April 02, 2014
Welcome to my new site, Blue Jay Bay!
I’ve started this blog to share snippets of my creative pursuits. My interests include gardening, cooking, photography, and bird watching, plus I am currently focusing on watercolor painting techniques. In addition, I'll occasionally take on an embroidery or sewing project. I like to dip my toes into many endeavors, and I have various unfinished projects... But that's ok! I am a scientist by training, having studied and worked in the fields of botany, ecology, horticulture, molecular biology, forensic science, cartography, and geospatial sciences. I’m currently a stay-at-home mother to two sweet little girls.
I have chosen to name my creative blog Blue Jay Bay because I love the color blue, I think blue jays are beautiful, and I feel most peaceful when near the water. Plus it rhymes.
Here is a selection of water scenes I have photographed in and around Casco Bay in Maine, in no particular order. They are minimally processed - my editing is limited to contrast and color balancing.
Please note that all images on this site are copyrighted by me. Do not use my images without permission. All images © 2004-2015 Blue Jay Bay.
December 28, 2019
It started with an Instagram post of my sister's handsome golden retriever having fun at the beach. Charlie looked so full of happiness and fluffiness, and so I saved a snapshot of the image to use as a possible painting reference.
May 18, 2019
March 11, 2019