Wow. It's been a busy year. I threw caution to the wind this year and dove head first into my past. What? That sounds odd. I am a photographer. I have been for 23 years. I bought a Minolta SRT101 when I was 18 from a pawn shop and that was the beginning of everything. I wanted everyone to see the world through my eyes. My best friend at the time taught me how to develop and print my own pictures. I set up a darkroom in my bathroom and my soul soared. I had failed miserably in college until I found the commercial photography program at Randolph Community College (RCC). At RCC I flourish and found my people. But more importantly I found myself, my voice, and my vision. I also found my husband. So one husband, two sons, and 15 years later I have come full circle. I took a wonderful silversmithing and jewelry path in my career and learned so much about craftsmanship and focusing in to the small details. I fell in love with the aluminum printing process in Colorado last year and have been studying it intensively ever since. After buying out a commercial printing lab I set up my own in house aluminum printing. I've always felt that, for me as a photographer, I am at my best when I can control the entire process from start to finish. So, I dove into my past and added new and exciting technology to the mix. I'm excited about the future of my work and my vision.