Friday, October 26, 2012

their last days

autumn glow

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days. 
~John Burroughs


Yesterday I carried Gypsy to the deck window so she could watch the leaves blowing in the wind.
It made me think of this photo I took of her on the deck last fall. I remember watching her chasing the leaves around, making a leaf kill as needed. I ran to get my camera and got this stunning shot of her.
I'm so glad to have it.

xo laney 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

photograph what you love

photograph what you love . cosmos . .

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about where I want to go with my photography.
For years it's been just a hobby with a few etsy sales and portrait sessions for friends/family. I think I'm ready to do more. I would love to make it my full time job. So, that's left me thinking about what I want to offer and what to photograph. Today I was home sick and decided to watch my What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann dvd and I was struck deep by her philosophy on art.
"...the things that are close to you, are the things you can photograph the best..."
"and unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art."
~ sally mann
It's that simple. I love to photograph nature and animals. I have some ideas brewing about how to bring those two loves together. It's going to happen.
xo laney

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

volkswagen festival

volkswagen fest volksdip1 volksdip2 172 volksdip3 154 vw volksdip4 206

These were taken at the Volkswagen Festival in Eureka Springs. Rob and I have gone for the past
four years. We have wanted a vw camper bus FOREVER! My parents had a red one when I was a kid and we always had a blast buzzing around in it. Buzzing was the only thing I could think of to describe that cute VW sound. Hopefully we will have one of our own someday.
xo laney 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

my gypsy queen

gypsy queen

for my gypsy queen


Hello. It's been a long time since I was here. I've had a stressful month!
My sweet Gypsy has been very ill. It started with vomiting and then we noticed that
she was having trouble breathing. She has been through so much with car rides to the vets and testing to find out she has lung disease possibly from asthma or that other horrible thing I don't even want to think about. We have started her on steroids and something for her nausea.
She is slowly starting to feel a little better. I'm thankful for that. I know in my heart that she is getting old and my time with her is limited.
I just have to enjoy everyday I have with her. That's all I can do.
This song always reminds me of her.
"You're gonna dance on Gypsy Queen
Stars shine down on you
Yeah, ev'rything alright
I wanna throw my arms around you
   I'm so glad I found you Gypsy Queen."
van morrison

xo laney