Photographer, wife, mother, farmer in Lansing, Michigan.

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Following Direction | Self Portrait | April 10, 2014

Following Direction | Self Portrait | April 10, 2014

Regression | Self Portrait | April 6, 2014

Regression | Self Portrait | April 6, 2014

Pandect (Fell Street)  |  Self Portrait Set  |  April 6, 2014

Opting Out (Fell Street) | Self Portrait | April 6, 2014

Opting Out (Fell Street) | Self Portrait | April 6, 2014

Examination | Self Portrait Series | April 6, 2014

magpieanddandelion:

Calm & Meditative | April 3, 2014
Santa Cruz, CA & Lansing, MI

This is an ongoing project exploring visual representation of self in correlation with emotion and mood.

Ahhh..a little view of what’s happening with the Magpie and the Dandelion as they are thousands of miles apart…

Your Sister’s Curls Were Unencumbered | April 4, 2014

When you handed me the flowers I thought it meant that you were done with me and leaving, as I hadn’t heard from you in weeks. Tied to the tattered pink, borrowed ribbon was a tiny handwritten note with the words, “I love you…always”, but I didn’t believe you. “Always” is too definite a word to describe something so fleeting as love.
Your Sister’s Curls Were Unencumbered | April 4, 2014

When you handed me the flowers I thought it meant that you were done with me and leaving, as I hadn’t heard from you in weeks. Tied to the tattered pink, borrowed ribbon was a tiny handwritten note with the words, “I love you…always”, but I didn’t believe you. “Always” is too definite a word to describe something so fleeting as love.

magpieanddandelion:

Mending & Concerned | March 21, 2014
This is first image in a series of images to come that will change the environment for the Magpie and the Dandelion.
Here you see the Magpie in her nest. The Dandelion tending. 
An image of transition, as all things do shift and change, after all. 

This is an ongoing project exploring visual representation of self in correlation with emotion and mood.

magpieanddandelion:

Mending & Concerned | March 21, 2014

This is first image in a series of images to come that will change the environment for the Magpie and the Dandelion.

Here you see the Magpie in her nest. The Dandelion tending. An image of transition, as all things do shift and change, after all.

This is an ongoing project exploring visual representation of self in correlation with emotion and mood.

magpie—finds:

When the sea air has filled my soul, I shall return…

When the Moon Rises | March 9, 2014

When the Moon Rises | March 9, 2014

They Make Me | Self Portrait | January 29, 2014

They Make Me | Self Portrait | January 29, 2014

On the Eve of a Rising Tide | Self Portrait | March 18, 2014

On the Eve of a Rising Tide | Self Portrait | March 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes | March 8, 2014

Okay friends….

I need to apologize for the sudden lack of imagery…or the sudden inundation of Instagram images and writing.

I had some major technical setbacks last week when my beloved MacBook up and died. However, I had some inclining it was coming and was able to back everything up. 

This week began the process of setting up a new computer…which is amazing…but also a lot of work…and it (coupled with yet another fucking illness, don’t get me started) has seriously put a damper on my work flow. Seriously.

…aaaaand right as I am nearing the end of my shooting and editing for my part of the latest Faye Daniels project…sheesh! Wait, did I just write that? Yup. And I’m super excited about it…the work is amazing! Keep your eyes peeled!

In lieu of new images, I can offer some behind the scenes of me shooting a gorgeous friend of mine earlier this month. Her boyfriend, also a photographer, took the opportunity to catch me in action…I’m somewhat known for my “photo yoga”. I’ll do what it takes to get the shot I want, no doubt. His images, my minor edits.

Bear with me as I continue this epic transfer of art and such and know that in one short week I’ll be on a double week vacation in sunny California where I will not only have unlimited childcare for edits and updates…but new models to shoot, new spaces to inspire and lots of warmth and sun!

Besos to those of you who are hanging around and have continued to show the love and share the love for this little ‘ole magpie.

A Glance | March 24, 2014
He held her hand with a gentle guard that left just enough space between their palms for the air to cool their faint perspiration and raise the hairs on his forearm creating a suffocating feeling beneath the starched, cotton shirt she’d delicately buttoned for him moments ago. With a glance that lasted only a second but felt like the measure of a love song, they stood at the edge of the dining table, her dress caressing the sheriff’s leg as the breeze from the open window coerced its movement.
Inspired by corpseonpumpkin and his latest musing from a somber world.

A Glance | March 24, 2014

He held her hand with a gentle guard that left just enough space between their palms for the air to cool their faint perspiration and raise the hairs on his forearm creating a suffocating feeling beneath the starched, cotton shirt she’d delicately buttoned for him moments ago. With a glance that lasted only a second but felt like the measure of a love song, they stood at the edge of the dining table, her dress caressing the sheriff’s leg as the breeze from the open window coerced its movement.

Inspired by corpseonpumpkin and his latest musing from a somber world.

Someone Left the Door Open | Self Portrait Series | March 22, 2014

If you’re curious about this, ask me.