Monday, June 27, 2016

Headed West Again


 

     As so many other Texans do when the summer starts to set in I'm headed to New Mexico.  I'll only be there for a couple of weeks but I'm so looking forward to running some of those back roads.  I will be there to work as well.  If you are in Ruidoso come see me at



The show is on July 22,23 and 24th of July at the convention center. 

Cowboy Rick will be there along with many others.  Hope to see you there.


We'll talk again soon,

Kim

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What's next?

 
 
Come see me at the Blanco Lavender Festival.  This summer is starting off surprisingly mild and green.  This is the perfect weekend to get some shopping done in the lovely outdoors before the a/c begins to rule our days.
 
Details on the Southwest adventure to come in my next post.
 
See you soon,
 
Kim

Monday, May 2, 2016

Celebrate Mothers

 
 
Let's Celebrate Mothers
 
 
   I happen to have a wonderful one and I'm sure many of you do as well.  I've also been lucky to be exposed to many other examples in my life as well.  You may not have children of your own to mother but mother friends or perhaps your babies are covered by fur, feather or fin.  I believe those count as well.  Care and nurturing keep the world spinning and civilization balanced.  So raise a glass in toast to mothers everywhere.  It doesn't matter if its your original mother or one you found along the way.  To those souls that care for and nurture us, worry and sometimes weep but always hope and dream for us. Where would we be without you?

 
 


Monday, April 25, 2016

What's On?



Hi Friend!

This is what I've been up to lately.  Spring is a busy time in this part of the world for festivals and arts shows.  We like to get them started before the big heat and humidity set in for the summer.  This last Saturday I spent the day at The King William Fair in the historic King William neighborhood just south of downtown San Antonio.  What a joy it was.  So many happy people.  Beautiful weather and setting.  I was lucky to have my sister along to help out with everything.  I couldn't have done it without her.

I always enjoy finding out what images are most popular at any given show. This weekend it was an all time favorite  I'm Your Biggest Fan

Followed closely by a variety of Longhorns
 
 
This coming Friday and Saturday I'll be at the Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival In Fredericksburg Texas.  The vendor hall is free and open to the public all day.  So come get your nature on and spend some time in the beautiful Texas hill country where not all the wildlife wears boots.
 
Some upcoming venues to find me will be:
 
May Kerrville Festival of the Arts-Memorial Day weekend
June Blanco Lavender Festival 10th 11th and 12th
July Ruidoso New Mexico Ruidoso Art Fair 22nd 23rd and 24th
 
More details on those events as we get closer.
 
It is such a joy to get to meet with folks and see them fall in love with an image and talk about where I found that and the stories behind them. I hope I get to see you at an upcoming event soon.

We'll talk again soon-

Kim



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Finally a Barn to explore

The Night Loft
 
 
Hello Friend-
 
 
If we've been in a car together within the last year or so then you probably remember me scanning the road sides for the perfect barn to photograph. If we haven't been out on the roads together then I hope we get to go someday.  Anywho......so the other day Mom and I were out for a drive and I spotted a barn at the Hill Country State Natural Area that clearly needed to be investigated further.  So I put a call out to my photo buds and they agreed to explore it with me.
 
We braved low water crossings, frigid northern winds, pollen for days and an early morning start to see what we could see.
 
 
We found some wonderful light and a barn full of character.  Warm old wood, cool tin walls, dirt floors and a loft where apparently the night sky is kept during the day.  What's not to love?
 
 
 
This does not mean I have finished exploring barns.  In fact, this has whetted my appetite and I will continue to explore each one I come across. 
 
 
I love spotting the little quirks in the structure.  The reuse of found architecture, recycled doors windows and wood bits and pieces.
 
 
 
Good times and a wonderful lunch with like minded photo fiends makes for wonderful memories and photographs.  Give me a heads up if you've spotted a barn you think I need to check out.
 
 
 
 
So until next time dear friend, keep your eyes open and see what you can see.  Oh and you can see me and my work in person on March 12 from 10-4 at the SoFlo Market
 
All the best,
 
Kim



 

 

 
 



 
 


 

 


Friday, February 12, 2016

Some Button Loves You



Hello Friend-

  I hope this new year finds you where you want to be or maybe on the way there.  That's true for me.  I'm at the point where I feel like I can focus my energies full time on my photography.  That means I've been assembling my art show booth set up, booking shows, building inventory, keeping myself open to new opportunities and adventures.  The show aspect of that starts this Saturday with a booth at the SoFlo Market here in town. San Antonio in Springtime is something to see and yes Spring starts in February here. Put away those sweaters.  So if you are in the area stop in and say Hi.  I will be at lots of other venues in and around the area and will keep you posted.  Follow along on my Facebook page and all the other social media links you can find on the right side of the page.  If you follow me on Twitter you'll be subject to some of my binge passions, Outlander, Agents of Shield, etc.  There's always something interesting happening there.

So...that's it.  The family and pets are doing well.  I'm spending the Spring and Summer working the art show/craft fair circuit in the area (fingers crossed for a Ruidoso show), Scotland in September because...Scotland, and any other adventures I can find my way into.  Happy Valentine's Day and like the photo says I hope some button loves you.

I'll write again soon,

Kim

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saying Goodbye

 
A bitter sweet birthday this year.  My senior kitty SweetPea passed away today.  She had been showing her age and I had been preparing myself for the inevitable but I didn't think it would happen so fast. I'm very grateful that she didn't linger in pain and that we had the wonderful years together that we did.  I'm not sure who will keep the family cats in line now without SweetPea to give them what for. She is and will be missed.  I decided to share just some of the images we created over the years in memory of all the good years. Hug your pets today.