Behind the Lens

About Blogging
I challenge my readers each day to look at their lives in reflection.  Focusing on the simple things of life allows us to savor small pleasures: a kind face, a soft ray of light, a knowing glance, the budding of a tree, the song of a cheerful bird, and a loving embrace.  Through each moment savored you can find gifts of inspiration and serenity.  Blogging is an open window for sharing layers of moments captured in photography and inspired projects to bring each seasons gifts into our home.

Blogging Contributor:
Somewhat Simple - Photoshop Basics Series & Gift Giving Made Easy
The 36th Ave  - D.I.Y. Photo Crafts & More
S.E.I Lifestyle - Handmade Gifts & DIY Parties

My Creative Process
The create process is as important to me as the finished product. Burlap, aged postcards, floral fabrics, pages torn from romance novels, vintage lace, and stamped ink are a few of my favorite things to create with.  

My Inspiration
I am inspired by aging structures, thunderstorms, letters from the past, fields of rolled hay, patterns of perfection imprinted on leaves, everyday items of yesteryear, and the wild tangling branches of old walnut trees.

My Art
Capturing and creating inspired art is a fulfilling passion.  I am grateful to share moments captured in light with you.

- Artist for Society 6
- Photographer for Arcangel
- Photographer for Red Bubble

My Design
I have much gratitude for being part of the handmade creative entrepreneur community.  You can shop my photography textures, overlays, courses and workbooks below.

- LifenReflection with ESTY

- Life-n-Reflection Creative Market Artist 

My Books & Publications:

Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme 2012
Sweet Cakes: Parties Made Simple 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Spring Thyme 2013
The Best Photo Cards: New Trends & Ideas for All Occasions 2013
Artful Blogging Magazine May 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Summer Thyme 2013
Vibrant Life Magazine Sept 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Fall Thyme 2013
Simply Shabbilicious Magazine: Christmas 2013
Simply Shabbilicious Magazine Spring 2014
Farm Fresh Spring: Bittersweet Walnut Grove 2014
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2014