Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chicago Instant Lines

A few shots from walking around in Chicago last week with my Fuji Instax neo classic.
I was enjoying the lines....

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Olbrich Gardens Instants

I recently found myself in Madison, Wisconsin for the first time visiting a friend I hadn't seen in a very long time. Although I had heard stories of Madison from her, I don't know if I still really knew what to expect when visiting in the middle of winter (I also visited Michigan for the first time in the winter a few years back.) Although winter wasn't in full swing, the lakes were still frozen, there were still piles of dirty snow all over and the plants were still all naked and brown. Knowing I'm a fellow nature lover, my friend took me to see Olbrich Gardens where there's a large dome of summery green warmness year around, even when the lakes across the street are frozen. I shot a few photos with my instax camera...

Friday, February 24, 2017

29 Faces - Feb 2017 03

Still chugging along! A little behind as I started missing some days, but I still am trying to (and not that far behind) finish all of the faces by the end of the month! I think that would be a first! This post gets me up to 19 (still have more I haven't scanned!!)

Weird day:
ended up spending time with people vs. sitting alone arting,
 random guy kept talking to me at airport, resulting in
fast, quick drawing on baggage claim ticket.

left: single line drawing
right: finger painting with gouache

remembering that I like painting with gouache, a lot

Thursday, February 9, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - 2 / Monthly Visitors

29 faces and my Monthly Visitors Series meet!! The result is..... pretty much exactly what I've been doing all along! But it's good....I'm actually excited that I'm getting better at painting with the menstrual blood. It's definitely it's own challenge.....


#8 This is the first day I really had NO desire to work on a face, but hey, I still did it!....

#9 - the color on this one will still change a bit...

29 faces challenge

Sunday, February 5, 2017

29 Faces - Feb 2017 01

Another year of 29 faces! This time I'm trying to actually do a face every day. I'm doing well so far with 6 faces completed in 5 days, but we'll see. I'm not going to be at my place for a little while this month and I'm planning for it with a variety of mobile supplies and a single notebook that I'm trying to make everything in, but we'll see. I'm trying very hard to do something every day for the sake of gaining something a little different from this project this time, even if it means sometimes doing something a little more rough or just forcing myself to do something even though I'm not feeling inspired.


2 & 3

4 & 5
6 - woke up early this morning and thought about making my face and decided against it. By the time the evening came, I realized I still hadn't done anything and wasn't that inspired. I just started grabbing things that were immediately available. Not my favorite, but I did something it, so yay!

29 faces challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Burning Man 2016 - Pre Event Holga35

A few more photos from the build week before Burning Man 2016 actually started, shot on 35mm film with my Holga. I arrived early to help build my camp and took advantage of the comparatively sparse playa to enjoy some biking and watching some of the large pieces being built....

dramatic sun and the back side of the 2016 temple, under construction

the man under construction

the shower at the temple build site. What a beautiful place to shower!

people watching the temple build

Monday, January 16, 2017

Burning Man 2016 - Center Camp Holga35

A few shots from Center Camp at Burning Man 2016, shot with my 35mm Holga film camera...

before I was allowed to take a photo, she first had to ask me a question.........

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Year Instants

Some photos shot with my instax Neo Classic in Chicago this year on New Years Day...

Murals along the 606 in Chicago:

"Mr. Berns"

Monday, December 26, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Post Thanksgiving Play

This year I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my old friend & her family, including her 2 little kids. I don't know what to say, but I love her kids more every time I get to spend time with them! And since I don't have my own, I get to share photos of her cute kids :) These were random moments of play/outside time captured throughout the weekend....

not sure how many times my horse drawing skills were practiced!


the sharing incident...

I learned that there were sharks in here with the ducks!