Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.

9.15.14

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WAHOO’S FISH TACOS – Denver, CO.

Thankful.

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“Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.”

Remember.

9.11.14

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FIND Denver.

9.10.14

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I am glad to be back at home after an amazing experience and trip at FIND and Denver, Colorado. Throughout the week, I met 10 rad photographers and JONATHAN CANLAS, creating art and images with good ole film and film cameras. It’s hard to explain the workshop in its entirety, but I did learn a couple of important things, and they were for me to:

1 \\ Go home
2 \\ Find my voice

Home. It’s where my heart is and my family is. It’s in the kitchen, where I can spend quality time with those people I love and cherish, chatting and exchanging silly stories about life, and cooking amazing meals together. Food. Food for my body, good for the soul. I love to eat and cook and it’s in my blood. My grandma cooked all the meals in the day. My dad cooked all the meals in the day. And I now, try to cook every meal in the day. Home. It’s in the kitchen, and it makes my heart, soul, and tummy happy.

My voice. I’ve been struggling with this part lately. I have found myself drained, tired, and unhappy simply because I’m not using my voice in the right way. Like a vocalist, each singer has a voice, but they reach their best tonality in a certain range. I have to come to realize and face the facts that my voice, although I have a wide range, does not produce its best sound in photographing weddings. My voice is in what makes me happy and its strength is in food, interiors, travel, and personal work. So maybe the recent sequence of events by God have revealed that to me, allowing me to focus on seeing things in the light I want to view them in and in capturing them the way I want to. Focusing my voice on pieces that are best for my range and tonality. Closing the chapter that has brought me this far in my career and starting a new one that challenges me to use my voice in a different way.

If you’re interested in gaining insight and experience in photographing with film, visit HERE for workshops with JONATHAN CANLAS. He’s only got a few left this year and then they’re all gone.

Outcome.

9.9.14

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So perhaps you’re wondering about the radio silence on my blog. Well to be frank, the last month has been a journey, and an epic one at that.

I recently…

Traveled to Denver
Took a cab by myself to Downtown Denver
Learned a lot at FIND
Met JONATHAN CANLAS + 10 rad film photographers
Touched strangers
Almost walked home with strangers on Colfax
Caught a cold
Got in a car accident
Injured my right hand and wrist
Lost sleep over stupid, crazy pain
Cried every other day
Took my last wedding
Felt overwhelmed
Prayed more
Thanked God for every minute of my life.

I really don’t know how to put my experience into words. I’m just glad that God is still Lord and that His plans for me are always good, no matter what the outcome.

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread.

9.8.14

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.
2. Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

You can read more about this recipe HERE on ALL RECIPES.