Essential Lightroom Presets

I've released a new set of Lightroom Presets in my Gumroad store, and these are my Essential Presets pack with some of my favorite tools.  Check out this preview!  I love this set so much!

A photo from Montreal edited with the High Contrast Color Preset


Gathering Creative Inspiration

There are few things more frustrating than wanting to create, but feeling like you have a dearth of ideas.  Sometimes, it feels like if you've got the time and the inclination, that you should be able to work, but it doesn't work that way.  When you try your brain just dries up and ideas fly out of the window, away with the fairies.  Luckily, I've worked through this peril more than a few times, and can share some of my tips.


Grey Vines

Happy Friday all!

This is a painting that I finished about a month ago, maybe a little bit more, for my best friend.  I really loved the finished product, and am so glad that it's going to be hanging in her lovely home!  It's always such an honor to see my work hanging up, or on a iphone case or anything really.

I called this piece 'Grey Vines' for lack of a better name.  That big flower got repainted SEVERAL times before I liked it, and the last time with just a palette knife and some heavy body paint.  I started painting this at the beginning of my painting class with Flora Bowley, and I liked the way that it changed the way I made this piece, even mid-process.  This piece definitely has more texture and some of the techniques I learned from her class.

Grey Vines on Society6

My paintings will become available on Society6 as they are finished and photographed.  I hope to find a printer that I love and also put them up in my etsy shop as giclee prints, but until then, they're exclusive to my S6 shop.

Slush Pile: Sunrise over Niagara

Hi friends!

I have a lot of projects going on right now that I am super excited about, but I won't lie, I am also very tired.  So here's a picture of sunrise over the city of Niagara in Ontario.  I got up one morning in a hotel to see the sunrise, and really it was the only lovely part of the day - it grew very rainy after that and I don't think the sun was seen again that day.  I always enjoy going to Canada, and it's doubly fun for me now because my husband hasn't seen as much of it as I have.  Like me he has the heart of an explorer, but less chance to indulge it as a child.  It's fun to get to make up for it now - and I never turn down a chance to take more photos!

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