Dharma Anchor



About: The Blog
Dharma Anchor is the brainchild of an adventuresome lady always on the go with a camera in her hand. This blog serves as a photo journal for travel near and far, a gallery of places to go and things to see. Mostly its travel by motorcycle, both solo and as a couple, but there are also entries from road trips on four wheels and adventures with the coolest little girl around. Occasionally there may be a post inspired by life on two wheels as a segue between adventures, but otherwise its all about experience, to go, to expand, to take in all that a person can in their handful of revolutions. 

About: Claudette
pr2Photographs. Paints. Draws. Writes. Cooks. Gardens. Sculpts. Welds. Salvages. Collects. Tinkers. Explores.
Really wants a pet octopus.
Dances in the rain.
Enjoys chaturanga dandasana pose. Seriously.
Is a proficient shade tree mechanic.
Wishes her name had an “ø” in it.
Smiles when she hears calliope music.
Prefers Chino to Johnny.
Collects vintage hillbilly kitsch.
Enjoys Bollywood music and Scandinavian metal more than she probably should.
Becomes unnervingly competitive about skeeball and pinball.
Adores the smell of leather. And honeysuckle. And old car interiors. And garages.
Loves cornball 60s and 70s B-rate films, especially biker, hotrod, and bad horror ones.
Thinks the works of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Jack Kerouac are the ultimate bee’s knees. Also, has been trying for years to bring back the phrase “bee’s knees.”
Believes in purpose.

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About: The Photography
At the ripe old age of five, I got a camera for my birthday and was instantly in love. I document my life in images, photographed, painted, and drawn, and found my calling in showing beauty and usefulness in overlooked or forgotten places. For a living I’ve done everything from portrait work to photojournalism, which I love, and have shown my art in galleries since I was a teenager. I shoot both film and digital, and although I have learned to appreciate the perks of digital (such as being able to create this blog), I will always prefer film. You will frequently find entries here involving a mix of the two.
Current exhibits: n/a

About: Contribution
The Rider’s Digest

About: Elsewhere
VC Torneden’s Art Portfolio Online
The Faded History Project
Crescent in the Pines

About: Social Media and then some
Studio Print Shop

About: Copyright
All content is copyright Dharma Anchor/V.C. Torneden and may not be used without written permission. Images and other content may not be reposted or altered in any fashion. For permission to use any content or for commercial usage rights rates, please contact me at dharmaanchor (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you.

42 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there Claudette,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is much appreciated, 🙂


  2. Jennifer Parks on said:

    Claudette, your pictures are beautiful and your descriptions wonderful. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your work!

  3. Nice blog, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hey there Claudette, the Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Btw, excellent bio photo, incredible capture of your eyes. And, no, I’m not being funny, don’t worry, just noticed and thought I would say, nothing more.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  5. Great pictures! Very sensitive and well displayed!

  6. Do you have an email address? I have a few questions I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. Thanks! Great blog, just started following & already hooked. 🙂

  7. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I have just started reading your and I think I might just get hooked

  8. Thanks for dropping by, I’m very much enjoying your photographs and look forward to spending some time looking at more of them and reading your posts in more depth.

    Much interesting and inspiring work here.

    All the best.

  9. Grin … so you want a pet octopus.
    I once had my octopus dinner crawl off my plate of rice noodles, does that count as having a pet octopus?

  10. Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for following my blog. It looks like you’ve had some great adventures – I’m really going to have to learn to ride properly one of these days! 🙂

  11. Hello Claudette!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, especially since it’s lead me to discover yours.
    I love reading stories and I can already tell just by reading three of your blog posts and your about page, I’ve found a small treasure today.
    All the best and see you around the blogosphere,

  12. You are literally dripping with talent!!! 🙂

  13. Thank you for the follow! I really like your photography and look forward to seeing more of your work.

  14. Thanks for the visit and Welcome.

  15. Kate Cowie Riley on said:

    Your photographs are amazing!!
    Thanks for starting to follow my Scottish Heart blog, I hop htat youwill continue to enjoy it.

  16. I like your stuff..

  17. Hello Dharma! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #1! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

  18. Hi there.
    Your blog is fantastic! I love the wealth of interesting subjects and places that you have visited and photographed, too many for me to take in in one visit I will have to return…frequently! Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes, Dookes.

  19. joannakarpowicz on said:

    Ha! This is crazy. I feel we share certain fascinations. I’m going to come back here, read more, see more. Great photos, great texts!

  20. John Newport on said:

    Awesome site you have here. The pictures are amazing and you know how to turn a word. It was a pleasure meeting you and Josh at the flat track dirt races near Marquette. Keep on doing what you do, I can tell you love doing it….. Shiny side up and ride safe..

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