Monday, December 22, 2008

OK, so I lied

Not intentionally, though. My new camera arrived and I couldn't help but play with it. I thought for sure that figuring out all the buttons, dials, and menus would be so complicated that it would be a couple of weeks before I could do anything with the camera, but it's proven to be pretty easy to take mediocre pictures right out of the box. And Joey is so fascinated by watching the shutter close that he's proven to be a very patient subject.

Love those big brown eyes.

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Although...if he looks a little annoyed in this picture, it's possible that he eventually got tired of our little photo shoot

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I personally think the bedhead and the chapped cheek and lips are especially cute, the latter of which are a result of a possibly foolhearty, though well-intentioned, outing we took yesterday. It was a perfectly comfortable temperature outside, all bundled up, until the arctic wind picked up and knocked the breath out of you. I probably could've edited some of the chapped skin, but I haven't figured out my photo-editing software yet. Lots to learn!

I'm excited to finally have a nice camera to capture all those wonderful little things that happen every day, and the grandparents will be excited to get a few more pictures of the grandkids in the mail than usual (sorry it took so long!).

Happy Monday!
Kim

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter's a Hoot

I know, I know, I've been a blog slacker lately. Does that make me a slogger? I don't think I can entirely blame being busy for my lack of posting, although I really have been quite busy (no more pear pictures for a while, I promise). I've been feeling a bit in the photographic doldroms lately, that is, not exactly having a love affair with my point-and-shoot camera. We've had our fun, of course, but it was never meant to be a long-term relationship. I've finally made the plunge in getting a digital SLR camera, meaning I need to relearn all that fun photography stuff I learned in high school and then promptly forgot when my old 35mm SLR camera died on a trip to Hawaii and was never replaced. My new camera is presently in the mail on its way to me, so hopefully I can unveil beautiful pictures taken with it early in the new year. In the meantime:

I've been making a few little owls:

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There's just something about orange and gray that I can't resist

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This little gal makes me smile:

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And this one is made with some adorable ultra-retro prints:

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You can find my owls here, and also at my shop.

We're gearing up for the holidays (lots of cookie-baking and cookie-eating, oh yeah, and some sledding and gift-wrapping--not many pictures, alas, camera woes) and loving this midwest winter. Stay warm (or cool, depending of course on where you are)!

Kim