Happiness Herein

Great news!

For those who haven’t heard, at least.

We just got back from a wonderful long weekend camping along the southern shore (photos to come) and I returned to two particularly happy emails:

1) Our family dog (back in the States) has finally perked up health-wise. She’s nearly 13 years in age and has been struggling lately, but she is now on antibiotics and happily gaining some strength back.

2) A recent photo of mine won a photography contest! Read the announcement here. This is the photo I entered that won $100. The theme for the contest was “happiness”.

Happy new year!

Find Your Freedom

I saw this surfer a few weeks back. We were walking along the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and I spotted him.

On a separate note, I’m not one to spout my beliefs onto others but if you’re interested in enforcing stricter gun laws in the States, please review and consider signing this petition. I was horrified, again, when the news of the Connecticut primary school shooting reached us in Sydney. We have to protect our families, friends, and one another. For me, that includes keeping weapons out of irresponsible hands. More weapons do not translate to more safety. The petition is here: “Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.”

Happy holidays, friends.

When a photo speaks to you

Taken on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

We had a lovely long weekend here in mid-November. It was, truly, a dream.

Also, as we approach the holiday season, I hope you’ll remember Let’s Go Lesco Photos for your gifting needs–whether cards, prints, paintings, or what have you.

If you find a photo that speaks to you, please let me know. I can have anything on my site printed in various sizes and mailed. Anything can be mailed internationally. Also, as my most loyal readers, I’d be happy to throw you a discount. Just ask 🙂

In addition to helping my business continue toward its potential, a portion of all proceeds will go to a deserving charity. I’m considering a few different ones, but if you have a suggestion, I’m absolutely open and would love to have your input. My family has a strong history of giving of ourselves whenever possible and it’s something I’m happy to share with you.

Come With Me

This canvas, entitled “Come With Me”, started as an original photo I took in August of 2012. These stairs can be found in the Royal National Park of New South Wales, Australia. Beyond that description though, you’ll be hard pressed to find the locale. Those woods were the largest and deepest I’d ever entered.

I printed, enlarged and transferred that photo to this canvas. I love the worn and aged look. I climbed these stairs with one of my very best friends. The journey was an important one for us. This canvas is currently hanging in our home, waiting for a home that needs some inspiration.

It’s grey scale and therefore quite versatile.

Size — 11 x 14 inch (and half an inch deep)

From Camera to Canvas


Welcome to the newest art in my home!

Initially these five canvases were going to be a gift for my other half, but after seeing how they were coming out and knowing that any feasible holiday was still months away… I caved and surprised him. In no time, they were up in our living room. They fit in perfectly.

What you’re looking at are five small panel style canvases. Each canvas started as an original photo I took sometime in the last year. I wanted to make something very “us” and I definitely achieved that.

I love the aged, distressed look. The black, white and grey tones fit into the decor of our living room simply and easily.

From camera to canvas–from my home to yours! If you like what you see, by all means let me know. I’d love to make you something similar. I’ve been experimenting with transfers quite a bit lately and have a few more, larger, pieces in the works.

It would affect us.

No one could remember the last time either parent had actually seen the view from the top. It had been over 10 years since I had hiked that mountain. The kids couldn’t figure out just why their parents felt their rightful resting place was to be up there, but while walking back down, I think I found the reason.

I had never been present for the spreading of ashes before Sunday morning, but I’m closer to understanding the desire now. Maybe one of them had an idea of how it would affect us.

There were about 15 of us–friends, children, nieces–loved ones drove and drove to climb together, pushing both physical and emotional limits to say ‘goodbye’.

We each had a special place for that mountain in our hearts already, but change can be good. It’s not as frightening when there’s a love-filled hand helping you continue climbing.

I watched my cousins lie down at the edge and release their parents. Dust to dust. They were all around us. It was a relief to know why we were there. A few of us looked up in time to notice that there was a swirling cloud of ashes lingering just overhead. It only lasted a moment before fading into the wind.

*Ashes to Ashes was recently purchased. But don’t worry; it’s staying in the family.

North Places

Hey friends,

It’s been a busy month and there’s new energy at Let’s Go Lesco Photos!

I went on a few trips throughout Boston, explored Cape Cod and trekked through the fields in Vermont. I’m truly proud of the photos that came as a result.

I’m also thrilled to announce the unveiling of a SALE page! The greeting cards are already selling and look great. There are also paintings, prints and more available. Head on over by clicking on “SALE” above or simply going to:

letsgolescophotos.wordpress.com/sale/

Thanks for coming along for the ride that is Let’s Go Lesco Photos. It feels great to be actively creating and bringing a bit of relaxation and enjoyment to others.

As always, thanks for the support and please feel free to share the link (letsgolescophotos.wordpress.com) with anyone who might enjoy a moment to relax and live the art. Enjoy!

My best to you and yours,

M