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Trust and Love

Upper Butte Creek Falls - Scotts Mulls, Oregon

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION OF 100

Upper Butte Creek Falls as seen through a window of mossy forest, spring clover, and ferns.

On September 24, 2015 I celebrated five years of sobriety.

Five years is a lot of days strung together. 1,826 in fact. For someone who couldn't go more than 12 hours without a drink, 43,829 hours is one hell of a long time. And wouldn't you know it, after all of those hours it has just become routine. I don't mean that being sober has become routine, I mean that everything that I need to do daily has become routine: The thoughts and feelings I go through, the way I deal with emotions, the things I have to believe, and the things I have to trust.

Trust is a tough one. I had to trust people I didn't know. I had to do the things that they told me to do and I had to just believe them that it would work for me as well. And even to this day I still have to just trust that everything will work out and that somehow it will be ok as long as I work hard and stay straight.

I also had to rebuild trust in many of the damaged relationships. Coworkers, friends, and family bonds were all compromised in one way or another. There are a lot of things that I did wrong back then and I have accepted that. Hell I do a lot of things wrong now. But I know that I am rebuilding those relationships with the people I love, as well as with myself. "What doesn't kill us..." right?

I know that I don't have to be scared of my emotions and go through life numb. I feel love more strongly. Sure there can be a lot of bad feelings in life, but they need to be felt. Tom Waits sings "If I exorcise my devils, well my angels may leave too. And when they leave they're so hard to find." The bad is needed to feel the good. And I feel both more deeply now. I cherish that love more knowing that I put it on the line and with how important that love is to me now, I don't want to risk it.

And so I continue these daily routines. They're not perfect but they're working for me. I just have hold the trust and love dear, be the best person I can be at any given moment, and just know that it'll all be ok.

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are the epitome of elegance and quality. By face mounting the print to 1/8" thick scratch-resistant, non-reflective crystal clear acrylic and backing it with a protective surface and a 1.3" rear mounted frame, the print seemingly floats from the wall. The proprietary Lumachrome process in combination with the acrylic facing gives a depth, dimensionality, and glow to the image which is unmatched and needs to be seen to believed. These pieces are museum quality, absolutely stunning, and truly a collectors piece. Premium Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are ideal for galleries or private homes and with the proper lighting will take on a luminance that brings the photo to life. While these ready-to-hang pieces offer a modern, sleek, and clean appearance, traditional framing is also available and can be discussed one-on-one to pick the most appropriate frame for your piece.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery

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Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

If you are looking for a piece that combines durability with a modern and elegant look, I offer Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Metal Prints. Using a state-of-the-art process, the image is infused directly into the surface of specially coated aluminum which creates a scratch and fade resistant piece that is ready to hang without a frame. Metal prints contain a tremendous amount of depth, detail, and sharpness that will be sure to draw the viewer in. Since the image is fused directly into the aluminum, the resulting piece is scratch and water resistant and will resist fading or yellowing over time while at the same time being easy to clean. These are the ideal for offices and public spaces due to their durability. 

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

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FujiFlex Supergloss Fine Art Loose Prints • Ready to Frame

Loose Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are made using the amazing Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver-halide Paper, which features superior color, contrast, tonal range, and saturation. This polyester based paper makes the prints more vivid and dimensional. The colors are rich, deep, and unlike any photographic print you have seen before. It is truly top of the line, exhibition quality paper that will last a lifetime.  If you are looking for full-service framing options, I am happy to work with you on your needs. Please note that these prints require framing before display. I am happy to work with you on your framing needs. Please contact me to do so. For ready-to-hang options, please consider my Lumachrome Acrylic Face Mounted or Chromaluxe Metal Prints.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for production and delivery.

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Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, please visit my Prints Page