Leif works near the LA County Museum of Art and since he has a membership he gets to go wander around during his lunch hour. Clio gets a free membership through their NexGen program, which also means that I get free admission when I take her. All this means trips to bring Clio by her dad's work on my days off are very fun.
Brooke asked on my last post asked about specific camera recommendations. We use the Canon T21 and the main reason we bought it was so that we could take high-def videos.
These are all videos Leif shot on our camera and then edited himself.
He's pretty awesome, my husband.
So is our camera. I highly recommend it as a mid-range digital SLR.
Also...kittens are super adorable. I want one with a round tummy to scratch right now!
**That first one in the Poppy Fields Leif made just three weeks after George died. It is weird to watch that now. I look at it and see how sad we were while trying to fake being happy. So sad but still really beautiful.
I'm in no way a professional photographer but somedays I like to pretend that I am. Over the years I've taken a few classes and spent a lot of time taking a lot of bad photographs to learn how to take a few good ones. That's the cool thing about photography and especially in the age of digital; you don't have to be a professional to take good, ar at least above average, photographs.
Here are some of the things that I've found have had the most impact on the quality of my photographs.
Anyone else have other tips? Feel free to add. I am always looking for ways to improve on my photography skills.
On Saturday morning I went to Michael's Arts and Crafts specifically so I could get materials to make my own snow globes like these for Christmas. I meandered, along with a largely middle-aged group of women, through the aisles looking for what I needed only to, after twenty minutes, not find any of it. When I asked the teenaged boy employee where I could find glycerin he looked at me dumbfounded and went to ask the slightly-older teenaged boy employee. Aisle 10, I was told, in the cake decorations. This didn't seem right to me but I went to look anyway and sure enough, no glycerin.
What do teenaged boys know about snow globe making anyway.
So I gave up with only ever finding the glitter that I needed. I figured I would just put our Amazon Prime account to task and buy the stuff online. Online is awesome. But I couldn't leave without something to do over the weekend so I bought some paper mache balls, some wooden dowel-ish things, and blue and white clay.
This is what I made:
A miniature mobile of hot air balloons and rain clouds to go over Clio's cabinet. My mom is currently in the process of knitting hot air balloons to go over the crib so I though it would be fun to make my own (much less cool and labor intensive) version.
I also finally finished Clio's room so I could enter a contest on Apartment Therapy's Oh Dee Doh site. Of course, I submitted it on the last day and I'm not sure if I'll get accepted. Sometime this week I'll post the entire finished product. It only took nearly four months to complete.