A day at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Checking more items off my Maine bucket list this weekend I went to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It’s located in Boothbay, ME, and sits on 270 acres of beautiful, tidal shoreland. Since I wasn’t really up for a hike, but still wanted to be outside for the day this …

What to do when creativity eludes you

Like most creative people sometimes creativity eludes me. At times it’s right by my side begging me to write, paint, or go out shooting with my camera. When creativity is around I can’t get the ideas down fast enough, the paints to blend quickly enough, or the ISO set fast …

Life lessons from photography

I recently started taking a photography class with a friend at this amazing creative studio called Lillstreet Art Center. I’ve already read 3 books on digital photography and have subscribed to a few photography blogs so I thought I knew a lot already. WRONG! In only a couple of classes …

I am a writer!

For as long as I can remember I’ve always struggled with calling myself a writer. Ever since I was a kid scribbling away in my bedazzled diary I’ve always felt that being a writer was some unattainable dream. It was something to aspire to, but not necessarily achieve. I thought …

Chicago Loop Bridge Lifts

Every Wednesday and Saturday morning during the spring (mid-April – June) and fall (mid-September – early-November) the city of Chicago takes part in something called the Chicago Loop Bridge Lifts. This is when 18 of Chicago’s moveable bridges are raised to allow sailboats to enter Lake Michigan in the spring, …

Millennium Park Photo Walk

Today I tried something new. I went on my first Photo Walk with fellow photography enthusiasts around the city. I was so excited that I hardly slept last night, and this morning I woke up ready to go well before my alarm went off. It was rainy, windy, and bone-chillingly …

A day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

After spending two whole weeks in the city with my only reprieve being going to work in the suburbs, I knew that I needed a break this weekend. I needed to be around nature! I never realized how much I needed it for my creativity until I moved to downtown …

– Immersion into Photography

Every so often I will come across a new idea or concept and think to myself, “That looks cool! I want to learn more about THAT!” and thus begins my total immersion in the subject. I research as much as I can on the internet, then since I like having …