Friday, January 20, 2012

The Rosie Show

Today we were invited to be on the Rosie Show because she wanted to show Joe her appreciation for helping her out when she got locked out of her house. It was a fun filled day and the whole family is grateful to Rosie and her staff for the kindness and generosity that we experienced. Thank you Rosie, for being such a wonderful person. We really appreciate everything you did for our family!!

Check out the clip below.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Roscoe Village Coasters

Coasters and wine charms can be purchased at Village Paperie ( in Roscoe Village. Visit this wonderful shop that specializes in customizing special gifts! The two sisters that own the shop (Frankie and Johnnie) are extremely helpful and love catering to the neighborhood. Shop local!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Polaroids on Canvas!

I finally took the plunge and will now be offering my Polaroids on canvas. These are three 20x20 museum wrapped canvas prints and I love the fact that they're lightweight, archival, and hassle free. New focus. In a couple of weeks, I'll be taking my panels out of hibernation and larger pieces of art will be presented at the upcoming shows.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wholesale show product shots

I'm doing two wholesale shows this January and have been busy creating products shots to decorate my booths. Here are samples of my products that will be presented at the Chicago and Los Angeles Beckman shows.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Espresso Thy Art - Dec. 16th-18th

My products will be available for purchase this weekend at Espresso Thy Art.

Click on the link below for holiday shopping hours and location information:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Zion National Park

Zion is the first national park we visted this summer. With temperatures as high as 98 degrees, even the most leisure hike was a challenge, especially with three young hikers in tow. The deep blue skies made a perfect backdrop for the majestic canyons that were framed by posing trees.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New additions to the Chicago SX-70 series

It's been over a year since my last manipulation. Here are three new images that I'm adding to my Chicago Series. The film I used is 5 years old and is leaking along the edges. It makes me sad to know that I'm limited to what film I have left, but at the same time I feel euphoric when I'm manipulationg and creating new images. If only I had an unlimited supply.....

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

These images were taken at Christmas Mountain Village near Wisconsin Dells (summertime, of course). My infrared camera transformed these weeping willows into beautiful winter-like scenes. I love the way the trees are lined up along the edge of the lake, standing firm and tall, yet weeping so delicately.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

48 hours in Southern California

Took a last minute vacation to find summer heat in southern California. Temperatures were in the high 90's and we cooled off by spending a beautiful morning at White Point Beach in San Pedro. I did a surprise photo shoot for a dear friend's granddaughter. She made our day extra special!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Reformado Photography, LLC Products

Here's a quick look at what products are available on my ETSY shops and at Espresso Thy Art.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


i've been using my infrared filter on my lense to create prints up to 20x30. using a filter is more challenging than using the dedicated infrared camera because the exposures are long (up to 30 seconds) and that requires very still subjects and no wind, otherwise blurring occurs. in this photo, the clouds were moving slowly as the shutter was open, but i was pleased with the "soft cloud" effect. the wind was blowing quite a bit so the trees are a little blurry and the lake looks really calm and smooth.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Infrared Collection

This is my new favorite video slideshow...a compilation of my infrared images to date. I've added the song "Canon" by artist Dax Johnson and find myself watching the video when I need other words...about once a day. I hope you enjoy it!

Click on the arrow below to view my world in infrared:

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chicago Firefighter Calendar 2010 Photo Shoot at Espresso Thy Art

Click on the link below to see the firefighters featured in the 2009 calendar:

If you're interested in seeing firefighters pose for the 2010 Firefighter Calendar, stop by Espresso Thy Art on Wednesday morning, July 1st. These guys are going to create morning traffic with horns beeping and joggers stopping dead on their tracks to enjoy the view. Don't be shy....visit the cafe and show your support to these amazing guys who put their lives at risk for us on a daily basis.

Location: 4019 N. Damen (one block north of Irving Park)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hinsdale Fine Art Festival - June 13-14

These pictures of the Graue Mill will be available at the Hinsdale Art Festival on June 13-14. Show hours are from 10am till 5pm both days. I will be at Booth 141. Click on the link below for more info:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Espresso Thy Art - Now Open!

the cafe is now open. here's the link to the blog for more info:

here's a slideshow of the cafe's interior and garden patio:

Monday, April 27, 2009

While we're waiting for opening day....

here are pictures of what we plan on serving at the cafe. My sister Marissa has developed and perfected a phenomenal crepe recipe! Pretty impressive for someone who's never been to France. The strawberry and blueberry parfait that my sister Virginia made is also a proven winner. In the meantime, we're waiting for final inspections, so we're still unsure of the cafe's opening date. I'll continue to post photos of what food to expect, the interior of the cafe, and the progress of the reading garden.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Belgium Getaway


Amidst all the cafe madness, I somehow managed a quick getaway to Belgium with some friends. Our first stop was Bruges, which is also known as "Venice of the North." I felt like I was stepping back into medieval times with the cobbled stone streets, romantic canals, and gothic architecture. The weather was beautiful, trees were blooming, and clouds were dancing.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Painted Glass

I love these little pieces of original art. Once I turn them into pendants, they will be showcased at the cafe! Three very talented artists were involved in creating these special glass tiles.