After coming in from shoveling the driveway, my nose and ears are chilled, but my feet are nice and toasty inside my awesomely warm Baffin boots!
I tried to work my brain this week, just a little more than usual. I feel like my imagination at times, is locked away, in a backroom of my brain. Could that be from trying to juggle working fulltime, letting the dog out every hour to just walk around and sniff stuff, to being 1/3 of a busy family trying to accomplish something in a house that always needs something put away? I look at all the other images posted by others in this project, and while I do find inspiration, I also find myself wondering how they do it. I’m sure they are just as busy as I am.
This weeks topic was repeating. While cleaning up some stuff in the basement, I came across a few of my piano books. Hmmm, there are repeats in music. There are even words and symbols that mean repeats, though I’m sure not everyone would know what I meant if I used them in my picture.
I compromised, and found this…. For those who can read music, I count 5 repeats on this one sheet. For those who can’t, look for the sets of darker lines. They are accompanies by dots that look like this “:”. This piece is “Sonatina Op. 48, No.5 (Second Movement: Rondo)”, taken from Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 6. This actually makes me want to go sit at my piano and play.
Why not jump in with both feet? Why not! Week 1 of Paint the Moon Let’s do 52 – topic FRESH
I usually hang my clothes to dry, outside or in. It has been way too cold, -15, to hang outside, so, aghast, into the dryer they went. I always feel like I’ve commited a crime using the dryer. I can already see my goal for this and the other project…., try and be a little more creative, and perhaps, leave the house.
I was overdue for a trip up the street to the Rossignol Cultural Center for a visit with Liz and to sip on one of her amazing cups of chai tea. This weeks theme for Paint the Moon’s Let’s Do 52 is “Give me a drink” and not that I needed a reason or an excuse to have a tea, but just made the visit that much more interesting. Once again the first picture is the one I submitted to the photography project, the others are for your enjoyment. Oh, and if you find yourself with nothing to do on a Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm, go grab a coffee or tea, and have a chat with Liz.
Sorry Liz, I did use the pic of you, but I couldn’t help it, I liked it and you look great.
Getting emotional is something I find myself doing more and more over the past year. I have no doubt that it is because time is slipping away too quickly. My little red headed toddler is now a 16 yr old with her beginners, she dyes that beautiful red hair dark, and in 2 short years will be out of high school. We are soon going to be on the Prom Dress hunt, and a coworker thought Meg might be interested in borrowing one of her daughter’s dresses. This is one of those dresses, and it is a long, to the floor dress. I have been informed many times that full length dresses are for those graduating, but I couldn’t help wishing she would give in. It would look beautiful on her. So I quickly hung it on her door this morning, no real staging for this pic, though did clear off the shelf a bit so her name could be seen. Didn’t really straighten out the wrinkles in the fabric, but hey, I can’t see them right now through the tears.
A quick grab from the attic. My teddy from my childhood, and my grandmother’s suitcase and gloves.
After I took the pic above, I wasn’t really happy with what I had done. I felt like something was missing from the shot. I was tidying up my dresser and thought the tea cup that I used to hold some of my jewelry would make for a nice subject. Throw in some pearls and an old watch…. happy with the results.