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We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

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“Safe Haven” at Archway Gallery, Houston, TX Reception Saturday July 11


One would think that all would stay
snug in their homes in the midst of a blizzard

But there is magic in snowfall, power in the wind, mystery to be felt.

I found I must walk to the beach, drawn to the immense Silence.

The glow emerging of resting red tail lights
A single brave soul contemplating the ocean

We need not stay home to be safe in the vast wildness.

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“Safe Haven”
selected for the

Archway Gallery
“Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition”
July 11 – July 29, 2015

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 11
5 pm – 8 pm
Juror’s Talk, Awards, 6:30 PM

Juror: Gus Kopriva
Benefiting Young Audiences of Houston
2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006

“Safe Haven,” First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

© 2015 Heidi Straube

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I provide transformational experiences for those who desire
to joyfully live and create their inner truth in the outer world.

Through photography, contemplative practices, and inner path coaching,
I partner with you to feel, express, and live your unique experience of the Sacred.

Enjoy your photography…improve your images…claim your life.​

“My studio…today”


“A foggy day leads to a foggy mind.”

She laughs.

Not really. I just made that up!”

Image: “View from my window, 2.2.2014”

Copyright Heidi Straube 2014
More: “Winter on Cape Cod”

“The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World”


The picture above is of a bookstore in Porto, Portugal – truly a book lover’s version of the “stairway to heaven.” I discovered it in the article “The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores of the World” by Emily Temple – a tantalizing appetizer of images and locations for the  traveling reader.

What a wonderful photo tour this would be to plan around! I love the variety of spaces, feeling which would be most inspiring to me to read in, buy books, or just immerse myself in the inspired architecture and design.

I’ve been to one of these bookstores – Atlantis Books, in Santorini, Greece. In 2004, after a month of roaming the wilds of Crete and other less known islands, shooting constantly, speaking basic Greek, and living in many different realities, I treated myself  to a stay in magical Oia, Santorini. Wandering at sunset, I  found this tiny, eclectic bookstore perched on the edge of a cliff. How lovely  and with a sense of coming home did it feel to discover on a shelf the familiar name of my friend Hans-Michael Koetzle and his wonderful book “Icons, I & II” (now republished as “50 Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Picture” ) and to have a warm and interesting conversation with the creative bookstore owners.

Immersing oneself in books, bookstores, the friendships that result – May we have the opportunity to experience them all!

Atlantis Bookstore Santorini Greece

Interactive Art Installation Encourages Writing in Library Books

“German artist Christian Moeller creates a giant cloud made of 12,000 blank notebooks waiting to be filled.”

I love this idea!

It  honors the traditional art of books, paper, writing
invites us to get away from our computers and come to the public library
encourages everyone to express their thoughts/images/creativity
gives us an easy way to read/see/absorb the perspectives  of others
and keeps the entire dialogue and creative energy going.

I’m working with collaborative book ideas…

My thoughts inspired further from comments by Daniel Milnor at his SFUAD presentation on making books…

Now this…hmmm…more to come…

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