New Recipe from The Husband: Bloody Mare

The husband created a recipe based on things he likes: Bloody Marys and seafood. He has called it Bloody Mare (“mare” being Italian for sea). I have to admit that I am not a hard alcohol drinker; I stick to wine, because it’s what I know and like. The hard stuff is just too much for me and out of my realm. So that being … Continue reading New Recipe from The Husband: Bloody Mare

Looking Closer in My Own Backyard

Photographers are always looking for inspiration, traveling far and wide for those shots worthy of keeping. I’ve heard many say “don’t forget your own backyard to find inspiration.” This morning I walked by a dog hole (one of many holes dug by the Border Collie), when I saw a subterranean cobweb that had captured raindrops from our recent storm. We had a very light drizzle … Continue reading Looking Closer in My Own Backyard

Ancestors: You Don’t Get to Pick Them….But You Love Your Family Anyway

People who personally know me understand that I am huge on family ties. I love my nieces to pieces, and those nephews, too. Plus my siblings, cousins, the aunts and uncles who were there, my in-laws, my parental units, etc. etc. My family means everything to me. And anyone who is my Facebook friend knows that my current muse is The Moose, my grandniece. I … Continue reading Ancestors: You Don’t Get to Pick Them….But You Love Your Family Anyway

Photo of Holi Festival Published on SDSU Website

Ahh…I was thrilled when I went to the SDSU website to check for information on a project I was editing, when I saw one of my recent photos featured on the main home page. It was from the Indian Holi Festival event I shot on March 8. I had so much fun that day shooting that event. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m … Continue reading Photo of Holi Festival Published on SDSU Website

A Friday Night Date Coming Up

After 36 years together (34 of marriage this September), the husband and I rarely go on dates. We are both more comfortable at home, or just hanging with close family and friends. We’re friggin old (heck, I’m the same age as Bill Maher). But we have an out-of-the box date coming up this Friday night. I signed up for a mixed-media jewelry class in Los … Continue reading A Friday Night Date Coming Up

Creating a Vintage Portrait – First and Second Attempts

The first birthday party of My Muse (aka, The Moose) provided me with some photo opportunities, of course. But with it being a family/friend affair with a houseful of people, my images were of a photojournalistic, capturing-the-moment nature. There was no time/space for anything formal with lighting and backdrops. Still, I wanted to take one of those images to create a vintage-style portrait of her … Continue reading Creating a Vintage Portrait – First and Second Attempts