The upside of it getting dark at 4:00 is that the city is glowing with twinkling lights even earlier.
xoxo - A.


Not pictured: snow covered pants and numb toes. It's not easy making November look like July. 
More on my website here.
xoxo - A.


The 2015 calendars are here! And, in my Etsy shop too.
Enjoy! oxox - A.


“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

All the "Sail" photographs can be found here.  xoxo- A.


I used to want  some backyard chickens that I could watch wandering about my yard during the day. But, now I am thinking a flock of flamingos would be much more interesting. I can't get over how amazing the colors of their feathers are.
I've added all of these plus many others as prints in my shop.
xoxo - A.


Hooray for Friday! Most of my week has been consumed with obsessing over my ArtPrize exhibit and promo materials... How many postcards do you need when there is the potential for 400,000 people to stop by? I still don't know. But from the friends I have asked, the consensus is a lot! Which is what I ordered. (More on that next week.)

 I did happily take a day to work on some new prints which I have added to my website and Etsy shop too.
I hope your weekend is all you've imagined!
xoxox- A.


Thursday's happiness...
* A new month, and a new school schedule ( Hooray!)
* A new and updated website !
* And, of course new art to go with it.
* Multiple phone calls from my mom in the same day.
*Gin... Mostly when I win. But, anytime I play with my girl.
* Thinking of eating in Detroit....
* Remembering time spent this weekend reading Issue 1 of Driftless Magazine.
* This hard-boiled egg recipe again, because I can never remember.
Cheers! xoxo - A.


The Last 24 hours...

All of these were taken within the last 24 hours. It seems to be the amount of time I think in these days. Because the inevitable end of summer is more than I can think about. For now, I will smile in the golden light, keep my toes painted bright red, eat tomatoes for breakfast, and try not to yell when my daughter comes home looking a kid on summer vacation should. (There's been a lot of laundry done in the last 24 hours.)
I hope all is well in your world. 
xoxo. -A.


"Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly."
Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets) 

P.S. These and other photographs from this series are available on my website.


 July so far has been...
*Watching fireworks.
*Bringing carrots to the horses.
*Sneaking off to read bits of Molly's new book... though I really don't want it to end.
*Playing tennis (I'm still undefeated among 8-11 year olds!)
*Avoiding my over-grow garden.
*Finally watching Mad Men after hearing everyone talk about it for years.
*Taking thousands of photographs, most of which I won't look at until winter so that I can relive these days and feel warm again.


Hello weekend, I've been waiting impatiently for you. Warmer weather, planting seeds, grilling... yes, yes, yes.
I also can't wait to hang this new print in my office. It is my favorite abandoned building in the world. And,  the second I win the mega-billion dollar lottery I will buy it and turn it into a luxury B&B.

(I would have posted more new photos today, but blogger seems to be doing something weird with their color.) So, you can find more new work here. 

Cheers! -A.


 Lately I've:
*Visited with these gorgeous horses, and was told I can go any day and bring them carrots too. 
*Happily raced across the state to watch the sun set on my favorite lake with friends.
*Thought my cousin was the most beautiful bride!
*Danced with my family to Janet Jackson (?)
*Walked for hours all over Detroit.
*Ate chicken Shawarma at 1:30 a.m. 
*Carried a kayak (too far).
*Ate the best salmon dinner of my life, and thought about it every day since.
*Obsessed over ferns, and took too many photographs of them.
*Made some garden progress... (though I still feel about a month behind.)
*Cursed at the squirrel who ate all of my beautiful almost ripe strawberries

What's new with all of you?
xoxox - A.


Friday Happiness...
* Balloons! (The one project my kids were happy to help with.)
* The vintage disco ball I won on Ebay is on it way, and coming to a photo shoot soon.
*All orders are in the mail... something I work towards every Friday, but rarely happens.
*Thinking about planting my garden. Or at least weeding so it is ready when the weather improves.
*Baby geese following their parents down our road. 
*Planning a night to make this pasta.
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo -A.


April you were just lovely, exhausting, but very kind, gracious and gorgeous.
Some highlights...

*My girl surfing in the Gulf of Mexico.
*Sleeping in my mom's bed.
*Eating my mom's Sunday dinner.
*Sleeping in an even lovelier hotel bed.
*Watching dolphins from our room.
*Watching manatees from our room.
*Collecting sand dollars at sunrise.
*The best crab cakes in Cincinnati (and the best burger EVER according to my husband.)
*An 8 mile walk with my dear friend. 
*The first spring soccer games.
*My photograph taken by my favorite 2 1/2 year old. (On Instagram: aliciabockphotography)
*Spring cleaning in my garden while the hyacinths bloom.
*The first backyard s'mores of the season with friends.
 xoxo -A.

P.S. Just as soon as I am caught up on orders (very soon), and finish up some projects, I'll be back to posting new art.