Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ah, yes, scale, we meet again. A branch of the gym I belong to, but rarely go to based on its distance from everything I do, just opened up an 5 minute walk away from my house. I'll probably find myself here on a more regular basis now. Everytime I pass a scale, the "enquiring mind" within me screams for me to step on it-- just to see! Better today? I won't let myself, but I definitely give it a good, half-longing, half-hating stare each time I pass it.
My dad got us a giant, antique stained glass window featuring a peacock on an island with some boats in the background. I feel like "Dinghy & Sloop" would be a good name for a teenage-targeted apparel brand. It would be like a nautical Abercrombie & Fitch; whose staples would be striped Riviera shirts and boat shoes with a helm's wheel for their logo. Hot.
Painting the office shouldn't be that big of a deal, but I worked on it all day long, and still couldn't finish. I was feeling trapped, having been inside all day, and watching the last bits of sun fade from the day. As I resignedly picked up my brush to paint around the light switch, I inexplicably burst into tears. My husband took my brush from me and pointed me to the door. It was already dark, but I went out anyway and took a couple of hours to walk off the mood. I came back and found my room painted.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Stella the cat chases after the strap hanging below the camera. Even though we really want a dog, I think we've come to realize that we want a dog version of this cat. Doesn't exist. This cat, is the best cat. And I say that as a former cat-semi-disliker.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Last Sunday was my birthday. On Thursday, my friend texted me, "Wanna get a margarita?" And I agreed, looking forward to a quiet and reflective margarita with my one friend. Well, we arrive at the restaurant and wouldn't you know-- 14 of my really good friends had showed up and applauded my way to the table. Let's just say, I drank a lot, wore a gigantic sombrero, and came home with this cool scarf from my friend Lisa R., which I am enjoying very much today.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This pair of suitcases is painfully impractical-- seriously, why would you travel without wheeled luggage? Why? Because you have suitcases like these-- lined in neon orange. I got these from one of my favorite vintage stores in town for $60 for the set. Steal!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
When I start making some real money, one of the first things I'm going to get is a better camera. My Canon G10 takes some wonderful pictures when the light is right-- but in low-light conditions, it really isn't sensitive enough. The flash just makes everything look naked and cheap. Not my plan. Here before you is part of my sushi birthday feast. Mwah. Wonderful!
Beneath the parking lot lights especially, this fog is white as white can be. However, the camera reads it as gray, and maybe so does everyone else's eyes but mine-- who says, "White fog"? I don't know. I liked the capture anyway... seems pretty mothership-y.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I found a book at the antiques store titled Dying to Smoke. It was filled with the kind of great midcentury illustrations that I knew my graphic designer husband would love... I took a few photos for him to admire them, because the book was really too decrepit to plunk down $20 for.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I worked with Julie on her very last day, only, but she definitely made an impression. If there's one thing I got from her, it's that Altoids Smalls are terrific. She left two whole tins of them behind, and we've slowly been working on them since.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Tonight, we went sledding down the neighborhood hills. Just 10 or so of us, our improvised sledding apparati, and a flask or two. Here's a snap of my beloved long johns. Can't say that this photo is going to blow anyone's mind, not in the least, but it is at least somewhat representative of my day. And it's white. Whaddya wannnt??
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
We went snow tubing tonight. I took my little GE Digital Camera that I got as a gift a couple of years ago. The quality is not so good, but it's convenient when I wouldn't dare take my regular camera (a Canon G10). Four days into this project, I can't say that I'm adhering to any rules. I did desaturate this image in Photoshop, but mostly to highlight the white-and-blackness of the photo. Also, not sure if the amount of white in this photo qualifies it as a "white" photo, but believe you and me that there was a preponderance of white out there!
Maybe this photo qualifies because the viewer doesn't necessarily see white, but white is inferred. I don't know. Maybe this one lies outside the bounds...
This is our cat Stella. We always joke that she's our "art object", not our pet because of her striking eyes-- one gold, and one blue on her stark white fur. She cries and cries to be let out of this, our bathroom window. She likes to jump out onto the roof and patrol the yard for the all-black tom that regularly comes skulking around.
I've decided that this is the year that I'm going to really focus on my photography. I take pictures everyday, anyway, but without much focus. To begin honing my focus, I've decided to start my 365 Days in Color project. Every day, I'll post a photo I've taken that day (or very closely thereabouts... conditions may prevent a photo on some particular day, I'm sure). Every month will correspond to a color. Because of the connotation of newness that white carries, this newest month of January will be 30 days worth of photos with white subjects. I hope you enjoy viewing, as much as I am enjoying undertaking.