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Twin Sisters Farmers Market

November 01, 2017 - FINALLY finally, after a year and a half, I found a balanced and efficient rhythm that combines my snap/ebt benefits, m...
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7 Day Black And White Challenge

October 17, 2017 - In response to a FB prompt I playfully posted 7 black and white photography images to my feed. Additionally - I also mad...
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Make YOUR 2018 Calendar Using MY Photographs

October 03, 2017 - This make your own calendar thing using my photographs idea started casually a few years ago and has since become rather...
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Photography Show At Sumas Library - Why I Love My Community

September 19, 2017 - Hanging At Sumas Library through October or so Hours M-W-Sa 10 - 5 except W 10-7 Thank you Friends Of The Sumas Librar...
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Honored

August 14, 2017 - i belong to a FB group where folks post what they "see" in our community. the group is large, sharing, positive and kind...
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Honorable Mention

June 14, 2017 - Three of my photographs were given honorable mention in the Essence Of Bellingham Photography Contest. See the many oth...
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Stores Gone By

June 07, 2017 - a local county institution has closed. i went by to snap a shot of it's retro sign and remembered that i had taken a fe...
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Essence Of Bellingham 2017

May 10, 2017 - There is this local photgraphy contest that I participated in last year. it's called the Essence Of Bellingham Photo Com...
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Sacha :: Goldsmith Designer

May 01, 2017 - I snapped a few photo's of Goldsmith Designer Sacha Bliese's studio when we first met. I then had the wonderful oppor...
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Cabbage Rolls

April 20, 2017 - suffice to say that this was one of those first spring evenings where the temperature and the stretch of brightness into...
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Our Creative Freedom To Observe

April 05, 2017 - A photography contest prompted our creative work and how it relates to our freedom. What drives international and contem...
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Grounded

March 22, 2017 - Going through a bit of a challenge in my life right now. Sometimes a challenge can stop you in your tracks. I feel lik...
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Winter In Washington

March 09, 2017 - I am told this is one of the worst winters in washington in some time. having lived in the midwest my whole life winte...
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PhotoLush 2017 Delivers Authentic Message

February 27, 2017 - I signed up for the photographers conference PhotoLush 2017 in a very spontaneous moment. I signed up because it was loc...
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One Camera Verses Another Brunch

February 07, 2017 - when nature brings you a good dose of winter Why not make brunch and take photos! I have been playing with the light...
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Full Circle

February 01, 2017 - Over the weekend I completed my gratitude packages for the Go Fund Me monies that were gifted to me. If you recall a 30...
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Holiday Vintage Reindeer At The Bureau

December 01, 2016 - One of the things I have just loved about my affiliation with The Bureau Of Historical Investigation this past year has...
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Art Installation :: Women's Work

October 26, 2016 - I am tremendously honored to have participated in a collaborative art installation titled Women's Work. As someone who i...
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Autumnal Greetings

September 28, 2016 - I think i am writing this post because I want to use the word "autumnal" in a blog post title. what an absolutely aweso...
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Fall Exhibit Jansen Art Center

September 21, 2016 - Very excited to announce that several of my art works were chosen to participate in the upcoming Fall exhibit at Jansen...
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The Sunflower Series

September 10, 2016 - Sunflowers! Something about them calls to me each and every autumn. Here is my current sunflower series. Photographed...
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Summer In Washington

August 24, 2016 - on a recent errand i got lost, i told the woman helping me that i was from the midwest. she asked me if i still audibly...
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Guest Blog Post :: What We Don't Know

July 27, 2016 - I was invited to author a guest post for The Bureau's Blog. The timing was rather synchronistic. What I had to say felt...
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Press Release :: The Lost Art Project

May 25, 2016 - My dear friend Ruth Cobb wrote this press release for me. I should never author press releases. I use way too many excla...
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My Neighbor Brings Me Eggs

May 11, 2016 - my new neighbor showed up wearing knee high rubber boots toting just laid eggs in a purple knit cap. i was beside myself...
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Announcing :: The 500 Series - Originals Only.

April 28, 2016 - In the spirit of a pre-mom's day sale coming up this saturday at The Bureau. I decided to launch an originals only rele...
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Creative Subconscious Collage Workshop

April 05, 2016 - The Creative Subconscious Collage Workshop is a process. Trusting the workshop process includes allowing facilitation an...
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The Shearing Of Sheep

April 03, 2016 - The neighbors had a sister/brother team come out to shear a few sheep. I enjoyed photographing a process I have never s...
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Spring In Washingon

April 01, 2016 - I just HAD to post a gesture of the spring gorgeousness here.
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Discounted Collages And Next Art Walk

March 31, 2016 - Featured for this month's Art Walk Spotlight is none other than Downtown Bellingham's darling of a boutique business The...
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The Pink And Red Series

February 27, 2016 - I have always enjoyed how color is part of the month to month or season to season palette of life. How orange in the fal...
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Ready For The Next Art Walk

February 27, 2016 - The B Side Series (prints only) are now up and on display - ready for the next Downtown Bellingham Art Walk!
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Fairhaven Love

February 10, 2016 - I recently answered a call for art. A local realtor was seeking an image to use in their newsletter as their February ar...
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Window Winter White

January 27, 2016 - I remember the first time I heard the phrase winter white. Practical as I am, I thought well that might be good for some...
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Acclimating

January 06, 2016 - Since moving to Washington I have described my arrival as feeling like a stranger in a strange land. Many factors contri...
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The Emma's Are Feminomenal

December 19, 2015 - Two HS AP Language and Composition "Emma's", posted a call for art and scored from women of the community over 20 pieces...
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Gallery Hanging :: Feminominal

December 09, 2015 - I responded to a call for art - specifically seeking local female artists. new to bellingham and an artist - i thought h...
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Me, Myself And Washington

December 02, 2015 - In October I moved from Illinois to Washington. My journey was over 3500 miles and I took an entire month to get there.
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Dan The Chef And Knife Sharpener

November 17, 2015 - I met Dan, Chef and Knife Sharpener, in a FB comment thread about ways to make squash. We both seemed to have lots of su...
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Field Of Carousel Horses In Chenoa Illinois

November 11, 2015 - As the story goes a retired Chenoa farmer named Bob, plunked a carousel horse at the end of a field as a marker for his...
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Focus

September 02, 2015 - The largest challenge I have faced with my new camera is figuring out how to reliably get the shot I see in focus. I am...
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SOLD!

September 02, 2015 - It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I share that a piece I recently exhibited has SOLD. I wrote about the man wh...
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NEW Camera Challenge

July 22, 2015 - I officially declare july NEW CAMERA MONTH my LUMIX, ever so generously gifted to me this past oct was collecting dust.
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Danny The Woodworker

July 22, 2015 - when i first saw danny's frames made from the lath of his 150 year old farmhouse i was very intrigued. meticulously hand...
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ACCEPTED! Jan Brandt Gallery's Third Anniversary Exhibit

July 08, 2015 - My image was ACCEPTED into a juried exhibit titled "A Sense Of Place" for Jan Brandt Gallery's Third Anniversary celebra...
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Everyday

June 10, 2015 - every day moments as I see them. so often folks don't pause enough to look. or to enjoy.
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The Power Of Images

June 03, 2015 - not sure if you know this about me, but I have been a blogger for quite some time. i first participated in blogging in a...
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A Sense Of Place

April 29, 2015 - A call for art had me submit this photograph. The theme of the juried show coming this July is SENSE OF PLACE. Wish me l...
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Retreat

April 29, 2015 - It took a few years to build my image library and portfolio. The truth is as a photographer one is always adding to thei...
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Staying In Between The Lines

April 15, 2015 - I was having this memory moment ever have those? It was about coloring in grade school. It was about staying in betwe...
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Deliciously Pink

April 11, 2015 - i recently moved my life. i am now away from the first home i had ever purchased, and away from what had become my day t...
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That Bird Gets Around

March 12, 2015 - I was accepted into an amateur art show locally. The piece “Bird In Hand” was taken at my first artist residency Fall o...
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What Makes My Photography Distinct?

March 06, 2015 - It's happening!! I am cultivating and networking myself as a photographer for hire. The words rolling off my tongue abo...
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GREAT Artist Reception :: Naked & Not Afraid

January 28, 2015 - The artist reception at Jackson Junge Gallery for Naked & Not Afraid was awesome!! I had a blast, i was not worried abo...
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Nathan The Welder

January 28, 2015 - Meet Nathan Hoenes, an artisan/welder who created the metal sandwich vessel for the pop-up eatery known as BraiZE. (Have...
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NEW Hire ; BraiZE - pop up restaurant-home of the BraiZito

January 16, 2015 - I recently put myself out into the world as a Photographer For Hire. 2015 promises to be a super exciting and creative y...
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Join Me - Artist Reception - Naked & Not Afraid - Jackson Junge Gallery

January 15, 2015 - I am delighted to have you join me at Jackson Junge Gallery for a group exhibition by local and national artists that op...
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BEST OF 2014

January 03, 2015 - 2014 was a prolific image capturing year. VERY high volume. SO much of what I photographed I was a tad too close to emot...
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Car On The Road

December 17, 2014 - I was commissioned this fall to capture a curve in the road,a beloved view for a local commuter. I went to the site t...
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Photographer For Hire

November 28, 2014 - Photographer seeks freelance opportunities. I love what I do. Providing gorgeous images to tell your story is my pass...
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The Gift Of A New Camera

November 27, 2014 - this arrived in the mail. as a gift. the note inside said, "i hope that this camera will unleash your creative impuls...
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Artist Reception A Success!

November 12, 2014 - My artwork was selected for the very first time to hang at a Chicago gallery. How cool is that? This past Saturday was...
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Artists Include Karen Hanrahan

October 27, 2014 - Don't know about you, but i REALLY like seeing my name in print. Started when i got my first phone in the late 70's. Ye...
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SAVE THE DATES "Eat Drink And Be Merry"

October 15, 2014 - In the mail: signed consignment agreement. WOAH!! Very proud to announce that 4 of my photographs have been selected to...
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For Sale -- 2015 Calendar Selections

October 15, 2014 - When I began my recent artistic journey I found it especially helpful to pause and be accountable for the work I was doi...
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Published :: Missouri Life Magazine

October 15, 2014 - A small but mighty image of mine was published in the October 2014 issue of Missouri Life Magazine. The 2 page promotion...
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Best Of Missouri Market

October 04, 2014 - Thinking about my friends from Milkweed Mercantile Eco Inn at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage this weekend at the Best Of Mis...
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Artist Residencies Complete :: Four Seasons

August 13, 2014 - July found me back at The Milkweed Mercantile At Dancing Rabbit Eco-Village for my final of four artist residencies. I a...
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Image Wins Local Contest

June 11, 2014 - In recent weeks I submitted five photographs into a local photography contest. Small contest - over 50 entries, about 10...
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Things I've Learned As An Artist In Residence

May 14, 2014 - The goal of an artist residency is to drench ones self in their creativity. A few years ago I didn't even know what an a...
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Corn Porn

May 07, 2014 - Central Illinois Author Terra Brockman of Henry's Farms had an article titled: Corn Porn, published in the magazine Orio...
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First Friday's Area Artist Showcase 2014

April 09, 2014 - A year ago myself and several other local photographers were invited to hang at Eaton Gallery and represent the theme: C...
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Submitted Photographs For Postcard Art Show

April 02, 2014 - VERY excited to ship off my two submissions to ISU's Friends Of The Arts Postcard Art PLUS 2014. This year, for the firs...
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Artist Residency :: Revisited

February 17, 2014 - In January I had the remarkable opportunity to repeat my artist residency. My hosts Alline and Kurt of Milkweed Mercanti...
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Best 13 Of 2013

December 30, 2013 - 2013 was an astonishing year. As a matter of fact I am a tad overwhelmed by its image awesomeness! In order to find some...
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Grateful For My Artist Residency!

November 12, 2013 - Our days are often such a flurry. I think that it's important to take pause and ponder what one might be thankful for. I...
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Soft Launch At Ewing Manor

October 07, 2013 - FALL OF 2012 found Bloomington/ Normal's very first food truck - TWO BLOKES AND A BUS on it's first run! They had just p...
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I Was Awarded An Artist Residency!

September 25, 2013 - in just three short weeks I will spend 10 days deeply immersed in my artistic expression. Photography. Oh my gosh. M y a...
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Secret Garden In Autumn

September 25, 2013 - I just wanted to update you. this spring i delightfully began to photograph a master gardener's garden. i have spent tim...
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The Artistic and Subconscious Expression Of Collage

September 18, 2013 - Today a local gal hosted another one of my collage workshops. The collaboration was a meeting of the minds of sorts, pre...
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Those By My Side

September 01, 2013 - I commuted a large photography print the other day to hang in a salon type community art show. 317 miles round trip. The...
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The Secret Garden And I :: Spring

May 15, 2013 - I have known this master gardener and her husband for some time now. Her garden when I first saw it, prime in it's seaso...
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Area Artist Showcase 2013

May 01, 2013 - This year's Area Artist Showcase will find me at Crossroads - that absolutely lovely fair trade store on Main.. The two...
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Capturing An Event

April 24, 2013 - How exciting it was to have a photographer's booth at the annual Illinois Sustainable LIving And Wellness Expo this year...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Image Prints Ready

April 10, 2013 - i prepared image prints, cards etc for the expo this saturday! © image by Karen Hanrahan
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Featuring Blooming Garden Designs At Wellness Expo

April 03, 2013 - This year I will be displaying a visual narrative on the expertise of Gardener Cindy Eack at the Illinois Wesleyan Susta...
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Blokes Purchase Another Bus!

April 01, 2013 - Spent Easter Sunday with my favorite double decker bus Miss Victoria, as she welcomed a new man in her life! Meet George...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Instagram

March 13, 2013 - i have been intrigued by the photography app for the iphone known as i nstagram. new to a smart phone - i find the rest...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Snow!

February 27, 2013 - we had the most delicious snowfall yesterday
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Wordless Wednesday :: Winter Blueness

February 20, 2013 - © image by Karen Hanrahan
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The Tale Of The Tail Of A Mermaid

February 06, 2013 - I had the thrill of capturing a woman as she was having color added to her tattoo. The mermaid's tail, an original drawi...
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Dawn To Dusk With Two Blokes And A Bus

January 26, 2013 - Just spent a winter day - from dawn to dusk with Two Blokes And A Bus! I have been part of Jon Fritzen and Steffan Block...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Seeded Artisan Bread

November 21, 2012 - the deliciousness of hand crafted seeded bread from Katic
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Two Blokes And A Bus Celebrate Full Service

November 14, 2012 - My photography work with Two Blokes And A Bus began 6 months ago. I found their journey from bus to street food vendor a...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Swiss Chard

October 24, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks
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Wordless Wednesday :: May They Live Happily Ever After

October 17, 2012 - Just returned from shooting my very first wedding. what a lovely event to bring expression to. the abbreviated portfolio...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Yellow Flower

October 03, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks.
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Wordless Wednesday :: Sarge

September 05, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks.
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Wordless Wednesday :: The Photographer

August 08, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks.
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Wordless Wednesday :: Two Blokes And A Bus

July 25, 2012 - Image telling could not be more perfectly exampled than in this newly launched Kickstarter Campaign The campaign is the...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Victoria

July 18, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image (or two) speaks! heads up about an image telling project super dear to my heart - m...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Summer Salad

July 11, 2012 - wordless wednesday where an image speaks more image speaking here and here. P. S. Some great new photography work...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Cayenne Peppers

June 27, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks. more image yakking here and here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Feels Like Summer

June 13, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks. my tumblr and wordpress blogs have additional image speaking!
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Thursday Thoughts :: because i missed wordless wednesday.

June 07, 2012 - yup I missed it. wednesday, so here we are on thursday. w/ some thoughts - a full week gone by re: imagery!! Look for mo...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Parade

May 30, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks see newspaper glassware image collage here, and my favorite the echinacea in...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Abstract

May 23, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday - where images speak. more speaking here and, of course here.
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Wordless Wednesday :: Summer Barn

May 16, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where images speak - click on to see more here and here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Exclamation Point!

May 09, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where an image speaks more image speaking here - the bright pink of the peonie and the moon rising...
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Just A Few Showings...

May 02, 2012 - Last week I had 7 images in the Postcard Art "Friends Of The Arts" Fundraiser for ISU. Over 100 artists participated - 2...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Push Once

April 25, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks. more image speaking: a spring sunset collage here, and the lovely spring col...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Dusk In Black And White

April 18, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday - where an image speaks. other image tellings are here and here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Leafing Vine

April 12, 2012 - where an image speaks other image speaking here and here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Heart Of Spring

April 05, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks. don't forget to peek at other image speaking here and here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Street Spring

March 27, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks. more image telling here and here.
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"Convergence Of Purpose" Statue Dedication Event

March 21, 2012 - I was commissioned to capture the unveiling of a statue. Below is some basic materi...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Colors Of Spring

March 21, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday - where an image speaks more image speaking here
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Wordless Wednesday :: Spring Shadows

March 14, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday - where an image speaks. other image speaking here and here
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I Just Take Pictures

March 14, 2012 - Look I am not an intellectual…I just take pictures. German Photographer Helmet Newton 1920 - 2004
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Wordless Wednesday :: Spring Reflections

March 07, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks more image speaking here and here
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Why Good To Go?

March 01, 2012 - A Bloomington - Normal campaign known as "Good To Go" is gearing up for it's annual challenge. The campaign asks commute...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Retro Signage

February 29, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday:: where an image speaks. wordpress wordless wednesday-ness and for fun, a bit of tumblr
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Sunset Bright

February 27, 2012 - the sunset light on this singular house was spectacular. i couldn't decide which image i liked best....
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Snow Kiss

February 24, 2012 - dried floral holding on to it's color somehow...kissed by a falling of snow.
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Wordless Wednesday - Mini Tea Set

February 22, 2012 - wordless wednesday:: where images speak....
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