Another “Finding Your Artistic Voice” retreat has come and conquered.
This one happened in Cannes, France; October 3-8, 2016. What was it like? Kinda like this…
Oh and fair warning: this is a long post! Loads of pics and videos… offering a glimpse of the adventure… Continue reading “Recap: Finding Your Artistic Voice, Cannes”
A Postcard moment
This Postcard From Rome has waited. Lurked, searched for the right moment to be delivered and pinned to the wall. Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: My Crazy Sunset!”
A New Postcard From Rome!
There’s nothing quite like discovering you’ve forgotten something. For me, it normally it triggers a bad case of DAHMO (Disappointment At Having Missed Out). Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: Photographing the Ponte Fabricio”
I had a bunch of questions about what equipment I’m using on this trip – so let’s have a little gear chat.
Here’s my quiver: Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: Gear Chat By The River”
More Q&A from Rome!
On deck today: 2 new Q&A videos from Rome, plus a new “Postcard” image! Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: Q&A-palooza!”
What’s the deal with clouds?
Valerie Jardin and I are besties, but differ in lots of areas. Like clouds! For me, a day like this one, taken at the Roman Forum, is heavenly. Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: What’s the deal with clouds?”
2 New Q&A’s
Today we started tackling some of the new, great questions you guys have been asking! THANK YOU for piping up! It’s really fun to share this experience with you to begin with… it’s made even better when we can answer some of the queries that inevitably occur to you when you follow along a crazy adventure like this one. 😀 Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: 2 New Q&A’s”
I’m keeping it short ‘n sweet today with “Postcards From Rome”.
Today: Valerie Jardin and I decided it would be fun to do informal Q&A sessions while we’re here in Rome… and you’re welcome to chime in with yours too! Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: Q&A”
Postcards From Rome with Valerie Jardin began in earnest today!
Check out the view I see every day when I step outside the apartment. Sheesh! Continue reading “Postcards From Rome: Settling In”
I bet you wondered if I’d EVER spill what the heck has been going on behind-the-scenes over here!
I’m getting ready to embark upon a project that I believe in with all my heart and soul. It’s taken a ton of preparation (in some ways, my whole life!). At its core, it’s a story. A soul’s journey. And it’s all about finding our voice and embracing life itself as if it were our art. I believe this is what we were all meant to do. I believe it’s our birthright to do so. But it’s not alway so easy to pull off on Planet Earth, is it? Believe me, I know. Continue reading “Postcards From Rome”
Europe, Here I Come
Just a shade over a week to go before I leave for Rome! But that’s only the FIRST stop. Lots going on behind the scenes right now, but I’m allllllmost ready to start talking about and sharing it all. In fact, I’ll probably have something for ya in a couple of days! Continue reading “Karen on TWiP! PLUS… Europe!”
Spring’s on its way (even though we’ll likely get lots more snow.). Normally that has me giddy all by itself. This year, there are 4 NEW reasons I’m stoked as it rolls around!
I’m getting ready to travel again – for 2 months! I can’t wait! I’m in that “OMG, I’ve got so much to do before I leave!” mode and I don’t head out for a couple of weeks yet. Hey, it’s never too early to obssess a little… especially with so many cool things on tap. Here’s the quick rundown…
1. The Artist’s Voice Retreat
You know about about my photography retreat in Provence at Julia Child’s house, mais oui? So excited about it! The Artist’s Voice… May 5-8, 2016. As of today, there are only 2 spots left. Click here to learn more about it. If, after that, you think “HAIL YES I wanna go!!” and wonder if it would be a fit for you… well honey, just Contact Me for more information!
This is Grasse, 10 minutes from where we’re staying… (courtesy of Lonely Planet). We’ll be visiting this historic town; the “perfume capital of the world!”
Continue reading “The 4 Reasons I’m STOKED!”
Welcome to Day 4 in this series that I’m calling: “Finding Your Voice… 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice”
Today we feel Textures.
G’head… touch ’em, feel ’em, contemplate which kinds give you the shivers.
My favorite texture is_____.
Continue reading “Finding Your Voice: Day 4. Texture.”
Welcome to Day 3 of our fun 10-day series: “Finding Your Voice: 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice.”
My friends, it may seem elementary, but fill in the blank on this:
My favorite light is_____.
In an interview recently, violinist Lindsey Stirling put it this way: “When I’m onstage, I feel like I’m exploding with light. I think when you’re doing what you love you actually glow.” Continue reading “Finding Your Voice: Day 3. Light.”
Welcome to Day 2 of our fun 10-day series: “Finding Your Voice… 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice”
Today, ponder this…
My favorite time of day is……
Continue reading “Finding Your Voice: Day 2. Time of Day.”
I Loves Me Some NEW!
I just finished some changes around here and feel downright ebullient about it!
Hey, I coulda said “zippy”, but that sounded weird. I chose “ebullient” because it means: “overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement.” Bingo! That’s what I feel right now, because I just revamped the photography section of my website.
“Why is this such a big deal?” I hear you wonder.
Honey, if you knew what it’s like for me to organize or build ANYTHING… you’d get why I feel like I just remodeled the kitchen!
I celebrate these little things, because I know this for sure: big things are made of interconnected little things. And the little things are like wee mini Tinker Belles; if you want ’em to stick around and multiply, they need love and applause!
So here, let me show you some of the new appliances… Continue reading “New is the New NEW!”
Locks Off, Let’s Roll!
OK, that’s literally the title of this photo: “Let’s go!”. Bicycle waiting, no locks, no limitations… just ready and waiting to get rolling!
I can relate to this, oh yes I can!
This is a rework of an older photo, taken a couple of years ago in Lucca, Italy. I admit it; I got just a WEE bit obsessed with these Italian-bikes-leaning-on-walls. Looked for them at every turn. Made my poor hubs stop while I snapped each and every one!
It’s possible that you’ll see this on a garment soon. Possible, I say. It was one of the images short-listed over at VIDA, where I’m one of the new designers for Spring. I have a meeting coming up. There COULD be samples involved. Ssshhh! our secret. ;))
Saying that I’m excited is a vast understatement.
But saying that I’m locks-off ready to roll SO is not!
How about you?
Who’s got cool stuff going on? Tell us! Tell us!!
A Vision from Siena
I always love looking at before/after comparisons. I’ve noticed I’m not the only one!
So today, I thought I’d share a fun photo that I had an idea about when I shot it; but had to complete it in post processing.
This photo is re-imagined from a single-frame RAW image, which I shot with my NEX-7 whilst in Italy, August 2012:
Continue reading “Translating Vision to Final Image”
There’s a thing about me. More than one, truth be told… but I’m referring to one in particular that relates to how I look at just about everything, including my photography. And that is; I tend to see the way stuff “ought” to be. You know, possibilities. My point of view is that most things could always be better or more fun, more movie like, more beautiful, more “envisioned”. It’s a life thing, not just photography… I apply it liberally and globally; just ask my husband! heh.
Consequently, when I step into a historic wonderland like Siena, Italy – I don’t see no stinking ‘reality! I only see a frame from a highly stylized movie that was filmed there. It may well have been animated.
Continue reading “My View of the Street Where You Live”
Y’know, I’m always going on about how weaving your own personal point of view can give your photos that “stamp” of recognizable YOU. I think it’s all part of showing up authentically as Who You Are in your art… but more, showing up that way in life too.
I named this photo “Look Up in Wonder”, because that’s exactly what I couldn’t stop doing that warm, summer evening in Siena, Italy.
It shares the reality of my moment (gawking my eyeballs out!)… but I also liked the added perspective that my 14mm prime lens created. Continue reading “Perspective and Point of View”