What I did on my summer vacation...

Cedar Point, - the Skyhawk, plus the Maverick, Millennium, Mantis and Magnum. Ok, I didn't ride ANY of these, but my son was in heaven!! He says he wants to design roller coasters when he grows up! He would be great at it! He sure has the passion for riding them!


Headed to my home town this weekend. Stopped by the Louisville Slugger Museum and then stopped in the 21C Hotel and Museum. One of our favorite exhibits was "Text Rain" by Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv 

My Dad has moved back to Louisville after several years in Cincinnati. He is happy to be back on the river. 

We had some time to go through old photo albums...

 Ernest Lloyd Kernen

My father's brother was killed on Iwo Jima in 1944. I have heard these stories, but coming across his photos today and seeing how young and handsome he was made me a bit sad. He had graduated from Good Shepherd Catholic Church in 1942 and headed to St. Joseph College in the fall of 1942. He was drafted in the spring of 1943. 

The ones that came before...

These photos intrigued me for the ghostly quality of the double exposure. 

These images have threaded through my work. I feel more of this will happen. 

... and this is what a fraternity party looked like circa 1917 at the University of Kentucky. 
My grandmother, third from left.

Lets Get Dirty...
Mudathlon this was a great event! Had fun watching my friends wallow in mud! Congrats girls!

And another lovely muddy, messy day at Red Bird Hollow

Urban Sketchers Santo Domingo July 2012

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The city is full of wonderful, passionate people. The architecture is beautiful! We had a great time sketching with people from all over the world.

 The nightly gathering of sketchers.

 Taking cover during the rainstorm, but still sketching.

Beautiful floor tiles.

A sketch of the "Santo Domingo love birds"

  Lots and lots of Dominican dogs!

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