Light at Little Buffalo State Park


Last Sunday, in 11-degree weather, I ventured out solo to Little Buffalo State Park for a winter hiking adventure. Recently I decided to make changes to choices I make by stepping up instead of stepping back. I know that I can handle the cold, and I look forward to being in nature, so there’s no reason…

Inspiration, Meditation, and the joy in being alone at Caledonia State Park


“True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.” ― Brené Brown Last Sunday I decided to travel to Caledonia State Park, which is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US…

Feeling alive at Lehigh Gorge State Park


“Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud; And after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold: So cares and joys abound, as seasons fleet.” – William Shakespeare The cold weather has arrived and it reminded me today just how cold winter feels, and that feeling means I’m alive. Life is short….

Persistence at Hickory Run


“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Seneca Up one hill, down another, up again, so much that I had to stop to catch my breath. Then down, down, down, sometimes tip-toeing, sometimes sliding, sometimes going “Slow-Motion”, but I did get up and down the mountain, well one of the mountains at…

Feeling Thankful at Susquehannock State Park


“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” ― William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim  The last few months I’ve been enjoying the hikes through various parks in Central Pennsylvania all on my own. I would pick a park that I’d never been to, and hop in my car and drive to…

Finding Truth while walking at Wildwood


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I find that it’s super easy to make excuses and lie to myself in order to justify things, to myself ,that is… I’ve had the discussion with myself, while laying in bed in the early morning, of considering…

Minimalism = more, not less.


This year has been transforming in so many ways. I learned that one concept, Minimalism, could help me clear out the clutter, physically and mentally. At the beginning of this year I had the realization that I’d been acting out of fear, and not really living a life I want, so I knew I needed…

Artwork @ McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


I’m proud to share this project that I worked with Nancie Hart on for the last year. It means so much that my artwork/photographs will be up on the walls of this office for many years to come. Nine of my photographs of the Harrisburg area have been selected for an art project, of which…

Losing my ego while hiking at Colonel Denning State Park


“Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.” ― Marianne Williamson A few weeks ago I went on a 5-hour hike at Colonel Denning State Park that took me up and down Blue Mountain in Tuscarora State Forest. I’ve been wanting…

Finding Strength at Huntington Beach


“There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up…

Calm & Peace at Gamut Theatre


Two exhibits up at Gamut Theatre NOW until end of November. Stop in for a show. Click Here for showtimes “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” Exhibit images, a collection of four photographs printed on canvas The images are an attempt to view the city of Harrisburg through the artist’s eyes and share the…

Harrisburg Artwork up at LTM


My Harrisburg Places photographs on metal artwork is now on display at the Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. Photographs feature the Pennsylvania State Capitol and other landmarks in the City of Harrisburg. The work will be on display from Sept. 1- 25 during the LTM’s first show in the 67th Season, Last of the Red Hot…

2017 Peace Day “Join Together” Video


Join Together for Peace Here’s the 2017 Peace Day “Join Together” Video #JoinTogether in #Peace during the International Day of Peace on September 21. If you are in the Philadelphia area, please visit Peace Day Philly for schedule of events. The 2017 U.N. Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All This…

Learning to trust at Swatara State Park


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s…

Macbeth, Shakespeare in the Park


June 2-17, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Join Gamut Theatre Group’s Harrisburg Shakespeare Company for the 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park held at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg! Admission is FREE. We will be collecting canned good items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation. Come early with your own blankets or…

Enjoying the journey at Mill Creek Falls


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I learned a bit of patience, gratitude, strength, and kindness. All of this while walking in nature. I ventured to Mill Creek Falls, located near River Rd., Airville, PA. The trip took me about an hour to drive there, but just…

McNees Artwork Project Announced


Eight of my photographs of the Harrisburg area have been selected for an art project, of which planning began about a year ago. The venue, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC,  located in downtown Harrisburg, is a local law firm in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. The images, featuring the Harrisburg Capitol, the Susquehanna River with…

Travels to New York City


I ventured to the Big Apple with some friends on April 22. The bus trip, to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA, was my first venture to New York in over a decade. This year I wanted to travel to the city to capture the amazing and historic architecture, gritty streets, and big buildings.

After arriving, my sister, her husband, and my friend and I all venturing to Midtown Manhatten. Starting at Bryant Park, where the bus left us, as we went from street to street, we weaved around the busy city.

Hiking at Tucquan Glen


I decided to celebrate my 30-something birthday with new friends, while climbing up and down hills and valleys, for seven hours, with over a total of 9 miles. I hadn’t anticipated hiking that far, or for that long, and two days later, I’m still feeling that my body wasn’t expecting that either. Regardless, I am…

Travels to Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory


I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and wrote about my travels in my previous post. Continuing my trip, on Sunday, April 9th I visited Phipps Conservatory . Please see more images on my website HERE.

Travels to Pittsburgh


As I drive through the tunnels, get closer to the hills, and see the bridges, I know that I’ve arrived in Pittsburgh, PA.   As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park University, I spent a good chunk of my life driving the roads and hills of this city. I grew…

Art, Music, and Beer!


My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B starting April 3 – 28, 2017. The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban…

Coffee & Art during 3rd in the Burg


Support local business on St. Patrick’s Day by coming out for 3rd in the Burg! Stop by Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. for some great treats, coffee by Little Amps, and art by several local artists including me! The shop, open for just about a year, is located…

New work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.


My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16. I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I…

Peace Exhibit up at Yellow Bird Cafe


Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017 The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a…

Artwork at 4 venues in Harrisburg in February !~


Hey all! I wanted to let you know that this month there are four venues in Harrisburg that you can check out my artwork! Swing by at some point during the month. Location #1- Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop~ Artwork currently up until March 31 Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and check out my…

The City I See: Chaos & Calm


This past year has been especially challenging for everyone. It seems almost everyone I talk to says that they are happy to see 2016 end. If for political reasons, or for personal reasons, or whatever your reason for feeling like that was just not your year, no fear, because we are right in the beginning of 2017.

Art&Coffee on 3rd Street


Grab a cup of joe and a pastry and check out my photographs, now up at Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop, located at 1419 N. 3rd Street, in Midtown Harrisburg. The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of…