Smiling is Hard Work

November 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Rachel's Thoughts

It’s hard to smile. I mean, to really smile sincerely, with your eyes and everything.

Here’s a collage of what I like to do between smiling photos to try to keep it real.  Light Monkey Photography was kind enough to send me my best “outtakes”.

More Painting

May 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News

I have one more painting to add to the collection of stuff I painted based on photos friends have uploaded to facebook.

This one is of Port Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand.  The photo is, again, by variety performer, musician and pretty great photographer, Kim Potter.

I don’t really like painting landscapes all that much, but if I can find something to treat like a character, I’m happy.  These trees have a lot of character.

Kim's Port Chevalier

Kim's Port Chevalier

Photo by Kim Potter

Photo by Kim Potter

And now I must pack away the paints and easel and move to Toronto.  Here’s hoping they come back out again when I settle on the other side.

Foto Phantastique

December 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Busking

A great candid photo taken by Quade Hermann at the Toronto Buskerfest.  Thank you, Quade!

Never has my filthiness looked so elegant.

Photo by Quade Hermann

Photo by Quade Hermann