Stair-step siblings design creativity from the beginning of their lives. First in the mother, who juggles their personalities and basic needs 24/7. Then among themselves when they evolve into the state of being “too-cool-for-parents” and commiserate about life as misunderstood teenagers. Our children started young, devising stories and images to amuse each other. Most often, they did their best to out-do each other with outlandish stories or drawings. Much of their discarded artwork and stories found its way into my hands for safe keeping.
Now, as young adults, they “share” their creativity with one of their biggest fans: Granddaddy, aka, G-Pop, on the occasion of his 77th birthday. Good thing he loves them.
The Ultimate Tribute: G-Pop’s Birthday Polka
Paint and brushes sit idle on the shelf but the camera’s lens keeps my art alive. Found these chairs more than a year ago and with a few photoshop experiments, discovered fascinating light/dark color balances.
Two friends with fantastic boots joined me for a photo.
Race days at Loretta Lynn Ranch
Just a few photos on my mind today. Let me know what you think.
Every season has its signature characteristics but Autumn’s colorful splashes on our landscapes are some of my favorites.
Whenever we can, we take a day and head for the relaxing and deep Tennessee River. Whether water skiing, fishing or just lying in the sun, a day on the water beats a day on the couch, any time.
What’s your favorite way to spend a day? Let me know!
Fabulous friends of ours shared this funny story today! A photographer was taking photos of their nine children when the exchange between the photographer and their young son was just too funny. Read on–it will make your day!
Before I became a photographer, I would look at other photographer’s pictures of children and thoughts about art, God, simplicity, innocence, beauty, and love would swirl through my mind. Never ONCE did the word “WORK” enter my mind. That’s the way it should be when you see a beautiful picture. However, now that I’m on the other side of the camera, I know just how much work it takes to produce beautiful photographs. When I finish a session, I’m often sweaty, dirty and worn out. I’ve been climbing up on unstable objects and lying in insect infested grass to get the shots I want. Photographing children…read more
Wow, what a hot, busy summer this has been. The addition of a grandbaby to our family along with the exciting business of magazine publishing has kept me on the go. While I do not have a large assortment of exciting photos ready to upload, just wanted to pop in for a moment to say all is good. Keep up with some of my work at ValidityMag.com.
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During the season of Lent, I visited Christ Our Hope Reformed Episcopal Church in Westpoint, Tennessee. What a beautiful place in a peaceful setting.