photographer, writer, free spirit


Gone. In search of inspiration and sunshine!

So... I packed a suitcase and left town. Sounds so spontaneous doesn't it? I hitched a ride with family. First stop, Gettysburg, Pa. If you've never been there, I recommend it. It's a great town, full of history. So much so, that you can feel it. Well, I do anyway. It's a place where interesting things can happen and do. After all, it is the most haunted town in America. We didn't stay long. Long enough to have dinner with family, relax and get a little sleep. I did manage to find my Uncle's stash of Guiness and his cd collection. I snagged a copy of ABBA! That made me happy.
To be continued....

photo by ©The World Is My Studio

p.s. I was glad to see that Extreme Home Makeover mentioned Soles 4 Souls, the organization I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. :)
p.s.s I chopped my bangs, regrettably.
p.s.s.s. Remind me to tell you about my trip to see "Mamma Mia" on Broadway. :)
p.s.s.s.s. Ignore the date on post. It has to go on paper and then online when access is available.


Help for Haiti ♥

Etsy is a wonderful community of artists and vintage sellers. is a new shop designed for the sole purpose of raising funds for the relief effort. Sellers are donating their art and wares and all monies from purchases are given to the Doctors Without Borders organization. I was thinking of donating a few photographs from myheart. The Series.

It's hard not knowing how to help or even knowing if your $ is actually going where it should be going in cases like this. Do research if you have to. I feel confident in this organization though. Please lend a helping hand in any way you are comfortable.

On twitter: Doctors Without Borders' updates from Haiti at @MSF_USA

I think I freaked out very gracefully.

I've had alot on my mind lately. Some very justified concerns. Yesterday, I had an appt. One I was really dreading. If you know me at all you'd understand why these things make me nervous. All in all, it went really well. But not before an assistant scared the hell out me, by telling me the worst case scenario was a very good possibilty! I wonder if he could see my heart sink in my eyes. I tried to keep a straight face when I said, "ok." and nodded. He left the room. I closed my eyes and summoned five angels before looking to a loved one sitting next to me. It was a very long 5 minutes I might add before my Dr. walked in! I was very quietly freaking out. His view was a bit different. When it was time to go I nodded in understanding of what is required of me next. As the Dr. walked out he turned back and put his hand on my shoulder and smiled. A sweet gesture. Maybe I didn't have a good poker face like I thought.

Moral of the story.. it's a very good idea to get ALL the facts before giving someone dire news.


Walk a mile in my shoes.

During chaos or tragedy, it's not always easy to put one foot in front of the other. Now, imagine doing this without any shoes. While surfing the web the other day, I found this non-profit organization, Soles 4 Souls. I kept thinking about the phrase, "Don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes." And the fact that we've all done it at one time or another. I also thought about all the shoes I have that haven't been worn in years. I don't need a karmic nudge to get it. You know what I mean? Check this site out for information on domestic needs, global needs and ways to help. Also, If you type in your zip code under the Donate(Your shoes) banner, you'll get a list of participating locations. Maybe as close as your local mall, where you can drop off a pair of shoes for someone in need. You know you want to. :)


Au revoir 2009! It's time we parted ways.

Dear 2010....
You and I haven't known each other long, I know. You've been cold. I've been cold. We should probably take things slow but so far we've had alot of fun! I've got lots of plans for us. 2010, I think I love you.
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