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Lately I have been thinking about the gypsy lifestyle.  No, not the kind of gypsy that you see on TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding but that old traditional view of it.  Being in a caravan and traveling around.  I can’t stop imagining about what it would be to be a modern nomad.  Sure, people do it all the time.  Would I be able to?  No.  I’ll be the first to admit it.  Let’s be serious, I could probably not even camp out in my backyard.

Yesterday I watched this video and was totally blown away.  For those of you just reading this post, I’m planning on going to Wyoming for two weeks now in July.  This is my first time going and doing anything like it, so I’m pretty excited.  But this video is exactly what I would love to create related to my own trip.  Sure, I’m not going to China or Cambodia or anywhere else spectacular. I’m staying here in the States.  I find beauty in just the city I’m in or just going to the airport.  Why not make a video of it?  I can’t imagine the shots I’ll find in Wyoming for my video/photos.  Add in some dolly shots and a really moody song and you have yourself a heartfelt video.

Pittsburgh has its little spots that have that grimy sense of wonder.  There are a lot of old pockets in this city, and not too many people are fans.  I love them.  They make for great photos and bring on a sense of nostalgia whenever you’re around them.  When I see these places it makes me want to go explore them and to capture them in as many images as possible. These are taken around Braddock.  I dragged my boyfriend to drive me all around that city.  Wait until he hears that I want to go back.

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Hard Ground Technique

 

Done with Soft Ground Technique- materials used to create bug include fabric, mesh, and my own hair

 

 

Thought it would be nice to show some of the work I’ve been creating recently.  Just started an etching class this year and I must say that I’m falling in love with it.  Things I’ve always wanted to put into drawings seem to function much better once I use this technique.  Plus, there’s a whole sketchbook of ideas so that must be a good sign!