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Fuscialicious... from my mind and world.
Here's another one of the fun Abstracts I've been creating of late. All are done using photographs I've taken, which were then thrown into a pot, added certain highly coveted ingredients, stirred and simmered over a low heat until their natural radiance shines through. 

At least, that's how this one went down. Heh. 
The land of natural abstractia, unusual finds and whimsical creations. The inside circle calls it "The KHutt Collection." ;)
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Many of you know that I work with +Virtual Photo Walks™. I do this because  if there is a way on earth that I can bring people who can't get out and see the world OUT into the world,  by God I'm going to do it. It's my dream to see the most amazing places on the planet... and bring VPW with me.

+June Gaul  is one of the amazing people I've met doing Virtual Photo Walks. She's funny, she loves photography. She laughs at on my stupid jokes. She takes pictures like a fiend on her computer of the places that I take VPW. It makes me want to find more places to go and take her and the rest of the crew.

June has lupus. She is raising money for raising money for her double lung transplant. My point in sharing her post is not to make you feel sorry for her. Certainly, if you can contribute money that's great. But June truly appreciates every prayer, every healing thought, every well wish... and love. She's a lover of life and has huge gratitude for every good thing that comes her way. So send love. Send hugs. Go say hello to her. Send whatever awesomeness you can. And do it just because. 

What I see in my Virtual Photo Walks friends is fighters. Lovers. People who appreciate life in ways perhaps  you and never will. People that I want to do what I can to make their life more interesting, stimulating, fun.. and to help them feel seen and heard. 

We have some incredible things were working on behind-the-scenes at +Virtual Photo Walks™.  I can't wait to share them! But in the meantime, I wanted to share one of the dearest people that I've met along the way. :D
So many tell me how well I look and how strong I sound when talking in hangouts. I've started to say thank you, instead of telling them the mic I use makes a huge difference in how I sound. Yes I do look better because I'm not in the middle of an exacerbation.
 BUT the truth is I'm not better nor going to get better, I need a double lung transplant due to Lupus. I can't walk or move about much without getting drastically out of breath. 
Lupus affects my heart (several types of arrhythmias) and blood pressure. My digestive tract from one end to the other, I have to eat mush because I can't swallow or digest solid food (I need several operations can't have without new lungs)including my bladder.  
Lupus is also affecting my joints, spine and tendons. There are times I wake crying out in pain and need help moving. If I get down on the floor I need help getting up, again crying out in pain. The sun can also cause the pain and stiffness in my joints worse. Bright light hurt my eyes, especially the sun. Certain sound levels hurt my ears. I have constant loud high pitch noise, they are swollen inside and extremely painful. I get sores in my nose and on my scalp (worse in sun) plus losing my hair (not just on my head). 
Lupus is affecting my mind too, I get confused easily at times not knowing my way home. The bouts between absolute fatigue and insomnia don't help either. The enamel is coming off on my teeth, they're not only shifting but are breaking too. It's a combination between dry mouth, medication and vomiting because I ate solid food or more then my stomach could handle. 
I also have Hashimotos disease (autoimmune disease of thyroid) Had to have half the right thyroid removed, with nodules growing on the remaining half. I have a fluid filled cyst in my pineal gland.  
I didn't realize how many lymph nodes we have till I started getting inflamed tender lymph nodes in places I didn't know about. There's night sweats and chills plus fevers.

There's more but I think I've given you a good idea off my daily life 
Bless you all and thank you for reading 
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+Karen Hutton Bless you  :-)
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Steps... Big Bend, California
I live for days like this one right here. 
Unfortunately, we didn't get many of them this winter. 
Made me happy that I was right there, right then. 
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Summer was soo hot disgusting but now have liked the season changes
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Photographer of the Miraculous Tip: Tiptoe into the woods, so as not to scare off the sunsetty, glorious goodness of all you survey.

Oh yeah, and always, always photograph from the inside out.
Her mother taught her to walk softly in the woods. Leave no trace, blend into the mystery. Only then would she find the answer she sought... And the miraculousness she craved.
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This is one of the über cool tops in the "Karen Hutton Collection" over at

Man, I don't think I'll ever stop loving this blend of art and fashion. :D
See all the pieces at  
AND till April 1, get 20% off your order by using the code VIDAKAREN at checkout. (we're in Pre-order mode, so allow 45 days. It's being made just for you.)

If you DO purchase something, take a photo of yourself wearing it! I'd loooooooove to see!
With a flattering A-line, and rounded asymmetric hem - featuring Karen Hutton's photography - this top will make you look and feel effortlessly beautiful, day or night. ART INSPIRATION: A mysterious red door, lonely amidst the bustle of a Parisian street. PHOTO LOCATION: Paris, France. PHOTOGRAPHER: Karen Hutton. CIRCA 2012.
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Looks like a Musketier Uniform ;-D
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The Spine of the Ocean... Davenport, California
... and as the sun sank into the nether realms once again, the creatures slowly converged; determined to guard against the darkness for yet another night.
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Forest Ever Always... Muir Woods, California
She was a tall drink of water. 
He was good with tall.
One day, I thought I'd try a vertical pano. I'm not an expert at it, nope. Just wanted to give it a shot. Plus, some folks really like tall vertical prints in their stairwells, tall hallways and such and I think they're really cool.

So call this... Experiment #1. :D 
It's 3 or 4 shots, assembled with thumbs in Photoshop. 
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Beautiful atmosphere +Karen Hutton​. Love the long exposure on the river stream, they look like little puffs of smoke clouds. :)
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THANK YOU, Thomas Cook Travel and +Nicole S. Young!!

I am so honored and thrilled to have won the "Air" division of the Thomas Cook's "Explore the Elements" photoblogging contest!! Serious happy-dancing!! This was an awesome event... and a really smart one. Nicole was the judge for this division - and she pulls no punches, ever. So it makes this even sweeter.

It was also a lesson/reminder/revelation to me personally about having confidence in the things you love... which moved me to write about the whole experience on my blog:

What's more, my awesome friend +Tanya Wallis  was runner up in TWO categories!! High fives to the moon and back to T-Dub for getting the nod on her incredible work!!

You can see ALL the winners and judges' comments on the Thomas Cook site here:
Winning the "Air" division of the Thomas Cook "Explore the Elements" photoblogger contest: a delightful surprise! The 4 life lessons (re)learned: priceless.
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Here's one of the beautiful tops from my collection at I love how it turned out! This one is from Siena, Italy... and is an abstract of an image I took with a really wide angle lens. 

To pre-order, use the code VIDAKAREN to get 20% until April 1!
Allow 45 days; each piece is custom made just for you. ;)

One of the things I love about - and get to support in working with VIDA is literacy. The artisans who create these gorgeous pieces live in Pakistan and India. Through VIDA, they earn a living, PLUS have the opportunity to get ahead with literacy programs. The stories are incredible. And so is their work. Global commerce-meets-consciousness rocks!
With a flattering A-line, and rounded asymmetric hem - featuring Karen Hutton's photography - this top will make you look and feel effortlessly beautiful, day or night. ART INSPIRATION: Textures of the walls and stone walkways, where people have walked, run, crawled - for hundreds of years.  PHOTO LOCATION: Lucca, Italy. PHOTOGRAPHER: Karen Hutton. CIRCA 2012.
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Courage Over Time...Sierra Nevada Mountains
It takes courage to survive.
The kind of courage that surpasses time.
The kind that leaves its mark, like graceful swirls of character, upon your soul.

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Leave A Light On For Me... Santa Monica, California
As a child, she often felt spooked by sounds and the feeling of being watched at night. It contributed to her appreciation of a really good night light.
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This gives new meaning to "Light at the end of the tunnel"... let the light shine in---Yessssss
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Tiki Sunset Over the Pier
Pull up a lounge chair... bring your margarita... the light show has just begun. Aloha!
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Photography, Voiceovers, Purveyer of Awesomeness

Overall, my world is a big ball of photographic, voiceover and content creational fun. 
Think of it as; Lenses and Light - meet Microphones, Words and Sound. 
Don't look so surprised! They play really well together. 
They each share a particular point of view. Tell stories. Express a unique 'signature'. A Voice. What's not to love?

Photography is why I breathe, baby. That's lifelong, undying love and passion. It's all about: Connection. Inspiration. Story. Humor. And Beauty. Who couldn't do with more beauty in the world? I love photographers because they wear their heart on their sleeve and it lives in their work. Their breathtaking world view. Their intensely personal story... the one that we just HAVE to tell or our hearts will simply burst from the withholding of it. 

I produce and host a show called: THE CHAT with Karen Hutton: Sound byte-sized insights from some of the coolest people on the planet!

In it, I chat with creatives; successful artists, photographers, musicians, singers, creative business folks... all of whom are uniquely engaged in "living life as an artist: or better yet, living their life as if it were their art." 

Voiceover is global. Over the years, hundreds of commercials, narrations and announcements for planes, trains, automobiles, television and radio… and for fabulous apps like MotionX-GPS Drive. (Cougar anyone?)  Or apps on your iPad helping you to dream, adventure and plan your next travels, like Stuck on Earth, created by Trey Ratcliff. I'm the voice of the guide over there.

The way I see it, our individual signature - our point of view or 'voice' - connects us. Is our heart speaking, through everything we do. After all, as my mother used to say "You can't hide who you really are." Wise woman.

My first eBook is called I/WE: Scenes From the Big Picture. It's geared toward that childlike desire we all have to soak in pretty pictures and a good (very short) story.

So, welcome to my world.

Over here we love to capture, shoot, chase, wait for, plan for and generally live in (and for) - light.

And with a little light, don't you know... anything is possible. 


"The industrial age is ending, and a new one is beginning. It produces art instead of stuff and it rewards gracefulness.

...the future belongs to the breathtaking."

                                                 --- Seth Godin

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I was one of the 3 skaters rotoscoped into animation for "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown!". That was HOW many years ago??
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