To My Husband On Our Anniversary

To my husband of 16 years, The man who took a chance On saying hi At Sunrise Hall To the girl moving in To Room 314 We were both teenagers You and I Designer Photographer Hard worker Dreamer You drove me to church In your CRX The fast car With the loud speakers And sunroof open Along A1A You proposed In a suit Our toes in the sand Ocean winds On our skin In the clear night sky A barge Anchored offshore I said, "yes" One [...]

Cliché Photography

I read someone's post on Instagram which stated the biggest cliché  in photography are sunrise and sunset photos. As a photographer I wondered about this statement. I thought about all the photographs that have ever been taken. Photographs taken by masters of photography, like those of Ansel Adam's photographs of the American wilderness or Clyde Butcher's photographs capturing the beauty of the Florida Everglades. I thought about all [...]

Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb Today's Throwback Thursday is the fourth in my puppet book collection from photo illustrators T. Izawa and S. Hijikata. This book features the strange fairytale world of Tom Thumb. Published by Grosset & Dunlap. There's no copyright date printed in the book, but there is an inscription from the original owners of the on the inside cover, " To Diane and [...]

Preparing For A Conference

I'm getting ready to go to the Florida Christian Writers Conference at the end of the month. I feel a little like I'm standing on the edge of the high dive, about to jump in from too high off the ground. The funny part is, I've been to the conference before and it's been fantastic. The classes, the editors, the authors, and [...]