100 wednesdays – october 16, 2013

October 31, 2013


Stopping and noticing the beauty around you….in the midst of busyness and preparing for Create Explore Discover I stopped my car in my driveway, got out and took photos of my gingko trees. The leaves were falling and gathering in a large yellow puddle around the base of the tree. Something deep inside beckoned me to stop and capture my favorite color and tree. I recall last year taking a similar photo just a few days after having surgery. Wow how far I’ve come in just one short year.


The shapes, the color, the gentleness of this leaf continue to inspire me. It makes me think of my time in Chicago and all the old gingko trees that are in Oak Park and the surrounding neighborhoods in the city. They are a very slow growing tree which to me makes them wise and full of stories of generations, how much they must have witnessed.


Arriving at the retreat site, I captured the sun streaks over these four chairs. Is one of these chairs waiting for you? I wondered and stopped to take in the beauty that would surround me for the next 4 days.


Also in Blog

Into the Deep Group Show

February 15, 2017

For the past 10 weeks I have been honored to work along side Catherine Just and 10 amazing women photographers to create a body of work in a master photography class called Into the Deep. I have known Catherine for many years but this was only the second time I have taken a course from […]

Continue Reading

My Immigration Story

February 09, 2017

(me – 4th grade – Fall, 1977 – Australia) I have lived in the United States for 40 years. I am a green card holder and in process of becoming a US citizen. Most people do not know this about me. On the surface I look and speak like any other American. I am married […]

Continue Reading

September Creativity Tips – Starting a Personal Project

September 29, 2016

“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits” – Twyla Tharp Back in June, I asked you to follow along with a new book I was reading called The Wander Society. I have read about 3/4 of the book. In it, Keri Smith discusses Walt Whitman and the […]

Continue Reading