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Month: June, 2012


Thing about today that are for remembering: 
A sleepy walk with Steele in the morning to buy cereal and rice, and get a hot coffee. 
The post workout relief that comes from a shower. 
And hair wrapped up in a towel, dishes done, cheese being stirred into macaroni. 
The cool breeze coming in through the kitchen window while we ate.
A walk at night to get berries for a crisp. 
Making crisp to the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack. 
And dancing. 
And this, sharp light, a cord, trying not to hide. 



Today was a lovely day. I got to laser cut something for one of my internships! These little letters that I layed out on a computer. A laser cut them (burned them, really) out of 1/8″ ply wood. It is such a strange thing that I felt so happy and excited by it. Not just to watch an unseeable laser cut through wood, but to see something that I typed up on a computer screen become real. Become something I can hold in my hand. That was an amazing feeling and I was way too happy. Unfortunately, they’re not for me to keep, they’re for a project that I’ve been hired to do. (I won’t go into detail about it. I might later but this is not the place.) So these little photos are my mementos of today. 
Below are a few shots from the farmers market. Mm. Such rich colors. I also dropped of my third summer 35mm roll off for processing! 
I am filled with happiness. 


Today is phone pictures. I had work, then a meeting, and then a bike ride home during which these were taken. I could have shot another self portrait or something when I got home, but I quite like these. They feel better.

35mm XVI

Second roll of summer 35mm. Third is finished & ready to be developed.


Facts about today:
1. Walks are good. 
2. It was sunny, then it rained. 
3. I had a turkey sandwich for lunch. 
4. Exercising makes us feel good. 
5. Dinner at 10 pm is still dinner. 
6. Downton Abbey is too addicting for your own good. 
7. Camera batteries die before you get the shot you want.
8. Cry. Or not. 
9. I woke up groggy. 
10. Intending to go to bed early is not the same as going to bed early.


Picture taking is therapy. 


Today my grandfather died. We weren’t an incredibly close family, but it still feels like a little string has been cut that was holding me. A fact that made me into a real person has dropped away. I have this image of myself with all these little strings gone, and I’ll just float away and cease to exist.

35mm XV

A roll of summer 35mm, recently developed. This summer I am collecting images. 


Today was long. I’m very tired as I didn’t get much sleep last night and all I would like to do is fall into bed and watch some television. I suppose I will do that, later, after Steele and I have worked out and made dinner for ourselves. 
I spent today at work, sitting in on a workshop, and it’s strange how sitting in a room all day can make you think the day isn’t over yet when you come out. Even though you spent 9 hours inside of it. You still come out thinking, “Wait… isn’t the day just starting?” Or at least, I do. Ah, well. At least I have the comfort of Steele’s arms. For that I consider myself a lucky girl. 


Yesterday was a busy day. Steele & I hosted a housewarming party, so the day was spent cleaning and cooking. Not much time to post a blog. I just shot these little details. Not much now, maybe, but I imagine they might become quite precious to me. The word on my mind lately is quiet. Quiet and small.