“the time to fly has come”   so last month, i issued a challenge/inspiration prompt/contest. i asked people to listen to lana del rey’s “i can fly” song and create an image inspired by it. my images reflect my moods and lately my mood has been about change and changing. i feel like this song has really hit that point home for me. i had the amazing opportunity to meet a fabulous photographer i knew online for forever in person… Read more »

“a change from within” last night, i was fortunate to exhibit my work in the oceanside artwalk in oceanside,ca.  it was my first time showing in california and it was a wonderful night! i also want to thank everyone who came out to the artwalk! at the event i revealed two new pieces, this piece titled, “a change from within” being one of them. both pieces are very different but are along the same theme…MAKING CHANGES.  with my health issues and… Read more »

“facing the sea of possibilities” from the journey series here is a new image in the journey series titled, “facing the sea of possibilities.” i am so excited for this piece! for those that have been following along, i have been making changes and coming out of my dark place. there are set backs of course but i am beginning to feel alive again with possibilities and more hope then i had in a long time. i am hyper with… Read more »

depression, smile, maniac

“smile, the worst is yet to come” where to begin? new years has always brought people excitement but for me it has always brought feelings of dread. fear of growing older and things changing. of everyone being closer to death. things falling apart and other things going away. this new years i find myself at a crossroads i brought myself to. in the past few weeks i have drop out of social media, pulled away from family and friends and struggled… Read more »

So I recently got on facebook and asked people to ask me anything and you all asked me some amazing questions! so here it is, enjoy! What emotions do you go through when doing a project? oh wow let me think…it depends. Usually when I edit I am pretty giddy and hyper because it makes me happy to work on photography. When I use a model, I am pretty hyper and excited because seriously photography makes me truly and completely happy. I… Read more »

handy andy pandy photography

54/365 “my creative process” like many of you, i love following tons of photographers. sometimes, i even get to start a friendship with photographers whose work i love to follow which is extremely awesome! so i decided to interview a few of these amazing people to slightly crack their minds open and peek inside their creative madness. for my first interview i, of course, had to go bother the incredibly funny and extremely talented handy andy pandy of handy andy pandy… Read more »

  enjoy this free texture pack that includes 12 high resolution jpegs taken at the grand canyon! i hope they help you create amazing images! remember to play around and have fun with these! convert them into black and white, change the tones or exposure and play with different layering modes! if you love free textures make sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss when i release new free texture packs! you can subscribe on the side of this post, just… Read more »

“she will light up the world” about a year and a half ago, i tuned into creative live and watched brooke shaden. i had fallen in love with her work and never thought i could even attempt anything like it. her class literally changed my life. she was sooo genuine, inspiring and open i learned not just techniques to do conceptual art but she lit a fire of creativity inside me that became front and center and took over my thoughts…. Read more »

“in the dark a light appears” where do i begin? something fantastic, amazing, unbelievable and life changing has happened! we all know i am a bit obsessed with the photographer brooke shaden. not only is she a phenomenal awe-inspiring photographer but it was HER creative live class last year that got me to create art photography again. (since i stopped after college.) it didn’t end there, her posts are soo incredibly humble, motivational, encouraging and inspiring that they helped me keep… Read more »

“lost my way and i can’t get back” she always had suffered a little from depression and anxiety from time to time since she was a kid. but she could always bounce out. she could be happy. somehow in the past few years she has fallen deeply into this hole and didn’t realize how far she fallen. depression/anxiety is a weird thing. those who do not have it can not really understand it. this current of negative thoughts and worry… Read more »