I had every intention of posting another film photo of the day today. You have probably noticed that I am still posting photos from January. I have just realized that the next photos to post are on the roll of film I still need to develop. Huh. I guess I need to get moving on that! Instead, I will just promise you that more film posts are coming, as well as a post on the Instant Lab, and the new book I am working on.
If you are reading this from…pretty much anywhere in the midwest I guess, drive careful today, and try to enjoy the snow!
Such a lovely weather day with sunshine and lovely shadows on the snow.
I love this little archway next to our house. I have plans to decorate it with lights this summer.
Hasselblad 501c/m 80mm lens (my favorite!)
Rolei Retro 100 film developed in Ilfosol 3
When John got back home from a trip out to his parent’s, we went for a little walk. There is a way down to the train tracks by our house, and it wasn’t too full of snow to hike it. These last two photos were taken with a Nikon FG camera using the Lomography Xpro film that I have decided I’m not terribly fond of. It was still a very lovely walk though!
Trying to get my Sx-70 to work again. I was scouring the internet, looking for repair guides, and trouble shooting tips, anything I could find. This was the best image I had gotten from it in a long time. (It gets better!)
I have introduced a lot of new practices into my creative life. Some are sticking well, others not as much.
I have kept up with my film 365 project, and in the process fixed one of my broken cameras.
I have kept up with my ‘morning pages’ journaling practice, though not quite every morning, and not always 3 full pages. But I am journaling and writing more, and it is helping me more than I ever thought.
I have started doing yoga. I went to three classes last week, and really enjoyed the challenge and calm they provided. (Also, yoga makes me feel warm, which I desperately need now!)
I have started working with the studio manager at MCBA on a very exciting project there.
I have started a new book making class at MCBA that will guide me towards making a new editioned book. I admit, I was scared to death to go to this class. I still am, though much less than I was. It is intimidating studying under and next to book artists that I look up to and admire, and feeling like my work belongs. But it has been amazing. I have a lot of work to do on this project, and many articles and books to read to help guide me through this design process, and I am looking forward to it!
Through a very kind friend’s amazing generosity (if you happen to be reading this, you know who you are!) I am the owner of an Impossible Project Instant Lab camera. This amazing little invention creates instant photos of any image you can put on a cell phone. I have played with it all weekend, trying different exposures, making images of cell phone photos and artwork compilations, and double exposures.
There will be a full blog post on this very soon! I am still too amazed at what it can do to really put in words yet.
I have had to do more healing this winter than I ever expected to. For the first in quite a while, I finally feel like I have a better grip on it. 2014 is still new and still fresh, and still great.
Today also happens to be the birthday of the guy I adore. I am very happy to be enjoying 2014 with him. Happy Birthday love!