We took Connor to the thrift store for the first time to get a Halloween costume. While we were there, we let him choose a toy, and he chose this Millennium Falcon.
I purchased the Brownie Twin 20 at Savers (a thrift store) for $4 two years ago, and discovered an ancient roll of Ansco black-and-white still loaded with only four or five exposures used. Unsurprisingly, the found photos didn’t come out, and neither did the photos I attempted to take on the remainder of the roll.
Finally, a year and a half later, I did a real test of the Twin 20! Back in February, I loaded it up with Ektar 100 speed, spooled onto a 620 spool.
Just had a blast practicing my shoot-from-the-hip street photography skillz with my teeny tiny Pentax Auto 110 SLR with the 18mm wide angle!
Connor and I used the first half of our respective camera rolls on a late autumn day with leaves blowing and green grass aplenty. The next weekend, we finished up our rolls on a snowy winter morning.
You know you’ve got the #sewing bug when a stack of neglected mending suddenly looks like an opportunity to practice blind hems and buttons.
Well, at least I got that out of the way. (more…)
Successfully refamiliarized myself with my late MIL’s sewing machine tonight, after not having touched it for ten years. Ready to ease into some basic projects… like pillowcases.
In an age of smartphones and selfie sticks, I’m doing my best to raise a budding young photographer.
One brisk morning last November, Connor and I went out to photograph in our yard — he with his little blue camera, and me with my long-neglected ActionSampler.
I love seeing his perspective on me…
…versus my perspective on him.
My five-year-old son’s film camera is a no-name focus-free 35mm camera that my husband got for free years ago. At first it was a toy… but, as it turns out, this little camera takes contrasty, vignetted photos that I really love. So, I’m never hesitant to load up his camera when he asks, because I know he’ll get bored with photographing at some point, and I’ll get to shoot the rest of the roll.
I took the generic blue 35mm on a photo walk downtown back in December. These were the results.