Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sebastian "Seabass" Dinosuar Huckabee

I'd like to introduce you to my new friend and life mate Seabass.

to get things started this is where his name came from.

and this is he.

This little guy is the puppy i've always wanted and it makes me happy :) so don't be surprised if you see him... a lot...

and obviously he is going to be the most photographed dog ever.

My friend Jessica was kind enough to edit a few of the photos I took of seabass!

she is really impressive.

I hope everyone gets a chance to meet seabass...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Heypenny Photo Shoot

I did a photoshoot for heypenny today. they are amazing... and the music video from this song is going to blow you away.

The shoot was a blast! The guys in Heypenny made these costumes out of household items and spray painted them for their music video... It was great to see my friends Robin, joseph paul and Joey. They make great videos you can see them at

so fun. I'll have more up soon

Saturday, December 13, 2008

a book

i am toying with the idea of writing a book.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Lausanne, Switzerland

this is where I used to live. It's gorgeous.

on my run this morning

on my run this morning a nice gentleman stopped me to make sure I was eating my fruits and vegetables. My neighborhood is hilarious.

Monday, December 08, 2008

I live in Nashville

and the grass is just as green here as other places.

A person will worship something

A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 07, 2008

decisions decisions decisions

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

it's funny how much my mind can get wrapped up in such trivial things in life. I worry about things that I should just let go of. I worry about what other people think... I look at the little picture instead of the big one. I trust the moment instead of trusting a future plan.

While I was running today I started thinking about how I got to where I am now... I have lived so many places and done so many things that sometimes I feel I have already lived numerous lifetimes... and now here I am in Nashville. If you would have asked me 5 years ago if I ever thought I would live in nashville I would have said hecks no and probably laughed at you. I had never even been to nashville nor ever thought about living here... yet Nashville is where I find myself. It's funny the way life goes sometimes... I often sit in wonder of how God works ... It's almost tricky. I make decisions... I am faced with tons of decisions every day. like today I could have stayed in bed and slept until one... but instead I decided to get up and go to a new church... Church!... and I am very happy that I did... I made new friends and got to see some old friends that I didn't expect to see...

I know I have my own free will... but it's sometimes undeniable that my own free will and the decisions I make are all part of a bigger plan... like God uses the decisions I make... good or bad... to always effect my life in a positive way and help me grow... It's almost like a conspiracy... I guess that is where "He will turn all things to good for those who love him" really rings true. My imperfections are not a surprise to Him... He knows them and loves me all the same. It's quite comforting to know that even when my faith is at its absolute weakest and when I am living in the moment and not trusting the one who I believe created me for a reason that I can still be a part of a plan that is bigger than myself... It truly takes an act of your will to trust... you have to let go and believe in order to trust... and that is not easy... but when you do the load that this weird but beautiful life seems to throw on your back becomes so much lighter. So I will continue to chose to trust... because for me it's a lot more comforting to trust than to distrust.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Mckendree Augustas

Did a photoshoot early this morning with one of my best friends on the planet. I've known him since I was 5 years old. We had a lot of fun walking around this really awesome bridge in east nashville. Mckendree is an amazing person and has a heart of gold.

Today is a really hard day for me... there are things happening that are out of my control and it really messes with my head and my emotions. But I am lucky that I have a lot of awesome people and friends around me that are keeping me distracted and having fun.

Friday, December 05, 2008


I put a down payment on my new best friend yesterday. His name is Sebastian or "Seabass" for short. He's a miniature long haired dachshund... and he stole my heart. I don't have a picture at them moment because he won't be ready until next week... but believe me... you will be overwhelmed with photos once I get the little fella.

this is what he'll look like one day.

only seabass will be cuter.

green guy

i deleted my last post because I was writing it while I was being WAY too emo.

so here's a doodle.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I don't get around much anymore

Missed the saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore

Thought Id visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore

Darling, I guess my minds more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up memories

Been invited on dates
Might have gone but what for
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

I may be getting a puppy today.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

sometimes I get hungry

a random illustration I finished recently...

Monday, December 01, 2008

Seattle Wedding

so I recently went on a trip to Seattle to shoot a wedding with Jessica Valle... just thought I would show you a couple of the shots... it was a great time and a beautiful autumn wedding. Kyle and Chelsey looked great. And it was especially fun to shoot with someone as talented as Jessica... she has such a unique eye... and gets lots and lots of incredible shots.

it's snowing.

I'm standing at my kitchen window watching the snow begin to fall. I just brewed a cup of my Dorman's AA Blue Mountain Coffee that I bought in Kenya, this is possibly the best morning I've had in a while. 

I suppose it's because I didn't grow up in an area where it snows often but there is something magical about snow... it's graceful. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some of my Africa Images

Here are a few images from my trip to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya with Blood:Water Mission.

I love my job. Working with Blood:Water is such an honor.

more to come.

daily thoughts.

the flu gave me a kick in the face on a saturday night with a steel-toe kodiak work boot.

Fevers are no fun.

Due to being sick I slept on my couch most of the day and watched ROCKY I, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV but i missed Rocky V. This was my first time actually really following the story lines and I have to be honest... at the end of each movie I was cheering for Rocky!

It's cool to have my desk at worked covered with a few finished print projects... it's nice to see that things are coming along.

here's a illustration i did for jessica. I'm praying for her and her family right now.

by the way i saw this on sesame street this morning.

Ellie Lonardo brought me hemp milk all the way from Seattle. She's awesome... and Hemp Milk is delicious.

29 sleeps, 11 hours, 26 minutes & 10 seconds till christmas.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I am starting to loathe my computer.

that train and i have lots in common.

but it's about to be the weekend! I love the weekend!

I am going to make it a point to get some rest and get some cleaning done this weekend. I also have to do a lot of editing and freelance stuff to finish. I am feeling really drained right now in a lot of ways... I just wish I could turn my brain off for a little while.

i hope it snows this year.

seriously i love snow.

i want one of these.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

i'm not going to lie

i love sea creatures.

I love that it's cold.
I love my jacket and scarf.
I am realizing that when things blow up in your face that sometimes there is beauty in that. Because it leaves you no where to run and you have to learn to face your fears... I am finding out that I am a lot stronger than I thought I was... I may be a wreck at times... but I keep going. Life's difficult problems can be tough to handle... but when it comes down to it life has been a series of problems from the time I was a kid... first it was learning to walk, talk, read and those problems always seem to lead to some sort of growth... and just like i was then I am still growing now but in different ways. I cannot be afraid to grow if I would have been afraid to grow and never learn to read I couldn't be writing this incredible insightful blog right now... I have to face things head on... and sometimes I cannot avoid what I can't control... but there are things that are under my control... I think running has caused me to see a lot of those things that I need to learn to have endurance for... just like when I run there are times when I feel like my brain is trying to tell me that I cannot go on any longer... but then I just keep going. it's all the same. I will find joy in the everyday.

i like having my head in the clouds.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Snails see the Benefits.
The beauty if every inch.

It's ok to move slow sometimes in our fast paced society.
I've taken myself off of social networks for a while.
Call it an experiment call it stupidity.
I call it freedom.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Sudden Rush

as I realise it's you.
Like a river in a droughtful season.
How cool you didn't call.
Initial hint of disappointment.
The mirror of my smile
that isn't there, that doesn't follow
a very causal 'hi'.
Why did you come at all,
if it wasn't for me?
Another blow of resignation
when realise I do.
Now in your hands
the book you borrowed.
The whole way we first met
comes together in my head,
when the picture's clear you've left
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