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Amen.

Spotted!: Falling into FLA

Ok, so it has been a minute (or 2…) since my last post, apologies for the mia status : )  It will be this way for another bit – at least until school is over for this semester.

Meanwhile, skydive no. 2 took place last weekend at Skydive Palatka, and it was even more of a blast than the first time (although the two should really not be compared).  I was fortunate in many ways, as I was able to go with my good friend Kristin again, and this time my other half joined too.  Jumping with friends is really the most best!  After our minute-long free fall, during which my attention was promptly directed to the horizon, we 3 (6, including our tandems) all met up mid-air again for the chute down.  It was nothing short of amazing, and I didn’t realize just how wide the smile on my face was.  Below, Kristin & Cathy on their mean machines… because let’s face it, girls just wanna have fun.

Melrod Designs

Now OPEN for business:

So my good friend Melanie does this really awesome thing with her art.  She first began doodling around with some images and has most recently mushroomed into her very own card business on Etsy.com.  Now alongside her job, she is doing something she really enjoys : )  Very excited for her, and it couldn’t have happened to a better person!  I got one of her very first originals in the mail for my birthday, and loved it.. then was randomly surprised with another when she created the official ones!   I would love to share her talent with everyone:We have such fun when we hang out, as evidenced by the image of us in this post (this was us celebrating her birthday, 8o’s style!), and I’m very fortunate to be able to call her a good friend.  If you need a card, I encourage you to visit her store on etsy.com – she has great cards for any occasion, you can also contact her if you may have a special request, they ship quickly and are packaged quite handsomely.  Thank you for your support, and feel free to share with friends! : )

Here she is on Etsy.com:

and you can also

her on Facebook.

RIP MCA

What an amazing person, please click here to read about his contributions to the music world, as well as the entire world.  He will be missed:

Spotted!: Redlight Redlight

Kris… Rocks!

So glad this woman also entered my life a few years ago…  what a trip it has been!

World, Kristin..  Kristin, World:

This girl has shown me strength, courage and willpower like none other.  Having the most down-to-earth personality that I can find amongst my friends, she is always wonderful company!  We’ve shared quite a few exciting experiences over the course of our friendship – from transforming into peacocks for halloween to taking our first (but not last) skydiving trip, sharin’ a hookah, and letting me have my way with her as a model, putting her in rather odd and precarious spots (and she really does go “out on a limb” for this – haha..!), all in my attempt to learn more about photographing the human figure, we’ve definitely had a lot of fun, with lots more to come.  Above, one of the pictures from our first shoot – she allowed me to paint her hair to pop for the shoot, as she had the “om” symbol cut into it.  Below a close-up of the finished product, and under that is her newest design.  : )    Kris most definitely rocks!

Cannonball!

And what world would be complete without some joshin’ ’round?

I give you Josh:

Kind-hearted, driven, funny, talented, this marathon runner is about to have my hair in his capable hands as he learns from the best at Paul Mitchell.  The above photo was impeccably timed and snapped by Jacksonville.com as he went back from finishing this half-marathon (apprx 10mi) to encourage his sister and her friend to cross the line.  This was after only 4 hrs of sleep and waking up at 5am (yeEsh… talk about willpower)! – They finished : )  Below, credit for the original photo I cannot take, but credit for the edit, I can; in action:

Vs.

Jen Jen

This amazing woman has graced my world as of the last year and thank God, because she an awesome addition to the circle  : )

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ms. Jenna:

Intelligent, hilarious, inspirational, beautiful and simply amazing, this girl rocks.  I actually went to high school with her and have recently (thanks to Facebook..) become more better-acquainted : )  She has created her own line of custom jewelry, The Secret Side Project, with gorgeous pieces that I have already purchased and given as gifts.  See a small taste below, and by checking out the Secret Side Project on Etsy (you can order and ship-to different locations – inquire if you are interested!).  Locally, her jewelry is already a hit at Newfangled Modern Market in DeLand, FL (her sister does an amazing job modeling for her):

LBC

The beautiful weather here reminds me of the time I spent in Long Beach, California, a couple years back.

Cats!: ‘Carlet

Scarlet, my friend Tara’s kitty:

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