Sunday, December 28, 2008

A New Year

I don't believe in New Years resolutions. I'm one of those "rare" folk who thinks you should make changes in your life when they're needed, not once a year only to be broken 3 weeks later because you're too lazy to keep up with things.

Having said that I am making it a goal to take more pictures in 2009. And I should probably drink less wine, but one thing at a time ya know?

Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year. I hope mine is filled with creativity, love, friends and family. 

Hugs & Kisses

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and your time off. With all the snow we've been getting we won't be seeing much of Chris this Christmas. I'm hoping that today will be the worst of it and he'll make it home safely in time for me to go to Dave & Noreen's annual xmas eve get-together ;) I haven't seen everyone in months and I'm going through withdrawl (plus I have to pickup 2 handmade Gnarled Branch gifts).

Tomorrow will be spent with the in-law's and Friday with my parents. Hugs & kisses to you all. The above picture was taken in the livingroom with my trusty 1.4 50mm portrait lens.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fishing Village

I spent a blustery afternoon with my parents yesterday, driving around aimlessly so that the baby could get her full nap time. She's just a bit cranky if she doesn't get enough sleep (kind of like me I suppose...) and I don't like tempting fate.

I usually bring the camera along because "Hey you just never know". Turns out the overcast sky and flat beach didn't do much to boost my creative juices. Sometimes I really do think I let the weather dictate too much of my life ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On location - Month 1

Today I spent the afternoon with my photography friends working on material for an exhibit we're planning to show next November. We will be meeting once a month as a group to encourage each other to get out and create. The theme is yet undecided but I'm hoping that as things progress it will develop on it's own.

It's so nice to have a purpose to my work again. Even if I don't get a single shot from the day, I'm happy to have made the effort. Sometimes I have to convince myself to leave the house. Convince myself that I have a smidgeon of talent and that I can pull it off. I suppose all "artists" feel this way at times and it's this exact insecurity that drives them to always do better - to push the boundaries of their art. For me it's enough right now. 

On a side note, I brought out my 4 lens Lomo. I shot 24 frames using expired film that my dad bought me a few years ago. It's been sitting in my fridge just begging to be used and I couldn't think of a better way to crack it open. I'm also enjoying the excitement of the unknown. It's been so long since I've worked with film and I'm not used to having to wait to see the fruits of my labour. Once they are developed I will post - good or bad - I promise.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Town

The house is quiet. The husband is out and the baby is sleeping. I am left here to think about writing and the small town we live in. Here is a picture I took this past summer while on a walk downtown. It's funny, I never really wanted to move here but the more I explore the more I fall a bit more in love.

This is a reminder of warmer days, lemon tea and sunscreen.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Would you believe that I forgot my login information? I guess that's a sign that I should be on here more frequently. Today's photo is a self portrait of low resolution using Mac Photo Booth. I have always wanted to have pink hair, and now I do.

On a side note, I've started writing again. It feels amazing and cathartic and really fucking scary too because I'm allowing myself to be vulnerable. Always a hard thing to do.
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