this morning

The snow was melting and Tim was out chipping the ice off the sidewalk. The sun was shining, blue sky! So rare this time of the year. The shadows cast across the ice by the trees were stunning.


nature under glass

texture dore'e
by - Elisabeth Vedrine

Elisabeth Vedrine is a friend of mine. Her new website is just up. Her work is beautiful. Check it out. We own the piece shown - part of the Nature Under Glass Series. It's amazing, I love it! This piece hangs in our living room - minus the web address. elisabethvedrine.com


Red Thread Images

Great Christmas gifts...
Red Thread Images are available for purchase - $65.00 signed, matted, and framed. Locations are listed. Call Beckah at Artworks/UICA for more info. and availablitiy. 616.454.7000 x 12. All proceeds go to Artworks. Support a great organization and give a great gift!


The Box of Lanzo

Special Screening

The Box of Lanzo

By Sami Mermer
November 24, 2006 @ 7pm
at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Local Filmmaker, Sami Mermer fled Turkey for North America seeking a
better place to live, but instead became a victim of post 9/11 racial
profiling and came under suspicion.

His film in-the-making is not only a poetic reflection of his own
plight as a stateless person, but is also a strong social commentary
on the people that he sees from his window of his second-story
apartment in Grand Rapids Michigan, the homeless.
For two years Sami has built relationships with these fellow displaced
people and is still struggling today to make ends meet and complete
his film.

The film screening will be followed by a short reception with the
director as well as a famous local artist's mega event held at UICA.
Proceeds from both events will go towards the finalization and
distribution the film.

Friday, November 24, 2006 @ UICA.

7:00 p.m.: Film screening @ the UICA, 41 Sheldon Blvd.
9:00-9:30 p.m.: Reception, information
10:00 p.m.: Benefit celebration with live entertainment


C a f
E !

One word. I am running the Cafe again. Have been running it for the last two weeks-ish. Not much time to spare. Hope you are well. Will post new work soon. Note to clients... if you need something in a jiffy - please call - leave me a message... I will get back to you. Sarah, the wedding shots are beautiful! I will try to keep all of the balls happily in the air. Learning to juggle!!! -ME


Sharing with Friends and Strangers

Garlands for Queens, may be
Laurels ~ for rare degree
Of soul or sword.
Ah ~ but remembering me
Ah ~ but remembering thee
Nature in chivalry
Nature in charity
Nature in equity
The Rose ordained!
-Emily Dickinson


Tooo Busy.

Been busy - oh so busy. For a peek at what I've been up to check out this link - PEOPLE - Another small blog extension of my world. Although I am too busy to keep up with posting there too. Will post new shots here and on Urban Space II soon. Hope you are all well. Please keep my friend Tommy in your prayers. Life can change in the blink of an eye. Be thankful for every new day and the possibilities that come with it! Life is a gift... don't waste it.



"photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still"
-dorthea lange

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-anais nin

"When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.
-cesar chavez

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."
-elisabeth kubler-ross

"Why indeed must "God" be a noun? why not a verb... the most active and dynamic of all?"
-mary daly