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That Awkward “I haven’t posted in a while…” Post

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Since I’m about to start blogging again, I figured I should ease into it with a catch-up post!

Some things that happened in the last six months:

In all honestly, besides travel, the first half of the year wasn’t that memorable for me. Sure, there was infrequent work, but I feel like our last months living in Kailua were pretty stagnant for me. The art camp I was participating in was my answer to my “lack of busy” I’d been having, and was great for the first few weeks, but then around June life turned upside down when we were informed we needed to move out of our Kailua apartment due to the owner moving back from the mainland. Suddenly, painting fell by the wayside, and somehow amidst the turmoil of moving, my work increased tenfold – definitely a result of spending more time in town!

And that’s been the gist of my life now – lots of photography work, not enough time to paint, but life is on the upswing, and hopefully I’ll have more to post about. I’m also hoping to do more review/tutorial-type posts, so keep an eye out for those as well.

A blog post by me wouldn’t be complete without excessive photo posting, so here’s a small selection:

HDR shot of the cherry blossom lantern festival at Honmyō-ji in Kumamoto. It was very crowded, so it was hard to get good shots without too many people, but the experience was amazing!

My bestie and her new husband in front of some glorious Maui jacarandas.

A master study of ‘St. Michael’ by Fa Presto I did during my summer art camp.

An art camp camera still life study, featuring my great-grandfather’s Minolta-35 (Model D) from around 1949.

Our new view from our Makiki apartment!

Two of my magazine covers on stands simultaneously right now!

One of my favorite shots I’ve taken for 2Chillies Swimwear so far this year.

If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll notice it has an awesome, responsive new theme – it’s called Slyde, by Playne Themes, and I highly recommend their themes! Special thanks goes out to Mats who helped me get this blog the way I wanted it. This is my second major web-presence update I’ve done in the last couple of months, as my Smugmug site is officially my new portfolio site. Click the screenshot below to check it out!


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