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Tag : Act Naturally Photography

18 Sep 2017

Woodland Mogwai

Deep in the woods of the Coconino National Forest, this child revealed to us a character from within that we had not seen before. He can be described as a “Woodland Mogwai.” The forest brings out many things within ourselves if we let it…and I am so glad to have met “Woodland Mogwai,” he is very special and extremely witty. His sense of humor and clever phrases had me laughing harder in a 48 hour period than I can ever […]

18 Sep 2017

Those who love you, will love all of your dimensions…

When I showed my daughter this photograph, I wasn’t sure what her reaction would be. For a child who is almost smiling, singing, laughing to the degree it’s infectious, this moment tells a different side of her. Something deep, fierce, intense and incredibly strong. I was hoping she would share the pride I felt for her in this self-scenario…this portrait. I wondered if she would see her toughness and embrace it along with all of the other wonderful parts of […]

12 Sep 2017

Out of Range

“Out of Range” Sometimes they whisper… sometimes they scream, on the border of my dreams. But I was misunderstood, heart-soft, and obscured by my naive rain. A trade off for pleasure in pain… for what I didn’t see, didn’t know. If I listen will they help me grow… out of this nonsense-sense mind of mine again. To feel alone in time knows no end, So I listen… Listen to them, those are the lines. They bend again… and again. The branches align… […]

01 Sep 2017

She Said

She Said She said she’d stay, and soft and steady she ran. She said she can’t… she said maybe she could again. She said she’d speak, and just listened anyway. She said it’s okay, her words have another gateway. She said it with full bated breath… and fingertips pressing the back of her neck. She said it without turning around to connect. She said it in a silent scream with her face in the floor. She said it in thoughts […]

20 Aug 2017

The Confines of Escape

The Confines of Escape Wandering a monochrome dream, she feeds coins to a vintage machine. Trying to follow her one line in and one line out… To silence the sound of no sound above the ground. Breathing heavily… She barely breathes… Her slingback shoes have broken down, her Cartwheel hat flew miles to another town. Barefoot and ahead of the rain she jumps in her Alfa Romeo, like a sparrow with a broken wing tries to fly… within the shadows […]

28 Jul 2017

Brunch in Austin with a Side of Probiotic Pickle

Hello from Austin, Texas!  It’s my first time in Austin and even though we just got here last night, I love the vibes so far.  We’ve been on the road almost a month now.  I LOVE to travel.  It’s in my blood and bones.  I am GRATEFUL to be able to travel…BEYOND grateful.  Just like anything though, the joys and excitements come with some difficulties.   Traveling, especially in long stretches, is no exception.  I have certain health issues that cause […]

23 Jul 2017

An Evening in Bainbridge

We began our detour-filled journey back from Ohio to Phoenix on July 19th. Our first of many stops was to visit dear friends, who just moved from Arizona to Bainbridge, Ohio. We met them about a year ago at a Brett Dennen concert in Phoenix and had a handful of get-togethers before they moved to Ohio. They found their dream home on a beautiful farm of 11 acres, and are making great progress towards self-sustainable living. As always, we had […]

12 Jul 2017

The Shores of Port Clinton

About the artist: Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the […]

09 Jul 2017

Tubing and Boating on Lake Erie

      About the artist: Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and […]

09 Jul 2017

On the Road: Phoenix, AZ to Lakeside, OH

Every summer we travel to Ohio to visit family.  This year we decided to drive instead of fly for the first time.  It was FUN!  We stopped in Albuquerque, NM;  Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo, TX; Tulsa, OK; St. Louis, MO; and Champaign, IL  We only had 3 days to make it in order to arrive to Lakeside, OH in time for the 4th of July parade.  I’m hoping we can drive again next year, and have more time, so […]