Monday, July 19, 2010


Can't wait for my summer to start <3

Monday, July 12, 2010

labels are very important, but for bottles of wine, not for artists - Jeanne-Claude

Today I developed my own prints in my own darkroom.  It was our family home evening activity.  While rinsing my prints and getting them ready to dry, I shed a little tear.  This has been my dream for years.  I remember peeking into my grandfather's studio when he wasn't looking and wondering why it was always so dark in there.  Later I visited his studio at the university and developed some prints of my own. How incredible!  Images appeared on blank pieces of paper.  How was it possible?  I remember my dad telling my about how he had darkroom supplies growing up.  I wanted to go search my grandma's house for them.  Then I came to school and I learned how to mix the chemicals and expose the paper.  But darkroom's around the country were becoming endangered.  Nobody wanted to use film anymore when computers and digital sensors were so much easier.  I worried that eventually I would have to leave my school and never find a darkroom ever again.  But now I don't have to worry about that.  All you need to develope prints are the right chemicals, a dark room, and a timer.  And that's what I've got. 

It's crazy how in just an hour I've gotten over the fear of the future I had before.  I used to be so scared that once I got out of school, I would be stuck doing weddings and senior portraits.  Now my art will always be with me.  I'll be able to share it with my husband and my children!  I can't wait to go home for the break so that I can develope pictures with my brothers!  While I was in my darkroom today, I imagined a day when Ben would come home from work, knock on the bathroom door, and I would be in there with all my little youngin's yelling "DON'T OPEN THE DOOR!  WE'RE MAKING A PRINT!!"  There are a whole new bundle of possibilities coming my way...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Day on the Farm...

One of my concept images for my commercial photography class is to photograph an illustration of a "Cash Cow" so today we spent the afternoon at a dairy farm!  This is my lovely model "Winter."  Images from the photoshoot will be up once they are edited!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another List...

I haven't written a list in a long time, so I better do it now
I feel like when I do this, I'm catching up with all the Twittering I forget to do...
I love my pinhole cameras
They are like my children
I own 5 1/2
Ben is sleeping
I cannot wait for the Fourth of July!  It is my favorite!
But I am already way homesick for the part-ay that will be going down in Woodland.
I do not like to photograph people.  Or buildings
I like to photograph peppers though.  And landscapes
Brother Brown says I don't use enough props in my commercial photography, and I tell him that I am a minimalist.
I think I would rather build cameras that have leaks and contrast issues than use a perfectly new DSLR
is that wrong?
I'm really bored when Ben is sleeping