I love to look at my flickr favorites and am fascinated how although they are other peoples’ images I am able to so clearly see my own style through the collage.
Here is a shot from the Paper Source’s Warehouse sale yesterday. They have it twice a year and The Makers art group went. It was a mad house, paper everywhere we got there an hour before close. Things seemed to be priced very high to me, for the scattered mess that it was. But when I checked out my clerk was very kind, giving me piles of stuff for a dollar or two and under pricing things greatly, and even gave me others for free. I walked out with a HUGE bag with tons of paper singles, books, several packaged sets, book canvas, posters and more all for under $30. If you had been a letterpress owner or a business making invitations you would have been in the money. Next time around, maybe we’ll try and get there earlier, then again, even at 1 I was a little freaked by the crowds of frantic people ripping through boxes and piles. I can only imagine what they had earlier in the day.
Just posted some new things to my etsy shop. I love them all. My sister came over and spent some time helping me take pictures and write the product descriptions. Here are a couple of the items:
I know I’ve probably said this before, but I would really like to continue and list new items a couple times a week. We will see how it goes.
Also, WE GOT SNOW – In October!!!
For my birthday my sister bought me this pinhole camera kit that I had been eyeing forever. Maybe I should add pinhole photography to my list of things to do in my life, but it just doesn’t seem to ever happen. Unlike an experience, it seems, most kids did when they were in grade school, I’ve never done any pinhole photography. Yes, In ALL my college photography classes I’ve never done pinhole. When I signed up for a community course in pinhole photography the class was canceled because I was the only one who signed up. I’m just lucky that way.
I was so excited to get this camera, The Hole-On Ex. And then a little less excited while building it and seeing how skimp the instructions were. The camera seems to focus too much on form rather than function. I ended up omitting some minor parts that were purely for show. I shot a roll of film at Shabonna Park experimenting on exposures and was so excited to go pick up my film. Only when I went to pick it up they said “no charge, film was exposed”. I had taped it closed so the only place I imagine light leaked was at the location of the “detachable lens” Why they made the lens detachable is beyond me. To me it seems like it is just asking for problems. I also found the on/off switch very difficult to maneuver without jostling the whole camera, and pinhole cameras depend heavily on their stability. My sister then found the following review on amazon and I couldn’t have agreed more.
One good thing I can say about it is that it actually did forward the film as it was supposed to. I think if I were to use it again I will really disassemble it to a freakish frankensteinish shape of it’s former self to get it to work correctly.
So, as I’ve mentioned on here before, riding in a hot air balloon is on my list of things to do in my life. When I was a teen I had a longer list and I’m not sure where that list is anymore. I’ve been watching the Ellen Degeneres show and this season she has been talking a lot about life lists. I think it started seasons ago when Mandy Moore was on her show and mentioned having a list and one of them was to mow the lawn. Ellen had her get on a riding lawn mower so that she could cross something off her list. This season she has been helping guests check things off their list. She also had a family on of a woman, Ann Nicole Nelson, who died in the world trade center on 9.11. Much later her mother was using her daughters laptop and found a file that contained a list of things Ann wanted to accomplish in her life. Here you can read the New York Times article that contains her list.
My list is pretty short (5 items), but here it is.
2. Be comfortable in my body (This is something I feel like I always struggle with and would love to accomplish)
3. Run a 10 minute mile (Since August I have started going to the gym every morning before work, thinking about this list I realize I should start focusing on this goal more)
4. Road trip across the country (The farthest roadtrip I have taken is to the Niagra falls with my sister)
5. Ride in a hot air balloon (I’ve been to a balloon festival, but have not had a ride yet)
Do you have a list, and what’s on it?