Great Falls Maryland - C&O Canal National Historical Park

It happens every time we move. I inevitably fall in love with a space, a moment, a place of complete inspiration. Thursday was that day for me. With winter wrapping up (maybe) I’m on a mission to get the most beautiful landscape photos. Wednesday I went driving, yes out in the storm to take photos. I’m sure people were terrified to see me & my Florida plates driving around. I arrived at the park & they were closed.

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So I tried again on Thursday on a last minute whim hoping there would be snow still. I got snow, sun, blue skies & some of the prettiest photos. If you’re in the MD/DC/VA area I recommend a visit up to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
By the way, Military Families - did you know you get into National Parks for free? We got our pass when we traveled cross country after moving back to the states. I’ve been taking advantage of enjoying the scenery & getting some hiking/slow photo walking done.

Enjoy the photos below of Great Falls from the Maryland side.

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Happy 2019!

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Do you have a word of the year? I'm looking forward to an artful year. I'm more focused than I've been in years past. Here's to a successful 2019 - whatever that means for you!

Artsy Endeavors Week of Oct 21

I’m hoping to begin this as a weekly post. I often speak about how daily life inspires me. I shouldn’t even tell you how many photos & videos are on my phone - thanks for the large phone memory & extra cloud space, honey.

I am working on a project with another Mil Spouse. I am so excited & honored to be working on it. This was one of my concepts Teamwork in ALS. It didn’t make the cut, but I’m thinking of making it into a card design.

I am working on a project with another Mil Spouse. I am so excited & honored to be working on it. This was one of my concepts Teamwork in ALS. It didn’t make the cut, but I’m thinking of making it into a card design.

Beading again … Those that just know me as an illustrator & photographer may not know my first inkling of a creative business began in jewelry making. I’m even published!  These are going to be a convertible wrap bracelet or necklace with pieces of life. I’m taking  Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry  class by Robin Dudley-Howes.

Beading again … Those that just know me as an illustrator & photographer may not know my first inkling of a creative business began in jewelry making. I’m even published!
These are going to be a convertible wrap bracelet or necklace with pieces of life. I’m taking Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry class by Robin Dudley-Howes.

Exploring & photographing sites of where I currently live is a big part of my art. It fills my bucket & creative soul. Frederick, MD is known for the local covered bridges. I took a trip to 2 of them. I’ll have to go back as the fall leaves are still not here.

Exploring & photographing sites of where I currently live is a big part of my art. It fills my bucket & creative soul. Frederick, MD is known for the local covered bridges. I took a trip to 2 of them. I’ll have to go back as the fall leaves are still not here.

This is a wet mixed media background titled “Patriotic”. I’ve got plans for you :)

This is a wet mixed media background titled “Patriotic”. I’ve got plans for you :)

Another exploring adventure. I went to visit  Sweet Clover Barn . There are several barns in the area that open once a month decorated with vintage, antique & gift items. I love going to look for inspiration & support local small businesses.

Another exploring adventure. I went to visit Sweet Clover Barn. There are several barns in the area that open once a month decorated with vintage, antique & gift items. I love going to look for inspiration & support local small businesses.

Sunday Drive

I was itching to take some photos, so after a few errands I drove around. After living in exotic lands & wanting to take photos, exploring has become part of my every day life. I ended up in Dickerson, MD and the Monacacy Aqueduct. I am not so patiently waiting for the full bloom of fall colors. There are some scattered here & there, but I’m ready for all of it. I am a seasons girl & I feel like I completely miss out when we are living in a 1 season location. (Arizona, Kuwait, Turkey, and Florida - take note!)

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Month of the Military Child

April is month of the Military Child. These kids are amazing. They move constantly & adapt. My kids teach me on a daily basis. I don't know if they realize how much we lean on them. Please feel free to download and share. 

 

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Veterans Day 2017

It's not about BBQ's & sales. Thank you to the men & women that served & continue to serve this great country of ours. Feel free to download the artwork below to use on your Facebook cover. 

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