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Welcome to my studio

Welcome to the workspace of My Beautiful Life Story. Here’s a look at the projects created and equipment used. Here you will get a glimpse too of the materials used for legacy folk art and workshops under development. Every project starts with photos, slides, film and collecting details about the materials  After curating a collection, […]

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Product Line Video 2019

Creating personal history artwork (I call it legacy folkart) will be a feature of My Beautiful Life Story’s booth, if selected by the Arts & Crafts judges at my local farmers market. Digitization will be one of the product offerings. Visually the booth will demonstrate a variety of photo preservation and photo transfer ideas. While […]

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2019 Valentines Day photo transfer workshop Salem Oregon

My Beautiful Life Story brought a photo transfer workshop to the South Salem Senior Center. on Thursday February 14th. This was the fourth workshop that I’ve presented to folks excited to share their stories and photos at the Senior Center.. Workshop attendees created a small piece of commemorative art and left with the ability to […]

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Aging in the Willamette Valley Interview

ON January 1, 2019 I was interviewed by John Hughes, host of Aging in the Willamette Valley.  We talked about the services I offer with My Beautiful Life Story: “Life is busy. If arranging your photos & preserving your stories has been on your to-do list, there is no time like the present to make […]

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November 8, 2018 Workshop South Salem Senior Center 1-3pm

Photo Digitization Workshop The November 2018 Workshop will include instructions on photo scanning and transferring photos to and from a USB drive to your computer.  (Photo digitization) If using technology makes you want to run away, we’ll talk about other ways to secure those photos and stories! Why use this method? We will discuss ways of […]

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October 2018 Handout

Download Visual Legacy HANDOUT October 2018 Issue Zoe Founder My Beautiful Life Story At age six, Zoe rode her first two-wheeler into the world, discovering the stories, photos and secret hearts of her neighbors. She’s finally gone back to her roots, collecting stories, organizing photos, and making new friends on her journey.

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Retirement Connection Creating a Lasting Legacy

RETIREMENT CONNECTION October 25, 2018~ Having worked with many folks in the Senior Services industry, I was familiar with Retirement Connection  , THE gold standard resource guide. That’s one of the reasons I was  FLATTERED when owner Amy Schmidt asked me to write an article about photo organizing for the October 2018 issue: “Creating a Lasting Legacy”.  […]

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Workshop Thursday October 11, 2018, 1-3 pm

  Photo Workshop this coming Thursday Let’s mix it up at the Senior Center: I’ve been working on tiny charms: Can you say bracelet, gift tag, family tree visual? There are SAFE fun ways to use your photos, store and share them and your story! We’ll look at ways to get those photos out of […]

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NixPlay Recounting One Family’s Past Through Pictures

NIXPLAY BLOG September 25, 2018~ Nixplay blogger Marianne Salazar wrote an article about my work: ” Recounting One Family’s Past Through Pictures”. Nixplay  learned about the adventurous journey I traveled alongside  Dr. Homer Speer, Sr as I worked digitizing the Speer family photo collection. This family’s photo collection is held by Homer Speer, Jr  ““I’ve […]

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Family adventures worldwide with the Speer family photos

World travel documents record the personal history of Dr Homer A Speer Sr in the early 20th Century Travel document Dr. Homer A Speer Sr. Cancelled Argentinean Travel Visa  I’ve scanned hundreds of Homer A Speer Jr’s  collection of vintage photos and postcards, learning the stories behind most of the the family history treasure Homer’s collected. I’ve learned […]

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