Paint a rock with an uplifting message and leave for someone to find

Kindness Rocks Project Spreads Messages of Hope

Remember those old 70s collages made of random materials? Back then, art classes in junior high and high school were rife with making collages, (remember decoupage?), painting rocks and wood, macrame, yarn art, spirographs, hooking rugs, and other artsy stuff! I just loved creating those craft projects! Fast-forward to 2017 and painting on 3-D materials…

Sac State's Guy West Bridge

How a Bridge Connects Us

“Think about the things, places, or people that connect us.” I like this idea as it relates to the theme of Bridge. I share several angles of the Guy West Bridge that spans the American River from the Sacramento State Campus to the community of University Village/ Campus Commons. This bridge is also right off…

Sentence A Day June in REview

A Sentence A Day: June in Review

  Last month I learned about a fun blogging and writing challenge called A Sentence a Day. I took this challenge for the month of June wondering what would be so interesting in my life that I could journal my daily thoughts into a post. Although I do not work in the summers, I have…

Trio of Sailors Windsurfing

How the Delta Changed My Life

I find this photo challenge interesting in that the word “delta” is used to signify change or transition. Delta is a five-letter word that has been a huge part of my vocabulary since I met my hubby over 8 years ago. Much of my leisure time involves the Sacramento River Delta in Northern California where…

Swallow fly in chaos around their nests.

A Somewhat Transient Migration

Perhaps the famed migration of the Swallows from their winter home in Argentina to San Juan Capistrano isn’t as fleeting as the theme Transient suggests, but try taking photos of them near their nests and transience takes on a whole new meaning. The nesting swallows flit back and forth so quickly that trying to capture…

Don't delete! use your out-of-focus images

How To Effectively Use Out-of-Focus Images

If you love taking photos, you know the frustrations of spending time photographing what you expect to be fabulous images, only to find many of them are out of Focus. It happens to the best photographers. Rather than throw your hands up in despair and hitting the delete button, save some of your out-of-focus images…