Northern Lights

I used 9 frames, (10 second exposure each) to create this animated file.I used 9 frames, (10 second exposure each) to create this animated file.
Taken around 8pm October 8 2013. A friend of mine told me about a meteor shower happening that night so I planned on finding somewhere dark & had my camera ready just in case I could catch some meteors.. Instead I was very surprised when I saw a faint glow that was moving over the lake. Being a northern lights fanatic I immediately knew what was happening & could barely believe it. The northern lights visible in the Chicago area. That doesn’t happen very often. And I just happened to be at the lake that night.. Awesome!

The 10 second exposure really picks up the lights well.

Pupapalooza 2013

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything…

Lately I’ve been keeping busy with my Pawtography (photographing pets).  Last month I had the opportunity to be one of the vendors at Pupapalooza.  This event took place at Alum Creek State Park Dog Park in Ohio.  I’m hoping to find more events like this around the Midwest, maybe a little closer to home.  It was a great time for everyone.  I loved meeting so many dogs (and their people).  I think my favorite part was the dog beach.  They all had a blast!  Especially this lab in the photo below ;) – so happy!

If you like these photos & want to see more of my Pawtography, find me on facebook

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Desert Starlight

Desert Starlight

12×18 pastel painting – $75 does not include shipping
Black matt, No frame,
No Longer Available…

Dog Friendly Beach

 Mt. Baldy – Indiana Dunes State Park

Marley’s new favorite past time at the beach is collecting & fetching rocks.  I think he’s got a new obsession to add to the list. Continue reading

California Sea Lion

18 x24 Acrylic on Canvas board

I”m a little disappointed with the way the water turned out but hey, I’m no Wyland.  Painting ripples & water movement is  just something I’ll have to practice on…

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Weightless Waters

Weightless Waters

18×24 Acrylic on Canvas board

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$100 (free shipping within United States)

Northern Lights Road Trip

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I might have a small obsession with the Northern Lights.  I realized this last week when I heard about the powerful solar storm that happened on the night of March 6th & 7th.  The solar storm produced a coronal mass ejection (CME) which was headed for earth & expected to reach on March 8th.  As soon as I heard about the solar storm, I wanted to drive up as far north as I could get. Continue reading

Reach For The Stars

A few weeks ago was my Grandpa’s first birthday in Heaven.  For weeks I’ve been debating on if I should share the story about how I was inspired to draw this (afraid to sound like a crazy person) Continue reading

Celebrate Love EVERY day…

I think we should all celebrate love EVERY day..  I don’t mean candy, cards, flowers, etc…..  Just LOVE!!!  :)

and now, I bring you some pictures of a special doll.

It's eye looks REAL! The reflection of my camera lens was a completely cool creepy accident. Love it!

Paintings toward a Cure…

I was in a lime green & purple mood this past weekend & below are the results of my artwork.  My partner even joined me painting this weekend but those aren’t finished yet.  There will be more to come.  We were inspired by these colors because lime green is the color of the cause of awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and purple is the color of Ethan’s birthstone (amethyst).

For the next few weeks, 100% of proceeds for all art I sell will be donated toward the walk I will be participating in on March 24, 2012.

Butterfly 12×18 pastel

$75.00 – click to purchase

Spring Life Acrylic Painting – 14×18

$75.00 – click to purchase