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2013 Year In Review on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The year of epic badness.

As expected when I started school, photo stuff has fallen to the side. I am still working on little things from time to time, and hope to get better at squeezing in shoots during semesters when I have the time, but I can’t guarantee i’ll get better at keeping this place up to date like I do others. [If you don’t already, i’d suggest following my instagram, twitter, or facebook page, since I do update those regularly.]
Otherwise, to celebrate the end of this year [which has been fairly awful, but i’ll get to that in a minute] i’m having a 25% off sale in my etsy shop.

Just use coupon code YEAREND when you checkout. Can’t be used with any other discounts, and it expires January 1st.

So, what has been so awful about this year? First, Siren (the cat) was diagnosed with kidney failure and some spinal issues. We got lucky in that he’s been responding really well to his new diet and extra fluids, and that during being knocked out to have some scans done on his spine something slipped back into place, and he went back to his normal self. This helped us avoid a pretty serious surgery that could have stressed his kidney’s, and our bank accounts. We’ve taken measures to make sure he can’t be too crazy and get things out of wack again, but with his kidneys it’s just a matter of time and things could take a turn for the worse really quick.

Then within the past few weeks Rowan (the dog) was quite suddenly Not Right, and with an emergency trip to the vet was diagnosed with later stage congestive heart failure as well as an arrhythmia. We’re still in the beginning stages of treating it, and like Siren things could change really quick and she’ll be gone, but right now she’s responding really well to the slew of meds she’s on.

On top of this, B (the human) has been sick with a long list of symptoms and no diagnosis for around 6 months. Several doctor visits, medications, a few trips to the ER for bad reactions to some of said medications, and lots of tests somehow turned up nothing. Until today, when during ER trip #3 she was diagnosed with heart failure, likely due to a viral infection in her heart. We still don’t know much, and she’ll be in the cardiac ward for an unknown amount of time.

So pretty much everyone under this roof but me (*knocking on all the wood*) is sick with Serious Stuff. And then there have been the little things, like the lack of time for art things, school kicking my butt [but it’s ok, I had all A’s my first two semesters, 3 A’s and 2 B’s the third] which caused a lack of any sort of social life. Seriously, that’s the summary of my year. Little else to add. Everyone was sick, school was hard, I had no life. Period. So I feel validated in hating this year.

Previous years:
2012
2011
2010 
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

I’m beginning work on what will be a mixed-media series of portraits that will probably be in progress for a while. I need people who are not only willing to come to me to have some relatively simple portraits taken, but who are also willing to answer some not so simple, and kind of personal, questions about themselves. 
Gender and age don’t really matter, beyond that you’ll need to be 18 or older. Honestly, the answers to my questions are more important than what you look like as they’ll guide me in completing the final portrait.Location wise, I live between Daytona Beach and St Augustine, Florida, and for at least right now will be shooting the portraits in my home. I’m hoping at some point this can become a little more flexible, especially for those in other parts of Florida and south Georgia.If you’re hoping for images done by me that are more conceptual and weird like my usual work, this isn’t for you. That isn’t to say the finished product won’t be sort of that way, I just can’t guarantee who/what images will end up fitting into the final series. And you’ll only get to see the complete finished product if it actually goes that far with your portrait, and you most likely won’t get to see it in its entirety [just a sneak peak] before it’s ALL done. [Though I’m fine sharing the plain, simple portraits we shoot.] I offer free prints to everyone who works with me, and that applies to this too.
Depending on time and whether you fit in with some of my more typical work, we can shoot other things along with this, but I can’t guarantee that option for everyone.I know this is all a little vague, but if you’re interested we’ll talk more before the actual shoot, and most, if not all of the “interview” process, can happen via email.And again, i’ll be working on this for a while, so our shoot can happen 3 weeks or 6 months from now. Time wise things are pretty open.Ok, that’s all for now I think. If you have any questions or if you’d like to participate in this, you can email me at portraits @ caryndrexl.com
I’m beginning work on what will be a mixed-media series of portraits that will probably be in progress for a while. I need people who are not only willing to come to me to have some relatively simple portraits taken, but who are also willing to answer some not so simple, and kind of personal, questions about themselves.


Gender and age don’t really matter, beyond that you’ll need to be 18 or older. Honestly, the answers to my questions are more important than what you look like as they’ll guide me in completing the final portrait.

Location wise, I live between Daytona Beach and St Augustine, Florida, and for at least right now will be shooting the portraits in my home. I’m hoping at some point this can become a little more flexible, especially for those in other parts of Florida and south Georgia.

If you’re hoping for images done by me that are more conceptual and weird like my usual work, this isn’t for you. That isn’t to say the finished product won’t be sort of that way, I just can’t guarantee who/what images will end up fitting into the final series. And you’ll only get to see the complete finished product if it actually goes that far with your portrait, and you most likely won’t get to see it in its entirety [just a sneak peak] before it’s ALL done. [Though I’m fine sharing the plain, simple portraits we shoot.] I offer free prints to everyone who works with me, and that applies to this too.


Depending on time and whether you fit in with some of my more typical work, we can shoot other things along with this, but I can’t guarantee that option for everyone.

I know this is all a little vague, but if you’re interested we’ll talk more before the actual shoot, and most, if not all of the “interview” process, can happen via email.

And again, i’ll be working on this for a while, so our shoot can happen 3 weeks or 6 months from now. Time wise things are pretty open.

Ok, that’s all for now I think. If you have any questions or if you’d like to participate in this, you can email me at portraits @ caryndrexl.com