picnic

a day in the life, photographic journeys, photos, stories, words

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we took the wagon with all our stuff.

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swinging

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playing in the creek

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crawfish claws and body parts…

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fun pose

i was using that pillow.

quilts and grass and rain

photos, stories, words

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^ i made a quilt for a friend who’s having a baby… and had a photoshoot with it outside.

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^ grass.

i’m so glad mom taught me how to quilt.

and, our garden seems to be doing okay after the big rainstorm we had.   the ground is still rather damp, though, so i didn’t water today.  and i try to miss the mud under the swing when i’m swinging.

a day in the life.

a day in the life, photos, stories, words

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^ these pants used to be… pants.  like, down to the ankle pants.  that must have been  long ago.

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^ breakfast: cereal, cantaloupe, and brown cow yogurt.

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^ breakfast number 2: eggs.

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^ baby quilt for a friend

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^ made while babysitting: gingerbread cookies, with [homemade!] vanilla icing, and eyes.

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^ they came in from the pool to decorate the cookies.  first they iced them, then the icing had to harden.  and they were watching it harden.  then they painted them with edible watercolor icing.

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^eating their creations

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^ one of hudson’s crazy ideas…  the pool was too cold, so he filled up this bowl with water, and was trying to make the pool warmer.

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^ reading and journaling in bed

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^ dinner

polyvore.

how-to, photos, words

polyvore is this amazing website that you can basically make collages of photos.   it’s pretty awesome.

these are some sets i’ve made.

beachtimesset

you should make an account and mess around on there.  it awesome.  just go here. and while you’re at it, add me.  email me to find out my username.

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this one is one i made for clara, and she made one for me.  i might put it up here later.

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recycled clutch

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this is what my workspace looked like for a while.  the clutch is made out of plastic bags, fused together with an iron.  hence the name recycled.  i then painted the plastic with acrylic paint, and sewed crazily over it.  and i don’t think i’ll post my trade secrets all over the internet, so that’s all i’m telling you about how to make it.

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and artistic photos of the clutch finished.  and me.

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before and during earth day

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we hung clothes on the line to dry. because it was earth day and because… our dryer broke.

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i started babysitting every wednesday for one family, and this is lorena.  I drew the earth, and she wanted to color the sea bluer.  so you could see it.  i did something else amazing for earth day.  check out earth mosaic. you can do it too, and upload photos you took on april 22, 2009.

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he wanted me to take a picture of him with his bike.

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i love the color in this one.

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