a bit about me

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silhouette photo of me by Dewitt Jones

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

I guess you could say I’m a bit hooked on clicking…clicking my shutter and clicking my mouse…trying to capture the personality of a blossoming teen or fleeting beauty of a delicate peony.  Seeking to tell the story…your story…our story. As friend Dewitt Jones likes to say: we are visual storytellers.

Since 2003 I’ve been living my dream as a graphic artist and photographer on my sister site, CottageArts.net, where we offer photographers and creative artists resources for creating beautiful art. Check it out!

Click.Artistry is an off-shoot of this dream, where I can where I can share my love of life through imagery of my family, clients, and nature. I take on only a few shoots a year to complement my work at CottageArts.net.

Clients: Adobe (filmed a promotion for Photoshop Elements), Epson, HP (served on their Digital Scrapbooking Team), Jasc (author & art licensor), Corel, Digital Scrapper (recently taught two popular classes there: Pop Art Posters & Soulful Silhouettes), Creative Memories (helped develop their Storybook Creator Software and digital product line), NRN Designs (designed popular scrapbooking paper/sticker collections), Somerset Memories (columnist), Life Images (photographer), Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Craft, Lasting Moments, KMT Software, Storyrock…

On the writing side, I authored the book, Scrapbooking the Digital Way, for Jasc Software/Corel and served as a Charter Board Member for CK Media’s Digital Scrapbooking Magazine. I currently write freelance, serve on the Advisory Board Member for Somerset Memories Magazine, and regularly contribute articles for their Digital Workshop column and Somerset Digital Studio special issues.

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