Sunday, February 28, 2010

my scar, myomechtomy

4 years ago to date i found a softball sized lump in my lower abdomen.
it was a fibroid tumor that had to be removed by the way of a procedure called a myomechtomy. this is the same a a cesarean section (c-section) from my understanding...only thing different is that you give birth to something much, much less beautiful.

i spent about 6 months sick, suffering from much stress and infection and fear along the way. the b/w photo is one of a few images i made during this time.
many people thought the project was about abortion.

with small fibroids a woman can have them lasered to be broken up and passed or laproscopic surgery but, mine was about a pound in weight so this surgery was the only way to remove it. which left a big scar.

and so i say to myself, scars are tough.

Monday, February 22, 2010

vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcakes.

too exhausted to leave the house yesterday with a hankering
for the peanut butter bomb, i made my own...delish!

what's for dinner

i have amazing friends.

i've known kenny since kindergarden.
yesterday he brought me over a case of indian spices,
rice, fresh vegetables & his cook books.

he cooked for me, showing me how to make this food for myself.
gave me a couple recipes to write down and went on his way.

his original plan was to give it to me for valentines day
since he figured i'd be bummed out.

i am too blessed.

Charles A. Jones workspace

he was an accomplished machinist & tinkered with things
until his last days, even with the very limited vision that
he had left.

he oil painted for most of his life & really longed to see well
so he could paint again.

i'm grateful to have taken some shots in his basement where
i spent many days as a young girl watching him work and trying
to imitate him.

thanks for all your encouragement and inspiration, grandpop.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the bull never wins

i thought it would be awesome to go to a bullfight in mexico. i hadn't thought it through. i guess i just didn't realize what the whole thing was about. i stayed for one round and cried the entire time.

when the bull "lost" my boyfriend grabbed my head so i wouldn't look.

it was a defining moment, cried and took photos for the duration i was there.

m.e.x.i.c.o. c.u.

Friday, February 12, 2010

sweet booty heart

Happy Valentines Day!
check out the 3rd annual heart show at jinxed/ toothless cat gallery in
schmitt's piazza this month.
opening reception sat. feb 13th 6-10pm