10 on 10: March

The cure for anything is salt water--sweat, tears, or the sea.

~Isak Dineson

I was honored and so excited to be included in this amazing group of photographers in a project called 10 on 10.

The idea is to take 10 photos on the 10th of each month, post them and then link up with a different photographer in the circle each month.  I feel it is a fantastic way to share and explore the work of others who have different styles and genres, and who live in different parts of the world.

I missed the first month for our circle unfortunately, but here I am now sharing two of my photographic passions--portraits and the ocean.   Fortunately I had the time to visit with and photograph my young, beautiful, model friend, Lily.   We went to one of my favorite beaches in La Jolla.

Although I love photographing nature by itself, there is nothing more beautiful to me than bringing nature and people together.

When Lily and I arrived at the beach, the skies were perfectly clear and blue, but within an hour the clouds came in adding that drama to the sky and to the reflections in the wet sand that I absolutely love.

The seagulls and the sandpipers appeared as happy as we were on this beautiful day.  It was as if they wanted to play, so Lily happily obliged.   Wherever she went, the birds seemed to follow.

Lily and I left the beach feeling refreshed and filled with joy, and as always, a little wet!

Please carry on the 10 on 10 circle by visiting Kristina over here...    I'm so grateful to her, especially, for being the one to start our circle and for getting me to blog more!  May it continue!

You can see much more of my portrait work (and much more Lily) on my website.

PS I Love You!

For Beyond Beyond week 7--this image holds special meaning for me as I sat in these chairs and met so many amazing women at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs.

I loved playing with Kim Klassen's newest textures and brushes from her Cloth and Paper collection...So much fun!!  Oh, and I added my touch of Palm Springs to this image.  I'm sure you can figure out what it is!

I used the mint texture and I played around with a few of the brushes pulling out some of the rust colors.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm so loving seeing all of your versions!

Petals from Heaven

This is another shot from above that I found for Day 6 of Beyond Beyond with Kim Klassen.   It's from the archives--shot nearly three years ago!  It's been fun to see photos from the past that I've forgotten about and it's been fun editing now, with all the knowledge I've gained in the last two years.

It was one of those days I asked Phil to help me out, so these are his lovely hands!