Lifestyles

John Paul DeJoria At Kentucky Derby

Prepare yourself to capture moments like this at the Kentucky Derby. I captured this photograph of John Paul DeJoria and his wife, Eloise Broady DeJoria at the Derby in 2011. There’s no better place to people watch, than the infield of Churchill Downs. John Paul DeJoria quotes continue to inspire me. “The biggest hurdle is…

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Screen Time Maxed Out

Go ahead and judge me for allowing my preschooler to watch more than the recommended screen time. Trying to rid the head lice on a strong-willed three-year-old isn’t easy.  As a result, I allow her to watch shows on my iPad.  Let’s face it, sitting still for hours as I wash, rinse, rewash, rinse and…

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New York Street Photography Project

This New York street photography project was started in 2001. Thinking it was complete for ALL these years, finally I realize it’s ongoing.  The project isn’t complete, it may never be.  But this is what I have SO far.  Through the streets of New York, I capture life as I see it through my lens.…

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Film Photography Reignites Passion

My passion lies in film photography. Getting back to the basics of photography keeps me in the industry.  I’m currently removed from portrait and wedding photography, but remain involved in the medium of fine art film photography. After more than a decade in business, it’s time to focus on the area of my craft that…

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Side Hustle Makes Me Anxious

“Side Hustle” a phrase I keep hearing time and time again.  Honestly, I don’t like it, it makes me anxious. I can’t stand the thought of hustling anymore.  I’m doing the best I can.  Don’t I have enough on my plate already?  Enough is enough, no more hustling. Instead, I keep reminding myself that I’m in…

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Overnight Success Does Not Exist

Overnight success doesn’t exist. It’s days like today that I’m ready to throw in the towel, not only as an artist, but also as a mother.  This is VERY difficult for me to write about, but I want to be completely honest with you.  The one idea I continue to hold onto is the fact…

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Rebranding Studio L Leads To Purpose

Thank you for your patience as I begin the process of rebranding Studio L. I can’t believe it’s been six months since my last blog post.  Where does the time go? Time off from blogging gave me insight into the direction I want go.  I don’t have all the answers, but I continue to move…

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100 Day Project Complete

I DID IT! The 100 Day Project | 100 Blog Posts In 100 Days Just like I mentioned at the end of each post, there was times of triumph and times of struggle.  I showed up through it all, each and every day.  It wasn’t easy.  But once I set my mind to something, I follow…

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Fine Art Definition Becomes Abstract

This is the definition of art, according to the dictionary: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power works produced by human creative skill and imagination creative activity resulting in the production…

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Children Change Perspective

Children change perspective, whether it’s planned or not. Looking back just eight years ago, I couldn’t imagine myself as a mother. Life changes when you least expect it and children change perspective.  Children provide more wisdom, spirit and creativity than I thought possible.  I strive to remain present for them.  More of this story coming…

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