Category: art

  • Spring Light , and the Newness of Spring.

    Everything is made new in the spring. Springs themselves are always so new, too. No spring is ever just like any other spring. It always has something of its own to be its peculiar sweetness. – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables 3) What spring sweetness are you experiencing currently? What…

  • Grace’s Lifestyle Session

    Grace’s Lifestyle Session

    I am not a horse photographer. However, Grace was kind enough to let me try to take Lifestyle Photos of her and Rooster. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to learn a new aspect of my craft. And I’m even more grateful for Grace’s sweet and patient personality.

  • Display Your Art

    Display Your Art

    This is a baby doll blanket that my great grandmother made for me when I was little. I loved it, stained it, ripped it, and so did Bella. But I decided recently that it’s time to try and preserve it. And that led me down a path about art and heirlooms. I’m sad when I…

  • Photography is My Art

    Photography is My Art

    I explained what I meant by Motherhood is My Calling, and now I would like to explain the next part of that phrase. Photography is my art. What is art? When you strip away all the subtle elements, the illusions, and the preconceptions… art is when humans make things. And why do we make things?…

  • Beauty, Even Here

    Beauty in Midwinter . I don’t always recognize it. The branches are bare. There is nary a green , growing thing to be found. The stillness feels empty instead of like a benediction. However, I’m learning to embrace the quiet, the stillness , the empty. The heaviness of waiting. The joy of leaning into living…

  • Middle School Dance

  • The Sweetest

    I keep finding myself using the same words to describe this Big Brother/ Little Sister relationship. “The Sweetest.” Those are the words that spring to mind when I think of Dylan and Faith.

  • Richard and Annette

  • Affection

  • A Vision for Motherhood, Part Two : Considering and Personalizing your Vision

    Why do we need a vision for parenting in general, and motherhood specifically? The answer is simple, really. A vision helps us clarify our short term goals. By having a destination in mind for our motherhood journey, the route we should take becomes more clear. If Motherhood is a road trip ( and I think…