Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Many changes have happened since I last posted, but the two big ones go hand in hand. I have resigned from my position as a high school art teacher to become a full time mama come November.

It is all very bittersweet and as I told my students, I’m certainly not leaving because I don’t love my job, I just have a new one.

Needless to say, there was a lot of emotion involved, so my seniors and I decided to do a swap project so everyone would have a little piece of everyone else to hold onto forever.

These were their portraits I shot with Holga.

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Five Senses

Seen:  through the eye of Holga. I convinced students to be models for my weird, colorful vision. I hope it turns out….
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Heard: vinyl every day. I was pleased with which records presented themselves while reorganizing.
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Smelled: breakfast in bed made by my main man. I’m a lucky girl.
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Tasted: Sweeticles. I’ve talked about them before, and I am positive I’ll talk about them again.
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Felt: the wind. We have our own little forest behind our new house and the wind blowing through those trees sounds like ghosts. Nancy also enjoys the leaves that get thrown about.

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What have your senses picked up on?

p.s. This idea is borrowed from a blogger whose amazing Polaroids I have crushed on forever.

A new year, a new camera.

Long time no see!

With Christmas always comes some fun photography stuff and this year was no exception. Not only did I receive a Spinner 360, a Nishika 3D camera and a film scanner, my main man spoiled me with a Rebel T1I DSLR! I have to admit….though I have pretty good control with the Holga, there’s really not much to it. So I’ve got a lot of learning to do!

Petunia:
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Pietje:
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Nancy:
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The last little bit from Christmas I still need to take down:
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And my fave from the photoshoot for my sister’s band Valleytown:
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I think I’m in love.

Petunia

We’ve welcomed a new member into our little family. Not ready for the human version, but another furry one will do just fine.

Please welcome Petunia!

She’s pretty amazing.

RIP Disaster Transport

One of my favorite summer pastimes is a day at Cedar Point. My family has been going there since before I can remember. The Diaster Transport is one of the rides that I could ride before I was big enough for the really scary ones, so it has kind of a special place in my heart.

They’ve torn it down.

Yep, it, along with the Space Needle, are now a pile of rubble. But we took a day this summer to enjoy it one last time….

Jus chillin.

Nice day for it.

There she is.

All very sad, except for Scott apparently.

Interior amazingness.

One last time.

Pearly whites.

A collection of sorts.

:O

Oh, THIS guy.

A really nice, but extremely hot, day that I will remember forever.