Artwork of Karen Woods | Boise Photographer

Karen Woods is a local artist that I mentioned back in April. Here’s a tidbit from that post:

Karen’s artistic process is very neat. She takes photos of scenes through water-spotted windows (typically from rain, sometimes an occasional sprinkler), develops them and stows them away in boxes. Then she’ll sort through the snapshots until she finds one that strikes her and she will begin to paint the scene in the photo. The end result is gorgeous.  I have always loved rainy days, so looking through work gives me that nostalgic, fuzzy feeling. CHECK OUT HER WEBSITE AND AMAZING WORK HERE.

Recently she called me in need of having some of her artwork photographed. I thought I’d share with you 5 of her pieces.

Home Brewing | Boise Photographer

Ladies & Gentlemen — I have brewed my first batch of home brew! Until we take our first sips in a week or two I will be bracing myself for total failure. Regardless of the outcome, my life feels more complete. (one less thing on the bucket list!!)

If you like microbrews, you should definitely try home brewing. It is neat to see the process and understand what you’re drinking that much more. Plus, you have this amazing reward when you’re finished… that’s right folks–BEER!

I took my camera so that we could get some snapshots of the brewing process of Idaho Brewing Association to post on the fb page. (Follow them here!) IBA is open to everyone from seasoned brewers to total novices (like Hildy & myself). They have brewing get togethers every month or so. You can drop in to brew or watch or drink or all of the above.

Thanks so much to Kelly Hagans for all his know-how and tutelage. Thanks to Dave Morrison for letting us borrow some of your brewing equipment

Cheers to everyone on this fine Thursday! Especially to Christine (Nick’s sister) who is celebrating her 21st birthday today!


PEO Chapter House | Boise Photographer

A few weekends ago I did some family portraits. It was tough to find an indoor location for 7 grandkids to gather. The PEO Chapter House was nice enough to let us take over their main floor to do some portraits in the warmth of the indoors. Because they didn’t have any photos of their building in the winter/snow, I snapped some shots for them to use on their website as thank you for allowing us to use thier space.

Here’s a quick look at them!