Thoughts

Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.

Have I ever mentioned how much I suck at snowboarding? I think the better term would be holy-hell-get-that-woman-off-the-slopes - but who is really paying attention? When it comes to physical prowess, I'm not the most graceful person ever (I *literally* cannot stand on one foot). That doesn't keep me from trying to be a badass snowboarder chick… Continue reading Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.

First Friday Kansas City
North America, Photography

My First Gallery Showing – First Friday, Kansas, MO

The plane rolled up to the jet bridge and I nervously gathered up my carry-ons. I had just arrived in Kansas City, MO and to be quite honest, I didn’t know what to expect. The butterflies in my stomach began fluttering just thinking about the fact that I had a photo gallery showing in 3… Continue reading My First Gallery Showing – First Friday, Kansas, MO

Travel

Upcoming Travel 2014-2015

Holy mama it has been the craziest last few months and I need to play catch up something fierce. 😀 Between the art show, Burning Man, Austin City Limits, Art Outside, Mike and Steph visiting from Seattle, Talon and Tigger from Mexico, Halloween and a wedding in Las Vegas, a WooCommerce Conference in San Francisco,… Continue reading Upcoming Travel 2014-2015

Fort Myers Beach Sanibel Island
North America, Photography

Endless Summer at Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island

I clasped the blankets closer to my chest as I woke up, shivering. "What the hell is going on?" I wrap myself in a blanket burrito as I slug over to my computer. W-E-A-T-H-E-R.COM - 53 degrees (yes, I'm a weenie). I look outside in horror. Where did my summer go? How is it already… Continue reading Endless Summer at Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island

Burning Man 2014
North America, Thoughts

Why I Don’t Have Pictures for Burning Man

I can’t wait to see all your pictures from Burning Man! My Facebook feed was filled with glee and excitement from my readers and friends who were unable to make it home to the the playa this year. Well, my friends, I’m here to tell you that… well… I have no pictures. I have a… Continue reading Why I Don’t Have Pictures for Burning Man

North America

Can’t Contain the Happiness – Burning Man Inspiration

Burning Man has officially taken over my mind and I'm constantly looking for Burning Man inspiration as a way to continue the "feels" off the playa. Welcome to my daily life over the past few months (not including the chaos and delight of the Texas Souk Project). Impromptu dance attacks. Poetry floating through my head. The realization… Continue reading Can’t Contain the Happiness – Burning Man Inspiration

Travel

Disappearing into the Dust: We’re Coming Home to Burning Man

I cannot remember the last time I was this busy. While my art show in Kansas City has wrapped up, I am also the Project Lead for a pretty big Burning Man Project. This year Larry Harvey wanted to bring the spirit of travel to the playa with his theme, Caravansary. Not only do you… Continue reading Disappearing into the Dust: We’re Coming Home to Burning Man

Photography

Schmoopy Time with Erica and Shaun (10 Year Anniversary Pics)

Sometimes a girl just needs a little bit of help. And in this case, a photographer girl who doesn't seem to have many photos of herself in just about anything since she picked up a camera 7 years ago. So who do I call? Well, the very amazing Jessica Shumway of J Shumway Photography! A… Continue reading Schmoopy Time with Erica and Shaun (10 Year Anniversary Pics)

North America, Photography

14 Fab Photos of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island

In the case that you guys missed our very awesome #SavedByTheShell campaign, here are some photos of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel to provide you some amazing eye candy to get you through your day. From stunning, shell filled beaches, to some of the most gorgeous sunsets I've seen, we were not disappointed. A much needed vacation… Continue reading 14 Fab Photos of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island

Photography, Travel

My Very Own Art Gallery Showing – Help!

“I would love to showcase your work at my gallery!” “Huh?!” The words moved around on my screen, the room got dizzy, and I remembered to breathe. Someone wants to showcase *my* work? Never before have I heard the words, evocative and relatable, said to describe my photography - and even better, I have to… Continue reading My Very Own Art Gallery Showing – Help!

shooting range
Hometown Tourism, Story

Ladies Night at the Shooting Range

The hard metal slipped between my cold, clammy hands. Shivers took over my body as I hesitantly aimed the .45 at the target. Am I really doing this? I finally had the opportunity to head out to Monday night Ladies night at Red’s Indoor Shooting Range in Austin, Texas - Ladies’ gun rentals are free… Continue reading Ladies Night at the Shooting Range

Cloud Gate Chicago
North America, Travel

All Business in Chicago

Have you ever been drawn to a city before? I don’t quite understand it but I feel like I’m torn in a million different directions due to it. I don’t like big cities. I like my quaint, you can get everywhere in Austin in 20 minutes (without traffic) sized city. But for some reason I… Continue reading All Business in Chicago

Erica and Shaun are Burners
Thoughts

We’re Back!

I want to give a huge “THANK YOU” to all of you guys who have stood by our side while we took a little hiatus from Over Yonderlust. There was a time when things got so overwhelming, so complicated, and so stressful, that I had to let a few things go to re-prioritize my life… Continue reading We’re Back!

Wurstfest
Festivals, Hometown Tourism

Wurstfest – A Salute to Sausage

Ah, Texas. Bluebonnets, longhorns, BBQ, and lederhosen… wait, what? A part of Texas often overlooked by those who visit, one of the things that makes Central Texas so special is the German culture found in the surrounding Austin area. It may come as no surprise that one of the biggest fall celebrations in the area takes… Continue reading Wurstfest – A Salute to Sausage

Thoughts

Reintegration Catch 22 – A Flowchart

Yes, I realize that is has been a little quieter ‘round these parts than I would have liked them to be. To be honest, I’m being incredibly selfish with my time, completely surrounding myself with art endeavors and planning all of our Burns for the year. More than anything, I fail at adequately expressing what… Continue reading Reintegration Catch 22 – A Flowchart