Saturday, March 26, 2011


I had a mentor session on Thursday and was pootin' around with my old lens. I hadn't shot with my 50mm 1.8 in a LONG time. My client aka FRIEND ;)...has this lens and I wanted to see how it acted with my 5DMkII. I forgot how amazing that little lens is!!!

Here is a shot that I took in my room.
I don't know why I am so drawn to's so strange but so ME....

*It's Thursday - Dave is off and we can
snuggle in the morning ergo the messy bed

*a sock monkey that one of the kids put at
the edge of my bed because his
"butt needs to be fixed"

*a chess game on the floor with pieces
my kitties have knocked over


Thursday, March 24, 2011

BbBbbbBbb...where are you?

One of my clients had a great wall with all of her pictures along with different monogram letters of her last name randomly throughout. It was SO cool and something I really wanted to do...but with my own twist on it...


History of the pieces:

While cleaning out my 110 year old house I moved from in Montana, I found this really awesome mirror. I was just thrilled with how distressed it was and honestly was a bit embarrassed that I didn't find it sooner. Anyhoo, I was going to proudly display this mirror in my new home to remind me of my Montana house but as everyone knows, during a move, there are always casualties. And my sweet mirror was one of them. It awaited its burial against the fence in the backyard. It got rained on more than a few times before the pack rat in me said that I surely could find a use for it somewhere. So I very sweetly asked my hubby if he would clean the glass off and make it a frame. He did. And I was even MORE happy with the look of it after it weathered a bit in the yard.

The gold frame was one that I purchased at an antique store in Montana as a photo prop. I wanted to do the whole, "hold the frame at the torso and photoshop the couple kissing in the frame" number. Super cute idea, but I never got around to doing it. So my little prop just hung on my wall looking pretty all by it's lonesome.

The little yellow "B" is one that I purchase from Urban Outfitters many many moons ago and couldn't leave the store without it. The BIG darker "B" I purchased at Hobby Lobby when I first moved here.

The story:

It was an accident that I used all of these together. I was going to have someone over and my house was super dirty. Like any normal person would, I went crazy and just started piling things and hiding stuff. I managed to pile the frames and the B's against the wall together and after a week of seeing them there together I decided that they had found their match.

Isn't it fun when something amazing comes together accidentally?!?!?

I am super happy with the results but I have a big dilemma...I cannot find myself a lowercase "b" that I like anywhere! I haven't really gone internet shopping for one, but I figured I would ask ya'll to see if you knew. I would like it to have red on it or be all red, and I am going to put it by itself under the gold frame...

Please help my b's find their lost friend :)