Hello, I’m Mika!
Most people describe me as a typical work-a-holic Capricorn with a gift of listening/helping others. I have been obsessed with art since childhood. My first hobby was storytelling at age 4. The written word soon followed; short stories, poetry and pen pals (oh how I miss my pen pals!) By age 12 I knew I wanted to spend as much time as possible behind a camera lens. I spent my 4 years of High School in the darkroom improving my techniques. After a short stint at an art college in Tennessee I had to decide whether to eat and have a roof over my head, or graduate with a BA in Photography.
Food and warmth won but I didn’t put the camera down, on the contrary I started my first blog back in the Tripod/Angelfire days; where I learned Photoshop. Blogspot houses my old “Shutter Blossoms” work. Like most people, I fail at New Year’s Resolutions; but January 1st 2011 I challenged myself to fulfill my first (if only) resolution; write a post/photo a day for 365 days. I fell in love with this concept, taking both aspects of my art and smooshing them together. It was a success!
The new Shutter Blossoms is me coming full circle with art, traveling and storytelling. I will also share ideas/products/books that are worthy of the “Mika” seal of approval. Some of these posts may be monetized – and will be stated as such but they will be honest just as the rest.
My biggest goal with the site is to connect, to have a sense of community with all those who stumble here and maybe, just maybe inspire you.
Interested in connecting? Shoot me an email or find me on social media. I can’t wait to meet you!