Thursday, July 19, 2007

book worm

It rained so hard yesterday my walls leaked.. not pretty. The air today was still muggy though - go figure. I'm longing for clean, crisp Autumn, and it's only mid-July. I've had a lot of positive response in my search for motorbike pics for the book. Out of over a hundred, only one or two were looking for "what's in it for them". I guess I was naive to believe everybody who owns a bike wants nothing more than to see their pride and joy in print, for all the world to marvel! It's my idealistic world, and I'll live in it if I want ;) Maybe if those type of people actually look into the amount of time and work it takes to create a photograph book and also the amount of money one has to pay to have it published, they would go back under their rock long enough not to spoil this idea for others. Rant over. I caught 2 kittens in my garden this week, in one of those things trappers use - guess it's true you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl... (oh and I took them to the shelter.. just realized that trapping them sounded kind of bad hah)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I entered this into a competition for a vintage poster - didn't win but I still love it! Yay for tigers.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

all about me

Here is a small (literally), taster for those of you eagerly awaiting my August pictorial, hehe - I know there are MANY of you! Oh and some good news for my design career - a banner I designed came into the top ten in a competition on a model site I'm on, so yay for me for a number of things today!
So... a reporter in Homer, Alaska is running a story on my whole book thang! Yay for me! Now a little bit about beautiful Homer. When I traveled to Alaska in the summer of 2004, I only ventured as far as Seward, but after reading up on Homer, I'll be sure to go on my next trip! The phrase on their tourist site says "Welcome, to where the road ends, and the sea begins..." and this is a perfect way of describing this wonderful place. Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet waters are world renown for halibut fishing. I had a Halibut sandwich in Anchorage, it was amazing! Some little known facts about Homer - Archaeologists have uncovered stone tools that date back more than 5,000 years and were left by the Ocean Bay people. Hey I'm Scottish and 5000 years is a long time even for me! - Maps of Kachemak Bay from the 1800s identify the rich coal deposits embedded in the bluffs on Kachemak Bay’s north shore. The abundance of the coal drew the North Pacific Mining and Transportation Co. and the Alaska Coal Co. to develop a coal mining industry. I had no idea Alaska was known for coal, oil seems to stand out more than anything else. As for many peoples belief that you can't go to Alaska in winter time - Snow can start falling in October. Serious snow comes in November, and in the higher elevations can last until May. Beluga Lake and other ponds can be safe and ready for skating by December. In town, snow rarely gets more than a couple of feet thick, while in the hills the snow pack can reach 10 feet or deeper by winter’s end. Sounds no worse than New York! Then there's the Homer Spit - a naturally occurring phenomenon extending four miles from the mainland into the depths of Kachemak Bay, which is a busy port and the center of Homer’s sport and commercial fishing industry. Overhead, bald eagles take to flight in the fresh air circling high above and bear, moose and wolves keep to the peninsula’s forested areas. Sounds like heaven on earth to me. I've been trying to persuade my husband that Alaska is as close to Scotland as we'll get without leaving the US, maybe Homer's the place for us. (All facts from various sources, please correct me if I'm wrong)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th everyone! Have a great day, and stay safe.

Monday, July 2, 2007

I'm currently compiling a series of three coffee table books which will contain Diners of America, Bikes of America and Trucks of America. I'm asking people all over the US, to email me photographs of their local Americana diners, fantastic motorbikes, and big trucks. The email addresses for submitting the photographs are:-

So long as the photographs are clear enough they will be included in my books, alongside the name, town and state of the person who took the photograph. The person can be in the shot if they like. Please feel free to email me any questions you may have.