Since I have been a member of RB I have felt so honored and so blessed to have met such a wonderfully supportive group of caring and talented folks. It is seeing such jaw-dropping, inspiring work with so much heart, patience, and insight, which finally led me to pick up a camera and give it a go.

How wondrous it is that the different phases of one’s life, changes a person and their perception of the world around them. I spent one summer in my youth as an airport bum, swapping hours worked for Cessna flying time, and to this day I never look at the sky the same. Having children completely changed my priorities and the way I view love and charity. Today, although I am just beginning this journey, photography is giving me new eyes in which to view the world. I am seeing now some of that I have overlooked all these years past, which has been right there dead-center in front of me all along; as I do so, I cannot help but feel eternally grateful for this incredible gift I am being given each and every day!

I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to both share and express through art, how I see the world around me. All comments are welcome!


  • Joined: November 2008


Anyone for a Bit of Bubble Fun??? [Warning - Includes Cute Cat & Dog Pics]

We have not featured any artists for a while at You Big Softy thought we might have bit of fun while we went about it. Our newest round of featured artists have endeared us to their beloved fur-family such that they have gained a bit of notoriety around the bubble and in time we too have grown to love and adore their antics and style. In short we have come to well….um….adopt them a…
Posted over 7 years – 17 comments

Slippery Slopes

I wrote earlier on the subject of When Moral/Societal Concerns and Freedom of Expression Clash. It is a subject with which many of us [certainly I] struggle. As some are aware, I am a huge proponent of freedom of expression, as are many others. I shudder to think what will happen if, over time, we slowly whittle away our freedoms, just so we can perhaps feel a little safer, just a bit more snu…
Posted over 7 years – 44 comments

Annabelle Sure Loves to Drive

Hello there! I am Annabelle Elizabeth Star and I sure do love to drive. / Don’t you just love my car? Grandma says it’s an antique…like her…and nearly ‘bout as old as my parents combined. It sure is a classic! Well come on…hop in. I’ll take you for a spin… / Pawpaw says they just don’t make ’em like this anymore. / / I told him that one day I am gonna get …
Posted over 7 years – 28 comments

She Who Forever Keeps Me Young

Annabelle and I had the most fun ever this weekend in an education-packed day: / * We began our day with some sidewalk art and Mommy will be happy to know that we got in some time working on letter skills, writing I will not eat chalk one hundred times. / * We learned that….no….Sammy really can’t fit between the backdoor and the storm door no matter how many times we try to squi…
Posted over 7 years – 18 comments
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