Photo Project: Clouds—Story

As I faced (and continue to face) very intense, life-long mental health struggles that can be very disabling, challenging and disturbing for me, I remember spending many evenings outside at home just watching and photographing the sky as a way to try to help myself stay alive and survive. Seeing, watching, taking note of, andContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—Story”

Photo Project: Clouds—Broken Heart

This cloud project is very personal to me. In a way, I feel it tells my own life story without words. To me, my story often feels unspeakable, as though there are no words to adequately express it. And what I see in these images can be very relatable to the experience of my ownContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—Broken Heart”

Photo Project: Clouds—Printed Zine Available for Order

It is challenging for me to believe I finally get to share this with you: my CLOUDS zine is now available for order! In previous posts I’ve shared about the individual steps in the process that led me to the final print of this photo project. It took me approximately a year once I beganContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—Printed Zine Available for Order”

Photo Project: Clouds—My Zine Layout and Sequencing Process Using Prints

In previous posts about my CLOUDS zine I’ve shared how the project is coming together as I work through the entire zine creation process. I’ve recently finished my layout and sequencing process AND ordered my copy of what I hope will be the final version of this printed zine which includes 132 pages of imagesContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—My Zine Layout and Sequencing Process Using Prints”

Photo Project: Clouds—Zine Test Print

In my previous post I mentioned that I’d reached an exciting milestone in my Clouds photo project: ordering my test print of a small portion of this project printed in zine form. This printing was just a small selection of some of my cloud images to check how photos would print and make sure IContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—Zine Test Print”

Photo Project: Clouds—Celebrating a Milestone

As a way to cope with the intense, moment-to-moment mental health struggles I face as a result of surviving trauma, one thing I naturally began doing was noticing, focusing on and capturing the captivating clouds that I would see when out and about or while at home in our yard. I’ve spent years taking cloudContinue reading “Photo Project: Clouds—Celebrating a Milestone”

Resting where you landed

When you’ve been knocked to the ground by painful circumstances outside your control sometimes it’s necessary to rest where you landed in order to care for yourself. Captured just as I found it. The process of making this film photo, developing the film myself at home, scanning the negative with my DSLR and converting theContinue reading “Resting where you landed”

Gravel dust

Off in the distance the ordinary clouds of dirt become a beautiful sight when highlighted by the golden light of the setting sun. Another of many images I’ve taken from the passenger seat on a drive home from one of my neurofeedback appointments. I never know how these images will turn out as we’re drivingContinue reading “Gravel dust”

Hidden beauty

These old, leaded glass windows in our home are fascinating to me. They are rainbow-makers: when the sunlight shines through them they cast rainbows throughout the house. A reminder of the hope of God’s faithfulness in the middle of the darkness. I decided to share some of the photos and writing I’ve shared over onContinue reading “Hidden beauty”

Fight or flight

Fight or flight: On the outside you look ok, maybe even calm. And on the inside is the opposite—terror, chaos, anxiety, the unspeakable, panic, fear, disturbing sensations and more…and it all makes sense. You do what you can, appreciate your surroundings and what you notice in creation. The beauty of this flying flock just aboveContinue reading “Fight or flight”