Year: 2009

my favorite photographs of 2009

The end of the year, a time for reflection. Although it was a busy year, I managed to create a number of photographs I am very proud of.…

Getting past the overly-familiar

Certain scenes are so popular in nature photography, that their popularity drains them of any emotional significance. After years of seeing the work of Ansel and his imitators,…

how coding my website improves my art

This past week I’ve been hard at work on my website, improving the backend and adding new features. I am adding keywords to all my photographs, so that…

I’ve added new photographs to my site

I just emailed my autumn newsletter, in which I announced the newest photographs added to my website. These are photographs that I created over the summer, including abstract…

finding needles in a haystack

In preparation for my fall newsletter, I’ve continued to pour through the photographs I have taken over the past spring and summer, looking for the best ones to…

in anticipation of fall

Quickly, fall is upon us. The leaves are just begining to change colors, with only the first few being shaken out of the trees by today’s unexpectedly strong…

a little help from your friends

Sometimes you need the help of friends and peers to see the potential in your own art. I had spent yesterday photographing some flowers we picked up at…

group shows and interviews

It has been a very busy summer for me! I was recently profiled for the Artists and their Influences series by Lisa Pressman, as well interviewed for the…

new abstraction of a sunflower

Our farmer’s market has been bursting with sunflowers lately, so I’ve been working a lot with them. However, the sunflower is such a iconic flower, that it is…

new photographs added to my site

I have added 20 new photographs to my website, including abstract photographs of ice, bark, sunflowers and pine needles. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve seen a…

a new abstract of a fallen leaf

A couple days ago, I was picking up my son from camp. As we walked back to the car, I pointed out to him all of these little…

Like Hubble images from outer space

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith who showcases a different artist each month on her blog. I am honored that she named me her July Artist…

revisiting old photographs

I’ve been spending some time this morning revisiting some older photographs of mine. I had stumbled across one from a couple years ago, and my first reaction was…

A new abstract of a leaf: Dragon

I’ve been working on my art each day for the past couple weeks, working my way through a collection of leaves, seeds, and acorns from last fall, trying…

Making art every day

It has now been around ten days that I have been trying to make some art every day. And so far, it has been a success: you can…

work in progress: twin tulips

Had a great day in the studio yesterday. My plan was to spend at least an hour working on new art. But I got inspired, and the next…

Twitter and artists, part 2

Last year, I took a look at Twitter to see if it might work as a marketing tool for my art. And after playing with it for a…

An hour of art a day

There is a factoid that contrary to popular opinion, an artist will only spend 20% of their time actually making art, that the rest of their time is…

Advertising your art with Google Adwords

There is a question on the Art Marketing group on LinkedIn from the painter Jill Rosoff who asked “What kind of success has anyone had using Google Adwords…

Working in a DIY photo studio

Photography can be a very expensive artform. Each gadget and tool often comes with a hefty pricetag. And sometimes, the price is worth it. But other times, whew,…

Exploring a sunflower

Last weekend, my son and I found some sunflowers at Trader Joe’s. They looked so droopy I didn’t hold out much hope for them. But we bought them…

My artwork at the Miraval Resort

This fall, the prestigious Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa in Tucson chose a number of my botanical abstracts to grace the lobby of their spa. I am very…

Surviving as an artist in a bad economy

Sigh. Money sucks. Well, no, money is fine, just dandy in fact. It’s worrying about money that sucks. When I made the decision to become a self-employed artist,…

busy busy busy

Because half of my business is related to weddings, the winter months are usually my slow period. It’s the time of year when all the busy work grinds…

Accepted into Artful Home

Hey, some good news to start off the new year. My photography has been accepted into Artful Home (née The Guild). Artful Home is a high-end gallery, with…