Saturday, April 30, 2011
Having fun with pinhole photography. The images come out as negatives on paper and have been scanned and inverted on Photoshop. Next week I will be printing from the negatives in the dark room. I can't believe how much fun this process is!
Friday, April 29, 2011
The last day of my so-called "staycation," I convinced the kid we should go to the aquarium. I was amazed at how much admission was! Now we're members so here's hoping we'll go back this year. The fish were great and the kid had more stamina than on our last visit so we actually got to see quite a bit. The jelly fish exhibit was amazing. I sure wish my pictures were better, though.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I've been playing with making my own little hand bound books. Nothing fancy or professional--I don't have the time, materials or skills--just little hand bound notebooks or journals, made largely out of recycled materials.
Here are a few:
These two are made from a recycled, felted sweater with liners of old sheets I salvaged from the cleaning rags. I added vintage buttons, crochet and other bits and pieces I found around the house as details.
These two are made from old coffee bags. The handles are from Starbucks brown paper bags and the clasps are buttons on one side and shell on the other. The interior paper is recycled from old calendars, graph paper, my kid's homework, paper bags and other bits and pieces from around the house.
Now all I need to figure out is what I want to do with them.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
Of course it is raining today.
The text of the card translates, to the best of my ability, as:
April 1st. Threshold of spring, April says to the fish: sow joy, and leave the harvest to others!
On the reverse of the card is written in French:
Receive best wishes for April 1st from all your good friends from 83 rue Galilee as well as those of Maman Jars who says to you, until next week. Many kisses from all, Maman Jars and Louillaud. The card was sent to Bordeaux, France. There is no stamp or postmark. I may have the names wrong as I find the capital letters a little hard to read.
From a brief internet search, I find that April Fool's Day most likely originated in France. One tradition is to tape a picture of a fish to someone's back. Seems a fairly quaint and harmless prank, n'est-ce pas?