Yay, a new year! Tabula Rasa. Of course, give me one day and I'll have the whole year pencilled in. I swear, I could keep a large team of people busy. So many things to be excited about.
For now, here are my last-minute home-mades for Charlotte's Christmas: a vintagey coat, cuffed gauchos and a rumpled felt flower. I didn't get to the piggy doll I had planned (too sick). Have I ever mentioned how obsessed with pigs my Charlotte is?
It all started with Babe a few months back. She quickly found a red-eyed plastic hippo doll amongst Elijah's old toys, named it Babe, and began to stroke and bottle-feed the freaky thing. It didn't take me long to replace the hippo with a far friendlier plastic pig and a cuddly stuffed one too. Her collection continues to grow. So, for months now, Charlotte's pigs have gone with her everywhere. They're all named Babe.
Anyhow, I'm so happy about this little coat. It fulfills some
deep-rooted baby-wardrobe fantasy of mine. I think its that retro
shape and those big yellow buttons. Not to mention the sweet little
girl with yarn in her hair. I made the pants Christmas morning, after
the presents, and while Isaac made breakfast. I don't know how it
happened, but they were done before breakfast. Painless.
Even better, Charlotte now has something to wear with her brown & orange patent leather shoes. (Of course, she's about as obsessed with her pink Crocs as she is with pigs, so fat chance she'll wear them much.)
I'm proud of these photos too. I've gotten pretty comfortable with Isaac's Canon 10D. I use it for most of my blog photography, but for this shoot, he insisted that I use the Canon 1D Mark II N. (It's faster and better for taking pictures of a busy little girl.) And I did it! And it was faster.
So, for 2007, I think it's time I finally learn the language of Photography. I've known Isaac for almost fifteen years and we've been married for twelve (Saturday was our anniversary). He's been a photographer since well before we met, but I've never had a compelling reason to learn his craft until I started this blog. And, you know, I've discovered that I quite like photography. (See my first attempt with real equipment here.) I can't explain F-stops, shutter speed or aperture for the life of me, but I know a few camera settings and the lighting scenarios that work for me and I just go for it. It's about time I learn the language. This is the year.
I've got a bunch of other goals too, but if I stay here discussing them, I'll never get to any of them. And, since today is the big kick-off for 2007, it's time to start with a bang and get some momentum going. Be back soon...
Happy New Year!