Happy new year! I’m recapping my adventures for the past year and this here is January-June 2010.
A portrait I took of friend and author, Jackie Dolamore, was published in her first book, Magic Under Glass, and I attended the launch party at the Colonial Dr Barnes & Noble.
Fell in love with all things Steampunk
Was able to visit with my friend and talented singer, Audrey Assad, while she was in town for a concert. I tagged along backstage for a few hours and took photos. Lots of fun, though I lost a lens cap.
Matthew and I braved the still-cold Florida weather on Valentine’s Day and visited the local Folk Art Festival. While there I finally met Dawn Shcreiner and received the beautiful portrait she had made of me:
Spent some time with my cousins Gator and Sammy and had a little photo session with them:
Completed and revealed my new series of work – The Rock Star Scientist Posters
Made crepes for the very first time in my life
I had my first haircut in six years
Attended the third meeting with  (a newly formed artists group) and made Panang Curry for Janessa (Creative Director at Evolve Design Group), Brook (celebrity photographer), Tisse (photographer/artist), and Anna (artist)!
Did a mini makeover on the bathroom at our old apartment
Got to meet online friend of seven years, Allison, and her husband, Brian, in person!
Began posting a photo and poem every day, but sadly, it lasted less than a month
Coffee & fresh air
Breathe deep & drink from the cup
This cloudless morning
wake, think, work
speak, trust, explore,
laugh, desire, devour
I basically did a whole lot of cooking and posted a myriad of recipes (which was a good thing, since this was also the month we discovered I was pregnant and I would soon abhor food)
My sister, Jessica, had her third baby – my little nephew, Clay!
Went on a day trip to New Smyrna Beach with Matthew, Mom, and Gator
I turned 25 and had a surprise birthday visit from Shirlee and Estevan!
And that wraps up the first six months of 2010. Coming soon: July-December 🙂