Tuesday, August 31, 2010

IHF: Photojournalism

Pottery collage

My father-in-law took one pottery class in college and was instantly hooked. All his other plans were set aside, and he has spent years making a living off his great talent. He works in a studio built next to his house. My 4-year-old daughter can sit out there for hours, just watching Grandpa work. Sometimes he lets her join in, handing her a blob of clay to sit and play with while he works. He has even let her try throwing a time or two. I was able to go take a series of photos of him throwing pottery. I know we will always cherish these pictures of Grandpa doing what he loves.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I Heart Faces: Beach Fun

Beach Fun

I was taking pictures of my daughter and her friend playing on the beach. They were both having so much fun digging in the sand that I could hardly get them to look at me. My daughter has gotten really good at ignoring me when I try to get her attention for the camera. But her friend looked up for just a moment, and I caught her.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pardon My Drooling

I just LOVE these camera bags from Epiphany. What a stylish way to carry a camera everywhere you go. My favorite is Ginger. It would look so much better than my current camera bag that could easily be mistaken for a mini cooler, as if I’m carrying a cold lunch around with me all the time.epiphany

But that’s just something I want. What I NEED more than that is a good backpack. So I really ought to be drooling over something like this:crumple

It’s much more practical. My friend has one of these Crumpler bags for all her gear, and they are so nice. But is it so bad if I want them both?

And while I’m in the Crumpler shop, I might as well pick up one of these camera straps. I’ve tried one, and seriously, when you put it on your neck, “it’s like buddah.”strap

Could you put all those under my tree this year, Santa Baby? I’ll be extra good.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Heart Faces: Gotta Wear Shades

Alex

This is my first time entering the I Heart Faces photo challenge. I figure it’s worth a try.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Welcome!

I’ve been playing around with the idea of this blog for quite a while. I finally decided to give it a try so I have a place separate from my family blog where I can blog about things less personal. This is a blog for things I enjoy in my spare time such as photography, crafts, shopping (or coveting, if you will), books, and anything else that might tickle my fancy.

We’ll see if I can manage my fleeting spare time to keep up this blog and enjoy all those things. I look forward to sharing with you!