Monday, February 28, 2011

pix from the past

this is seriously what i love to do. 10 years ago i was sidetracked from what i was truly meant to do and life and family was the priority. that's okay cuz i'm ready now. slowly have i been building and growing and learning and this image is what i came up with. my camera at the time was a 3mpx happy snap olympus. (i know!! 3 mpx!!) my how technology has advanced! i believe i'm pretty good at repairing a poor quality image. this jpg-that has been losing data info for years has finally seen the light! course, leia is beautiful no matter what condition the photo is in! but that's not the point! correcting it professionally is what i am good at and am getting quicker at too. time is of essence and automation is key. this image is perfect converted to black and white. love the final.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gary Bradley

On the night my husband James died, Annette and Gary, James sister and brother in law came over to our home all the way from Wahoo to comfort and support us immediately, unconditionally, no questions asked. It shook our whole family up and we were never the same after that terrible tragedy. Yet it also brought us much closer together. I snapped this photo at his sister Lucy's home back in November of last year. He was helping her trim her giant out of control pine tree and was chopping it up for firewood. When he approached the deck with this tool in his hands, all grubby lookin, the lighting was spectacular and he was in his element, helping his family and giving his all to make things work. That's what he did. I have many memories of Gary and I can't wait to hear more wild and outrageous stories about him. Gary was either holding a baby in his arms or throwing some stuff together to blow up for 4th of July. Loving and kind, creative and passionate. I feel very lucky to have had him as my brother in law. Gone, but never forgotten.

Monday, February 7, 2011

in memory of taffi

my poor kitty that has been with us for almost 20 years passed on to kitty cat heaven. she was truly an old woman who ruled the house with all her female kitty cat power. i'm very lucky to have sweet memories of taffi (tinki).