No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. ~~~ Ansel Adams ~~~
Hi!!! I am self taught avid amateur photographer using my Canon EOS Rebel T1i and its trusty side kick a canon powershot pocket camera just for those just in case shots and most recently my new Pantech cell phone camera.
I was born in the country of Panama and raised in Panama and the former Panama Canal Zone area but, now living with my wonderful husband Mike (also an avid photographer when time and opportunity allow) living in suburbia...... Lemont,Illinois.
Just a simple housewife and mother of 5 trying to sell my artwork to help put my kids through College and Culinary School and maybe help my Disabled Vet husband finally retire and enjoy life like he should. And with the grace of God maybe even be able to help out my favorite no kill animal shelter the TLC Animal Shelter in Homer Glen, IL.
My hobbies are making art out of Stained glass (my shop is shut down temporarily) & Photography. I believe there is nothing more beautiful than what God has created and capturing it in my photos or being able to create it through the wonders of glass-work for others to enjoy is what I love to do.
With my Husband's, Parent's and Children's loving nudges and encouragement I have been blessed to be able to take and produce photographs and follow in the footsteps of my forever loved friends & foster grandparents (Faye Crowder Minton & Preston Ewell Minton of the former Panama Canal Zone in the country of Panama via Oklahoma and Arkansas U.S.A.).
My husband and I love to travel when we get a chance giving me plenty of opportunities to take plenty of photographs.
My life long dream is to see the whole world someday…one Township, City, State, Province, Country at the time. To be able to see all the wondrous man-made and nature made landmarks of our world, the natural beauty of the flora and fauna as well as magnificent Sea and Land scape all around us everyday. To be able to go out and meet people of different regions and get to know their culture, see and experience their lifestyles and learn more about their histories and traditions. I'm not sure if I will ever be able to visit all the countries of the world, but I, along side of my loving husband, am certainly going to give it my all. So far I have been blessed to travel quite a bit thanks to our Lord above and my husband. And I will continue to take photos depicting this wonderful journey in life as long as I am able to.
Two of my favorite Artist are Debra Lynn Mejia, Al Sprague, and Autumn De Forest (who is truly an inspiration at her age). And my favorite photographers are Faye Crowder Minton and Preston Ewell Minton. Both professional photographers who founded the Camera Club in the former Panama Canal Zone and had photos publish in time magazine and Fortune magazine. Preston learn to be a photographer during WWII thanks to the U.S. Navy. My husband (now also learned thanks to the U.S. Navy) and my kids.
One of my favorite quotes is one summed up by Romanian photographer Vernon Trent:
..Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just take pictures...- Vernon Trent
You can also visit me at my web site jennifer-doll.artistwebsites.com.