leaf on an easy chair

leaf on a discarded easy chair, San Francisco, Canon Digital Rebel

“The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
– Henry Miller

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. beeb

    very true!! the colors are amazing!

  2. Sarah Pezdek-Smith

    What a wonderful quote….i love the photograph, beautiful colors!

  3. Loony Lindsey

    Wow, the colours in the photo are so stunning! The leaf looks like a magic elf shoe walking on a big beige feild. Or a fairy boat! 🙂

  4. Lu

    You always seem to make the ordinary so extraordinary.

  5. bohemiangirl

    that leaf looks like a masterpiece in of itself.
    that chair looks so snuggly…i know why the leaves have taken up home there. : )

  6. la vie en rose

    the colors! the beauty! the magnificence!

  7. Felicity

    lovely, all of it…what kind of plant did that wee leaf fall from?

  8. fern

    off the subject (maybe?), but did I learn of Jack Johnson from you? I think I did..Thank you so much, he’s in my ipod now fueling my day, my work..

  9. nadine

    What a beautiful quote. I love it 🙂

  10. Tickled Pink

    Your post reminds me of the wonderful clip of a plastic bag floating in the wind in the movie American Beauty.
    Your images have helped me open my eyes even wider to my own world.
    Great-fully, Nicole/Tickled Pink

  11. jenn

    so lovely A.

  12. Leonie

    sumptuous sumptous colours and textures…
    you rock girly!

  13. Monica

    What a beautiful quote! I’ve been trying to pay more attention to, well, attention myself, since I find that attention leads to passionate appreciation, which is one of the only ways I can get past my fears and actually write.

  14. kristine

    Beautiful image! You have a special way of being encouraging and uplifting simply by your photography alone and yetthen you add a thought to the image and I am even more blessed.

  15. Marilyn

    Hello, Miss A. Gorgeous photo. I was away for awhile (without an internet connection)…caught up here…looks like Hawaii was fabulous. I’ll be at Glide in a few weeks…will email you…

  16. Laura

    So true. My favorite photos to take are close-ups of tiny things or details.

  17. Jennifer

    i think today i would like to appreciate myself and life in general as if i were the blade of grass/the leaf on a discarded easy chair. wouldn’t that be something…if i could look at not just myself, but others, the way i look at and understand this image. something to aim for i suppose 🙂

  18. charleigh

    your photography is an inspiration & this image is no exception. the colour is amazing! love the quote too! 🙂

  19. presley

    i love it because the easy chair fur is probably plastic fur, the natural/artificial combining so well here, nice! plastic garbage is beautiful.

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