Moments of Peace

During this time, we all need moments of peace.

My husband has an art show, expressing his visions of peace amidst dreamy mountain tops or surrounded by lush bamboo. Many thanks to Parish Center for the Arts, in Westford, MA, for arranging this. We are thankful the “show” is online, ensuring everyone can enjoy art while staying safe. Thanks to Tom and Patty for their support and hard work in showcasing my husband’s art.

Please visit PCA’s online gallery, and see for yourself: Moments of Peace: Escapes to Calm Landscapes.

More details on a special piece that is sort of a collaboration by us. Here are selected paintings to view:

Blushing Fronds
Fishing on Still River
Just A Little Longer

Visiting A Friend in Sitka, no, Shirley.

My friend Tamar was so gracious in letting me display some of my photos at her beautiful Gallery Stika in central MA. How sad we all were when she had to make the not-so-easy but practical decision to close down last December.

Saying goodbye to Gallery Sikta in Fitchburg.

Good news is Tamar still has her original studio and gallery location, Sikta Creations, in Shirley, MA.

At Sitka Creations you can find a variety of services including web and graphic design, help with social media, as well as photography. The staff gladly sets up meetings from Martha’s Vineyard to New York City, and in between.

Sitka Creations supports local artists. In their gallery space, handmade jewelry dangles next to handmade stationery, photographs, and more. Various paintings adorn the walls in this renovated mill space.

The pièce de résistance, though, has to be the letterpress. This vintage beauty handed down to Tamar by her family is a sight to behold, and gets your creative juices flowing. You wonder what Tamar will print next?

If you need any help creating or revamping your website, need a hand managing social media, or finally decide to showcase your artistic skills, give Tamar and her staff at Sikta Creations a call! They would love to hear from you.

  • Sitka Creations & Gallery – 2 Shaker Road, Suite D101 Shirley, MA 01464
  • Direct to Studio & Gallery: 978 425 6290 Call for appointments and to confirm they are in.
  • Email:

Haiku Camera Makes It Official for 2019

Excited to share some news:

I have my official website live:

lowe aperture

Now you can peruse a growing online gallery, find out where these photographs are exhibiting in the metro-Boston area, as well as easily purchase prints, specially printed on bamboo washi, made in Japan. These papers were made with digital prints in mind. The results are a clean image, on a non-glossy service, which preserves a “handmade” look yet retaining high quality printmaking.

You can still follow this blog here via wordpress, or keep up with it on lowe aperture, haiku camera’s now new second home.

Thanks for following haiku camera!



An Ordinary Day in Medford in May

While checking out the herring run, (you can read more about the details here), we saw these beautiful birds and other creatures. It’s amazing how you can catch quiet moments and simple, inspiring moments in nature, with these birds, fish, and reptiles carrying on their migrations, feedings, and natural life cycles, not too far from a bustling city like Boston. I’m new to capturing flying and swimming friends. It’s quite challenging. I took a few liberties with some blurred moments, trying to create an abstract feel. Maybe I’m not up for the wildlife challenge-yet! I will be posting some more soon on my revamped Instagram, @loweaperture. More news about that soon.

yawning turtle


bald eagle

warbling vireo

warbling vireo in flight


lily pads

turtles sunbathing


line of comorants

comorant in flight


fighting for fish

shimmers on the water

simple beauty