December: 10 on 10

This year has not been one of my favorites.  It definitely wasn’t the worst year, but might be bottom 10.  And at the very same time, so much wonderful has happened this year. I graduated my youngest daughter. After homeschooling all three of my girls over the last 20 years, I finished strong. I started…

November 10 on 10

I just got back from four days in beautiful June Lake. While I wait for my film to be developed, I have some photos from my iPhone.  And just in time for my trip, Mastin Labs released Filmborn, a photo editing app “designed to bridge the history of film photography with its digital future.” I had…

10 on 10: October

My school is up in San Jose.  While it is a long drive, I am fortunate to have a group friends that want to drive up and visit the city and the cities surrounding San Jose with me.  I am also super lucky that San Fransisco, on of the most historical and hipster cities in California,…

10 on 10: September

I needed to know I was loved. I needed to get out of my head. I needed to find my own light.  So, I called a friend and we walked. You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness. Henry B. Eyring Knowing…

holding what I need

This year my friend Megan and I started a weekly blog titled An Ordinary Grace.   We are documenting as we search for love between the bullshit and the divine.  And while life can bring a lot of bullshit, it is also filled with the divine.  I am noting that I seem to be capturing hands…

10 on 10: August

It is my birthday this week. My husband gave me an amazing gift: a new Canon 5Diii with a 35mm 1.4Lii.  I have always wanted a 35mm lens and I cried when I opened it. I had some fun with it right away, and now I really want to get to know them both better….

10 on 10: June

I had some time with my middle daughter, Dani, in June.  We had breakfast and went thrifting. I always love time with my daughters, especially when I have them all to myself.   I’m doing this project with some great photographers. Click on through to Jennifer’s beautiful blog then, continue on through the blog roll. 

10 on 10: June

I am finally scanning my film from our Mexico trip we took in April.  I am so behind in film scanning, I am grounding myself from shooting film until I get all my developed film scanned.  This is a great and horrid punishment to put on myself, but I fear I won’t get it done…

10 0n 10: April

My oldest daughter, Kyle, is a very busy girl.  She is in her last year of college. She works as an art teacher.  She has an active social life.  While I don’t see her often during the day, she is my morning workout partner.  Every once in a while, she has a few hours during…

10 on 10: March

Spring has sprung in Southern California.  Everywhere I turn I see blooms.  And once again my soul is reminded that no winter lasts forever.  If spring hasn’t yet come to your corner of the world, I hope you will enjoy this little taste. No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland “The…

10 on 10: february

My Japanese Magonial tree didn’t bloom last year.  This year, she is covered in lovely blooms.  Here are my first ten images of her.  There will be more images of her coming, with every camera and every film I own. I am doing this project with some other lovely photographers. Check out Audrey’s lovely blog…

10 on 10: January

What is a 10 on 10?  For me, it is ten photographs taken on one day and posted on the tenth.  It really is that simple.   This year I am doing this project with a great group of photographers.  We will posting on the tenth of each month and link our blogs together to…