Category Archives: Portraits

more updates…

Here’s what I’ve been working on so far. Two more projects to finish… and I’m running out of time!

Many, many thanks to everyone who’s been helping, supporting, inspiring, and donating materials for all these projects. You know who you are, and I couldn’t have gotten this far without all of you! Love you all!

Now its time for me to get back to work.




Blurry + Art = Blart.


“Seems like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly.”

some kind of ride

Many thanks to Alanna, Alicia,  Pam, and Marcia for helping with my photo series project…

random updates…

Just a few things I’m currently working on…self prtrait, ear.

(Yet another) Self portrait. This is in just the beginning stages. Yes, its a wonky cell phone picture again… My camera is busy with another project at the moment. (See below.) I thought I was going to try this in pastels, but somehow I just kept continuing on in pencil… We’ll see what happens, maybe I’ll try both.

This is going to be a series of water drop/splash photos… the set up was pretty tricky for this one. I ended up with a baking pan since none of my bowls were wide or deep enough for the lenses I have and I couldn’t get quite the right distance away. Seems the combo of this bread pan and my 55-200mm lens and a couple of clamp lights are doing the trick… but its tough to get that lens to move fast enough to catch the action.

Red, FTW!

So I’m taking Intro to Digital Photography this semester! (Yay!) We got our first project this week, Color Theory. The basic idea is to choose a color, and shoot images using that color as a theme, in analogous, monochromatic, and complimentary color schemes. I chose red. so far, I already have a few that I’m kinda liking, but I need to have about 30 or so photos for the class, so since  I’m going on a trip into Manhattan this weekend with a friend, I’m hoping take a few more photos there…

Here’s one of my favorites so far. Its kinda cheeky, and that’s why I like it. 🙂

umbrella and rainboots

Yep.. those are my knees.

More to come! 🙂

I’m a proud Auntie :-)

Here’s a couple of pictures from Natalie’s first dance recital. She did a wonderful job!

I’ll post more as I get a chance to process them.


“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

an outtake from my photoshoot for my Photoshop class. We need to clone ourselves in an image using Photoshop. I don’t know if any of what I took will work for my project, they’re a bit grainy as the lighting wasn’t so great, and many pics are a bit blurry from movement.  But it was fun taking the shots…

sur le cou-de-pied devant

sur le cou-de-pied devant

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

I bought new pointe shoes, so of course I just had to get a pictures of them. Before they get all dirty and mashed up. Is it weird to say I love the smell of new pointes? Yea… it probably is…

For those who care to know, they’re Bloch Aspirations. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. I feel like the shank is a bit too stiff, and the toe box is a bit wider than I’m used to. My last pair were Gaynor Minden, but that was a long time ago. And since they’re a bit expensive, and a friend of mine works for a shop that carries these, I will try Bloch at least until I get my bearings again.