Archive for Things

Sundial

I’ve always wanted one. Lucian picked this small but impressive looking one, I would have chosen something more plain probably, but I think it’s perfect. As I placed it in the yard, it occurred to me that a sundial is practically an ‘ironic’ item in cloudy/rainy pacific northwest — it promises to be definitely useless most of the year! As in this moment here, I think I installed it approximately correctly, but I couldn’t tell until the sun comes out.

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Cute Owl

Sweet little owl. Vintage toy.

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Creepy Bunny

Very creepy bunny.

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It definitely has secrets.

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Architectural Salvage

We keep coming back here for creative inspiration.

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Tiny Shiny Things

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Sewing Notions

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Old and Beautiful

Things. At Aurora Mills.

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Cute Dinosaur

…is what Ashland calls this thing.

It’s hardly cute, really. And to be honest, I hesitated to get this thing because I wondered if kids would be too scared. As it turns out, it’s the favorite for both Ashland and Lucian (he calls it “di-do-dores!!!”) and they fight over it often.

Lately…

Lately my creativity is being spent elsewhere and my brain is too cluttered to craft apparently. So here are some result of fun with iphonography (or fauxraloid photos! Regardless of artistic de/merit of such a thing, it’s  quite fun, I must admit. I’d love to use vintage cameras but I imagine the bulk of the camera itself and the cost of processing doesn’t fit very well in my life style. …So why not simulated cameras, people have been using simulated vintage amps in music with good success for years!).

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Instant Collage

Todd was telling me about HDR imaging technology that’s getting more commonly featured on digital cameras and I suddently remembered reading about multiple exposure (…from what I can vaguely gather, multiple exposure might be one element of HDR technology but not all of it) setting on my camera in the user’s manual. And I thought to have fun with it for few moments.

…But I don’t own a tripod (I want one!) which means that I can’t make use of this multi-exposure thing in the manner that it’s generally intended. So, I tried layering obviously different images (instead of exact same ones exposed differently). It’s nothing you can’t do with several regular images in photoshop or some such software but I do enjoy instant fun sometimes!

Here’s one made from three exposures of different parts of my work-in-progress wrist cuff:

And here’s for a more subtle effect — composite of a spool of thread on the table with the back of the vintage hand mirror (which I got for $0.50!!):

And inside of the mechanical clock in the dimly lit (with blue light) room (aka our office/studio at night):