Friday, December 9, 2011

Here's what I'm working on, photographically anyway....

Scanning old black and white negatives, mostly from the island.  These are quick and dirty, low resolution scans, basically just to see if there's anything worth pursuing.  I'm not entirely sure what the goal is, or what the end result might be...Initially I had an idea to gather all the photos I've taken on the island and edit them down into a book, but I'm wavering on that.  Would it appeal to anyone else?  Does it matter?

For now I guess I'll just press on and see what comes of it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just a few images from today - I seem to be incapable of focusing on writing right now.

Making apple butter.

What month is it again?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Titles are always one of the hardest parts for me - for blog posts, for pieces of art, for my Etsy shop (I really want to change that one, but to what?) ...I'm not really sure why, maybe the official-ness of it? The labeling/defining/categorizing?

Anyway, I've been thinking about getting back to the blog for a while now and reading this series by Havi over at Fluent Self which has finally given me the motivation to just sit down and give it a try. Havi is pretty fantastic in a lot of ways, I'm sure you'll be hearing more about her around here.

There are a lot of things I want to cover, but I don't think I can really squeeze them all into one post so for now I'll just talk about what's most immediate in my mind. I've been trying to take a walk around the neighborhood everyday, to get outside and get moving, to soak up whatever sunshine I can, to get a change of scenery when I start to feel anxious and unfocused. It doesn't actually happen every day, sometimes I'm too tired, or it's raining, or there's just not enough time, but I go as often as I can. For a while I was trying to get back into drawing but I've slipped into my old ways and started to bring a camera along (usually a Canon G10, lighter and more convenient than the 40D). Here are a few images from today:

Our neighbor's boat, in his backyard...Both of our yards get pretty soggy when it rains, how much to you think it will sink by springtime?

Most of the leaves are off the trees but there are still little bits of color if you look for them.