Monday, February 22, 2010

Let's take a moment to ponder



I tend to be a pretty perceptive person and take pride in noticing the little things that most others miss. This guy was one of those things I noticed while working downtown Madison this past weekend. He should be an example to us all ... to take a moment to step back, sit down and think.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What brings me joy ...


Well, I had a much needed day off today. I spent the morning curled up under the covers, finally making my escape around 10 o'clock. After running to Gotham Bagles for breakfast (you should try their pineapple mint fresh squeezed juice, it's amazing) I headed straight to the Camera Company. There I picked up my freshly cleaned 35mm camera, a few rolls of film, some prints and some new batteries. They even let me look at a Holga for a little while. (Take note, I do not own a Holga yet but would love to. Did I mention my birthday is in April?) After a few stops at my favorite local vintage clothing stores, I went home to go through my purchases. Among all the goodies was a couple sets of prints of photos I took while on vacation in Tennessee during the summer of 2009. Most of the photos are of Bodie and his exploits around my moms yard/animal grazing area. Looking through these photos reminded me that no matter how convenient digital photography is, there is a style and class that you get from 35mm film that digital just cannot replace. So enjoy the photos ... I can make additional prints if you really like them!



 

 



 

 





Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here we go again ...

It seems about once a year I get the urge to start a blog. Part of me thinks this is because my desire to be connected to the world ebbs and flows with the changing of the seasons. The other part of me thinks that I am usually home more in the winter and I feel the need for a creative outlet.

So here is the start to a new blog. I hope to use this blog as a complement to my less then stellar Facebook page (sorry friends, I don't want to share everything with you on Facebook) and to accompany my new Etsy site. I hope to share photos of projects, reflections on recent happenings and other things that I feel need to be expressed to bring joy to the greater good.

Requests are welcomed and comments are encouraged!


So, here's the first bit I want to share ... that hopefully will bring some joy to your day. I found that leaf while snowshoeing back in December. I couldn't pass up the simplicity and beauty of the leaf resting on the snow. Isn't it amazing how delicate nature is?