Thursday, December 16, 2010


Miss Emma and I met by chance, and I am so glad that we did. She is so much fun and Im so happy that she and I became friends during my time here! A little while ago she agreed to let me photograph her so we met up at her house and to my delighted surprise she lives in the coolest place ever! It is her grandmothers old home, and on an enormous amount of property, full of farms, dogs named Sam and some quality old cars. We even were able to convince her brother Ian that he wanted to let us photograph him for a few shots as well. 

Long Time Gone...

So I haven't written or posted anything in quite a long time, and to be quite honest my inconsistency doesn't surprise, but it does disappoint me. I only have 3 nights left as a California resident. Im getting really down about it actually. Sure I am looking forward to seeing my friends and family back home, but part of my heart will remain here. When I decided to move to California I thought it was going to be long term. I expected to put down some roots and start a life out here, and it feels a little bit like I failed. I know that my going home has nothing to do with Failure and what started out as a rash decision turned into something that I need to do for family reasons... But still. A small part of me has let myself down.

There are so many amazing things about living here. So many fantastic people. Just this week I made some new friends that I wish I was going to be able to spend more time getting to know. But this is life. People get shuffled about and its all an Adventure. So it is all I can do to participate by looking forward to my next Great Adventure.

She looks for 
where ever she goes

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

E&H: Best FF's

This past weekend Erica Tighe came to visit me and I can honestly say neither of us have laughed as hard as we did this weekend in a L O N G time.

We adventured around Sacramento and made a day trip to San Francisco. SF held many mis-adventures that, while stressful at the time, lead to some good laughs after the fact! I will miss her terribly as she leaves on her mission to Brazil, & I was so glad that we got to have one last amazing weekend together!!

Miss you already E!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


So of course Im behind on this darned thing... when am I not? But, I have some delightful/terrifying/exciting news.

I Am Moving Back To Chicago

Not til January, and I will only have lived in California for a little over a year; but I feel as though it has been MUCH longer already. Its been like being on a vacation from real life, from the real world. When I came out here I desperately needed to get away. I was in such a dark rut, creatively and emotionally. So when the chance to come out here for a while came, I just jumped at it. California is beautiful. I have had a wonderful little love affair with it. But all affairs must come to an end mustn't they? I will greatly miss the beach, my heart will ache for the beach. And for the hilly San Francisco streets and all the memories I once had there. And of course the Reeds have become my second family and I will miss their whole clan just so much.

I feel as though I have been here for years, but at the same time its like my life has been put on pause. I worked constantly and never really made much of a concerted effort to establish my own little life out here, I never really became a part of any community. I think deep down I knew that I didnt belong here. I need crisp, cold days and sky high buildings. (Granted I could find that in SF, but its just so cramped Id feel suffocated). 

I need to go back to reality. Haha, my life is full of fresh starts and moving around and changing. But I like it that way. I dont like too much of the same thing for very long, Id prefer to have lots of different adventures. Before I settle in back in Chicago I am going to make a trip to either Paris for a solo adventure, or Edinburgh to visit the one good friend that I did make out west here. I need to see something that puts me in Awe. I need to breathe deeply, to breathe deeply in a place rich in History, and Art, and Culture. I always say I want to do this, so I am making myself do it now. Before I get tied up in rent that needs to be paid and jobs that I have to go to. 

So Onward and Upward dear ones, on to the next Great Adventure. 

Deep Breath. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

From "The Poem Cat"

"Sometimes the poem
darts away
like a coy lover
who is afraid of being possessed,
of feeling too much,
of losing her essential
loneliness-which she calls

-E. Jong

Monday, September 6, 2010


Feeling so small and anxious today.
Feeling like my soul is in a vice and 
every time I try to think the vice is squeezed harder.
Makes it difficult to breath.
Just one of those days I suppose

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I have to write a bio for a local art magazine that is showcasing some of my work, why they are or how they found me I have no idea. None-the-less I have to write an "artists bio".... Not a clue what to write. 

girl gypsy with a camera in my hands and the entire 
world at my feet. it's a tough job to choose which moments 
to keep alive forever, but i live for it. this is my work.

Maybe that is how it should start. Or maybe that is all it should say.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Wouldnt it be nice if people could read your mind? But only when you wanted them to. Not all the time- haha that would be very problematic for me. No, only when you wanted to say something but couldn't, or were too scared to. People, more specifically a person, could just KNOW what you wanted them to know. Maybe I'll invent a button that does that? Or if someone else wants to invent one let me know and I'll jump on the bandwagon.

Model: Kara

With Edie Sedgwick being a long-time love of mine we decided to do a shoot inspired by her. We found some really amazing locations and had a fantastic adventure in the meantime.