WOW, the time has flown by and I have been absent from here for two months. I have a good excuse. I started decorating for Christmas on November 1st. If you could take a tour of my house you’d understand why it took so long. I kind of went overboard this year because I had three friends visiting from London and I wanted them to have a special Christmas. I put up three big Christmas trees on the main floor and then trees in each bedroom upstairs plus the media room. Then I added lights and wreaths in every window. It was a lot of work but worth it when I saw their reactions. So I neglected my blog, Instagram, Facebook…..and my film photography.
I had a great idea to do 4×5 portrait sessions with my Wista camera, but they suffered with jet lag for a week so bedtime was early. Then two in the house got ill. There was just never a good time or enough time to do all the film photography I had planned. I seriously was shocked when I resorted to my iPhone often, but also sometimes used my Sony a6500 and my Leica C-Lux.
Lto R: Madison, Shannon, Sophie and me
They were here for two weeks and we realized it just wasn’t long enough to do all the things we wanted. Now they have gone back to London and I miss them so much. I’m also finding little things hidden by 4 year old Madison and so the ‘to-mail’ pile is growing.
at Zoo Lights
Madison loves flamingos
Now it’s 2019 and I am going to get back to my photography in a big way. I’m challenging myself to do a 365 project, but not just ONE photo a day. I plan to take one pinhole photo, one Lensbaby photo and one Fuji Instax photo…every day. Add to that my usual film photography with my Leica Mp, Hasselblad 500 CM and my Rolleiflex. Crazy? Maybe, but I want to do it. Also in 2019 I am putting down my needle and thread and plan to work on my contact printing and finally finish a photography book that I have been compiling photos for the last 6 years. I also signed up for a KAREN BURNS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP in March. I’ll be very busy. I’ve always said that I can rest when I’m dead and I have no plans for that for years to come.
turning 21 in America
I’m sharing a few digital photos from the two weeks my lovely English family, Shannon, Sophie and Madison, were here to celebrate not only Christmas but Shannon’s 21st birthday and my, not going to say, very very big birthday. CHEERS to 2019.
the look of a magical Christmas
Ron shows Madison the Polar Express train
In the end, we were all tuckered out.