This painting created a turning point in how women were portrayed in art. Here the woman is the sole subject and she is admired for her individual attributes. It is said that this painting brings an argument that da Vinci was the first feminist!Read More
The Woman In Gold: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt is a very well known painting. We even have a jigsaw puzzle of it! The painting was commissioned by Adele’s husband. Adele was the typical poor rich girl girl from a wealthy family who married young to escape her parent’s authority.Read More
I’ve been wanting to do self-portraits more but I lost my inspiration. So I turned to the masters. I researched portraits of women by famous painters. The first one I came on was Madame X by John Singer Sargent. Read More
While portrait sessions are mostly driven by the photographer’s artistic vision, branding photos need to reflect the personality, style and voice of company and person they feature - not the photographer’s. And while my artistic touch plays a role, these photos are all about Jaime and Begin Within.Read More
You don’t have to be a makeup pro or even be in love with makeup to appreciate and enjoy this book. If you are like me and simply wear makeup and just want to be more in control of how it looks, you will love this book! It reads like a conversation and informs like only an expert can do.Read More
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure checked all the blocks for me. It is in a genre that I love. The voice of the story was welcoming and smooth as silk. I fell for the characters right away. Even though each chapter jumped from character to character, it all flowed seamlessly!Read More
This is not a comprehensive, scholastic text book account of world history. It is a story. There is a “once upon a time”. Except the best part of this story is that it is true.
A Little History of the World is told as a story that you might hear from your grandfather as you sit on the front porch with him.Read More
Berlin is progressively urban but very laid-back. Vegan options on almost every street and people who enjoy your kids in their restaurants. The streets were crowded but not aggressive and public transportation was very easy to navigate.Read More
The book weaves together the stories of Alicia and Theo in an irresistible and captivating thriller of love, passion and obsession. And the end… F-ING MIND BLOWING! Seriously, you won’t see it coming. Don’t even try. My husband while TDY sent me a phone snap shot of Chapter 17 and said this was the point in the book that he knew. And then he kept reading. And he didn’t know! Shocking. Relentless. Chilling. Intense. And you won’t be able to put it down!Read More
It’s summer vacation. And for us here in Europe it means fantasy vacations and once-in-a-lifetime adventures! I’ve been watching my friends’ Facebook feeds fill up with beautiful photo albums full of beautiful destinations and breathtaking moments. …Read More
How does a moment last forever? How does our happiness endure?
We made some magic at Disneyland Paris in May. We watched Maddie make moments that will surely last forever in her memories! It was one of the best vacations we have had. …Read More
With the intense heat and the persistent need to feed my family, I have to ask… what do I do if I don’t want to turn on my stove or oven?? Well the answer last night was to use the slow cooker! …Read More
There is simply the rose…Read More
Sometimes you find beauty right next to your toes! …Read More
I had a fun time playing with my creativity and making art out of her beauty items. It was refreshing to me to work in this way again with intention and purpose! I got to experiment with design and light. …Read More
Today we joined in the celebrations of the Berlin Airlift 70th anniversary. It ended up being a pretty emotional day for me. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day…Read More
It is D-Day today. The world is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the day that changed the world.
I posted one of the iconic photos from that day taken my Magnum artist Robert Capa. Capa was one of 4 official photographers for the US Armed Forces that day…Read More
Have I ever told you WHY I became a photographer?
I’ve always had a camera, as far back as I can remember. In fact I remember one Christmas, I must have been in 4th or 5th grade…Read More