I'm a freelance photographer, spouse of a disabled veteran, mother of three adult-aged kids. I dress in garb and go to renaissance faires. And take photos. Because that's what I do.

I do macro, fine art photography, and typical portrait photography. I also have a semi-regular gig doing product photos for a local clothing designer. I've been doing photography in some form for almost thirty years.

I started this Tumblr to follow a band that I like, because I'm lame like that.

A new whining fibro blog post is up. Stupid disease. STUPID. 

Sleeping kitty with giant paws. #kitten #cat #forcedperspective

Sleeping kitty with giant paws. #kitten #cat #forcedperspective

midnight-clocks asked:

Ok, heh. Another Ren question: assuming you're purchasing a meal there and you've not brought your own - what's your favorite go-to item (the thing you look forward to at the beginning of season)? Bonus round: what's one food you wish they had but don't?

who-owl:

Omg thats hard.. I love so many. I definitely always get a pretzel dog on my patron day. I also love the beignets. As fairies we scrounge for them all the time haha. I wish they had Scotch Eggs. They sell them at the Cali faire. they are soooo good!

I love these ren faire questions!! 

I know one fairy who was quite fond of Rice Krispies treats that were hidden in a basket. (I’m actually surprised I didn’t get in trouble for that, especially since there are photos of it all). 

Oh, and to answer the go-to item for food… Cheese fritters. CHEESE FRITTERS! 

I totally geeked when I saw who liked my photo on Facebook! #ishootRAW #froknowsphoto #photography #geeked #jaredpolin

I totally geeked when I saw who liked my photo on Facebook! #ishootRAW #froknowsphoto #photography #geeked #jaredpolin

Here’s an update on the fibro blog. And there’s a photo of the flipper-foot. 

quietdharma:

From the “Making Invisible Disabilities Visible” Facebook page

quietdharma:

From the “Making Invisible Disabilities Visible” Facebook page

218 of 365 part 5: Just in case you forgot… on Flickr.
I said I wasn’t going to buy any more “I shoot RAW” shirts because I have like, seven of them. And I immediately added: “…unless he comes out with a cool design…” because I really, really liked the “space” *cough*Star Wars*cough* theme (so much that I got the hoodie as well as the T-shirt). Well, dammit, Jared Polin… 
I like this design partly because of the British flag, but also because of the slightly distressed look the font has. 
Apparently, the flag is upside-down (a bunch of people were being jerks about it in comments on YouTube- I know, shocking to see jerks on YouTube). 
This is the men’s style, but I cut most of my “RAW” shirts into V-necks because I hate the choking feeling T-shirts give me now (yes, even loose ones that are three sizes too big). 
And if you want one of your own, they’re still in stock on his website.

218 of 365 part 5: Just in case you forgot… on Flickr.

I said I wasn’t going to buy any more “I shoot RAW” shirts because I have like, seven of them. And I immediately added: “…unless he comes out with a cool design…” because I really, really liked the “space” *cough*Star Wars*cough* theme (so much that I got the hoodie as well as the T-shirt). Well, dammit, Jared Polin… 

I like this design partly because of the British flag, but also because of the slightly distressed look the font has. 

Apparently, the flag is upside-down (a bunch of people were being jerks about it in comments on YouTube- I know, shocking to see jerks on YouTube). 

This is the men’s style, but I cut most of my “RAW” shirts into V-necks because I hate the choking feeling T-shirts give me now (yes, even loose ones that are three sizes too big). 

And if you want one of your own, they’re still in stock on his website.

I finally got a frame for the three postcards that were in the Steam Powered Giraffe MKIII Collector’s Edition. (It’s hanging next to my Amanda Palmer/Neil Gaiman flocked poster and on the same wall with my Kevin Spacey “NOW” poster). 

I finally got a frame for the three postcards that were in the Steam Powered Giraffe MKIII Collector’s Edition. (It’s hanging next to my Amanda Palmer/Neil Gaiman flocked poster and on the same wall with my Kevin Spacey “NOW” poster). 

A Pirate’s Day Off from Pillagin’ and Plunderin’…, a set on Flickr.Alas, I cannot dress up for this year’s International Talk like a Pirate Day, so I’m a-sharin’ last year’s photo set I did to show what Mad Dog Pahz does on her day off. Via Flickr:
On International Talk like a Pirate day- if you go to a Krispy Kreme, you get free doughnuts. I don’t have a Krispy Kreme near me, so I decided to do something else with this special pirate day.
Pirate's Day Off218 of 365 Part 4: International Talk Like a Pirate DayPirate's Day OffPirate's Day Off

A Pirate’s Day Off from Pillagin’ and Plunderin’…, a set on Flickr.

Alas, I cannot dress up for this year’s International Talk like a Pirate Day, so I’m a-sharin’ last year’s photo set I did to show what Mad Dog Pahz does on her day off.

Via Flickr:
On International Talk like a Pirate day- if you go to a Krispy Kreme, you get free doughnuts. I don’t have a Krispy Kreme near me, so I decided to do something else with this special pirate day.
Gypsy is using my foot as a pillow & I don’t think she’s enjoying #Tootsie as much as I am. #dog #pet #GSD #germanshepherd #dustinhoffman

Gypsy is using my foot as a pillow & I don’t think she’s enjoying #Tootsie as much as I am. #dog #pet #GSD #germanshepherd #dustinhoffman

New Fibro blog is up. I had a followup appointment with my doctor and we’re changing a few things. And there are photos of my swollen legs. And a bunch of my 365s from the faire season. 

2014 Bristol Ren Faire Week 9, a set on Flickr.I finally got my closing weekend photos into one album on Flickr. 
Enjoy!
The Count!The Danse MacabreCaptain Sir Walter RaleighI love his garb.

2014 Bristol Ren Faire Week 9, a set on Flickr.

I finally got my closing weekend photos into one album on Flickr.

Enjoy!
officialsteampoweredgiraffe:

You had me at “Autographed MK III CDs now available in the Steam Powered Giraffe online store.”Get your signed album today!http://www.steampoweredgiraffe.com/mkiii.html Photo by Pahz

I’ve been away from Tumblr for almost two weeks because of closing weekend photo editing and I come back to find this! You all missed the high-pitched squee sound I made before slamming the reblog button. 

officialsteampoweredgiraffe:

You had me at “Autographed MK III CDs now available in the Steam Powered Giraffe online store.”

Get your signed album today!

http://www.steampoweredgiraffe.com/mkiii.html

Photo by Pahz

I’ve been away from Tumblr for almost two weeks because of closing weekend photo editing and I come back to find this! You all missed the high-pitched squee sound I made before slamming the reblog button. 

Gee, I wonder where the cat went. #hiding #fail #cat #kitten

Gee, I wonder where the cat went. #hiding #fail #cat #kitten

THE BEAST HAS RISEN! #kitty #cat #cute

THE BEAST HAS RISEN! #kitty #cat #cute