My plan for life is loose. To take care of myself, to love the people in my life, to experience as much as I can of things that feel good and to learn from the ones that don’t. To follow my gut, it’s yet to be wrong. Touch heals. To thrive at life. Accept death and change. Feel my feelings and move on. The answer is always love, the question is…
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be.
Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret.
Spin wildly into your next action.
Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over.
Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.
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february 2013 | ladd’s addition, portland, oregon
mamiya c33 | tri-x 400 | developed by citizen’s photo | self-scanned
quote from the television show Everwood.
this long neglected space has been in desperate need of an update. what better day to start than national cat day?
here is the story of my beloved cat and her surroundings on a pleasant spring day.
mamiya c33 | kodak ektar 100 | developed by citizen’s photo | scanned by me
last summer, we had four straight months with no rain. four straight months!
it was crazy, so unlike oregon. this year, we got a bit of summer showers but last year, nothing, nada, dry as a bone. so when that first rain finally came… woo-hoo! i was excited! i ran outside and started photographing it. what a gorgeous sight for this oregonian.
i was truly giddy. here is what i saw that day.
random images i made in march 2013 | self-scanned, scratched and dusty
olympus om-2n | kodak ektar 100 film
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
― Mary Oliver
self-portraits from march 2013 | olympus om-2n | kodak ektar 100 film
And here are the last two days of my images from this years ‘roid week.
My love of instant film just doesn’t quit. It’s so fun to contribute to these projects.