Annstracts --

Abstract photography that tells stories. And stories transform us.


Benefits of writing in a journal.

“We read to know we’re not alone.”

― William Nicholson

I started writing in a journal about ten years ago. When I started, I was dealing with chronic anxiety. Anyone in that boat can tell you; it isn’t something you row yourself out of easily. So, stroke by stroke of the pen on paper, I spilled out negative thoughts.

Over time, journaling helped me challenge those apprehensions. Then finally, I understood my fears and concerns better. The parade of ruminations stayed on the page, and I could shift my thoughts to the positive.

Since lifting that fog, I have found joy in allowing my abstract photography to guide me toward calm. Being in the moment helped me find my balance, and I hope reading these will bring you some peace too.

What will you find here?

  • “Photo Essays” are shorter reads with more visuals that let the photos guide the story about a place or experience.
  • “Using Color” focuses on one abstract photo to guide how color in an artwork creates a mood–a color fest for your eyes.
Grand Canyon in winter shadows

Grand Canyon in winter shadows

Words to describe the Grand Canyon in winter shadows. Bold. Deep. Complex.  In trying to describe this small section of the Grand Canyon, I thought of coffee. Yes, I wanted a cup. It was cold. Winter. And it was very early. The word "coffee" is simple and...

Where rainbows don’t disappear.

Where rainbows don’t disappear.

Rainbow art. If there is one sure thing in this world, mention that you see and point your finger towards a rainbow; anyone within earshot will turn to look. The prism of colors universally connects us in a symbolic language that brings us hope and makes us smile....

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