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She said goodbye ~ Deb

she said goodbye

“She said goodbye with a tear in her eye.” ~Deb


I hate goodbyes.
I suffer from separation anxiety.
So I prefer to say “see ya later.”


This project for five years has introduced me to new friends, self-portrait challenges and deep storytelling.
So I feel like saying “hello” instead of goodbye today.
Hello to the new me.
Hello to new adventures and projects.
Hello to you, my new friends.
Hello to a new year of fresh beginnings.


As the sun sets on this project, I bow with thanks, respect and honor to Jennifer and Bella, my Sisters here.


Go forth and be you.


Here is my final goodbye from the Banana River.




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She looked in the mirror ~ Deb



“She looked in the mirror with curious intention.” ~Deb


Some days are easier than others to peek around the corner into that raw reflection of YOUrself.
Sometimes I see the extra wrinkles and baggy eyes. Other days I see vibrant curiosity with a mischievous grin. Some days I see the curve of my strong shoulders who just sat with a friend, weeping about her life circumstances. And finally those days when all I see is my softening belly and jiggly thighs.

Yet I keep showing up. With camera in hand. With curious creativity to embrace these days of aging gracefully.

As I looked back on my archive of self-portraits, I discovered a surprising collection of shots involving mirrors.
They seem to add mystery to the photo I am creating.
Some offer a soft, dreamy vintage feeling, with crackly backgrounds, beveled edges and intricate frames.
Others are those moments in a public bathroom selfie shot.
And how about that one we all have in the car rearview mirror, right?

Technology today offers timers and front facing settings on our cameras and mobile phones.
But did you know that mirror self-portraits actually began in the early 1800s?
If you are as fascinated by this fact that I am, click here for some great examples.
I adore seeing all the different types of cameras!

If you are so inclined to join our self-portrait journey, we would love to find you with #shelookedinthemirror #sheisthreedotcom. And if you follow me on Instagram, come have a peek at my #debinthemirror for inspiration!


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She is wild ~ Deb

she is wild

“She is wild as weather.” ~Deb


Hurricanes and Tornadoes.
Floods and Freezes.
I’ve experienced them all.
Literally first hand because weather destroyed my homes, more than once.


Sometimes I remind myself of a bad storm…twirling and swirling.
I cause a bit of emotional havoc because I am restless and always changing.
My loved ones rarely find sturdy, solid ground under my feet.
They know that I am headstrong and willing to blow away with the wind, as it changes.


But I like my life that that. I crave change.
I chase the new and exciting storms.
Ready to ride the wave.


But another truth about me is this…I can be the calm after the storm.
I can be a sweet summer kiss of sunshine on your cheek.
In my stillness I am like a gentle cool breeze on the first day of Fall.
I can quench your Soul like a gentle rain.


No matter what or where, I am always there. Just like the wild weather.

“I got a Gypsy Soul and I was born for leaving”  ~ Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band ~


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