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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Capitol Tour

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The US Capitol is a must see for anyone visiting DC. 

US Capital

The public tour runs like a well oiled machine, possibly the only thing within these walls that runs so well.

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Lincoln

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Lincoln's legacy is a huge part of the Washington DC narrative. He is everywhere. This is window screen at the Lincoln Museum accross the street from Ford's Theater.

Lincoln Museum

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07 Aug

Rose Garden

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
– Ansel Adams

Sometimes I just want to make a pretty picture for the sake of it being pretty. Does that make it a fuzzy concept? This is the question I explore with the Rose Garden series.

Rose Garden

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27 Jul

Animated Pattern

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First attempt

My husband and a friend suggested that my current pattern themed body of work would lend itself well to animation. Well that it is an uncharted territory that I am willing to explore. For starters I created this animated giff.

18 Apr

Las Palmas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Details

My camera helps me see details and abstractions in the scenes I might otherwise forget. I love photographing these kinds of images, and they always end up being some of my favorites, regardless of where they were captured. 

These detail images were all taken at Las Palmas or along the beach near by.

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12 Apr

Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Local Beach Critters

Playa Blanca is a relatively deserted beach, except for the myriad of non human life. Dolphins swim and play along the shoreline and whales are commonly spotted a little further out. We saw both, but unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to capture any pictures.

So I took lots of bird pictures instead.

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11 Apr

Las Palmas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Heaven on Earth, Part 1

The first time we stayed at Las Palmas, two years ago, I literally teared up when I stepped onto the property. It is exactly how I imagine heaven. The second visit was just as heavenly. Las Palmas Beach Suites

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02 Apr

Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Local Scene

Last February we took our second trip to the Hotel Las Palmas on Playa Blanca, just south of Zihuatenjo. http://www.hotellaspalmasmexico.com/location-map.html

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04 Jan

Facebook for Business

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How I use Facebook to grow my business

I'll be honest, I first joined Facebook because my high school sons were using it, but quickly it became much more than a parenting tool. Facebook became a place to share my creativity with friends and family, and overtime I recognized that my freelance business was growing because of my Facebook presence.

My business has enjoyed steady growth over the past three years. My invoice totals at the end of 2012 were up 60% from 2011. Many factors account for that growth, but I believe Facebook gets most of the credit. 

If you are a small business owner you can do the same. To start you should understand and accept these two facts:

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12 Dec

Christmas Card Retrospective

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Merry Christmas

Each year I create a custom Christmas card for family, friends and clients. They get printed, signed, stamped and mailed the old fashioned way. It's a tradition I plan to hang on to as long as possible, even if it does add some stress each year trying to come up with a new theme.

While designing this year's card, I reflected on past years and thought it would be fun to share them here.

2004
May the Spirit of Christmas light up your holidays and shine forth into the New Year. 

2004 Christmas Card

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