Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Let It Be

I bought my Lomo LC-A three or four years ago off of ebay before they went out of production and became insanely expensive. It never worked right when I got it and when a couple of rolls of film turn out blank it was demoted to decoration. I got it out a couple days ago to see if I could figure out what was wrong. The shutter wasn't opening.

After an operation I got the shutter actually working. It's not 100%, I have to firmly tap the camera on my palm before I take any picture just to make sure that it will open. I took a roll of film and took it to Kroger to get the film processed. I tried to figure out what I got by looking at the film, but I have no idea how color film works so when I scanned this in the other night I was a little surprised. Lomos are popular because of the distortions it gives images, but this was way beyond anything I had seen before.

After a talk with my professor I have decided to roll with this. After all I wanted the pictures to be up to chance. I seriously have no idea how any picture is going to look when I am taking it. I guess we'll see if I can let myself go enough to actually use this. Maybe I should do a couple pages out of my Wreck This Journal to give me some confidence.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

We have a visitor this weekend.

He doesn't like it here much. I wont let him do any of the fun stuff like go in the neighbors yard, or roll around in the flowers, or roll around in the neighbors flowers.

Friday, April 18, 2008

How can you not love this?!

Over the past couple semesters I have realized that a big part of my love for photography is getting that moment that is impossible in the real world on film(or memory card). Many consider photography to be truth, there is something very interesting to me about creating a surreal world out of our real world. Which is why I LOVE Jan Von Holleben's series "Dreams of Flying" ....

I love Oxford in the Morning.

I did not know this when I started Ceramics but firing a Kiln takes f...o...r...e....v...e.....r two days actually. And there are a whole bunch of different shifts that have to be taken care of in the course of those two days. I got the 8am shift today, sucktacular, I fell asleep last night thinking about how much it was going to suck when my alarm went off 30 minutes early. It did suck, lots, but when I got to Hiestand (right behind Shriver) I kinda liked it. The light was perfect, and the trees were in full bloom, and their were no annoying art kids hanging out around the fountain. Quiet and pretty, it made me wish that I could get up everyday at 8 and go for a run or get some homework done to enjoy this quiet time of day. And I though I could do it, I could totally do it.

I wont. I have always said I would do it, but I wont. I hate getting up in the morning, it always sounds good the night before but when that alarm goes off it is the worst thing ever. I have two more projects to fire before the end of the semester, maybe I will have one more day of getting up at 8am. Other than the danger of my pieces exploding I am not sure there is much else that can get me out of bed that early.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The sun makes school not so bad

It is sooooo lovely today. We need to finish our IMS website so we are walking to King to soak up a little of the sun before we are banished to the IMS Lab Cave.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I noticed

Today as I was driving back to the house after dropping Mark off for his class I realized that the trees were starting to turn green again. I love when everything is green. Green makes me happy, but what I realized makes me even happier is that I didn't need the trees to turn green again. Winter was crappy cause it was cold and gray, but time kept moving for me this year. We got here and I don't feel like I have been asleep for the past couple months. I love summer I can't wait until it is so hot that I can't stand it, I think it will be a little sweeter this year because I don't need it. I'll just enjoy it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Day Off

I did nothing today. By that I mean I did nothing I should have done and a bunch that I have wanted to do for a while. Mark and I slept in. We cleaned the house, which has been neglected for some time. Living in a dirty house makes me feel crazy, even when I am not home because I can always hear it calling to me. I have not had time to do much cleaning, or blog posting, so it was nice to be able to do that today. Annnnd..... are you ready for this?


I think it helped that we waited so long, but it was still really hard deciding between images. I can't wait to see what Jen is going to do with the albums.

I also finally got around to making a promotional something for TealTown. Back when I made our business cards I wanted to make something but I had a lack of inspiration so I let it wait hoping that a great idea would fall in to my lap. Then I found this site a couple days ago ala Jennifer Pebbles. It is full of great idea's for scrap booking, card making, all kinds of fun projects. It is also a great place to get idea's for fun and fancy layouts.

Here is a sneak peak....

Thursday, April 3, 2008


I remember sitting in Grandmas living room watching SNL with my aunt and cousin way back when I was little, even then I loved the pictures they showed of the host after each commercial break.

Go check out Marry Ellen Matthews. She is pretty amazing.

With our collective forces we form a vortex of creativity.

We needed a way to display out shirts at the craft show. Kendra and I came up with the brilliant idea of vintage suit cases a couple months ago, and over spring break Mark and I found some, she found some, and Donna gave us some. We had plenty amazing looking suit cases.... on the outside. On the inside they were covered with fabric, most of which has been water damaged over the years. And all of them smelled like... old.

Easter Sunday we had another brilliant idea.

Rip out the fabric and cover the insides with something pretty. This is the one we did on Sunday using Donna's collection of beautiful card stock. The other ones Mark and I did at home were covered in Comic books, maps, and old Playboy adds. All of them looked amazing by themselves, and with our shirts tumbling out of them.

Unfortunately when we got to the show we soon realized that we were not going to be able to use them how we wanted. The wind was too strong and kept snapping them shut. The only one that worked was the broken one. They did create a lovely wind barrier though. For the most part they kept our shirts on the tables.

It didn't turn out exactly how we had expected, but they did look great and were a big help. Plus it was a lot of fun pasting everything to them.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Inspiration as of late.

I love how all of these crazy handwritten fonts come together.

Getting ready for bed conversations


"Well why don't you pick it up instead of just leaving it there?"

"Why didn't you pick it up?"

"I didn't see it."

"It has been there for days."

"Its been there for days and you never picked it up?"

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Etsy Encounters

Did I tell you that we met Marissa Bowers at The Oxford Craft Affair? We'll we did she is a lovely person who has some amazing art. Her business card is a piece of art in itself. Make sure to go check out her shop!