This weekend I had some great “me time”. The boys were all gone to a family function, leaving me with just little Penelope for two days. She is just about the most easy going little two year old you’ll ever meet, and we had a great together. I took her to the little park down the street with camera in tow – and a few Poppy’s Boutique accessories, just for fun – and had a great time running around with her and taking hundreds of photos. Spending time with my girl and my camera are two of my favourite things, it was fabulous. After lunch, she randomly put herself for a nap (how great is that?!) freeing me up to edit some of my favourites. I get so much joy from editing my photos, I really need to make time to do it more often. There are a few gems, and you’ll probably even see some of them on the store website in the future. Check out my favourites in the slideshow below or view them on my Flickr page.
A little while ago, I posted my favourite photos from 2010, which I had printed for a special project.
I took my 60 printed 4×6 photos, a package (and a bit) of awesome Fotoclips purchased at Photojojo and a package of push pins, and for less than $30 created this fabulous wall hanging of my favourite moments in 2010.
These little clips are light and hold surprisingly well. They also don’t leave immediate impressions on the photos and you can slide them around without scratching, giving you lots of wiggle room for getting them lined up as straight as possible. I spent a few days creating my arrangement on the dining room table, and then when it was time to hang it the whole thing held perfectly while being carried to the other room.
They have a hole in the middle of each clip that is just the right size for a push pin. I think Jeff slightly disagreed with putting so many push pins in our newly painted walls, but in my opinion putting holes in the walls with little consequence is one of the privileges of owning your own home. I’m not worried about filling them later if I need to. A really great plus to this system is that the photos themselves don’t attach to the walls, meaning you can straighten them to your heart’s content, and also remove them later and do something else with them.
I haven’t printed any photos for myself in a long time, and it’s making me very happy to see my own work displayed in our family room. I love this!
This is me, doing one my favourite things, one of the things I do best. And this is probably the view my children get of me most often. I love to take photos of every thing, every day, occasion or no occasion. I photograph the kids, the dog, the toys, the dolls, the action figures, meals, tender moments, crying toddlers, random things I pull out of the dryer, sleeping babies, dancing tweens, messy faces, curious grasps, video game characters, outings, crafts, bananas, mail, grandparents, candy, cousins, bare feet, bare bums, coffee cups, laundry, library books, kisses, birthdays, holidays, ice cream cones, puddles and snuggles. The bits and pieces that make up every day life are the things I love the most. I’m really looking forward to putting it all together in my Project Life album this year. And this year, I’m going to make sure to include ME in the story, one thing I often forget to do. I think this is a good start.
I’ve been passionate about photography since I was a teenager, and this year I’ve really committed to making time to take meaningful photos. I finally got a DSLR in January, and I have loved getting back into shooting in manual mode and taking control of my shots. I’ve learned a lot about my camera and have taken a lot of great photos this year. I edited 60 of my favourites for printing and can’t wait to display them (more on that later). Most of them are are portraits, my favourite type of photography, with lots of “connection” poses. I also included a few of me taken by friends and family, which I edited, so that I would be included in the display. View the complete gallery of favourite photos from 2010 here.
My life by Pummelvision — I used Facebook photos, so this spans about the last four years. See me go from pregnant to thin to pregnant to thin again, sporting every colour of hair you can imagine (and then some). Welcome baby Oliver and baby Penelope and their cousins. See evidence of my favourite hobbies; gaming, scrapbooking, photography and making hair accessories. Pummelvision is a fun and amazing app, I love this!