Work Force Re-Entry Is Fun Like a Migraine

Rearranging furniture, new hair color, another tattoo, an interesting conversation with a new person who changes my thoughts a bit, a better lens, new (thrifted, of course) clothes that have me donating the older clothes that I don’t love anymore…ya know y’all, those are some of changes I love. (Oh. An increase in my typically…

Dandelion Shortbread Cookies

Since the Dandelions are still poppin’ out there–now is the time to scoop some up to cook with, bake with, and/or create with. In the past, I’ve used Dandelion for salves, teas, lip balm, and syrup. In my foraging groups right now–people are deep frying the heads!? I am curious–but, more curious about the eating,…

Ramp Butter

If you caught my previous blog, you probably saw that I’ve been busy in the woods searching for all kinds of fun things. 🙂 (It’s here, if you missed it.) My favorite find this year (with the help of my mom), is Ramps (aka: Wild Leeks). I hadn’t had them before, but now that I…

Spring Foraging

For the past few years, I’ve been learning about foraging. I think it was 2018 when I got really comfortable working with dandelions–I made salves, syrup, lip balm and cookies. (They seemed to be a nice gateway. 🙂 ) I had been reading online articles, and watching some Youtubers–but, not much else. 2020 really kicked…

Communication

I am having so many issues writing from a place of happiness lately. Not that I believe you should only write from a place of happiness–but, I do think that for things like this blog (and emails to my boss), I should be a BIT more capable of doing that? Maybe?? I had been sad…

A Couple New Shots

Last blog, I promised I’d be back with a few new images–to prove to both you, and myself, that I’m actually capable of shooting some new stuff. 😉 I didn’t get out shooting that weekend like I had hoped though–but, that was okay. Other things needed to get done, and they simply became a priority….

Exhibit Update

Hello! A couple weeks ago I wrote about submitting some art to an upcoming, Spring, gallery exhibit at Rum River Art. (The link to that blog is HERE. ) Today, I’m just stopping by the blog to show off the piece that was accepted. 🙂 Also, I’ve actually pulled my camera out to start shooting…

Serenity

This past weekend the theme was ‘Safe’ and I totally skimmed right over it. One reason I missed it? I was, quite simply, not home. I took the kids out of town to visit family and that was that. I could have shot earlier in the week but that brings me to the other reason…

I Want you to Know

This week’s theme? ‘I Want You To Know…’ When I had this idea–I had one, very specific, person in mind. As I shot, I had about three people in my mind. When I posted, I had five people in mind. Then I realized, if I have five-ish people in my life who bore me, maybe…

Spring Gallery Show Entries

Hello again! I’m circling back around, a bit, to the theme of my last post. The whole realization that I haven’t really made any art, or used the camera as my hobby, since I picked it up for work (like a DECADE ago) was big for me. The bulk of that realization actually came after…