Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Watercolor Fun

Working on some major updates on my home which has had me sorting through spaces representing different phases in my life. Found & scanned this simple watercolor I did years ago inspired by a postcard with an image by Winslow Homer. One day when not consumed with photography I think I'll try more watercolors and dig out my basket making supplies from my days with my business Natures Baskets by Deja. So much to do and so little time.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Great band playing this evening at Port Townsend Brewery from 5-8 with no cover charge. I first heard Joy in Mudville at a Main Streets Concert on the Dock a couple years ago. In fact if you can't make it out to hear them tonight they will be playing Thursday, August 8th at Concert on the Dock. Got these fun images of the band a couple years ago. #dejasphotos.com #PortTownsendMainStreet #DejaViewPhotography

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Compliment Your Mirror Day

Believe it or not today is Stay Out of the Sun Day & Compliment Your Mirror Day. Looking outside my window the first one should be easy to follow today. The second one is a good remind of something we should do every day for ourselves. As a Photographer I know it is not easy having your photo taken. I find when I photograph men and especially woman we are all tough on ourselves & often describe flaws in detail, nearly all of them I don't see. Everyone has one eye bigger than the other which many people are surprised to find when we look at their image. All my clients are beautiful to me. For the 30 minutes or so I have with them I hope I make them feel that way & they see that in their final image. Be good to yourself today, give that mirror a great big compliment this morning. #dejasphotos.com

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Rakers Car Show in Port Townsend

Beautiful day for a car show. Check out the Rakers Car Show at Port Townsend Memorial Field today. #dejasphotos.com #porttownsendphotographer #rakerscarclub #dejaviewphotography

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bumped into some friends downtown during Steampunk weekend here in Port Townsend. #dejasphotos.com #dejaviewphotography

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

Another collage from the 2018 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. Kay Harper  and I are excited about photographing this event again this year. This piece won the 2018 People's Choice award and was named "Queen Sew Sew, "Mending the Sorrows of the World." The artist was Clara Graham and the piece was modeled by Julie Read. 
#porttownsendwearableartshow #dejasphotos.com  #dejaviewphotography

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Dr. Mattern, from Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, honored by WA Rural Health Association

A couple years ago I was hired by Jefferson Healthcare to photography staff at what was the new Sheridan Medical Building. I got lots of great images over several days but one of my favorite moments was sitting in with Dr. Mattern as he visited with a new mom. I tried to be a fly on the wall while taking candids. I was touched to see him interacting with this family and captured this sweet moment with the baby in his arms. Dr. Joseph Mattern is both the Jefferson Healthcare Chief Medical Officer as well as a primary care Physician. He was just recognized for his work by the Washington Rural Health Association. I also took this image that was included with an article about him and his award in the PDN this week. Congratualtions Dr. Mattern. #dejasphotos.com #jeffersonhealthcare http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/jefferson-healthcare-c…/

Monday, April 29, 2019

So even when I'm not working I have fun taking photos. Last week I wandered around the Jefferson County Farmers Market and captured some fun images. I love going to the market on Saturdays and fondly remember the six years I was there as a vendor selling my photography prints and cards. It is a wonderful community of hard working people that make up one of the biggest Farmers Market in Washington state. Bumped into my dear friend Linda Pollard, with her sister, who was visiting PT. Linda did the market for many years including some of the time that I also was a vendor at the market so it was great to see her.  #dejasphotos.com #dejaviewphotography

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2019 Port Townsend Women and Film Festival

A fun collage with more images from the Port Townsend Women and Film held just two weeks ago. The festival was held at the Rose Theatre and was a weekend filled with great films and lots of opportunities to meet with many of the Filmmakers and Directors. The rainy weather limited me a bit from taking as many candid images outside as I have done in the past but it gave me more time to visit during the festival. It was fun for me to meet and photograph some of the returning participants from previous festivals. If you missed the festival this year you can visit the PTFF page to view the movies that were shown, see the trailers and learn about the directors. Can't wait for the Port Townsend Film Festival in September which will be held the 19th-22nd of this year. http://www.ptfilmfest.com/…/Women…/W&F-Current-Program.html… #porttownsendfilmfestival #dejasphotos.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

Looking for Homes in Port Townsend

Adorable groups of cats and dogs looking for their forever homes here in Port Townsend. You can visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292. #humanescocietyofjeffersoncounty #dejasphotos.com

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Bugs bugging, bees buzzing, birds tweeting, buds bursting, brooks babbling, beautiful blue skies, boats sailing, baseball batted, bikers biking, butterflies fluttering. Must be spring. Saw lots of "B" words on my walk today with my dog Sherman. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Upcoming Session with Quiet Parks International

Today I booked a event with Quiet Parks International to be held next month at Manresa Castle. They will be presenting an award to someone who is coming all the way from the Amazon to accept the award for capturing the quietest place on earth. I think the group was originally called One Square Inch. The founder, Gordon Hempton, did a recording in the Hoh Rain Forest & describes the location as possibly one of the quietest places in the US. The 14 minute recording is lovely to listen to. https://onesquareinch.org/ I'm looking forward to photographing this interesting event. #dejasphotos.com

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

The day after seems so hard. The unfinished eclairs & Cheetos are now in the garbage. After Dr. Ginny left yesterday I just left Max resting on the floor where he had spent the last couple weeks. Now his spirit has had time to soar to a better place. Thank you Jim for dropping by with tea and homemade biscotti. 

As I came down the stairs this morning Max looked so perfect I thought he might just wake up. Thank you to my friend Aaron for coming by to help me carry Max out to his final resting place. Max is wrapped in an old coat from our walking days together, kinda like having my arms around him forever. Listening to sad country western songs and finishing a love letter to accompany Max on his next journey. 

Rolled up the stained area rug from the living room & set it out for a dump run. Straightening the room feels a bit like returning the hospital bed after hospice care. Sherman & I sense the quiet today. It hit me in the face when we returned from our walk knowing Max wasn't inside waiting for his turn. I'm amazed at the similarities of losing my partner and losing Max. Grief is grief no matter if a loved one or pet.

A couple things I learned of while caring for Max. One was the miracle of giving Glucosamine HCL with MSM, meant for people, but suggested by my friend Doug who was using it on his dogs. Your Vet should be able to give you an idea of correct dosage based on your dogs weight. It made a hug difference in his ability to get around and the results were immediate plus it gave us more time. The other thing that happened to Max as he aged was he got confused and really restless at night. I thought leaving a light on would help but it didn't, what did help was Gabapentin. There really is something similar to Sundowners Syndrome that you find in elderly adults but it is also found in dogs. Your Vet should be able to make suggestions on the dosage based on weight. It made a difference in both of us being able to sleep at night. I also got a little Velcro belly band to put on at night if he had an accident. I got it from the pet store & adding a Kotex inside the liner helped even more. https://positively.com/contri.../sundowner-syndrome-in-dogs/ 

I thought sharing this might help others who have gone through or are going through a similar situation. Sharing with my FB friends has been very helpful for me. Again thank you everyone for your support & kind words.