Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 53: Self Portrait Sketch

The summer of 9th grade, I was trapped in the bedroom of a boy holding a knife over me similar in size to this one. We were only friends.  He thought it was funny... one of those half joking, half serious kinds of actions. There was someone else in the room with us, but I really can't remember who it was. Thankfully, someone else knocked on his front door, allowing me eventual exit from his room without harm. I never told my Mom. I did eventually tell my husband.
How an event like this can effect a person is weird.   Your thought patterns change.  

(This is a sketch for a self-portrait. I honestly don't know if I will do a final or if this will end up as the final.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 52: Historic Church in New Britain, PA

A church near my home and on my way to work. I only took one photo that day and this was it, as I waited at a traffic light.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51: Makeup

What started out as doing each other's makeup in regular styles ended up doing zombie makeup. Great fun! Of course, C. had nothing to do with it! E. on the other hand looks like a teenager and she still has a few years to go before she is one of those.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 47: Field Trip!

J. with the signer's of the Constitution at the Constitution Center.

J. at the Libery Center with a piece of glass artwork representative of peace at the Liberty Museum.

Detail shot.

The results of an anonymous poll at the Liberty Museum that asked questions pertaining to the death penalty, free speech, and gun control. No matter which side of the poll you fall on, it's wonderful to know that we live in a country that allows diverse opinions. And, for the most part, the poll was equally divided in opinion.

A Dale Chihuly original at the Liberty Museum. The founder of the museum believes that glass is a great  symbol of freedom because it is strong yet fragile. This is the only piece by Chihuly that actually separates in the middle... the separation is supposed to represent the fact that liberty is easily lost and isn't existent everywhere in the world. 

And, a self portrait in the Liberty Museum.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 46: What's Lost, If Found

Finally... E. received her replacement American Girl Doll in the mail on Tuesday. I had sent her first doll back to AG in January, but had made the mistake of using USPS instead of FedEx. The "signature delivery" never did come back and the only thing the post office could tell me was that it was shipped to the correct location. The American Girl Doll company was great and answered all of my emails promptly, but also couldn't locate the missing return. Then, without notice from either the USPS or American Girl, her new doll arrived in the mail. Phew!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 45: Blustery

Loving how lofi celli captured these trees as I drove home from work Monday night. I upped the amount of grain for fun.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 44: Rose

This was Jeff's boutonniere made from the roses that he gave to E. for the He and Me dance.

I've actually taken pics for the days preceding this one, but haven't had a chance yet to upload them. Maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 43: Just Dance

E. and her friend playing, "Just Dance". My little camera can't handle movement the way Jeff's expensive cameras can, so this is as good as it gets while targets are in motion! Watching them play this game was so fun! I had better shots which showed their unison, but they were blurrier.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 41: Chaos

This is the floor of my bedroom. I love my dear C., but I am ready for her bedroom to be done so that I can move all of her things and her sister's things out of my room!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 36: He and Me Dance

The He and Me dance photo belongs here. Get it off of jeff's computer.

Day 40: Snacks of the Trade

Wednesday was restaurant review writing day for me and somehow I ended up snacking all day as I wrote. Here we have my snacks: fine chocolate with cacoa nibs in it, popcorn, and Peanut Butter Sandwich Girl Scout cookies.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39: Cast Off Evil

So, this was the candle holder at the restaurant Jeff and I ate at last night. It was a toss up photo-wise of having this in color or doing it this way...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38: Suburban Road, Take Me Home

My evening commute via low fi cellie. Thank God, I live 10 mins. from my work. In rush hour, it's only about 20 mins. 

Day 37: Mary Poppins! Via Lofi Cellie!

I risked getting in trouble to take this lo fi cellie photo at Mary Poppins last night. The usher came down and shown her light on the row in front of me and then my row right after I did it... but, hey, I had to get my 365 photo in, right? Anyway, this is probably my most favorite scene in Mary Poppins. The Broadway version is a bit different than the movie version, but Bert did end up walking on the walls and actually walked up one side of the stage, upside down completely, and back down the other side of the stage, as you can kind of see if you use your imagination in this photo. He's that little blip of black legs to the left coming down the side of the stage wall.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 35: Trying on dresses for the He and Me dance

Neither of these dresses made the cut, but she did have fun trying them on!

She tried this dress on the next day and it was a close contender... but, didn't make the cut.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33: Fortune

This fortune hit a little too close to home since my husband is a photographer. For him, entering a dark room without light would be a good thing if it was a darkroom. For me, it's the opposite. Literally, it wouldn't be that bad entering a dark room without light, but really do I want to be following someone else's path? It's hard to tease apart sharing a business that focuses on my husband's talents and that provides everything for our family from whether or not I am following his path or assisting him on his path. I guess I'd like to more clearly define my own path. Certain parts of my path are undeniable such as being a mother and wife. 

(A little back history for those who don't know me as well as others... my hubby and I met in art school. I used to make huge sculptures out of clay and have a degree in ceramics, he made lots of very involved photographs and sets and has a degree in photography. We started a photography business because it made sense. He has always wanted to be a photographer. I, on the other hand, have not. I will utilize the camera as a tool to express myself from time to time and to capture memories I want to save, but it's not my passion. I could really care less about f-stops, and all of the technical stuff. I understand a good portion of it, but I try not to learn too much. I learn what I need to make my photographs the way I want and that's it. So, where does that leave me? Hmmm... I dunno. Being a mom is pretty fulfilling, but I didn't always feel that way. I used to think I had to be someone else on top of being a mom. I've come to appreciate being a parent more now that I've had to work outside the home for the past two years. With that said, I like doing creative things. I haven't made a real sculpture since my college days. I may go back to that, I may not. The story of my life is that I like a little bit of everything.)