Monday, August 9, 2010


Today I am feeling stressed. My cat, who was originally diagnosed with diabetes last August, who went into remission spectacularly in December, now is back in diabetic mode. I went through a lot with him last fall. Vet visits one to two times a week for several months. Money spent - more than we made - and he was never regulated. He was diagnosed with cushing's disease, then acromegaly, then pancreatitis. And I have never been so angry and disillusioned at the incompetence thousands of dollars pays for.

And here I am again. Fearful, angry, and sadly, resigned to my fate. I am imagining months of vet visits with my 2 year old in tow.

His first word, last August, was Chester.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010


Somewhat interesting sunset this evening. I rarely notice the sunset here - it's never as good as the ones we had every night in Arizona.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Splash of Color!

Today I spent time experimenting with Impossible Project's PX70 film. So far, the photos I took have very little actual color (or colour if you're so inclined). I took this same photograph with my SX-70 Model 2 and PX70 film. This one is LOTS more colorful. We'll see how it looks tomorrow after cooking for a while. Took a few other shots as well - one of which turned out completely white. Bummer - the shutter got stuck open. Silly old camera. 

I see I completely forgot about August Break yesterday! Well, not entirely true - I do have an entry in my Moleskine. I just forgot to take any worthwhile photos. 

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Stolen moments

Sometimes it's difficult to take photographs with a small child along for the ride. Using my cell phone camera is a start! I'm enjoying having a record of little snippets of my days. This wasn't exactly the photo I wanted, but someone was yanking on my arm.
This lovely green bicycle was found on our way to the car - parked four blocks from our house. I think I want a bike again.

Monday, August 2, 2010

brief interjection. or interruption.

So, hey, guess what?

I've been shooting FILM again. You know - polaroids? Perhaps I was a bit overzealous within the last week or so, but I've shot several entire packs. Sadly, I haven't even left my house. But, I digress.

take a load off
PZ600 - the new Impossible Project film for Spectra cameras.
Check out the tones on the new Impossible Project film! It's absolutely amazing, and if I see another Spectra camera on craigslist for a good price, I'm snapping it up. I hear these cameras crap out quickly, so I need to be ready. This photo was only taken a few days ago, so we'll see in a month how it's holding up.

In other related news: I am an Impossible Pioneer. In other words - I have spent lots of money on my film obsession, despite knowing the film is still in an experimental phase. I love experimenting. Don't you? Sadly, I have not recommended anyone to the Impossible Project as yet, so I won't be able to reach the next Impossible level (Land level!). You see what they're doing? Trying to get me to BUY MORE FILM and recommend that others get on the addiction wagon, too! Good plan.

Knowing that PZ film was in the mail last week, I had to pull out my Spectra System camera and see what she can do. or he. either way.

glass bead game
Double exposure with spectra image film.
Double exposures! Close-ups! Oh, I got a close-up lens for the Spectra System camera a while back, but hadn't managed to try it out (I wasn't feeling the Spectra love). So fun. Loving it.

hidden treasures
Spectra image film, close-up lens, Spectra system camera

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ready? Go!

Today it's August 1st, and I've been remiss in my blogging lately. For more than two months, in fact! So what's been up? Well, we moved across town and I still feel like I'm living in a mess. My mother came to visit, my husband went on multiple trips, and my son turned 2.

The lovely Susannah Conway came up with a wonderful way to spend August blogging: August Break. One photo a day, whatever you want. Perfect for getting back into blogging, right? Right.

I've decided on using my Droid to take photos during the day, and posting a snippet of my day. Today's photos aren't great - but it's a start. So, welcome to my world:

A little moleskine book I've started with prints of my daily photos (yesterday's trip to the laundromat, exciting).
window shopping on Lincoln Avenue

check out this Polaroid display!

And we're off! {like a herd of turtles}