Thursday, January 27, 2011

Week 4: Progression of Family Pictures

We decided to take an official and glorious photograph of the royal family in all their regal splendour, and this is how things progressed:

Isabel poses our family for their pictures.

The Royal Family

A helper intervenes without invitation. (Seeing a trend?)

A few more helpers jump in.

Chaos ensues.

Somehow the royal family is forgotten. And somehow, no one really seems to mind.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week 3c: Helpful

And, while I was taking the shot of the frames, a little helper came along to see how he could assist. So, here, too, is my baby, who is best viewed as is: dimpled, chatty, and always slightly out of focus.

Week 3b: Before.

This is another shot of something in the works. These gorgeous frames were all found at a second-hand store. I probably spent about $15 and three hours (sanding, painting, taping, RE-painting for the orange/yellow insets) to get an assorted set of frames I love. And someday they will no longer be sitting on the kitchen floor and will actually be put to their intended use. But that is for another post...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 3: Out of Chaos...

Thought I ought to post a tribute to the madness that overtakes our kitchen whenever we get the mask-making bug. While last week's foray into the unknown is mostly over, the remnants, well, remain. This little cardtable is shoved into a corner of the kitchen and still covered with inspiration. If you've ever wondered what goes into one of our masks, now you know what goes into at least three or four.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Week 2: Double Duty

Perhaps it is the curse of all women to never be able to do only ONE thing at a time. But I find that propping a good book up in the window works wonders on motivating me to work on that pile of dishes. (It's Madeleine L'Engle's "A Circle of Quiet" today, if you are wondering.)

Also, I reserve the right now to post more than one picture a week. Not that I really expect that to happen a lot, but I figure I should have an out, just in case. :D

Friday, January 07, 2011

Week 1: Resolute

A new friend through fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy) had the brilliant goal to expand her photography and record a year of her life by starting a 52-Week Project: taking and uploading one picture each week. It was too good an idea (and too opportune!) to pass up. (Be sure to check out HER blog, too!)

I begin my year with the goal not to necessarily lose weight (though that would be nice), but to BE healthier! The first part of this: drink more water. Guess I'll be seeing lots more of that amber glass...