Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 8: Baby Toes

Abram has been sick this week. So he's a tad clingy. Well, when he woke up from his nap, the other kids were playing outside and he wanted to join them. He would NOT let me go back in to get some socks and shoes (thankfully, I grabbed his coat on the way out the door the first time...), so his sweet little chubby toes just tried to warm themselves on my leg. And I just happened to have my camera in hand. (Please no bad mother jokes--I can remember the camera but not the socks... yuk, yuk, yuk.) The point is: what would we do without baby toes?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Week 7: Spring has Sprung!

For the second time this year, I hung my laundry outside today! It will probably snow tomorrow, but for now it's nice to get the kids out in the fresh air, sweep out the gutters (who knew that one could look forward to this chore!?), and have the possibility of dry clothes in a matter of hours, rather than days! :D Happy (almost) Spring!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Week 6: Waiting...

So, despite the fact that I have actually been making a concerted effort to photograph more of my life, I seem to have less of it to share. :? Technology escapes yet again, and so I resort to unfair methods. This photograph is one that I recently added to my shop (though I actually took it months ago), and I'm posting it as a tribute to the update on my blog. (About time. Perhaps my camera's refusal to upload has something to do with it's unclassy destination. Hopefully, this will encourage it some.) I've called the photo "Page Turner". And for those wondering, the book is a lovely 1921 edition of Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini, that was in a book lot we purchased from a school district's discard auction. Loved the book and love its decrepitly used appearance. It even has a mysteriously handwritten dedication in the front cover. But maybe that's for another post.)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Week 5: Cheating

So, since I've had some technical difficulties this week, I've been unable to upload anything from my camera. :( Instead, I have decided to post one of the altered art photographs my sister and I completed this week. Even though it's totally cheating, I give you Snow White:

And, if you'd like to see more of the ones we did, go here. (Oh, and as there has been some query about this project, this IS a photograph I took. During this past summer, my older sister and I went a little nuts and hosted a "fairy tale" photo shoot. The perfect Snow White you see here is, in fact, my niece. And, truthfully, we didn't have to do that much to get her to look like this--the photo was originally desaturated so that we could pull back from the green of the grass some; but she really is almost that fair. Add a black wig and some red lipstick and presto: Snow White reincarnated.)