Saturday, April 5, 2014

{Riverside} Pittsburgh, PA Fine Art Photography

“I like to be the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place. Being the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place is worth it because something interesting always happens.” ― Andy Warhol

I love the city of Pittsburgh. Everything from the art, people, culture, mountains, rivers and sports teams are comfortable and familiar to me. Recently, I have had the chance to visit the City more frequently and view old childhood stomping grounds with fresh adult eyes. This most recent trip included a visit to Mt. Washington. It had been almost 20 years since I've been to this spot last and I'm afraid the nostalgia clouded the very real fact the Mt. Washington is indeed a Mt. A Mountain with a fantastic view for those brave hearts who are fearless with heights. I wandered close enough to the edge to take in the view and snap some photographs before vertigo and a rapid heartbeat overwhelmed me. The rest of the time was spent wandering the hidden and very quaint neighborhoods that sit inside this part of the city.
As I left, I made a mental note to challenge myself closer guardrail for next time and revisit the incline ride that tracts up and down the mountain continuously throughout the day...It has been 20 years or so since I've done that too and I loved every minute of it. I'm not sure what changed...
I've been told to visit the is spot at nightime where the view is colorfully breathtaking. I can only imagine the sparkling skyline of the City wrapped up in the dark reflections of the converging rivers...I look forward to my next visit...hopefully a bit braver and much sooner than before.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

{Lashes and Curls}

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward"-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

{Summer Beach Days Gone By}

“I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air, alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness” ― E.E. Cummings I couldn't resist posting the two photographs of my children from a Florida Vacation awhile back. This sums up what beach life is all about...play,nap,play...So nice to look at during this winter that will never end!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

{Cupid} Minneapolis, MN Fine Art Photography

“For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ― Viktor E. Frankl,

Friday, January 10, 2014

{Daggers}

When the soul lies down in the grass, the world is too full to talk about, ideas, language and even the phrase each other doesn't make sense-Rumi

Monday, January 6, 2014

{How is Your Heart}

“It was like the beginning of life and laughter. It was the real meaning of the sun” ― Charles Bukowski

Saturday, January 4, 2014

{Genograms...Systems}

“I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.” ― Virginia Satir One of my favorite classes in school was Family Counseling. Family is the base. It is difficult to understand and treat the individual without understanding where he or she came from. I recall the videos of old school family therapists. Breaking apart years of patterns while smoking cigarettes on the pleather couch. All on 1976 to 87 vhs cassettes...I'd sit it class fascinated...So much angst, love, anger (lots of anger..lots of love)...Sweet beautiful complicated Family