(as a not-so-young woman)
A Portrait of the Artist
as a (not so) Young Woman
Pictures. Everyone from Jakob Nielsen to Jack White says you want to see pictures, so here you go. As a) I am usually the one behind the camera, and b) few photographers linger once you pull that starter cord, I don’t have many of me in action with the saw.
Me with the trusty Pentax K1000 In Bob Lyons’ photography class, J. C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC, March 2001. (Gone digital, and gray, since then, and Bob left JCRA for Longwood.) Photo by Chris Glenn.
Welcome to Macquarie IslandI fell for kings and gentoos on Macquarie Island, one of the peri-Antarctic islands south of Australia, and a World Heritage Site. It’s rainier than Seattle.
Scott’s hut in Antarctica That’s Scott’s hut in the background, and Mt. Erebus in the distance, at Cape Evans in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The tour company gave everyone the red jackets. We joked that one reason Scott’s expedition was unsuccessful was that everyone suffered from concussions–the door just visible over my shoulder was VERY low, and I was laid flat after whacking my head on the mantle. Someone else got stitches.
Cape Evans in life jacketCape Evans again, waiting for the helicopter to take us back to the boat. You can just barely make out the life jackets we wore whenever we flew or rode in a Zodiak.
Karen carving an eagleMe carving an eagle on the 4th of July at the Threshers’ Reunion, Denton, NC. I thought I would get it finished that day! Ha! Notice the red white and blue theme to my carving outfit, too!
Japanese delegation at the 2003 Ridgway RendezvousThat’s me in the middle, with some of the members of the Japanese delegation to the 2003 Ridgway Rendezvous, and Lynn Guyer to my immediate right.
Carmen Miranda balloon hatNot everyone can (or will!) wear a Carmen Miranda hat, whether it is decorated with real fruit or balloons. Hat made by John Hogan in honor of Ephrain Ramirez’ 70th birthday.
Fire hoopingDiscovered hooping in April of 2005 and caught the bug big-time. Took a fire hoop workshop in October and this is from a hoopers’ party a week after the workshop, Burn #4. (Taking a while to get comfortable, if such a word can be used, with the fire hoop because I won’t light up alone.) More in the 2005 blog.