About Me

{I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breath, reign, and re-create myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe, is the reason for every work of art.} - Anais Nin

- I'm the most indecisive person you'll ever meet. I'm over-excited about EVERYTHING.
- My hobbies include gardening, spending time with my family, thrift shopping, & flea markets!
-When I was younger, I had a slight obsession with editing my friends, and my photos with Gawd-awful filters on PicMonkey & other online editing programs.
- My reading tastes are night & day. I'm a sucker for juvenile literature. Some of my favorites are the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull & of course anything Harry Potter! I also love reading classic short stories by Flannery O'Connor, Anais Nin, etc. My favorite living authors are Ron Rash & Donald Ray Pollock.
-I have 3 Daughters who are my world. I had my first when I was just 2 years older than she is now, and wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world! We grew up together; she taught me about love & life as well as what's most important in this crazy world! My second daughter is my absolute mini-me and as dreamy and flighty as I've ever been! My sweet toddler likes to be referred to as "Queen Prissy"... need I say more?

If you'd asked me 10 years ago: "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?", I'd never have imagined here. 
Ask me where I am today, and I'll tell you: Exactly where I should be. I love this life with everyone and everything in it! I am grateful for living a humble life! I'm thankful for this time I've been given, and cherish every moment of it. Life is our gift, remember this!
-I was born in Anderson, SC but, moved and spent most of my childhood and teen years in the middle of the woods in an old, early 1900's farmhouse in Westminster, SC that my parents still live in today. It sits on river rocks! Being in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, without any siblings my age, and the closest schoolmate living miles away, I played outside day in/day out. I remember one of my favorite things to do was skipping across the beams in the old 4 stall horse barn on the lower end of the property.
 I made a clubhouse of sorts in one of the stalls with a floor, complete with a chair, dolls, and an old sewing basket that I kept cloth, needles, thread, and buttons in. I taught myself to sew by watching my Aunt Wanda when I was 7 or 8. I made dolls, pillows, clothes, and things for my little dolls!
I also loved exploring the woods and can remember being completely obsessed with the way the sunlight beamed, danced, and glistened through the leaves of different trees in the forest.
On the contrary, I was also entranced by the steamy darkness the ferns grew in and all the nooks and crannies of hollowed tree trunks and old forgotten stream dams that were meant for feeding the livestock many years prior. There was something about the way that the moss covered the bricks and the water barely trickled over and through the aging and disintegrating mortar between them. There may be a few tweaks I'd perform on my childhood, but, for the most part- it was dang near perfect! 

Once a dreamer, Always a dreamer!

I feel love and emotion deeply. I am thankful for all of you who allow me to do that creatively through my lens. I stop and wonder sometimes how I got so lucky! Thank you for trusting me with your moments and your memories!

Now that I've told you my story, let me tell yours! 

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