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My Bio

discovered photography at age 19 when my father handed me his film Minolta complete with lenses, filters, tripod and a camera bag! i shot downtown with bnw film and i remember the looks on his face when he saw my prints. "these are GOOD NeNe" :) that was a rare thing - he is super critical. i beamed.

then i met isabel. my muse. she was my guinea pig for portrait photography before i learned the art of self portraiture.

then i got a macro lens.

then i got a wide.

i've won contests, been on magazine covers, have work hanging in commercial buildings and graduated with an art degree. in the end i just want to share - not compete.

beauty is all around us and within every human.

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Favourite Visual Artist
rothko, leibowitz, klee, kandinsky, sherman, gabbachoo
Favourite Movies
godfather flicks, scorcese flicks and woody allen flicks
Favourite TV Shows
food shows, liberal news, comedy stand up, SNL, the Chi, Billions, Shameless, Colbert
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
all music - rock/funk/disco/hiphop/pop
Favourite Books
the Illiad; the day the crayons quit; appropos of nothing; lolita; feminine mystique
Favourite Writers
nabokov, homer, hardy, woody allen
Favourite Games
reindeer
Tools of the Trade
heart, eyes, Canon Rebel XT 350D slr, pc, photoshop
Other Interests
my son, photography, cooking, yoga, fashion

fireflies and the full moon

fireflies and the full moon

she was like the sun - when he looked at her it was sometimes too much - when he didn't look at her, she was all he could see he was like the moon - shining bright and full in front of her - but with time slowly faded to nothing.....only to return again and cycle over and over fireflies are like the moon - you chase them - they shine bright - they beg for you to follow - but they disappear into the night leaving you behind when they are done playing ever the romantic, she chased fireflies and moons and shone like the sun love shouldn't hurt

Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory is an area of psychology that describes the nature of emotional attachment between humans. It begins as children with our attachment to our parents. The nature of this attachment, and how well it’s fostered and cared for, will then influence the nature of our attachment to romantic partners later in our life. Explains a great deal of why your relationships have succeeded/failed in the manner they did, why you’re attracted to the people you are attracted to, and the nature of the relationship problems that come up again and again for you. About half the population is Secure attachment. The other half are Anxious or Avoidant or a combo. You can exhibit tendencies of more than one strategy depending on the situation and at different frequencies. Although, everyone has one dominant strategy. So you can be secure but have bouts of the others - but those dominant with Anxious or Avoidant have unique struggles in relationships based on this. I believe I'm Anxious and

Strong Shouldn't Be Lonely

Strong Shouldn't Be Lonely

Real strength comes from admitting your real feelings and dealing with any negative consequences that may occur. This saying has been taped up for me to see every morning for literally 40 years. As a (former) perpetual people pleaser - a (former) codependent - a (still) loving, caring, supportive human - I always sacrificed myself for others. This started in childhood when it's not really in your control if you sacrifice your own wants or needs - it's dependent upon how the adults around you treat those wants/needs. This of-course morphed into all these coping mechanisms that manifested into upping my own to please others, get what I needed to *survive* and in the end - two things happened. I became attracted to inherently selfish people. I buried anger/resentment (aka rage) for a lifetime. I started therapy at 6 to learn how to speak about my feelings. Then I was pulled out and didn't return until I went on my own at 19. It was then I *started* to even be able to recognize

Deviousness Award

At times a person will shine like the brightest star, `devilicious is one of those deviants. Mary has been personally committed to deviantART and its members since she joined. Not only does she leave an immense amount of intelligent comments on work, but she provides friendship, ideas and support for many deviants as well. People who can be dedicated on so many different levels to those they do and do not know for the simple correlation of one passion for art truly deserve to be honored. Congratulations and thank you to `devilicious.
Awarded Feb 2004

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