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Photo Wish List for 2017

As promised... These are my ideas, my concepts for my photography in 2017... Which ones should I focus on? Which ones do you want to see me accomplish? Models- which ones do you want to do?? Yes- these means leave comments... Or e-mail me... Or both....

PHOTOGRAPHY WISH LIST 2017: As I stated last year when I did this- yes some may see my ideas and “steal” them. Oh well. I have the concepts in my mind and others won’t shoot the same thing I will shoot. If any photographers (pending my approval of course) wants to work with me on any of these concepts- just ask. Worse I can say is “No”. Have at it, if you are unoriginal enough to take someone else’s list as your ideas- you probably suck in more ways then just one.
Some are carried over from 2016, some are mudane, some are my attempts to seriously up my photography game, and some are returning to where I started…
Rainbow Make-Up Rainbow Hair More Powered Paint/ Glitter Shoots Complete at least one 30/31 Day Photo Challenge Buy Another Bat…

ADHD in Super Human Form...

The title of this post is me. Today. Things started off normally enough. Hubby's alarm went off, he got up go ready for work- remembering to turn on the bedroom lights after making sure my eyes were covered- he's such a sweetie that way. He kissed me goodbye and I heard his car leave the driveway. My bladder did too. I rolled over, trying to ignore my "You have to pee dumb ass!" sensor going off, only to have Morganna- the heaviest of two felinious furballs jump into bed and directly onto my bladder. Nope, nope nope... now we have to get up. Like now. After leaving the nice warm comfort of bed and attending to crucial matters, I laid back down. Wide awake. Crap.

I got up, poured myself a cup of coffee and decided the best way to get moving and to get my sore (probably dislocated, again, shoulders) to feel better was some yoga. In the first attempt at the Downward Dog position, after I got Skijit's butt out of my face- it dawned on me that that I have a headache. …

A Few of My Favorite Video Things...

Might not want to have the volume turned up on the work computer for a few of these, trust me I will warn you!! I want to give ya'll an deeper look (like I don't dig deep enough as it is on here) into what I like. What I'm usually doing when photo editing gets boring or I need inspiration for a shoot- I'm on Youtube. And it's fun. For starters- my favorite videos I have saved on my computer. I have found viable Youtube links for all those interested in taking a peek.

Non-Music Related Favorites!!

Close up of a Tornado in Wray, CO. Shot by one of my favorite storm chasers and Michigan native Reed Timmer. *note- little bit of naughty language.
Close Up to a Tornado

Mother Nature and destruction... Awesome!
Train vs. Tornado

A voice over dub of a holiday classic. **HUGE RED FLAG WAVING!!! DO NOT LISTEN TO AT WORK WITHOUT HEADPHONES!!! SERIOUSLY- I'M NOT KIDDING!!! BAD LAUGUAGE!!!
The F*** is this?

A random search on Youtube yielded me this gem. This is now what I call…

And So Winds Down Another Year...

A little addendum to yesterday's blog post- yes I am bitter and mad about the situation. However I do have a lot of cherished memories from my three years experience, I have amazing friends that I cherish meeting because of and at that event and I wouldn't trade any of them for anything. Those two things out weigh the anger and frustration. I know my post was probably three shades of rage laced with bitterness, but don't for a second think I regret any of it.

Carrying on... (in the back of my mind I hear Kansas' song lyrics... "My Wayward Son, there'll be peace when you are done...Lay you're weary head to rest, don't you cry no more..." Yes- I love that song. Also- for what it's worth- Gordon Lightfoot is an amazing Canadian Crooner! Don't judge me!)

I make lists. For everything. Grocery lists, to do lists, ideas list, lists of art work commissions... If it requires thought, and let's face facts- my brain isn't exactly the safest p…

Time to Process....

I've had time to process it. Since last week Wednesday when a chapter closed in my photography career, I have had time to process it. To let the cards fall, emails be sent, phone calls made. And if it hasn't been enough time- then too bad. My piece must be shared. My mind has run away on me and my anger flares like a simmering volcano threatening extinction to all that surrounds me. I am still embarrassed. I am still hurt. I am still beyond words furious.

As much as I'd like to think the adult in me should be relieved that a burden of stress and chaos for six months out of the year has been eliminated- the fitful child wants to kick and scream at the top of her lungs "It's not fair!" or "But it wasn't my goddamn fault!" or "But I still had so much fun!!!"

Because of irresponsible people. No- scratch that- because of persons I thought were friends, people I looked up to as mentors almost- I huge part of my life has been taken away. I ha…

Where I Am... Literally.

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Having edited way too many pictures in the last three days to even bother counting at this point in the adventure... I've come to think of this desk as my semi-permanent home within my home. While my editor chews away on web-sizing images to send out to models and clients- I tidy things up a might. Move this, move that, stop and look at all the little trinkets and pieces of myself in material form. My mind is in a weird place. Here I sit at my laptop having just finished editing images from my Ontario trip, badly missing (almost homesick) for a home that's never been mine or ever will be mine to call home. It's this odd emotional disconnect. It left a mark on my soul, the images I took keep bringing me back- as they all do. 
It left me thinking about the hundreds of thousand of pictures I've taken over the last what... 20 years? Before I considered myself a photographer by any means- back when I was a girl with a camera snapping memories to go back to later. I've …