- iPhoneArtGirlArtist Blogger, 2012 - present
- The Joy of iPhoneographyiPhoneographer/Art Teacher, 2012 - present
- I help people have fun with their iPhones and tablets!Owner/Principle Instructor, 2012 - present
- BeingSocial.UsSocial Media and Virtual Meeting Coach, 2009 - 2012
- Virtual Meeting StartupThe Virtual Meeting Coach, 2007 - 2009
I have an unshakeable commitment to creativity, curiosity, and beauty. A lifetime sense of wonder beats my heart and runs my life.
These days, I’m living in Talent, Oregon (no kidding!) where I am caught up in a creative rapture with my iPhone camera from which I hope never to awaken.
When I'm not shooting, apping, or sharing iPhoneographs myself, I get great delight holding the hands of people who want to take full advantage of what their iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices can do for their creative development - and their connection with other creatives across the globe.
It’s time for all of us to make the migration from simply “being social” to “living mobile.” And what a delightful, amazing, joy-full ride it's going to be!
A popular speaker, I spent over two decades as a close adviser to senior management teams in real estate, healthcare, long-term care, and technology companies in Austin, TX and across North America and Europe. I co-authored a best-selling business book, Teamwork is An Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility (Berrett Kohler, 2001).
After I moved to rural southern Oregon in 2006 - but before I quit using my desktop computer as a liferaft - I spent 6 years reporting about virtual meeting technologies and the coming revolution in health care. I helped people teach and coach using virtual classrooms, and helped Baby Boomer thought leaders make sense of social media for their businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Before my corporate consulting career, I was a photojournalist, an award-winning fine artist, a teacher, and the mother of a multiply-handicapped son.
These days, the thing I most love talking and writing about is “Living La Vida Loca!” That is, making the most out of our mobile devices to live creative, happy, healthy lives that no longer have to be tethered all the time to desktop computers. If your group is looking for a funny old lady to give 'em a wake up call, I’d love to speak at your meeting.
I blog regularly at iPhoneArtGirl.com where I post my personal work, as it's developing, and regularly share the work of other artists who inspire me. I’m developing an online store where I sell prints and paraphernalia that showcases my work and I hope you'll check it out.
If you’re curious about iPhoneography, mobile photography, 21st century camera work - whatever you want to call it - please connect with me here on Google Plus and on these sites. It's my favorite thing!
What else would you find interesting about me? Well, I'm a devoted fan of Byron Katie and enrolled in her lengthy program for facilitator certification in The Work. When I’m not making photographs with my phone, I adore dancing, gardening, hiking, biking, and fishing the wild rivers of Southern Oregon with friends and my sweet dog, Blaze.
Sound like someone you’d like to know? Add me to one of your circles and let’s find out!
- The School for The WorkFreedom, 2012
- University of Texas at AustinMA, Communication - Photojournalism, 1983 - 1987
- University of GeorgiaAB, English, Philosophy, 1967 - 1971
SPECIAL: Get 10% off tuition using the link in this post!
A Tweet from a friend - a day later than the publication - let me know that this sweet baby was Photo of the Day on Friday at the fabulous Mobile Photography Blog. Love that, since I shot this image exactly one year ago on that Friday when I was visiting in Los Angeles.
Happy Birthday, Baby.
Please take a listen to this young man and pass this on. Hacking education is THE mindset for our time. Bravo to his brave parents!
Old Smiley: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Morrow, 2013), by Neil Gaiman, may be a classic of its type. I just finished it, and don't have much objec
Coming Soon: The Secret Smartographer In iPhotographer Magazine’s Previe...
Very happy to say that the preview issue of iPhotographer Magazine is ready for submission to the Apple Newsstand. It only took four times a
Post-process: why the smartphone camera changed photography forever
I am a professional commercial photographer. I have been for the last 25 years. Throughout most of my career, I’ve had a hard time taking pe
Finding Your Way Written and Illustrated by Karen Divine (ebook)
From the empty room of her own creative potential, our woman hero gathers together the best of herself and sets out. As you travel with her,
Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide
Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web techno
Official Google Blog: Ho-ho-hold the phone: Santa’s on the line
Ho-ho-hold the phone: Santa's on the line. 12/16/2011 04:48:00 PM. Last year, Santa got his very own Google Voice number, and people aro
EyeEm Blog - 6000 Photos in 30 Days. The Press at Format Festival 2013
A collective expression of the power & beauty of photography. Here's what Misho Baranovic, the man behind the project, says: Together we mad