NoneI am fortunate enough to be apart of a new creative venture with 11 other amazing and talented photographers. Our group is called Life in Loud and weekly we will produce an image (or two) that is purely for ourselves. You can read more about it here.  Please visit our blog and like us on Facebook for weekly reminders of what we're up to.

This section will showcase all of my personal submissions in chronological order starting with week 1.


Week 1: September 3, 2013None"Play in the sand; splash in the water; get dirty; get wet. The beach is the only place my mom doesn't get mad about me doing that stuff. Of course I love the beach!" – Dixie Dykens (age 5)


Week 2: September 10, 2013None"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." – Katharine Hepburn


Week 3: September 17, 2013None"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." – Aristotle

Once I saw these images, I just knew they needed to be presented this way. Shown consecutively and taken within mere seconds of each other, they speak louder together than alone.


Week 4: September 24, 2013None"I like this place and could willingly get lost in it." – William Shakespeare


Week 5: October 1, 2013None"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid'." – Maya Angelou


Week 6: October 8, 2013None"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." – William Wordsworth


Week 7: October 15, 2013None"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." – John Lubbock


Week 8: October 22, 2013None"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


Week 9: October 29, 2013None

"On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun."
– Author Unknown


Week 10: November 5, 2013

None"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." – Seneca


Week 11: November 12, 2013None"You are you and that is true, there's no on in the world who's you-er than you." – Dr. Suess


Week 12: November 19, 2013None"There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." – Bob Ross


Week 13: November 26, 2013None

"Then come the wild weather,
come sleet or come snow,
we will stand by each other,
however it blow."
– Simon Dach


Week 14: December 3, 2013None"Art is to be creative without any rules or limitations, it is somewhere where freedom can be found." – Salwa Zahid


Week 15: December 10, 2013None"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."  – Theodore Roosevelt


Week 16: December 17, 2013

None"In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love.
If we allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way."  – Michael Jackson


Week 17: December 24, 2013None"Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more..."
– Dr. Suess, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Week 18: December 31, 2013None"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary." – Paulo Coelho


Week 19: January 7, 2014None"The only person you have to please, with your art, is yourself." – Don Getz 


Week 20: January 14, 2014None


Week 21: January 21, 2014None


Week 22: January 28, 2014None


Week 23: February 4, 2014None


Week 24: February 11, 2014None


Week 25: February 18, 2014None


Week 26: February 25, 2014None


Week 27: March 4, 2014None


Week 28: March 11, 2014None


Week 29: March 18, 2014None


Week 30: March 25, 2014None