Fortunately, this mirror from Target was only $5 and a couple of years ago I bought two of them because they somehow made me look really tall for my 5'4" frame.
Unfortunately, there's a wonky angle to the floors in our new house, or maybe this one got bent, and it throws off the reflection in a very unkind way. We're talking serious fun house mirror effects, in the most un-fun way possible. Now I look like my legs are about a foot and a half long and don't even ask what it does to my hips. Believe me, this is not a post about body issues. This is about accuracy. I only want what's me.
Even Mark had to admit that the house was definitely warmer this morning. He was skeptical (and vocal about it) last night as I painstakingly pressed a thick strip of fabric into the space between the french doors. The doors separate our living room from the poor abandoned sunroom. Poor sunroom sits on top of a crawl space that has very little, if any, insulation so we've moved out of there until it warms up a bit.
Today I took this picture in our bedroom. I think that the blankets look like an ocean. All those rippling waves of fabric and dappled sunlight. It also looks like early morning light, which it certainly is not. Or maybe not? I am no early bird, though I wish I were sometimes, so I really wouldn't know!
You know how they say that pets will bond with one of their owners? I'm the one. Clive is always by my side. While I type this, he is purring in my lap with his chin resting on my extended arm. He also sleeps curled up on my side of the bed. If I move, he scoots over so that he's resting against me. And if I'm gone? Last time I was out of town, Mark said that Clive went and slept in the guest room.
I have a plan for the weekend. Two plans. 1) Prime the walls in Mark's office so that he no longer has to look at purple wisteria on dark green walls, and 2) finish organizing my studio space. Wish me luck. And I hope that if you have plans for the weekend, you'll be able to accomplish them! Have a good one.
I work from home so this 365 thing has me shooting what I see everyday. It forces me to shoot what I'd usually ignore and makes for a less contrived view of my everyday world. It primarily means that I'm much less likely to try and set up a shot -- the pictures I take are impulse driven. It also means that I keep my camera by my side and have a lot more outtakes. And although the things I photograph now are in or around my home, by the end of the year I hope to be less inhibited about shooting in public places.
Just another day
And here's one I posted on flickr but forgot to put up here.
Still playing around with manual focus. The first shot was a happy accident. I was too quick with the trigger finger and hadn't finished getting it into focus. The second photo shows just how rumpled our bed gets. Well, that's not quite true -- it gets much more rumpled. In fact, this is practically a perfectly made bed according to my standards.
My print from Nebo Pecklo (Natalie Tweedie) arrived and tucked inside was a little surprise -- this small 5x7 photo of another one of Natalie's designs. Love. And it matches my morning ritual. Love. If you're wondering about the print that I got too, here's a link. Oh, and as of this very moment there are still some available and it's on sale if you hurry!