I missed the cut off for this fun link up party last year. Thankfully this year I was a little more on top of things. Alright then...on to the introduction.
My name is Sarah. I live in Michigan in the United States. I live about a mile from the shores of Lake Michigan. I can't imagine ever living far from a body of water.
On January 1, 2012 I started my first blog, a creative journey to become a better photographer. That really was my focus when I first began, learning to take better pictures. Along the way I rediscovered a love of writing. This love had been lying dormant inside me since early elementary school.
My blog name Paisley Rain Boots came from a self-portrait class that I took in the Spring of 2012. I live in Michigan where there is snow quite often until April and generally quite a bit of rain in the Spring. I was not very comfortable taking self-portaits shots that included my face. Instead I would photograph my feet which most often happened to encased in my paisley rain boots. I got so many comments on my boots from the photographs I posted in the class Flickr group, this made me think. "What a great name for a blog....Paisley Rain Boots". The blog could be about anything which was great since I love to photograph and write about random topics. The blog could also about exploring. I love to explore the back roads; old barns, fields, orchards, lakes, etc.
On January 1 of this year I started a year long project called A Year Beside The Water. A project with a more specific purpose, marrying photography and writing all based on the subject of water. This project will stretch me in new ways, but I am one who is constantly striving to learn new things and experience growth from that learning.
I have been married to my husband, Glen for 28 years. We have one daughter, Mallory who is a college senior and will be graduating in May. We have one cute as a button, but naughty as can be golden retriever named Scout. Scout often accompanies me on day outings, he doesn't mind riding in the car, and loves to go for walks and hikes in the woods.
I would love to connect with other photographers and especially other bloggers who have a strong desire to write. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org