Thursday, July 29, 2010

My summer with Holga Part 1

My local photo processor was on the brink of closing recently, but luckily a local modeling agency bought it and things are now up and running. I recently dropped off a couple of rolls of film and here is the 100 speed film....taken with lots of summer sun!

With a fish eye lens.

And some double exposure hula hooping to round out the roll. I love lomography, super fun!! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hahaha! Happy Birthday MY BLOG!

That's right...two years folks. I've been blogging for two years!! Yahoo! I am nearly at my 500th post, wowzers!

Some of my favorite things about blogging....

1. People. I have met some awesome people. I love to read other people's blogs every day and I try to always leave comments, when I have time.  For the most part, the people who comment on my blog are supportive, kind and encouraging...and I appreciate that!
2. Inspiration. There are so many sources of inspiration in the blog world, I find something new every day.
3. Motivation. By forcing myself to post beautiful things, I am making myself actual make things. And keep making things all the time. Not to have a shop. Not to sell my stuff on Etsy....just to MAKE stuff. Because the process is important.
4. Writing. I enjoy writing. I think I sensor myself quite a bit on my blog because my family/co-workers read it...but I still try to write stuff sometimes and I think it is important.
5. Photography. Where else am I gonna show off my zillions of pictures??

Things I don't do:
1. Ads. I don't advertise on my blog. You see ads everywhere....but I doubt I would make enough for it to be worth it so I just don't do it.
2. Give-Aways. I tried that for a while...but it was just too hard to get to the post office and I never really have anything good to give away.
3. Negativity. I try to stay positive on my blog. Occasionally I have a ligit gripe or complaint...but for the most part I want this to be a happy place.

What do you love about blogging?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Hair: Bohemian Braid UPDO

Go check out my post at the Birds of a Feather Blog today to see how I achieved this great summer hair style!

How was your weekend?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Loves: Hipstamatic {Part 4-Places and Things}

An assortment of places, signs, still life arrangements, I think this is a neat little collection of pictures. I love looking back through my photo album on my iPhone from my Hipstamatic camera app.

I hope you've enjoyed this series. Be sure to look back at my other photos from the series, food1, sky2, and me3. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Loves: Hipstamatic {Part 3-Me!}

Perhaps its a generational thing...I don't know...but I take a lot of pictures of myself....It might be a little weird, but whatever...I don't care....Anyway, I hope you are enjoying this little series of posts with pictures from my hipstamatic iphone app. To see the previous posts, click here and here.

P.S. I've been wearing my white glasses a lot this summer!

And a few of my favorite peeps!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Loves: Hipstamatic {Part 2-Sky}

 Another series of pictures taken with my hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I love this thing! Read yesterday's tribute to food here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Loves: Hipstamatic {Part 1-Food}

On my beloved iPhone, my absolute favorite photography app is the hipstamatic. It is like using a toy camera. I absolutely love this post by Shimelle about scrapbooking with hipstamatic photos. It gives great insight into using these photos and having them printed.

This summer I have taken pictures of all sorts of things....I've noticed a few themes and I wanted to organize them into a couple of posts. Enjoy!


I would love to see your hipstamatic photos, leave a link in the comments!!