Thursday, January 20

Bowling and Birthday Cake

Today is my Dad's birthday and we celebrated by going for bowling, dinner, and home for cake. I had a great time, and this is the first of either of our birthdays I have spent with him since I moved away from my hometown at in 2004, at the ripe old age of seventeen.
I'm visiting until Sunday because the holidays were kind of a blur and I didn't get to spend Christmas at home - the first one in my 24 years of existence. I was disappointed, but I'm loving being here right now. Especially since my best friend is living here now too, and not across the country.
As far as new work for the week goes, I finished and sent off my sketchbook project, but not before scanning every page. I'll post the covers - just as a sneak preview - and then all the rest tomorrow.

And, as of this morning, I'm officially participating in The Fiction Project! I chose Great Hopes and Massive Failures again - I want to see what I can do to expand on the theme. I'm so excited! And this time, I don't want to leave it all until the last minute. The finished book needs to be sent off in May, so I need to get to get to work. Asap.
Anyhoo, it's Thursday, so here are my top three. I decided to post my three favourite photos of the moment. Not my favourite photographs ever, but my top three from a quick browse through various lists of blogs and favourites I keep online. I hope looking at these beautiful, inspiring images will help me to keep up with my New Year's resolution to take more photos.

I found this one on ffffound. I love the look of vintage film stock (or at least vintage toned digital photos) and this one has amazing perspective.

I found this image on Ish & Chi. It reminds me of summer and makes me want to crawl into bed. Especially if my bed looked like this one. I'm still working my way toward the bedroom re-tooling that I had started in the fall. Lack of funds forced me to put a pause on the project, but I'm looking forward to the much-needed transformation.

And this one, by Richard Billingham (found here). The photo is from a photo series documenting his parents, and the images remind me a lot of work by Diane Arbus. I found this one in particular quite striking.

Well, that's folks. Tomorrow all of my sketchbook project will be up.

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