My first book signing will be this month at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, please come!!
Looking for an awesome holiday gift?? Well look no further… Limited quantity signed copies of my first book “Finding Trust” published by Kehrer Verlag are now available thru the holidays.
US book release April 2014.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Cost is $50 USD. Plus $5 for shipping.
In 2003 a friend of mine asked if Josh and I wanted to go to Syria with his writers group. I was like, “hells Yes”! but then one minute later I said “Oh Hells no”! I’m not really that crazy………
But alas I did go, with my husband Josh and a group of other really great people. I remember that while we were there, the hangings of American Military happened in Falluja and they declared that all Americans in the middle east should leave or be killed. I was really scared and wanted to leave, I am as far away as you can get from a war photographer and I didn’t want to be in the middle of any conflict, but i’m glad we stayed. The people I met there, in Homs, Allepo, Damascus and many other cities where now there is only desolation, were very kind and so family oriented. Picnics happened all the time and all over the place, along the highway and in every green spot of grass they could find. It was utterly beautiful to see people living like this, so warm and inviting to us. And now, to see the images from those lands I visited makes my heart ache to think of all the beautiful children and families who are suffering. I remember distinctly one day in Allepo, the oldest city in Syria, I was photographing and realized I was being followed by about 15 children, they were laughing and giggling and I think to them I might have been one of the first white people they had seen, which for me wouldn’t be the first time I was in that situation, I remember loving those kids and wishing I could speak with them and laugh too. I remember a beautiful place that was Syria.
I’ve just recently found some of my old drawings, the two nudes ( one has a swimsuit on) were my 7 minute sketches in which we were given a whole 7 mins to figure out what we saw, it was actually an exhilarating time, 3 hour long class and went by like that! Amy and I would drink matte and smoke lots of cigarettes, such an amazing time….
Today is Valentines day. I just dropped my sweet Maggie Scout off at her one of two days of day care a week where I come home and work or go to Wolf Haven or just sit and think. Today after I dropped her off I cried so hard……..thinking of my mom and missing her and remembering when she gave me those russel stover chocolates in a heart shaped box every year and how I took little bites of each of them to see which one I wanted, I wish she and my dad were here to see little Maggie grow, but I know they are here and they can see her but we just can’t See them. I read this article by Tyler Green on the Art Info blog when I got home and my love for dad just gets deeper and deeper.