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Safari hike in Clear Creek Metro Park

One of my passions in life is the animal kingdom. When I turned 14 I volunteered at an animal shelter for a summer. At the age of 15 I began working at our local zoo and stayed there well after graduating from college. Now I’m in the veterinary field, so

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Our anniversary dessert and a hazardous hike

My husband and I took a few days off this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We are well out of the newly-married phase and next year will join the ranks of people who are in the double-digit club. One of my co-workers asked how long we’ve been married and

Blue and Green Abstract

In the studio: an almost-finished painting sits on my easel

For the past two weeks I’ve been focused on administrative tasks with my art business. The logical left side of my brain kicks into gear when that happens and limits my creativity. I don’t mind switching back and forth though I prefer to be creative for the majority of my

Peony Up Close | Cortney North Fine Art

Lots of flowers and one unique bird: A photo journal

I hope you enjoyed the weekend! It was a perfect weekend here in Ohio with lots of sun and mild temperatures. My husband and I had pretty busy days leading up to the weekend, so we decided it was best to take it easy. Friday night we enjoyed the quite

Yellow Iris

Yellow irises, one new book and tiramisu torte!

For reasons I’m still trying to figure out, this week has felt heavy and gritty. Do you have weeks that feel like an emotional whirlwind? Though I feel a bit rattled, I don’t want this post feel that way. Perhaps writing about the positives will get my good vibes flowing.

Weekend nature walk: The photo compilation

There are three things I can list as my favorite activities: creating art, reading good books and being in nature. It is best when I can combine two of the three. A few weekends ago I did just that. My husband and I were able get out early in the

A Houzz Collection: Paths that will hopefully entice Spring to arrive!

I forced myself to be outside this winter just like the postal service – during rain, snow, sleet or shine. I believed it helped fight the winter blues last year and vowed to do it again this year. There were days when it was 13 degrees yet the sun was

Houzz picks: Eclectic exteriors and some tropical therapy

I’ve been on a modern design kick. It was a sudden change a few months ago and I’m still a bit surprised by it. I was set on French country mixed with contemporary plus some rustic, then out of nowhere I began to enjoy ultra-modern spaces. Some of the designs

On this first day of autumn 2014

I believe there is a strong argument being made by the autumn season as to its status in my life: It is saying “I am the best, thank you very much.” It has been pulling out all the stops too. On Sunday, I sat outside at the backyard patio table