Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sometimes I have such trouble concentrating on one thing. I often have five projects in my head and none of them related and seldomly do they come to fruition or if they are started they are hardly ever finished. It's so difficult for me to be consistent. Sometimes I see this as a positive thing but then when I wish to present someone with a body of work it's more like a huge messy scrapbook than any consistent thought. How do people hone in on one thing? How can you keep yourself for the excitement of a new thing?! As a person who is passionate and serious about photography (as seriously as a person that doesn't regard seriousness as anything important can be) I find it incredibly difficult to say just one thing one way. There are so many ways and so much to say.
Mind, be still. Be still.
Friday, November 26, 2010
The White House being abducted by an alien beam of light. No big deal. We've been home for a few days now from tour. Tour was a pretty fun time, especially the time we spent in New York. I know a lot of people are really in love with that city and I understand the magic and excitement that it holds even more now that some of my closest girl friends live there. I had missed them so and it was just so amazing to spend time with people whom I feel soulishly close to. Coming home was a bit of a relief, we both missed our bunnies and just being comfortable but I think Christopher and I have been waking up each morning wishing we were in New York. Maybe one day.
Thanksgiving has come and gone. I always have such mixed feelings about the holidays. They are a stark reminder of the people who are not here anymore. They are so overtly commercialized. There is so much pressure surrounding the holidays that they cause me more anxiety than joy most of the time. This year Thanksgiving was nice and cozy but I still missed my brother and wondered why we need a special holiday to get together. Sorry to be a debbie downer!
I do enjoy snow and (some) holiday decorations and the fact that people are baking treats like ovens are going to cease existing and drinking hot cocoa to warm my hands and I DO love gift wrapping.
I'm rambling aren't I? I wonder what other people think about the Holidays- what's your perspective?
Friday, November 19, 2010
A post from the road. We are one show away from being done with tour. It was a short one this time but really fun so far none the less. We are currently sitting in our dear friend's home just outside of Philadelphia catching up on our laptops for the first time in days, enjoying some natural light and a cool little breeze. Pennsylvania is so cute and cozy. I love the East Coast. The mid-west (home) is nice too. I love corn fields and cute barns and houses, brown stones in Chicago, Lake Michigan and all the rest but there's something brilliant about the sky on the East coast. Something lovely and crisp about the air. Southern accents, sweet tea, Cracker Barrel, Chik Fil A and BBQ places all over. I never realized how unique the left side of the US is and I love it.
Tomorrow we're going to NEW YORK! I can't wait. I am so excited to see my girlfriends and some photo related shops including by not limited to The Impossible Project store. I am also hoping to hit up some essential New York spots for an upcoming project! There is a lot to accomplish in two days!! I can't wait.
Welp that's going to be my weekend. I hope you have a fantastic few days. Look for Polaroids in the days to come :D
Friday, November 12, 2010
Do you even see how tiny and adorable these pinecones are? I wanted to bring them home with me but knew that they'd get crushed in whatever space I found for them in the van. I wish we had pinecones on my street. As a child I remember my mom would gather some pinecones and she my brother and I would put peanut butter and bird feed on them and hang them outside for the birds. Such a fun memory.
As an adult I look back at my childhood and can appreciate so much more than I could as a little gal all the efforts my mom made to keep us entertained, to teach us about the world and nature, and to see smiles on our faces. There is no love like the love of a mother for her children (I'm guessing since my "children" are furry rabbits). What an awe inspiring thing. To think our moms gave up so much just to see smiles on our faces. What a warm little thought.
My husband is on his way to play a show a few hours away and I am home alone and with little to do for the first time in ages. Usually if we're not working on something together I'm up in our office space working on calendars and cards. What to do with my free time. I think I'll start working on one of these little journal projects I found on a lovely new blog that I follow. Peep Jodi and her crafts and Polaroids!
Have a great weekend!! XO
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We went on our first little leg of tour and are home for two days. It's been crazy busy last few weeks- but that great kind of busy that leaves you lusting for more life. I love times like these. I've sold a few of my 2011 Polaroid Calendars in my shoppe which makes me so happy. It's such a great feeling to create something and have others like it enough to purchase it. This whole Etsy thing is still rather new to me but so far I've enjoyed having a shop and making my little goods, having fun packaging them and shipping them off to a stranger somewhere. It's all so fulfilling.
What do you do that makes your heart sing?
I don't think I've even elaborated on here that I'm going on tour with Christopher and Trevor. We're making our way to the East Coast in a few days and I can't wait to see friends and new scenery!! I've packed a plethora of camera's and films and hope that I can stay on top of posting those here. Here are some tour dates in the event that you're in the area and want to come by and say hello!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week, gearing up for the holidays and for the feasts that lay ahead!!
These photos of The Wiitala Brothers were taken for a favorite blog of mine- Words To Shoot By! Take a peek at it, you won't be sorry!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This one is from day one still. As I was composing my shot while I waited for the bus a lady that was very brightly dressed started up a conversation about my SX-70 and how she didn't realize they were still around. It's always so fun to strike up a conversation that brings back fond memories or connects you to someone that is not from your own generation!
More from 'Roid Week later!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I am regretting not posting more on here as I have so many new images to share lately! Lots of exciting things have been going on over here keeping me from my computer for far too long.
This week is 'Roid Week! 5 days where lovers of Polaroid and Flickr have their hearts on the brink of bursting! Everyone who has never before seen Polaroids are totally encouraged to join this group and post 2 of your best or favorite images every day for the next three days (we're two days in today). This is my first year participating and I've already had soo much fun looking through hundreds of beautiful images. The fun does not stop there my friend- there are also some really awesome prizes to be won including but not limited to one of my 2011 Polaroid calendars!! What the heck are you waiting for? Head on over there and post a polaroid or two!!
Oh! I don't think I posted on here that Decor8 (one of my favorite blogs!) included my Polaroid calendar in their LOVELY 2011 calendar round up. I was truly honored to be featured amongst such super cute / creative / awesome calendars.
I'll post the images I'm sharing for 'Roid Week on here so look out!