In areas of my life, I sometimes think of a classic idea in cartoons: the hero or main character runs off a cliff and continues to keep running in air - as long as they don't look down. The concept of following one's own path has something of that same slightly unreal feeling at first.… Continue reading Running Start
Today on The Easel, I have a contemplative photograph with subtle and elemental symbols that show something different each time you look at it. This ballet of shape and pattern occurred during a moment teaching photography on a snowy day on the far side of Chicago: a reason you always carry some form of camera,… Continue reading On the Easel
A local young bride's wedding photographs are now ready for her home. I was extremely pleased to have two heirloom frames to work with: these images look amazing in antique settings! Another pleasure was in working with a younger person's style of communication and relating. So lovely to meet another who values images that hold… Continue reading Set the Tone
My 'digital caress' does more than restore: it makes a photograph sparkle again.
Discover a daily break where one can literally enjoy 'being above it all.'
I had a mom and dad who loved each other, and through their 50+ marriage were joking and affectionate with each other all their lives. But there is no evidence of their lively personalities in the traditional poses and portraits they had taken of them. These photos are all we had to recall the vital,… Continue reading Loving the ‘Lovey-Dovey’
This little light of mine....
flowers teach little lessons about the wholeness of life.
I have a studio photograph of my parents as a middle aged married couple, a posed portrait with her best outfit on, leaning on my dad's back, both with pleasant, fixed smiles. This is the same pose we always have of ourselves through school, printed in the yearbooks, and remembered by friends. But years… Continue reading Better With Age
"I'm going to miss this show." This student used to come to the UIC African American Art Gallery to do her home work and study along with other students: making art, practicing yoga, and on Finals week, even eating breakfast there! It occurred to me that I had made an art show that successfully… Continue reading Sane Spaces