Every Beautiful Day Blog

Beautiful Surprises

Beautiful Surprises
Life is unpredictable. I think we all realize that now. The last several months have been surreal and stressful, even painful for many. Uncertaint...

Bridge to Everything

Bridge to Everything
  This humble bridge in the woods is a capture from my time at Spring Bird Cottage, in Dundee, Illinois, where I have been (gratefully) Artist in ...

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance
When your car breaks down in the middle of the highway on a Friday night, it’s no joke. A lurch, a grinding noise and the smell of burning oil sha...

You Will Rise Again

You Will Rise Again
I remember the season in which I took this photo. It was the summer of 2018. I had just learned that someone close to me was going through a tough...

Flower Geometry - A Closer Look at Nature's Patterns

Flower Geometry - A Closer Look at Nature's Patterns
  I recently had the privilege of working with artist Sara Peak Convery to create this special little exhibit, "Flower Geometry," which is now han...

Cloudy Night at Cloud Gate

Cloudy Night at Cloud Gate
A couple of years ago, I visited downtown Chicago with my family at Christmastime. It was a warm-for-December night and a wet fog crowded the air....

Tree-Friendly, Fine Art Prints!

Tree-Friendly, Fine Art Prints!
  I'm super excited to share that I've partnered with Photo Innovation Lab in Oak Park, Illinois to create some beautiful fine art prints. We sele...

Podcast Interview: The Art We Make

Podcast Interview: The Art We Make
Recently I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Art We Make Podcast. Being interviewed about my photography was a first for me! This thoughtful...

Love those Holiday Markets!

Love those Holiday Markets!
Holiday art and craft markets are always such a fun day out in the community! Everyone's in a good mood doing their holiday shopping, supporting l...

Recap of Spring Bird Photo Workshop

Recap of Spring Bird Photo Workshop
I recently led my first Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop at Spring Bird Cottage. I arrived early to get ready for the day and catch the morn...

Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop at Spring Bird Cottage

Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop at Spring Bird Cottage
Did you know that I take all of my photos with my iPhone? Yes! And you can take beautiful nature photos with yours, too. I'm excited to announce t...

Spring Bird Artist Residency: Hidden Treasures

Spring Bird Artist Residency: Hidden Treasures
The woods is not often showy. You may set out on a photo hike, only to think, "nothing's blooming." At first glance there is nothing special happe...