Monthly Archives: January 2013

  “life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: you’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” – madeline l’engle, “a wrinkle in time”   when i write about my children, i get to be totally honest and feel nothing but beauty at once. which is […]

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  • Tytia - Lovely words yet again Amy. Great post!! I’m the same as you. Terrible, terrible, terrible at business and I’m sure I make mistakes every single day.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle L Morris - your words are just as beautiful as your imagery !!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I love the way you speak of noticing, being in the moment and learning about your children, yourself and what we share as mothers and with all of humanity. Seeing the beauty in a captured moment surely helps us to accept the imperfect and relish the wholeness and breadth of experience and emotion each day.ReplyCancel

  “someone i loved once gave me a box of darkness. it took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” – mary oliver   there are the eyes on our heads, and then there are the eyes that are rooted from within. they have seen every disappointment, every loss, every fear and […]

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  • Michelle L Morris - This is just beautiful! The last two images in particular are so emotional….. well done!ReplyCancel

  • sarah wolfe - I absolutely loved your words, I can relate to traveling through darkness in search of the light that was slicing through all along. I very much enjoyed reading before getting to view your gorgeous pictures. “You” are in every one of your words and photos and “You” must be absolutely radiant.ReplyCancel

  • amy grace - thank you so much for these sweet words…michelle, that is really what i try do – capture the emotion behind them. and sarah, YOUR words are like beautiful music to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Monika Eisenbart - Beautiful words and beautiful images Amy. 3rd one form the top and last two are my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Shiree - Amy, I feel your words so deeply and I relate all to well to them. My eyes too were hard won and earned… thank you for sharing. <3ReplyCancel

  “ten times a day, something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good, sweet, empathic ping and swell. this is the first, the wildest, and the wisest thing i know: that the soul exists and exists entirely of attentiveness.” – mary oliver   i am drawn to portraits […]

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  • Jenneffer Vazquez - So beautifully written, her images are stunning, works of art of everyday momentsReplyCancel

  • Kelsea - I have never heard a better definition of “portrait.” So beautiful and honest and brave.ReplyCancel

ring the bells that still can ring forget your perfect offering there is a crack, a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in. – leonard cohen     this has been a hard month, for reasons that seem to be coming together all at once, testing, running me down, then pushing me to […]

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  • Debbie W - Amy, I am so sorry. I didn’t know. Loosing someone who is dearly such as a brother must be very tough. Your affair with the light is something that so divine…and I hope you will heal over the time. Big hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Monika Eissenbart - Amy thank you for sharing your story. It’s very inspiring! It must have been very difficult and painful but at the same time I can feel your love and happiness when I look at your images. There is so much love. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Warthan - I will be forever grateful for our bond but I so regret it has to be because of this awful loss.

    We are still sisters… they are still our brothers and we will always have them in our hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - We can’t be perfect? WHAT!! ; )
    I love these pictures and I love the wisdom you share.
    You are one of my favorite deep thinkers/pretty picture takers Amy!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Ceranic - Amy,
    I cry as I read this. We are in the middle of loosing a very close family member and I fear having those cracks in my heart, as I can already feel them starting to open. Each day is hard and I know it’ll only get harder, but I have hope. Hope that life will bring in light to those cracks to fill us up again and renew our spirits. I pray that the light will shine so brightly and that I will be able to see my loved one in it all. Thank you for allowing me to see that.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Burks - Amy, I don’t know you but your words touch me deeply. I’m sorry for your loss. Your art is an inspiration.ReplyCancel

there are days we live as if death were nowhere in the background; from joy to joy to joy, from wing to wing, from blossom to blossom to impossible blosson, to sweet impossible blossom. – li-young lee     this is a beginning. this is our chance to pay attention. this is our chance to […]

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  • Karie Peters - You are such a beautiful writer. So glad I read this on the first day of the are such an inspiration to me…thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Ginger Unzueta - like you my camera is a tool to somehow capture the beauty, the light, and the love that comes pouring out of my children unto me. but like you said, i have learned as they get older to give them their space, to let life happen as it would naturally. i want authentic memories, of their laughter, their messes, their cries, …our every day at home. as i took workshops this past year it was hard asking them to be my muses in order to gain knowledge/practice of techniques, when what i love most is to capture them just in their essence of how they are. i am thankful for the knowledge i gained, but glad to have a more natural rhythm and flow of capturing our day to day just how i see it. thank you for always sharing your heart in such a poetic and magical way. it’s a blessing to all of us who read it.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - Lovely thoughts and images to begin the new year with love, gratitude and peace.ReplyCancel