Awesome, awesome mama and me session plus a 30 second dance party? Heaven! More from this session to come!
Funny things he’s said this week:
While playing chess against the computer- ‘I’m a geek! I’m such a geek!’
Playing rescue heroes- ‘You burn me up!’
Just a few things that caught my eye… and I thought might catch yours too.
Yes, it’s Mini-session time!
Saturday, August 3rd at Point Pinole, Richmond
Sunday, August 4th at Tilden, Berkeley
Only 5 spots left, call (415) 425-7543 now to book yours!
Do you do them? I see daily and weekly prompts all over the interwebs, from shuttersisters and iheartfaces to Fat Mum Slim and project life 365. One of my faves is the one my friend Shelly runs. Every week she posts a prompt on her blog and invites us to look at our lives a little more closely. I love them and I thought you might as well. Go look at this week’s prompt- Sun Flare. Wherever you post it, instagram/facebook/twitter/flickr/g+, make sure to tag your photo with #wpmyview so we can all see it.
Flare is one of my favourite things so I was quite excited about this one. It is just sooooo pretty. Honestly, it’s quite rare that I think there’s too much flare in a picture… it just adds that long summer days nostalgia to an image and I adore that. On the other hand, I can’t imagine an entire session’s worth of images done with flare. You definitely have to be a little more conscious of what you’re using it on.
Here’s an example of it in a photo of the kiddo, looking impish while playing on the sidewalk. It was pretty late in the day and the light was just gorgeous.
Okay. I’ll concede that there may be a little too much in this one of Shelly. But it still makes me smile! I even love that haze and all it does is remind me of how warm that day was. And how lovely it was to sit in sun so bright, all I wanted to do was close my eyes and lean back, feeling the light on my skin. Listening to my friend talk and watching my family play. Warm, fuzzy feelings ensue.
So, while I was shooting Cameron‘s pots the other day, and specifically when I was shooting that gorgeous celadon jug that you saw yesterday, I had an assistant who suddenly decided that he wanted to be in the picture. So he jumped in. And I couldn’t even be mad at him because, I mean, well… look!
He chose this edit, btw. I had a different b&w in mind but he liked this one best, so we went with it.
Cameron is showing his work again at The Potter’s Studio as part of the East Bay’s Open Studios which happen annually and present an awesome opportunity to explore the art and artists right here in these neighbourhoods that we live in. We’ve enjoyed picking up the directory and randomly selecting artists to visit. And every one was a memorable experience. Artists are so interesting! We also loved seeing all the children and families and really people of all ages everywhere. Definitely a good Sat afternoon activity for anyone! So this weekend and next, go meet and support your local artists!
Hope you’re planning to be out and about today. We’re heading to the Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, and then we’ll pop in to see Cameron make some pots. And Chésaweh will more than likely join in and make some as well. Come and see Cameron’s gorgeous pots. This jug is one of my favourites and held my wedding anniversary (9 years woohoo!) tulips beautifully. Just seeing them at the kitchen table every morning made me smile.
You may have noticed some new threads around this way if you came by yesterday afternoon. We were still working out some snags so hopefully it wasn’t too disruptive for you! But today, we’re officially walking this ish down the runway, and shouting, ‘heeeeeeeyyyy!’
We like to keep it classy around here. Ha!
Welcome and thanks for coming by! Hope to see you again soon.