Tuesday, May 26, 2009

it's easy to...

...take nice pictures of people you love (or the things that belong to people you love as the case may be). Now that the weather is nice I'm in love with my camera and hope to be taking lots of pictures every day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Sometimes when space and time intersect at just the right moment something poweful and unexpected enters your life. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a beautiful, visually stunning movie that will leave you with fully restored faith in the human spirit. This film deserves a spot on your top ten list, at least.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Welcome to the Nation's Capital

I'm in Ottawa until Monday, visiting my dear friend Shivani and her husband Andrew. This is a gorgeous photo of Parliament Hill posted by samirdirwan on flickr. I doubt I'll be getting such beautiful shots while I'm here, but one can dream. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

fancy pants flash

Well, well, well... I have been neglecting the old blog-a-roo as of late. But I do have some good news. In the six days since I've last blogged, something amazing has happened. Wait for it.

*drum roll please*

I am now the proud owner of a flash! Yes sir, a wicked SB800 Nikon Flash. Can I hear a woot?

Look at these pictures, taken INDOORS at NIGHT... with no digital manipulation!! I need practice of course, but I'm getting the hang of it and I feel like my whole world just opened up as wide as the sky. I'm super stoked... Yay flash!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

a simple bag

I love the book Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Today I made a bag from her "A Simple Tote" pattern. What a pleasant way to while away the hours of a rainy afternoon.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

work in progress

I have been doing stuff, just nothing to completion. I've also made a conscious effort to spend less time in front of the computer lately, so I have less awesome websites to share. Here's a sneak peek at something I hope to have finished in a week.