Monday, November 26, 2012

My World Monday: Photo Shoot

My son and daughter-in-law, their 4 year old,
Daisy the dog, and the newest member of their family
came to visit this weekend.

Katie wanted some artsy photos of Oliver
and she’d saved some poses she liked from Pinterest.

Oliver slept pretty much through the whole ordeal. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Weekend Reflection: Gondola

I give you a sliver of Venice.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Theme Thursday: Together

Theme Thursday’s theme this week is together.

That opens a lot of territory,
but I threw a dart and here’s where it landed
on my photography map.

Chickens and eggs.

Which brings me to turkeys (poor things. . . .)
Give thanks you're not one of them
on this American Holiday.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Polyvore Personal:Truth Teller

Truth Teller

You never find yourself until you face the truth.

-          Pearl Bailey

Monday, November 19, 2012

My World Monday: Up and Down the Genetic Trail

Last Monday, I was still catching up on the sleep I’d lost
while welcoming  Oliver to the world.
Today, I’m smiling over the photos taken yesterday
at the “Meet Oliver” shower

of my dad with his newest great-grandson,
the wonderful, cheerful, big brother Logan,
Auntie Lise with her newest nephew,
And my son and his beautiful family.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday: Venice

I shot this during a photography workshop
with Jonathan Maher in Venice.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Theme Thursday: Possibilities

The Theme Thursday topic this week is 

"Become"- a Polyvore creation by MeriMagic

With Polyvore as in life, the possibilities are endless.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

52 Photos Project: Illuminate

The 52 Photos Project’s theme this week is Illuminate.

Lights at the temple light up the Luxor night.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Polyvore Personal: Imagine

"Imagine" - Polyvore creation by MeriMagic

Monday, November 12, 2012

My World Monday: Losing Sleep

Most nights, the lights go out about 11 and I wake up
when the early morning light starts peeking through cracks
at the edges of shade-covered windows.

Last Thursday night was an exception.
Because by 11:05 on Thursday night, I was at the hospital.

Waiting for this little person to be placed in his mommy's arms.

Watching my first son welcome his second son

and then take a well-deserved nap

as Oliver and his mommy (my beautiful daughter-in-law)
got better acquainted.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekend Reflection: Playing Footsie

Welcome to the world, Oliver Blake Kremian.
Be who you were meant to be.
Whoever that is, you’ll be a blessing.

Shadow Shot Sunday: Me and My Shadow

No Meri. Or is that No Shadows?
Anyway, I’m just a shadow of myself.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Theme Thursday: Soup

There was a message from the Universe
at the bottom of my bowl
of very tasty mushroom soup.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday: Polyvore Personal

The options in life are endless, 
just like the images in dreams.

Follow your joy,
the pull of passion,
the moments of pure clarity.

"Dreamscape" created by MeriMagic (Meri Arnett-Kremian) on Polyvore

Monday, November 5, 2012

My World Monday

My world. Close up.

Decorative window in a building on Broadway 
in Tacoma's Antiques District.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday: A Modern Day Edward S. Curtis

In my somewhat-sporadic Sepia Saturday posts,
I’ve sometimes featured images of Native Americans
by Edward S. Curtis, taken a century ago.

Edward S. Curtis Photograph of Si Wa Wata Wa, Zuni tribe -
from the Edward S. Curtis Collection, Library of Congress

He was funded by J.P. Morgan, a wealthy industrialist,
to photograph indigenous peoples before
their way of life was lost forever.

Photograph of Buffalo Dancers - from the Edward S. Curtis Collection, Library of Congress

Now, a young photographer named Matika Wilbur,
a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes

Hand-tinted Matika Wilbur image from her website

of coastal Washington, is setting off
on a 3-year venture to create images of tribal peoples
from each of the 564 federally-enrolled tribes.

Her work is superb and explores the poignant topic
of what it means to be “Indian.”

Unlike Curtis, she doesn't have a wealthy industrialist bankrolling her.
She's cobbling together moneys from individual donors and various grants.

I helped her reach her seed money goal on Kickstarter,
But if you’re interested in helping her realize her vision,
Please visit her website and contact her.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Stormy of the winter variety. . . 

Gushing. . .