Category Archives: Western Culture

Cowboys and Indians Magazine and Festival of the West

     I have served as  the official photographer for The National Festival of the West since 2007 (in 2006, I shared those duties with another photographer). Images from the last several years can be viewed and purchased through my Market Place on the … Continue reading

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Rusty McCall: Punchin’ Cows instead of Clocks (An Interview)

I photographed Rusty McCall six months ago at the McCall’s ranch in New Mexico and then a few weeks later at the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, Texas. As Heart Sessions, the photography was donated and I’ve gifted prints (one, a large … Continue reading

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Way Up High on the Mogollon…

William Merritt singing Glory Trail My husband, William, and I were traveling back from a short vacation in Sedona and decided to take the long way back to Tucson through the Mogollon Rim area north of the towns of Strawberry and … Continue reading

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Art Spur: Heading Out

One of my images, Heading Out, was published on cowboypoetry.com as an Art Spur feature. Art Spur is described on the website as “It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words…we know many that are worthy of … Continue reading

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Picture the West: August 31 publication

Today, several of my images were published for the Picture the West feature on cowboypoetry.com . I wanted to share them here with you as well. This image was created for a project with Donnie Blanz (donnieblanz.com) which included his songs … Continue reading

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Hollyhocks: A Poem by Audrey Hankins

Hollyhocks and Straw Bales My dear friend, Audrey Hankins, gave permission for her poem HOLLYHOCKS to be posted on my blog. This is the first poem I remember hearing Audrey recite. When I was photographing Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barb horses by … Continue reading

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Ron Olson: Follow-Up Session

     Ron Olson was kind enough to volunteer his time, and that of his horse Cisco, for a “model” photography session for a student of mine a couple of weeks ago. As that session was “micro-managed” I offered a session … Continue reading

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Audrey Hankins: First Light

          Audrey Hankins is a woman of leather and lace. Leather saddles, lace kitchen curtains. A cowboy poet who first impressed me with her poem Hollyhocks as I sat in the audience at a cowboy poetry gathering and who … Continue reading

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Heart Sessions: Devotions to Culture and Spirit

     Heart Sessions are photography sessions that are donated or deeply discounted for people and animals who have touched my heart in exceptionally meaningful ways. These sessions are often donated, including travel and Artist Choice images when I can afford it. Large prints … Continue reading

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Heading Out: Art Spur

     During the Heart Session I did with Cowboy/Cowboy Poet Georgie Sicking, I created this image of her and my good friend’s fiance Sam Scott (Diane Tribitt’s beau) when they were heading out to enjoy a ride in the desert … Continue reading

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