Monday, January 10, 2011

Etsy shop:

I have set up a shop on etsy for my photography. You can access it here:

Right now I have primarily fine art nature photographs but I plan on branching out soon.

Upcoming projects (hopefully): lomography, vintage editing, wood block transfers, ttv (through the viewfinder) photography

"Through the Viewfinder" might sound like a dumb way of saying "plain photography" because most every camera has a viewfinder. But this is actually the practise of taking a picture through TWO viewfinders. An older, vintage camera (often with a large viewfinder accessed from the top of the camera) is used to compose the desired image and when the image is set up, the photographer aims his/her primary camera (often digital camera) so that he/she can see the first viewfinder (and all that is sees) in the second one. This is a faster and economical way of getting your vintage prints online. The image ends up with a rough look (depending on how grimy the lens on the vintage camera is) and it can be cropped to leave a nice black border on the photo.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Photography Venue

Above is one of the pieces I have available on display and for purchase (prints, gifts, apparel) at .

Photography has been a hobby since my sister got me my first camera. I didn't have a whole lot of success with it but it was fun! I can't remember actively thinking about it until I had the opportunity to take the course in high school and it fascinated me. I remember wondering how some people could try and fit photography, or art for that matter, in a box. The 'traditionalist' photographers said it had to be done one way and only one way. Portraits were a big deal. But didn't God create everything in beauty? As far as I'm concerned, you can't do one thing in this world without it being classified as an art. Construction, mining, teaching, you name it and then research it. You will find there is something beautiful in absolutely everything. God painted it, He sculpted it, He dotted the "i's" and crossed the "t's" The photographer simply puts it in a frame.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Take Action from Home

Don't have a mission Field? Home can be your mission field. Witness to friends, family, and strangers with the true Biblical method that Jesus used himself in Matthew 19 and Luke 18. The people at Living Waters ( ) make a video called "Hell's Best Kept Secret" which outlines this method. They also have a course you can get through their site to help build your confidence (this video is included among others). Of course, start by reading the passages! Living Waters also has a variety of Gospel tracts. I really like the "Are you a good Person?" tract. I find it to be humorous, and it doesn't portray the unbeliever as an absolute demon. Yet it is very clear, showing that ANY sin is a violation of God's law and there MUST be consequences. Who paid those consequences is the real kicker and certainly the whole point of the salvation message itself. The Good news IS presented very well in my opinion. Also, it is available in English, French, and Spanish now.

Something else you can do for the mission field is make parachutes! GALCOM is an organization that sends the Gospel message via Christian radio to people in areas where it is hard to get missionaries in. They put up towers all over the world to transmit the Gospel and make solar radios with a back-up set of batteries to deliver it to the people. They send the radios and tracts from an airplane in parachutes. That's where we come in. We can make the parachutes!
I found a parachute pattern in "Voice of the Martyrs" magazine and had heard about a man sending parachutes into guerilla camps in Colombia. Many of their soldiers are c
aptives themselves and are in need of a Saviour as well. Here's what the pattern was like concerning Colombia - I assume a similar one is used for the other 125+ countries.

1: Pray for Colombia as you make the parachutes.
2: Use the pattern, (see image), and cut a circle of white cloth 
     (I asked and they said any pattern/colour would be fine)
     - cotton or polyester - 22 inches in diameter.
3: Using a marker, print "Dios es Amor" (Gos is Love) on the              cloth.Please do not write English words or another language.
 4: With a sewing machine - use a zigzag stitch to attach six 30             inch, nylon cords (1/8-inch thick) to the cloth.
5: Seal the tips of the cords by burning them. Adults should do
    this! (burn the cords separately, not together)
6: Fold the strings inside the parachute.

In addition to making parachutes, the willing are needed to go on short term mission trips to help set up new towers in place
s not yet reached. I believe they are currently getting ready for a trip to Albania.

AND...if you live near one of the headquarters, you could volunteer in building the radios.

Every 'little' bit helps.

I especially like this wonderful testimony I found on the US site:


"I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be 

ashamed."  Psalms 119:46

       Occasionally we will hear a story of how just one radio has reached 

many people for Christ.  It is as if God has sent His angel before each 

radio and prepared the way.  The following are some stories of what just 

one radio can do in the hands of a Mighty God:

     One radio in Haiti Men for Missions International has been distributing 

Galcom radios in Haiti fix-tuned to 4VEH Christian radio in Cape 

Haitian as part of Operation Saturation Haiti.  During a recent trip to Haiti 

they decided to follow the steps of just one radio to access the results of 

the Galcom Go-Ye radio outreach.  Here is what was reported by Gene 

Bertolet, OpSat Prayer Coordinator:

    "One of the outstanding events during a recent trip to Haiti by a 

Men for Missions group was to follow the steps of one radio which had 

been given to an EE technician, who in turn had given the solar 

powered radio to her father.  After listening to Radio 4VEH for about 

three months, her father accepted Jesus as his Savior.  He then gave 

the radio to his friend, a witch doctor.  The witch doctor, too, accepted 

the Lord.

     "One morning this young EE technician took our team to the 

home of her father, about 45 minutes away.  As the father gave 

his clear testimony others gathered around.  After two hours 17 

more people had accepted the Lord.

     "Then they went to the witch doctor's home, which was a fifteen 

minute walk through the countryside into a valley.  As they came up to 

his home, there was a white cloth covered table with a Galcom solar-

powered radio in the middle of it.

    "When the witch doctor came out of the house, he graciously seated 

his guests.  Once again they heard a clear testimony of salvation.  He said, 

'No one comes to me as a witch doctor anymore, for they know I have 

accepted Jesus.'   Twelve of his thirteen children had accepted Christ, 

but not his wife.  As people gathered around, one of our team walked 

over to the witch doctor's wife who was shelling corn.  In a caring 

manner he talked to her and others nearby.  At the close of their time 

together, five more had accepted the Lord, including the witch doctor's 

wife.   "One of the team members said,  'As I think about Operation 

Saturation - from this one radio, 36 people accepted the Lord.  What 

an investment.'   And this all happened within the space of four months. "

Links I Like

Here are some of my favorite links on some of my favorite topics. If you keep a truly open mind, and are in the habit of discerning truth from falsity, you should find them very helpful. 

On different 'Bible' versions. Does the subject confuse you? Check this out.

On the origin of man and this earth.

Faith targeted persecution throughout the world and what WE can do about it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Already a Change in Pace

Now in addition to what I have outlined above, I would also like to let passersby get an understanding of what extra little things I am interested in. So here are some links that you may find interesting or it would help me out a great deal if you checked them out.

I have quite a few photos in the running for a Jones Soda label. It would be much appreciated if you would vote for one/all :) If you are interested, you could upload some photos of your own. drop me a link and I'll take a look!
Here are a couple links to some of my photos. To see them all, you can type Katie into the search box and the photos should mostly be my own.

Thanks again.

Only the beginning...

Hello all,

This is my first post on my first blog and I'd like to use it  to explain the intent this blog was created with. It's simply the walk of a Christian trying to fulfill her God-given purpose. 

I want all non-Christians to know that a Christian is SUPPOSED to be humble, knowing the Truth that is in the Bible and spreading it! We know that the Truth is of God and found in His Book. We did not author it and do not understand every part of it. The amazing thing is that God tells us:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Matthew 7:7-11

So we can know that when we come across something in the Bible that we don't understand (for whatever reason), that God is faithful and He wants you to understand His Word. If He didn't, He wouldn't have given it to us in the first place. If we express interest in His Word and wholeheartedly try to understand it with prayer, God in all His mercy and grace will give us the understanding.