Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mr C is turning 4!

I had the pleasure of taking Mr. C's 4 year photos yesterday.  It was challenging to coax a smile out of him at times, but I think we got some great shots anyway!  Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My niece A

As an artist, I have an ongoing list of many fellow artists whose work I admire.  Some work only in graphite pencil as I do, others are gifted in color mediums that I personally find challenging.  My dear niece A has a marvelous talent for both graphite and color.  Thank you for allowing me to share some of your work here, A.  You've got an amazing gift, and I know you'll go far with it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Hat Designs

Buy these or order your own custom color and size.  Buy or order before January 31st and receive 20% off!

All hats are $22.00.  A portion of every sale will go towards St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baby M drawing

Here is another drawing I did as a gift, so I couldn't post it before now.  Hope you like it, K! 
(image size 2x3")

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Time for a new look!

I decided it was time to change the look of my blog a bit, so it may be a bit of a "work in progress" for awhile.  One new item I've added (besides changing the page design/layout) is the collage of crochet hat designs in my sidebar.  Check it out!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A little bit like Spring

It felt a little bit like spring taking these photos yesterday.  This cutie was so much fun to photograph, despite a little initial shyness and a few tears.  I think the duck was rather intimidating!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Here's one of my favorites from some more recent photos I took.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hats, Hats and More Hats!

I’ve taken up a new hobby recently. I've taught myself how to crochet baby hats. I had no idea standing in front of shelves and shelves of yarns of so many colors and textures could be quite so much fun! LOL And there are so many simply adorable designs out there too. I am going to start taking custom orders for anyone interested. If you’d like one, just let me know what color(s) you’d like in it and what size child you want it to fit. I will post various patterns to choose from and a size chart in the sidebar as I create new designs, so stay tuned for that. Buy one for your own sweetie, or perhaps someone else’s cutie. Fellow photographers looking for something to adorn all those sweet newborns in? Lets talk!

New drawing

I finished this drawing of two brothers before Christmas but promised not to post it until after Christmas. I’ll be posting another one slated for a gift next week.

Happy 2010!

Happy 2010! It’s that time of year once again when people promise themselves that this is the year that they are going to stick to their resolutions. Many of these resolutions seem to make the list year after year, but unfortunately tend to get lost by the wayside rather quickly. Lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier foods, stop smoking, blog consistently… well, you know the list. I will admit that I have been guilty of making these repetitive lists myself. (In fact, I’m pretty sure that all of these except stop smoking were on my list for 2009!)

As many of you are aware, 2009 turned out to be a very stressful year for me, and because of this, many of my good intentions that I made at the beginning of the year (including consistent blogging!) ended up getting neglected and forgotten. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to have to struggle with the issues that fell upon me, reflecting on them now I feel I’m starting to become a stronger person because of them. Because of them, I have come to realize a most valuable life lesson; true friends and family do not judge you by the actions of others; rather they support you for who YOU are. They don’t take sides. They don’t abandon you. They intuitively know just when you need a little extra support and are there for you. For this I want to say thank you. You know who you are. Without the love and care and support of so many friends and family I don’t know that I would feel quite as confident in myself yet. Oh, I’m sure more issues will continue to crop up in 2010, but I know now that with the caring support system that is out there for me I will be able to face any issues with dignity and respect to myself.

And while ‘lose weight, exercise more, and eat healthier foods’ may continue to get added to next year’s resolution list, I am going to try my hardest to turn ‘blog consistently’ into a habit rather than just another meaningless item on list after list. And now I wish you success with your 2010 resolutions!