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Death Takes A Holiday Rehearsals

This is long overdue, but considering I’ve gone through about 500 photos (which is a lot for me), once I got them all selected and processed and up to Facebook, I didn’t feel much like going through them again to pick out a few select photos for my blog. Finally got over that though!

You can see the full galleries from the rehearsals (more…)

Leaving Rochester

A lot of you already know that I’ve gotten a job in Blacksburg, which is in southwestern Virginia. It’s a town of about 42,000 in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is home to Virginia Tech as well as increasing number of startup-type companies, and lots of outdoor activities. The job is at NewCity, a great little interactive agency with high standards for themselves and for their clients, and a great sense of (more…)

Violin Photos 2

In my quest to get better at portraits with artificial lighting, I decided, at the urging of my photo group co-conspirators, to re-shoot the photos of Tyler with his violin, but with a few changes. Their main complaints had been that the background needed something going on, and that I needed to focus more on the relationship between him and his violin. It seemed that I was close enough on the (more…)

Schum Law Billboard 2

You might remember that back in May I found a billboard in my hometown based on identity work I’d done for a local injury law firm. Well, apparently they are still liking my work, as back in December I freelanced for them again to produce another billboard. It’s a pretty blatant response to their competition’s ad campaign of dark (more…)

Knitting

My friend Marissa has been holding “crafternoons” once a month on Sundays, which is a lovely almost-tea-party way to get work done on our lady projects. Having essentially finished my study abroad scrapbook project started in 2009 (!!!), I needed a new project to start – perhaps something that wouldn’t take four years. (more…)

FirstLight Players Script Reading

December 1 was the first read-through of the script for Firstlight Players’ 2014 production. The production will be the musical “Death Takes A Holiday,” performances the fourth weekend in March, at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. It’s pretty exciting, since I’m in the Ensemble and several of my friends are also going to be involved with the show – plus new ones I’m sure I’ll be making! (more…)

Holidays by Preference

So with Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve been doing some thinking in good Unitarian fashion as to what holidays I would like to celebrate – which ones would I find personally meaningful, without relation to what the population at large celebrates? A friend was just telling me about how important “Gettysburg Address Day” is to him (did you know we just passed the 150th anniversary btw?), (more…)

Monkeying Around

Last month I did a photo shoot of a friend’s two kids to capture their monkeying around for her holiday cards. After establishing where they would feel most comfortable, we went out on a nice warm sunny afternoon to Highland Park and the kids proceeded to show me their favorite climbing trees. Keeping up with two kids climbing trees in order to take their portraits is hard work! (more…)