Monday, February 28, 2011


Building kitty houses.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Okay, I said it before - I know these are supposed to be portraits of me - but she's definitely better looking than me.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Mi familia.

I really have to watch my focus point.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Sleeping Beauty.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


We took a trip to the library to pick out bedtime stories. Hanna was more interested in running through the stacks screaming.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


We're watching American Idol.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


ISO 200, f2.8, 1/60sec

Just Hanna and Mom and a house full of chaos.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Sunday, February 20, 2011


12 hours of overtime. Bed is good now. REAL good.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Saturday afternoon at our favorite coffee shop, waiting for Liz and Koa.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Oh hai there.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Wow, look what keeps coming out of boxes.

Syx bought this for me a few years ago and I never used it. Sorry honey, but I'm excited about it today!

Hidden in a box.

Contax G1, Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm, f2 lens

Doing a little early spring cleaning and my husband pulled this out of a box. I can't wait to get this little gem some batteries and try it out!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


....and we're back on track. HP went down to bed, Syx is at school so I decided to break out the sparklers and glow sticks and try light painting, which I have never tried on my own. It took a bit of trial and error with materials and exposure time- I found the glow sticks didn't give off enough light in this setting, but I suspect they would be great in a darker setting. This was using a sparkler and I'm at ISO 100, f9, with a 6 second exposure, no edits

It looks magical in my living room tonight!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big fails.

I've been having a hard time keeping up with the 365 project between working, participating (trying to) in a writing class and planning an up and coming toddler art class at the Mt. Pleasant Community center. So here's to pressing forward and not obsessing over the missed days, like I would normally do. So here's what I do have, there are gaps in days and I'm not sure that they're all in order - expect to see me back tomorrow with day 130.


a rare afternoon off together these days. the cloud broke just long enough for us to go play.


i'm smiling because Hanna is napping.


i'm kinda obsessed with my hair. my hair has never been this long in my life.


losing steam. power nap


tuff girl.


i'm not really sure what's going on here.


writing assignments. the things we carry.

a beautiful day in the park.


her mother's daughter.

Monday, February 14, 2011

This is Ian.

My husband told a great story about our dear friend and neighbor Ian McKay over on his blog today.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alex Stoddard

Alex Stoddard is 17, and had never used his camera outside of it's auto settings before he started the 365 project. His work is completely inspiring and thought provoking. If he's producing these types of images at 17, I can't even begin to imagine what he'll be shooting in 10 years.

Anyhow. He also uses flickr like a lot of my peers seem to be- plus I just downloaded Lightroom 3.3 which has an option to directly upload to flickr- so I jumped on the bandwagon - I'll probably be uploading some images in the next few days and checking things out.