Playful Duality

I needed a self portrait for an assignment due Monday, so this morning I decided to have a little fun. Since the assignment calls for yet another classic process (Van Dyke Printing) I… Continue reading

Focusing on the Good

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks working on school assignments. I’ve been totally frustrated, first in coming up with decent ideas and then having trouble mastering the techniques I’m learning. On one… Continue reading

Alder Family Tree

Meet the Alder family! This group was a blast to photograph, even with all the wiggles these cute kids came with. =) These were taken at a family event in late August, but… Continue reading

Tea Party

Growing up in my family, the drinking of tea was an extremely important ritual. My mother and grandma would sit and drink tea together, and I remember watching them as a child as… Continue reading

In a Bottle

I’ve been working on a series surround my father’s alcoholism since he left a few years ago. It’s been an effective way to process the things that have happened over the course of… Continue reading

Translating Illustration to Photograph

One of my assignments this week is to take an illustration and to do my best to interpret it into a photograph. The goal was to use as little Photoshop as possible, so… Continue reading

“Blue Print” for Success

I am thrilled that I get to share with you a more successful round of cyanotypes! I know that I still have some work to do in order to get them perfect, but… Continue reading

Struggling with Cyanotypes

Today I’ve spent most of the day prepping for and trying out my very first cyanotype prints. For those of you who are not familiar with cyanotype, it’s a process that was one… Continue reading

Passing through Alviso

My husband wanted to check out the book sale at the Alviso Branch Library on Saturday. I’ve been wanting to take photos in Alviso for about six months, so I got my feet… Continue reading

Both First and Last

Today, my friends, is the last first day of the semester for me. I’ve been thinking about this last semester all summer. It’s going to be strange not rushing from work to class… Continue reading