Alive in art


“The weird thing about devastation is that life actually goes on.”  ~ Author unknown to me

The thing about abandoned old structures that have known devastation, is that they are alive and beautiful within art and one’s imagination.


Photo by Thousand Words Photography

Vermont, USA


Glass of Blues

So if you are singing the blues today…cheers. This one is on me.


This glass of blues I shall drink to the very bottom.

Oversight of what’s important, failure to notice and act upon what matters, can surely cost you, a lot and everything, everything and anything you hold dear. If it sounds all too familiar – pour yourself the glass of blues, taste it, savor it and own it! Drink it to the last drop and when there is no more blues left and no more oversight to regret, move on and move forward, with confidence and without fear. Oversights and moments of blues will happen for sure, but you’ll learn to appreciate those moments, like lessons to be learned, like advise from old friend, like bitter sobering truth, like old scars that tell the story.  Just remember this too shall pass, get up and keep moving forward.


So if you are singing the blues today…cheers. This one is on me.

This photograph was taken by me using light and long exposure technique. You can check out my work here
and most of my work is available for sale here and More work is added every day.

Be melting snow..

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi


“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi


To me, this fits the very definition of graceful and my favorite end of winter photos.

Even though this winter is far from ending, at 41 F outside it sure feels like it.

  1. :  displaying grace in form or action :  pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement.
    “Graceful.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.


Exposure is much needed


This daily prompt is a much needed action for me…EXPOSURE  is something that my business and photography dramatically lack. So I am going to shamelessly use that to hopefully gain more exposure and more interest.

If you like my photos, please come check out my work at and and help me spread the word if you like what you see. We offer other products with my images as well. We also are trying to work out other ways to order photo prints, that upon request can be processed faster and ready to pick up within one business day at your local walmart. If you are interested or have questions email us @


Thank you,

Love to all,

Marina and Ben

Overworked can be sexy


This post may not be what, one would imagine, should come with such prompt of the day or the title. However, I do wish to focus on positive things ever more…

So this is


my husband’s old overworked tractor. It proved itself useful numerous times and in many ways, no doubt, it existed and aged way before I came into the picture. It looks rusty and is in a rough shape, but still runs and does the work, nonetheless. I took this photo of it, as a memory.

This is the first tractor I ever got to ride and drive. It is one of the many fun and sweet memories my husband and I share together. I was having fun and loving every minute of it, then he told me about this song “She thinks my tractor is sexy”…hmm… indeed, I later got to listen to it too. From that moment on, it is the phrase I associate with this tractor, this memory and this photo. On Flickr it is titled just that 🙂

So yes, from my experience, overworked can be sexy…even if just for this tractor.



Everyday art

There is always something aesthetic to be found in everyday life. You don’t have to go far.


There is always something aesthetic to be found in everyday life. You don’t have to go far.

This drink, was made out of fresh strawberries right in front of me and for me.


Now, I don’t always take a photo of my drink but when I do, it is because the drink was, exceptionally executed and pleasing to the view, work of art and the atmosphere was a complement to the aesthetics of the moment.

On that note:

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Cheers! 🙂