of the Valley documentary is here! By first, I mean that I intend to create more than 1 trailer as there are 22 women interviewed to […]
Promotion is a Beautiful Thing
As a musician and artist, I have always had to promote myself. I never had an agent or any significant representation, it was always just me, marketing me, promoting me. I took myself pretty far, not as far as I would have liked, but for someone who had no training in marketing or promotion, I did pretty […]
Anything But a Fool, Meet Margy Dunkley Houtz
Margy’s blog A FOOL FOR FABRIC is a must read and follow! To say it was a privilege photographing Margy Houtz is an understatement. To be in her presence alone, was a privilege, truly. She not only sews her own clothing, writes a fantastic blog on fashion and style, takes her own photographs, […]