These are wandering journeys of a thoughtful mind, a passionate eye, a fey wit and an earth loving heart through the landscape with camera, paintbrush, pen and field notebook in hand.
I'm a freelance photographer, artist, graphic designer and wordsmith by calling, someone with her roots planted deep in the good dark soil of the eastern Ontario highlands. After chalking up quite a diversity of experience in telecommunications, the legal sector, graphic design, writing and marketing, I had dreams of flying on my own wings and opened the KerrdeLune Design Works in 2006. I have never been happier, and I have never looked back - but sometimes I wonder how I managed to last as long as I did, toiling away in the entrails of large urban corporations for years and years.
There is a wildness to these eldering days that feeds me, and I could not live without it. Nature is my canvas, and the sweeping north wind my brush - the turning seasons compose the symphony, orchestrate the score and write the choreography of fond seasonal wanderings in the Great Round of time. My happiest hours are spent rambling the woodlands, hills and fens of the Lanark Highlands, and the camera is my third eye - the clear and ever present lens through which I see earth and the heavens, connect with them in a profound, painterly and elemental way and filter my experience of the living world. Call it simply an ongoing study in Mono no aware (物の哀れ).
A naturalist all my days, I'm an ardent devotee of twilight, untrodden landscapes, full moons, liminal spaces and the wild wisdom which sustains the cosmos, also confessing cheerfully to a love of old trees, quiet ponds, meandering streams, weathered rail fences and starry, starry nights. I believe right down to my roots that the pen and paintbrush are mightier than the sword.
I entertain hopes of authenticity, wildness, rude good health and enlightenment somewhere up the trail, but for now I am content to ramble and wonder and just breathe in and out...