Monday, December 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Spending two weeks in a different country on the other side of the world gives you a new fresh perspective on life. This was a vacation to reconnect with family and friends again. Eat a lot of delicious food. And soak in the fresh, clean Norwegian LUFT. Frogner Parken, the world's only statue park, created by one human, (super touristy-but hey, we're tourists) was a must on the visit list. Sagene, the oldest district of Oslo, where mom grew up and us kids visited every summer was nostalgic. Beautiful Kristiansand, the southern edge of Norway, where the ZOO lies, had to be revisited, even though most sections were closed, I went nuts with the nature shots. Troll shops, fish, chocolate, waffels, goat cheese and beer. Basically food, family and nature.
Norway, a beautiful country. A lovely culture. And marvelous food!!! Will need to bring lots of cash next time I visit (everything is expensive) but it's def worth it!
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
LEGACY BOX. But, I'm much more interested in the creative control. I'm pretty certain they pop slides into a machine and press a button and whammo- you've got a box of 'forever goodies'. Kinda like the PHOTOMAT back in the day. Most people aren't picky simply because they are not artists and don't think thoughtfully about the story and details (curves, hues, noise and tone) of an image. And that's great for that company to succeed. I thoroughly enjoy controlling all aspects of these images. This guy above is my dad, Jack. Photographed by my mom, Anne-Lise. Honeymooning to VEGAS across I80 driving this thing. SHWEET. The file size is large enough for printing up to 40x40. And I have another 200 to go. This is a satisfying project I'm working on and also painting from these color slides. Stuff that trips my trigger. Walter T. Foster books (delightfully enjoyable) are teaching me how and I'm loving every moment.
Photography and painting.
Photography and painting.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
New products for sale on RED BUBBLE!
Here's the link: https://www.redbubble.com/people/puppycat80s?ref=account-nav-dropdown&asc=uRed Bubble
Creating art for myself is pretty exciting. But to be able to transfer my designs to cool products is super rewarding! I have to say this is an oldie but goodie image of a simply gorgeous peony flower in bloom. Shot with my trusty Olympus back in the day at the Omaha Botanical Gardens with a dear friend of mine. It's an accidental shot. Just walked by it. Boom take a snapshot and later come to find out it's as lovely as pie. Originally in full color, and converted to a dramatic black and white. It's moody. It's dark. It wants you to feel it. Feeling Peony is his name. And you can buy a king size duvet with this design on RED BUBBLE. LOVE. Simply.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
I remember packing this guy with a shit ton of really good bubble. You know the kind that makes the cool popping sound and makes all your stress and anxiety go away. Which means it would be in a big box. I downsized from 3000 sq ft to 1000 sq ft and 6 months later I still haven't found the 'big' box. Well, it's either been donated or thrown away by an unfortunate accident. Maybe one day it'll turn up unexpectedly. Or not. Stuff. You can't take it with you. Nuff said.
Friday, March 23, 2018
New shoes and puppy smells. Every day should be national puppy day. In 2005 we adopted this cute little guy and named him Kenobi. (Star Wars Fan ya think?) Obi kenobi kenobi Obi. I've been photographing people portraits and other subjects for years by this time but after ruff housing with this little unruly dude and seeing these particular pics that unfolded, I was hooked for life. These were shot with a 'happy snap' camera at the time. A $600 (yikes) Olympus. My starter cam. Worked for the time. But def not fast enough for moving dogs! Today on Instagram I posted 3 of my top puppy pics. All shot with a Canon. With all time fave lens 50mm F1.4. Kenobi was a part of our lives for 7 years. Too young to die. He inspired me. Yes, he is my brand up there at the top of my blog page. He brought stinky joy to me. He was a POS a lot. He was Furby's BFF. He was my baybay. Still dream about you man. Miss you you big butthead. Wish puppies were forever. Love.
Monday, January 8, 2018
COLOR and I'm excited to bring these fabulous, fresh, rich, earthy flavors to my old website. This is just the beginning. I'm in the process of upgrading all kinds of things and equipment. Ariani Falerni has created some super duper cool templates for photographers and their clients. This makes decision making so much simpler!! Love!