Entries in photography (64)
This post had another title. It had another subject. It had three paragraphs filled with great links and witty sentences. Squarespace lost it. (I use Squarespace as my web host) wow. Yay. not impressed. I clicked 'spellcheck' and wooosh. GONE. It is very hard to compose blog posts with barking dogs and children climbing over me. Then to loose it all is just soooo frustrating. I shared the blogs that I start my day off with, a photo of my one finished sock and how I am scared about sharing too much with you, like images of my children.
I did finish one of my crocheted socks... the pattern was written wrong, so once I did what made sense, instead of what it told me, it worked out great.
I was so excited! Now.. pop. fizz. pllllttzzz.
To take this photo I laid, upside down, on our couch, feet stuck up in the air, and used the white ceiling as my backdrop. An awkward position but I really like the effect. I'm off to take a shower and wipe the bad taste from Squarespace and my stupidity (for not saving as I went) out of my mouth.
Have a lovely day! I'll try again tomorrow to share my favorite blogs with you... I just don't have it in me to do all that work over right now....
I have been admiring images poised as old Polariods. Some are taken with actual Polariod cameras, some are digitally created with a dash of creativity. A bit of my childhood is encased in Polariod film and surrounded by that telltale frame of textured white. Most of it though is on slides. A painful process of transferring my childhood memories to digital is ensuing..
These images are old slides that I had scanned into my PC. (my scanner has a built in feature to do that) I also scanned in an old Polaroid and edited in Photoshop, and overlaid one image on the other.
I realize the slight dark shadow that you get from an original Polariod is missing around the image, but for what it's worth, I think they came out pretty well. I think you'll be seeing more of these in the future, perhaps with a bit more work to make them look more authentic.
If you would like to play, you can find the above blank Polariod frame over at my other blog, The Vintage Moth.
I learn something new every darn day! Sylvia pointed out that there is a Polariod site that converts your images to Polariods. I'm sure they even add the correct shadows. If you are interested, here is the site: Polariod Project. It's even ranked one of the top 100 sites on the web.. really, I need to get out more..
Things that are making me HAPPY:
(my husband and children are permanent fixtures on this list)
1. Endless possibility
2. Big dreams
3. Starting at page one
5. An organized house
8. Tying up loose ends
9. Getting up early
10. Having my meals planned for the week
11. Making an appointment and keeping it
12. My mega multivitamin pack for joint health from GNC
13. The sun is shining
14. Figuring things out
15. Planning my daughters quilts
16. Being on time
17. Keeping a list
18. Crossing things off the list
19. My new lipstain/gloss
20. Learning how to hem my jeans so that you can't tell I did it
21. Adding a tbsp of salt to my humidifier
22. Putting the laundry away as soon as it comes out of the dryer
23. Waking up to a clean house (I pick it up before I go to bed)
Things that are gunking up the works:
1. Eco-friendly dishwasher detergent. I have tried so many and have yet to find one that works. (it would be nice to not have to wash the dishes twice. Once in the dishwasher and again when they come out.. that is not very eco-friendly.)
2. Imaginary limitations that I set on myself or my abilities
3. My ear infection
What is making you happy?
I went for a drive today.
And this is what I saw. A door. Locked.
A sign. Perhaps warning that on this property security cameras were present. I'm pretty sure my camera was the only one there today.
A gas pump. Fill 'er up.
A pair of eyes. They were looking at me. I was looking at them.
I went for a drive today and remembered to take my camera. I have to do that more often. Both, 'to remember' and 'to go'.
Thank you Amanda, for reminding me 'to go'.
A gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain
Softly blows over lullaby bay.
It fills the sails of boats that are waiting;
Waiting to sail your worries away.
It isn't far to Hushabye Mountain
And your boat waits down by the key.
The winds of night so softly are sighing
Soon they will fly your troubles to sea.
So close your eyes on Hushabye Mountain.
Wave good-bye to cares of the day.
And watch your boat from Hushabye Mountain
Sail far away from lullaby bay.
~Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(a favorite movie of mine and now my children...)
Well, 2010 is here. Is it ever. Let's see.. where have I been? Hhhmm.. Christmas night my 4 yr old daughter started to get sick, over the entire vacation break there was anywhere from one to four of us sick at any given time. Yesterday was my first day out of the house in 8 days. But really it's 11 days as last Sunday all I did was drive to pick my son from his dad. And yesterday, oh, yesterday.. not the best of days either. My littlest one, 2 1/2, was diagnosed with a kidney infection. Needless to say it was a rather sleepless night, as most of vacation was. Uuuuggghhhh.... Yep. I'm uugghh-ing on my blog. I need to uggh somewhere.. so I'm twittering my concerns, fears, blogging them. facebooking them, emailing them.. and do you know what? I feel a bit better! It's almost like talking to a therapist. Say your problems enough times and the seriousness of them begins to fade.
Ridiculous? Naahhhh.. anyways, thanks for 'listening'. On to brighter things.. the suitcase for the dolls clothes was a huge hit, Amanda's class, Bloom, is magnificent and The Happiness Project is also wonderful. (and trust me.. right now it is greatly NEEDED.)
So, I have lots of projects, before and afters, great gobs of gooey goodness and no gosh time to do anything. The only reason I can post this is because my wee one is still sleeping in a Tylenol induced stupor (after spending 2 hours up at 1 am). Hopefully the antiobitics are cranking away at her infection..
I'll see you on the otherside.. one positive thing, if 2010 comes 'in like a lion', it has to go out 'like a lamb' right?
The photos have absolutely nothing to do with anything. They are from a day at the lake this fall. Just thought you might like something pretty to look at while I whined to you.. :)
I have some catching up to do.. is anyone else not ready for the holidays? I am completely lacking the spirit I guess.. just overwhelmed by the tasks ahead. I have decided to make the kids gifts this year instead of buying them. Such as, for my 4 yr old daughter, I picked up an antique box the other day and I am going to convert it into an art supply box for her. But it all takes time and it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. I almost decorated for Christmas yesterday. I thinkI'll pull out the Christmas things before Thanksgiving. Perhaps it will help me get in the holiday spirit abit more. Also, most of the family is around on Thanksgiving and tend to go their own way at Christmas. Then they can see the house all decorated and it should make the day more festive. We'll see if I am up for it. I have some serious catching up to do on my blessings.. not that I haven't taken a moment each day to think on them, I just haven't sat down to type them out.
10. I am thankful for my children's love of dance.. and that they grab my hands and make me dance too.
11. I am thankful that my son and I love the same music. That way I can listen to his IPod. :)
12. I am thankful for the frost in the mornings.. it means winter is moving in, then it will be moving out..
13. .... sunshine on cold days.
14. .... a full pantry.
15. .... my creativity.
16. .... that my 2 year old is potty trained. No more diapers in this house!
17. I am thankful that my parents dragged me all over Europe as a child. Oh the memories I have now!
18. I am thankful for my very warm bed at night.
19. .... for the rain yesterday. The sound is lovely and soothing.
20. ..... sidewalk chalk and bicycles.
21. ..... my camera.
There..I have written them down. Spoken them 'outloud'.
I hope that you are counting your blessings..
It snowed this morning! Snow!? I do realize some parts of the country have been getting snow for a bit now, but it's just a tad too early.. that means the color is going to fade from the trees and the world is going to be very brown/grey for quite a while. I love the white of winter, the greens of summer and spring and the brights of fall, but I really could live without the between seasons of mucky grey/brown.
Yesterday I participated in my first craft show. It was so much fun! I spent a lot of time of the merchandising, signs, color scheme. That is truly the fun part for me. Mind you, I do like creating things as well, but I get bored with the same ol' same ol' all the time. I am definitely a bird of change and graphic design allows me to play with so may colors, styles and formats. I did take some photos, but alas, they are not blog worthy. As you can tell I am fussy about the pics I post here. I'll try to get some images for you and I also have some great tips and sites that I have dug up about craft fairs and the like. Also free or really cheap display ideas. After all, it is about the bottom line, no matter how much we enjoy our craft. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! The foliage is just about peaked here in central NH and it is gorgeous! I think we may go and hunt down some pumpkins today.
Isn't the pretty fellow above just lovely? His blues and green were iridescent, so hard to capture with a camera but you get the idea. :)