Monthly Archives: November 2017

30 Nov 2017

the rose

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” -Sa’adi Shirazi   “I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” – Eleanor Roosevelt     View previous self-portrait post here:  nightly programming About the Artist: Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her […]

29 Nov 2017
29 Nov 2017

nightly programming

my favorite nightly programming… can’t get the facts wrong can’t be biased can’t be bought or sold.   About the Artist: Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her artistic journey has taken many twists and turns but photography and writing have become the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She is an artist at Offset.com, her work/photography has been published by Lensbaby and Beyond the Wanderlust. She can be found on Instagram @natalie_a_wheeler.  

26 Nov 2017

Birdie Lou

This weekend we are celebrating three weeks of life and love with our new family member Birdie Lou Ellen “Snakebite.” This first set of photos below were taken at the Royaile breeder’s house in Tucson, Arizona, the day we brought her home. We had visited previously when the puppies were only about 5 weeks old. During that visit we met their mother, Twitter, and grandmother, Pumpkin. We also met many other adult and adolescent Welshie’s.   The breeders show many […]

22 Nov 2017

Behind the Pixeled Curtain

“Behind the Pixeled Curtain” Whatever your physical appearance, status, or attachments, it seems it is impossible to escape judgement.  Dig deep, learn all you can about yourself and your own opinions.  If you choose to create according to those beliefs, you are already stronger than those on the sidelines judging, and it won’t take long to always hear your voice over theirs.  This is your shield of self-love, that no one can take from you.         About […]

21 Nov 2017

What if I stopped?

  What if I stopped? I think about it. Sometimes. What I am… What I see… Might not matter. I’ll lose A game I’m not playing. But I’m pushed By me. By what I am. By what I see. It matters to me… All that is free Is winning.  

20 Nov 2017

Reasons Why

Reasons why I “shouldn’t” share this photo: 1)  I do not fit the narrow and confining standards of female beauty our society holds absolute because  I’m 4’ 11.”  I have been ridiculed my whole life about my stature/physique.  I am reminded of this almost every time I leave the house, as typically someone makes a comment to me that leaves me really knocked down.  It’s taken me nearly 30 years to figure out how to find a healthy outlet for […]

15 Nov 2017

My Grandpa Earl

  My grandpa Earl…I think of him often. Many, many people think of him often, though we lost him in physical form 14 years ago this week. You only needed to meet him once, and the wonderful impression he’d make would stay with you forever. I remember his charisma, steady positive attitude, the unmissable sparkle in his eyes, the constant warm smile on his face, and the youthful mindset he chased into his 90s. I recall his genuine and sheer […]

07 Nov 2017

Hammock Happy

Forest camping… Being in the forest transcends the written word.  The closest I can get to communicating how I feel, is that an exchange takes place, at a very deep level.  Each time I go, part of me is left there in the forest, and I take part of it with me.  What I take, and what I give is not tangible and it’s not greedy.  It might sound crazy to say that the forest needs anything from us.  Afterall, […]