Embraced Within the Fog

A Choice

I was driving home after a wonderful morning with a friend when I noticed how much the fog had enveloped everything. I thought how cool the pictures would be at the arboretum. Almost passing up this moment because I didn’t have my good camera, I decided my phone’s camera would be good enough. The moment was here and I didn’t want it to slip away  just because the pictures wouldn’t turn out “Perfect“. I’m glad I did because I would have missed out on soo much fun and love.



Towards the middle of my adventure I made one of my famous snow hearts ❤ ❤ Odin had a good time too 😉 ~ ❤ We even came across deer tracks, which Odin followed enthusiastically. The rest of my time out and about though was pretty much absorbed in silence.


When I left the arboretum I picked up where I left off at home. I grabbed my camera and went out to my favorite spot.

My connection with this tree is beyond words ❤ ! I’m not sure which one I like best, lol.


A Reflection From Nature

The top left was at the end of the day at my mother’s house. At any other angle this rock looks nothing like a heart! The top right and bottom left were after my favorite tree. The last heart is a deer’s footprint in the snow, at the right perspective 😉 .

As I walked back nature reflected my snow heart, from earlier, back at me four times the amount of love that I gave ;). I’m really glad I didn’t let the fear of my phone’s camera not being good enough get in the way of all that I experienced today. If you ever feel the need to capture or express anything, take that moment…. the choice is yours~ ❤ !



Nature Walk Compilation 11/1/17

There are some walks I take that just seem to start off magical… I know I’m going back a few weeks but this particular walk’s evening gold light was filled with wonder.

It started as I walked to my car. Glancing down at the roof of my car, reflections of fall trees were waving me off to another adventure.

I pulled into my destination and was greeted by these golden gals lazing in the evening sun. I took many shots of different angles, but sometimes I just like to lay on the ground for the best effect.


I came across an evergreen that wanted to get in  on the Fall fun, one spot had green, yellow and red needles.


I love to take pictures of tall grass tops.

I had no idea what this stuff was called but the suns rays lit them up in a way that I had to take more than a few pictures. 🙂

I thought this one had a nice heart shape.

And something about the dried leaves dangling down the slanted plant looked interesting.

My next muse was this beautiful tree. I’ll have to look next time to see what kind it was. There’s not much I can say about these next few because I just feel the pictures say more then what I could so enjoy~ ❤

As I left I took one last look back and saw a hidden path waiting to have someone sit down and listen, inviting me to come again soon.


Crystalized Morning


Last week I woke up to find a thick frost on the windshield of my car. Since I didn’t have to go to work and I had not yet captured pictures in this type of environment, I decided to get my camera. I found the outlining of leaves, the glistening grass waking up to the sunrise, and the glittering garden to be intriguing. I even had someone greet me and give me the warmth of company for awhile. By the time I was done playing with my camera and nature, the frost had given way to the suns heat. While walking back, I remembered the small heart shaped plant halfway through my little adventure. This was by far another magical moment I’m glad I didn’t miss ~ ❤ ^_^ . See you next week! I hope you enjoy the video of my morning ❤ .




Living Truly

For the first time in my life… I feel like a true artist.

My first experience doing a show at the artwalk, “Fall into the Arts,” was such a remarkable experience for me. For years I have quietly shared my pictures with family and friends. Like whispers from my soul, my passion for nature is starting to be heard. This blog and all the wonderful comments on my posts is what allowed me to get more comfortable with showing more. For a month I prepared myself for this event and this past Friday I finally made my first step.


I received so much positive feedback and had never felt so alive in my life!

I am so glad I finally took this step, it may have been small but I did it! 😉 ~ ❤ When family and friends told me how proud they were of something I am truly proud of, I felt like I won the lottery.

Thank you everyone for helping me narrow down my pictures, Pam for helping me with my display, mom for giving me the courage to do this/for buying some frames, Trevor for helping me frame the pictures, and dad for posting my pics and staying with me all night. And thank you again family and friends for supporting me through all this, I could not have done it without you 😉 ❤ . 

See you all next week!

Decisions and New Projects


Fall into the Arts is Approaching

I’ve been working on a few things while getting ready for my hometown’s art walk. Yesterday I was able to narrow down my photography pics from 100 down to about 50. I was curious to see what pictures would be picked by my family and friends so I posted an album on Facebook to see what pictures would get the most votes. To my surprise most of the ones I really loved didn’t get picked. I think its because those ones are meant to be mine 😉 and the rest are meant for others to enjoy ❤ . If you are interested in putting in your vote on which pictures you think should be featured click on the above “album on Facebook” link, any help is appreciated!


Here were a few of the top picks:


New Project/New Craft

This whole “Fall into the Arts” event has sparked a new idea of how to blend my art styles. I enjoy spending time in nature, I love to draw anime faces and I have fun making things out of nature’s materials. So I thought oh it would be fun to create pictures of faces out of leaves and things I find! Now these are all rough / unglued pictures of what I have in mind, but I think something wonderful is coming through. Let me know what you think~ ❤

See you all next week!


A Dandelion With No Name


I took this the other day and felt a profound feeling when I looked through the lens. I wanted to title it, but couldn’t find the right description. What would you name it?


Magnificent Murals

By MRPRVRT on Capital.

Wednesday I spent the day with my good friend Susan. She thought we’d enjoy a drive (around Battle Creek, MI.) to check out the new murals from the event “Color the Creek” back in August. As you can tell we had a spectacular day 😉 .


We had many smiles and little coincidences throughout the day~ ❤


This was our guide. We found out the one on Columbia(H.) was never completed 😦 but the others made up for it.


We started at the bright butterfly and bee mural by the artist Jaziel. In a few places you could see faces peeking through the swarms.


After that we headed to Capital and visited the mural “Like One.” This one wrapped around an old parking/building lot. I liked the abstraction and choice of colors. I saw rain, leaves and flowers in this one.


Next we went to get something to eat at Umami Ramen and man was it good! On the side of their building was this woman and a Buddhas face by Sintex. This was one of my favorite murals. 

This artist also had another mural he did at last years “Color the Creek” of Sojounor Truth. 


We didn’t see this one the other day but I had seen it before and thought it was done really well.


When we got done eating we headed across the street to see the next masterpiece. I loved the colors in WERC’s mural and thought that the paint on the post/wire cover was a nice touch. 


Our last stop was at Heritage Cleaners by David Eldred. The colors were much more vibrant than what we were able to capture. The blues, orange and reds really popped out at us. I really liked the representation of the boy using flowers to put out the fire from the dragon.


Out of all of the murals though I really enjoyed the owl at the top, by MRPRVRT, the most. Up close you could see the strokes and yet still see the attention to detail to make it look real.


 Right next his work, we noticed nature wanted in on the murals as well, about 2-3 feet above the side walk we found this little guy 😉 .

Past Paintings

Since we’re in the mural mood I wanted to share a few previous artists works too, plus one I stumbled upon the Monday evening.

While looking for previous murals I found these two. I’ll look up their locations and put them in in a bit.

One more ~ ❤

This past Monday I took a walk and found this under a bridge…. ❤


I didn’t realize it till I got home and went through my pictures but towards the bottom of the picture on the left there were hearts that walked up to “eyes are.” 🙂 

Well that’s it for now, lol. See you again soon!

Photo Credit goes to Susan Strazisar

If you want to see some of the artists and a few pictures of the process check out the link below~