The One and Only

March 31, 2009


The One and Only- Moweaqua, Illinois

A project about Community and Coming Home

All residents- past, present, young and old- are invited to be part of a photography project about life in Moweaqua! 

For More information contact Britten Traughber at 217-521-4403 or at This project will be Britten’s thesis show for the MFA program in Photography at Illinois State University. More information concerning this project can be found at



I just ordered these Postcards to help get word out about my MFA project all about Moweaqua … this project literally cannot happen without people in town wanting to be part of it. The project so far is one part memoir, one part community celebration, one part documentation of life in Central Illinois- which I’m hoping makes for a great body of work altogether.

I stopped short of saying “Can you spell Moweaqua? Can you pronounce Moweaqua? Can you spot Moweaqua on a map?- I want to talk to you!”  

I fell in love with this new image from this weekend, it immediately takes me to the 4-way stop downtown.


Winter’s not over yet

March 29, 2009


I knew it was too good to be true. All the flowers coming up in my garden, the rainstorms that I love… and I wake up this morning in Moweaqua to snow! You have to admit it’s beautiful, but Spring will certainly be more than welcome when it comes around for good!

Goodbye Miss Illinois Galaxy!

March 20, 2009

For those of you who may or may not know about my other “project” outside of photography… Today is my last day as Miss Illinois Galaxy 2008! A new queen will be crowned tomorrow in Dixon, and I can say that my year has been wonderful. Thanks to everyone who helped me enjoy the title to its fullest, the list of “thank yous” is too large to list here… however my boss Jackie at Studio J Photography captured my sentiments in this one picture quite well…ilgal2008

MCAC Amateur Show 2009

March 8, 2009

My 14″ x14″ print Ladder, 2008 took 1st place today at the McLean County Arts Center Annual Amateur Show in the College category. This shot was taken at Henry’s Organic Farm in Congerville last spring when I was learning how to prune fruit trees.Ladder

More information on the McLean County Arts Center can be found at , and you can read all about Henry’s wonderful farm at These are two of my favorite places in Central Illinois!