When I started blipping in January 2011, I never anticipated what a wild ride it would be. I had no idea what to do as a photographer. When I was a kid, I was the designated ‘snapper’ at family gatherings. I can’t even remember what kind a little camera I had but what I do remember Read more...

When I started blipping in January 2011, I never anticipated what a wild ride it would be. I had no idea what to do as a photographer. When I was a kid, I was the designated ‘snapper’ at family gatherings. I can’t even remember what kind a little camera I had but what I do remember was how much fun it was.

Over my 10+ years, blippers have come and gone, but I have gotten to know so many wonderful, kind and compassionate people who have stuck with me through thick and thin. One blip buddy, who shall remain nameless, suggested I change my name to Calamity Jane.

I more or less put my personal life on hold in 2013 to spend more time with my mom, whose health was deteriorating. I was so lucky to have her in my life and to spend the last few years of it sharing a home.

I believe that my authentic self is kind, caring and occasionally funny. But sometimes I’m cranky or depressed. At other times I’m an irritable manic. And as much as I try to be my authentic self, bipolar disorder will always be with me.

Following a very painful 2019 (literally and emotionally), I was so looking forward to 2020 but it turned out to be a profoundly terrible year for all of us. As we start to dig our way out of the pandemic, I hope we can talk less and listen more. Another year has passed and the world is still struggling with the realities of illness, divisiveness and the imminent dangers of climate change. We must continue to come together as one world. The Blipfoto world is a great place to start.
Blessings,
Laurie

Email: azlaurie54@gmail.com

My 1st (sad) Blip
Blip 100 - - - - -  Blip 1000
Blip 365 - - - - -  Blip 1095
Blip 500 - - - - -  Four years(w/4 archived blips)
Blip 730 - - - - -  Blip 1460 (from beginning, but who's counting)

Blip 1500- - - - - Blip 2555 (7)
Blip 1825 (5) - - Blip 2920 (8)
Blip 2000- - - - - Blip 3000
Blip 2190 (6)- - -Blip 3285 (9)
Blip 2500 - - - - -Blip 3650 (10)