Friday, December 30, 2011


So long since my last post.

I haven't really been up to much artwork. Waiting tables is getting pretty exhausting lately with the extra 40 lbs I'm carting around. That plus the lack of caffeine in my system has lead to a whole lot of being lazy lately. Brett and I go out on dates a lot, which is most lovely; we are enjoying as much of each other as possible until baby. I have been pampering myself with haircuts, nice new organic jewelry, manicures, and have been having a great time learning to make lots of new foods. I have even been doing bits of sketching, even working on an itty bitty series of portraits on antique papers.

Christmas just past and was so exciting, and I think my 'nesting' period kicking in is causing extra holiday spirit this year. I made stockings for everyone at work, which we all filled with goodies. Family time was really nice, and I baked cookies for everyone. I think I made 9 different kinds of cookies, around 24 of each and it was so fun having the kitchen be my little cookie factory. Also, Brett got me new lenses both for my Holga and Diana, that I am STOKED to test out. Also got me a new tripod, I broke mine just a couple months ago at the end of working on my Shrine series. I already have been doing some shooting, and got some disposables to take with me to my hospital trip.

Hoping to get my energy back soon, and ready to welcome my new inspiration into this world!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blood bread.

In the 2nd century a religion began called Montanism that was a sort of revolt against Christianity. In the 3rd and 4th centuries Christians believed that people in this sect were joined together by a Eucharist, where they shared a bread that had been baked with the blood of a small child, who usually died as a martyr/sacrifice. Its hard to know fact from fiction in this case, since most of the surviving writings on the religion are anti-Montanist writings. I bought some fake blood and baked me some bread today for my latest still life- "Montanist Eucharist". 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

for my personal amusement

This is what I've been doing lately.
I am not a fan of still lives. So I decided to paint one.

"Waldensian Eucharist"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

30 under 30 opening

Great music, awesome turnout, wonderful evening.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Installation Day!

 Brett came to assist- notice the view in the background!

Overlooking the downtown 

 The arrangement!

This Friday! Can't wait!

30 under 30 installation!

Some crappy photos of some more finished pieces for the upcoming show. Since I was working on these up till the last minute, I haven't gotten these photographed. 

Some are taken at angles to avoid the glare, they are quite shiny.

Photo transfer on panel with spray paint and paint marker. 

Photo transfer on panel with spray paint and paint marker 

Photo transfer on panel with acrylic and spray paint 

"Pagan Shrine I"
Distressed photo transfer on panel 

"Pagan Shrine II"
Distressed photo transfer on panel

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Night-shot pinhole success!

The usual, cross processed slide 120; pinhole.

I did lots of bracketing this time, and more than doubled my exposures compared to the last roll/post.
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6 second pinhole exposure + 1/30  @ F11

6 second pinhole exposure + 1/30  @ F11

6 second pinhole exposure + 1/30  @ F11

5 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

 6 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

8 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

6 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

7 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

9 min exposure; pinhole night-shot

6 second pinhole exposure

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First try: unsuccessful

Attempted some pinhole night shots of the Marian statues with painting with light.

Not so good; need to re-shoot.

Summer leftovers

Holga; cross-processed slide film

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First completed collaboration

Brett Parenteau and I completed this collaborative piece to submit into New Hampshire Institute of Art's annual Biennial exhibition. It is a juried show, with over 200 entries. Only 50 submissions will be picked, so we are crossing our fingers. 

We titled this piece "Rype" meaning wild bird



better view

Got my latest work professionally photographed for better quality images. Click image to enlarge.