You would think that coming from someone like me, who has always been pretty crafty, that this week should be easy, but I’m feeling a little stumped. Ever since I was little, I was always working on some kind of artsy project, or baking. scrapbooking, painting, drawing, or something, so I have a lot of homemade things. When it comes to photographing it, however, I can only think of one thing to shoot; food.
I don’t know why, in this world of Etsy, cupcakes, and craft fairs which I have created for myself, there should be a million more things coming to my mind, but it’s what I keep going back to. I suppose that’s one of the first homemade things I really made — cookies with my family. Ever since my brother and I were little, we would make cookies with my dad, and Christmas cookies were always a huge deal at my grandmother’s house. Aside from baking, my mother was always very creative, I suppose, in the kitchen, making new “experiments” for us to try for dinner. We appreciated the effort, and some things were great, but also have learned of a saying from my grandfather which was: “That was good, but, don’t make it again”.
So while I try to think of what to photograph, I’ll leave you with a couple of my homemade crafts. I’m sure you’ve seen my Etsy stuff before, and maybe even my cupcakes, but if not, enjoy 🙂
cyanotype on antique book pages
my first fondant orchid
homemade photo-canvas transfer
my favorite little fondant creatures — snakes!
seashell necklace from my etsy shop
After a busy week of waiting for my dog to act photogenic without any success, I gave up on my previous idea for the “superhero” project. With time ticking away, I thought I would be at a loss again this week, since I haven’t found anything else to photograph.
Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon without any ideas. That’s where I was a few hours ago. Getting ready for a family dinner, after just spending all day out at a not-so-successful craft fair. I’m a little tired, and a little more sunburned, but I don’t mind. It was wonderful just being able to spend the whole day outdoors enjoying the warmth and sunshine, even if I got a little too much of it. While pondering the days events, and hanging out in the back yard with the grill going, that’s when I thought of what could be a great example of a superhero for me: summer time!
Yes, I know it seems like I can’t get enough of this simple thing, and I talk about it all the time, but I truly love it. Summer is the time where I feel most adventurous, relaxed, inspired, motivated, and just simply happy. I literally spend all year looking forward to it, and start missing it the second I realize that it’s leaving, if I’m not already planning on escaping to a place that can give me a temporary taste of summer. It’s funny when you think of it; summer has no feelings, no intentions, no emotions, no deliberate actions. It just comes and goes every year. But it lifts my spirits, and for that I am grateful that this seemingly happenstance of a season occurs every year. Maybe one day I’ll live in a place that is summer all year round — it’s not like I haven’t started thinking about it.
With everything going on, and running in and out of the house as “grill assistant”, I decided to take advantage of the summer day that we were all enjoying, and capture a few of the simple pleasures in life. So enjoy my little summer sunday afternoon with the family.
trying to keep the bugs away
little things still sprouting
overgrown bushes taking over the old chair
too many chefs in the grill
just some of the finds today
my granny’s summer flowers from the beach