Monthly Archives: October 2008


right this second…

I’m so glad:
it’s FRIDAY!

I’ve been thinking:
about changing my header. again. for someone that designs blog headers, it’s hard for me not to want something new everyday. got any ideas, my friends? the best idea may get a little surprise from me and remember… it’s got to be unruly!

I’ve got:
the cutest Halloween cat. he’s got a permanent costume.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Halloween. I’ll be preparing for a birthday this weekend. the traditional carrot cake and all. see you Monday!


photographer spotlight: mary wells

what a perfect day to introduce the newest addition to the photographer spotlight, Mary Wells. if you’ve never seen Mary’s work, you’re in for a treat. no tricks here! Mary’s photos are incredibly moving. the emotion in her pictures is fantastic. I especially enjoy seeing her love for the world, especially her husband, shine through her photos. {she and Doug are one of the cutest couples ever!} I bet you’ll especially love her pack film set as much as I do. meet Mary, and take a minute on your Spooky Friday to enjoy some wonderful photography!


what first sparked your interest in photography:
I remember when I was little loving looking through my moms photo albums of her life in Colorado and wishing I could take pictures just like that- when I was 15 I started to volunteer at the community theater where I met a professor name Jerry who also did photography on the side and I really enjoyed talking to him in the evenings about his hobby. Talking to Jerry really helped push me in that direction.what was your first camera:
I remember when I was little getting a polaroid from my dad’s friend (who we called uncle Moe) but I had to share it with my sisters. When I was a teenager my mom got me a cheap 35mm camera for my birthday and my first digital was the Nikon D100 that I got used from Jerry.favorite thing to photograph:
I really love my environments. I love the home my husband and I created with our pets :) and I really enjoy my time at the beach, I go about two days a week. I also love capturing moments with my family and friends along with still life.favorite artist/photographer:
This changes so often but lately I’ve been loving Pierre Crocquet and his book “Enter Exit”
Also, I grew up loving Shel Silverstein. I made it my mission to collect every book he did and his work still inspires me till this day.most memorable advice you’ve been given:
Don’t be afraid to take the picture
advice you’d give starting or aspiring photographers:
Keep your camera close by, keep shooting, take shots of moments you never want to let go, and don’t worry about it coming out perfect.favorite color:
I really love brown. I like it best with greens and blues (and pink)if you could eat only one thing:
pasta and cheese.. I would say tacos because I love them but I don’t want to be gassy all the time :)something you can’t live without:
my family (including our pets), my goofy friends and camera of course. I also couldn’t live without my sewing machine, bike, cartoons and candy (man, I love candy)…. that’s a lot of things huh? I’ve never been good at picking one thing when it came to this question.on repeat from your headphones:
Denison Witmer is who I’ve been listening to non-stop
these days. Right now I love listening to “Breathe In This Life” and “Paper Doll”what inspires you:
everyday life, my husband and his many ways of fixing things or coming up with solutions. they always seem to be funny and really creative. My friends, children, music , the great outdoors and so many strangers.


church & state

oh, could I possibly love one clothing line any more than I love Chuch & State? their style is impeccable and I love the little details on each garment. not to mention, I’ve already been hunting down some bright red wellies. thanks Suann, for reminding me to check out their fall collection.
{from church & state}