Still Dreaming

Random thoughts from Wenderflonia

There isn’t much time in the day to do much else.  We are getting there slowly but surely, and although it feels like time stands still, we are marching forward.  I believe that is loads better than waiting.


I am at a point where I am just enjoying the time watching my littlest grow and trying to keep up with the teenager.  Life in our house is moving faster than I can keep up and I don’t want to miss it.


A new realization hit me.  We are undeniably aging.  I am getting into a habit of listing all my aches and pains….. Who does that?  OLD PEOPLE!  ohhhh no……


I have learned this month that patience is not one of my virtues and the older we get the more complicated things become.  For no reason!


It always baffled me that people tend to describe me as a laid back and easy going person.  How is this possible?  I am 90% of the time wound up, anxious, obsessive and very much not in a relaxed state.  I can best be described as randomly neurotic.


My kids are adorable!


Randomly and neurotically yours,










Wordless Wednesday – Wedding Montage

Thank you Eric and Bre for allowing me to capture your day

Studio Sunday

In The Studio


Despite the excruciating heat and laziness brought on by summer, I have managed a little time in the studio.  Painting will always be my first love but recently I’ve been toying with the idea of “mixed media’ing up” a piece of furniture.  As coincidence would have it, I found this beauty in my neighbors trash pile!  (Oh yes! Wenders went dumpster diving.)

Atop this old school microwave stand is some of the “media” I uesd to create this:

I am still debating on whether I wanted to sell this piece or not.  It is being put to good use as a bedside table for the time being.  Which is making me lean toward keeping it and making more more more!

p.s. If my neighbor just happens to be reading this, I really did knock on your door to ask if I could.  You didn’t answer so…well, you know the rest.


Other fabulous projects going on in the studio are all about photography.  Which is leading to many exciting adventures!  I LOVE capturing the happiest times and events in peoples lives.  I also LOVE LOVE getting paid for it too. Therefore, I occasionally take photographer gigs.  Now that Jude is getting older, is weaned and can be away from mommy for more than 5 seconds, I am hoping to take more. Currently, all proceeds are being filtered into the purchasing of more kick ass cameras and  camera equipment fund.  Please help an addict out and give me a shout for your next wedding, birthday, or exciting event!

Where to find the photographer of awesomeness…

The amazing Wenderflonia team (ok, my awesome Simon) is creating a separate website to exclusively feature my photography, sevices and prints. will be more about the blog and life as an artist in general with links to all the places to find me.  I am really excited about this venture and the branching of my Wenderflonia Empire….muahahahaha.

There are other aspects of photography that I am itching for more time to explore as well.  The Idea of incorporating photos and mixed media art has been someting I have experimented with lately.  Time and inspiration willing I hope to do more.

This is the latest of this type of work:  here and here


Love you, mean it,



Girl Scouts of Awesomeness and More

What a great spring break so far!  It is always a good mix of chaos, fun, and inspiration when I head west to my old home town Merkel, Texas.  It was definitely a full agenda today.  I had a photo shoot mid-morning with one of the sweetest and most pregnant women I know!  She was actually due yesterday and I begged her to hold on until I could take her “belly” pictures.  It is a good thing she waited because even this test shot was gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.  Jenn’s sweet girl Bailey was having a hard time warming up to the camera but she was still sweet and cuddly when I was taking some aperture test shots and getting the feel for the shoot.


Can you believe this lady looks this good over 40 weeks into her pregnancy!? (I promise, I didn’t look near this put together and calm!!!)  I love to capture images of women who handle life with such ease and grace.  It is so very inspiring to see inner beauty and outer beauty mix so wonderfully!  All in all a very pleasant way of spending my morning.

(Also, if you didn’t already notice, I totally just gave away the name of the latest branch of Wenderflonia’s creative endeavors.  I really wanted my photography to have it’s own separate identity.  So… look for a new shop to open soon under the name of Shabby Hippie Photography! )



Continuing on…


The warm springlike day continued to roll on with the inspiration.  I had the honor of being the guest speaker for the combined Girl Scout Troops of Merkel! I spoke about what it was like to be an artist and I hope I made a lick of sense, because I was so excited to be there and talk to such an eager and talented bunch of girls that I must have rambled on and on!  Thank you wonderful ladies for such a fun opportunity to blabber endlessly about my passion.  I loved all of your questions and input.  I wish I could have been there for hours listening to all of your excellent examples of your artistry.  Keep drawing, painting, creating, and learning!! I pray that you all stick with it and keep your creative spirit alive no matter who tells you otherwise!  If you can dream it, you can be it!


I have no doubt in my mind that there is a wonderful and creative future in store for all of these of these sweet girls.  If any of you ladies make it over to my blog I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed my time with you and hope to cross paths again really soon!


With stars in her eyes,


Wordless Wednesday….Snowday in Suburbia

Hoping for a quiet Monday

Sorta Wordless Wednesday…Harsh and Faded

There was a Story here……


on being grateful

hey jude, it’s wordless wednesday!

The Aftermath

These are some of my favorite shots from the 4th of July.

And then there were the Patriot Daisies.  Because spray painting flowers for capital gain is what America is all about!