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Sooke Fine Arts Show 2017

As a Career Coach, one of the themes of my travel photography is how people earn a living. Heavy Lifting captures the resourcefulness and the entrepreneurial nature of the Mexican people. I was particularly drawn to this woman who was heavy laden with a multitude of inflatible beach paraphenalia to sell to the tourists on the beach at Guayabitos, Mexico.

Thanks to my husband, Edwin Wiebe, and my mentor, Sharron Milstein, I have been inspired to explore the world through the lens of a camera. I have attended photography workshops at “Photographers at Painters” numerous times. Two previous photographs were accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts Show: One Peso – 2008, was awarded Best in Show 2008; True Livelihood – 2015.


Sooke Fine Arts Show 2015

As a Career Coach, one of the themes of my travel photography is how people earn a living. True Livelihood captures the resourcefulness and the entrepreneurial nature of the Mexican people. I was particularly drawn to this man as I wandered down a side street in Bucerias, Mexico. One basket at a time he earned a humble living sitting on his doorstep in the warmth of the late morning tropical sun.

Thanks to my husband, Edwin Wiebe, and my mentor, Sharron Milstein, I have been inspired to explore the world through the lens of a camera. I have attended photography workshops at Photographers at Painters numerous times. A previous photograph, One Peso, was accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2008 and was awarded Best in Show.


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Best Photo – Sooke Fine Arts Show 2008

“One Peso” captures the resourcefulness, the indomitable spirit, and the entrepreneurial nature of the Cuban people. I was drawn to this man as I wandered down a side street in Old Town Havana searching for ice cream. One hat at a time and one peso at a time he earned his honest living sitting on his doorstep in the warmth of the late afternoon tropical sun.

Thanks to my husband, Edwin Wiebe, and my mentor, Sharron Milstein, I have been inspired to explore the world through the lens of a camera. On my second trip to Cuba, I graduated from my well traveled point and shoot to a Nikon SLR film camera.

In between travelling, spending time in nature, and nurturing our garden oasis, I follow my passion as a Career Coach. I encourage people on their quest for a more congruent livelihood and finding their true purpose.

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

-Edith Wharton