Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring is coming...

I don't care what the temperature is outside, spring is definitely coming. I mean, the robins have been here since January (maybe even prior to Christmas) and they are outside right now singing their little hearts out. Maybe their songs are telling me to be patient...but it's just so hard!

I'm having an internal conflict right now about what I should do next. I have a blank spot in my kitchen that needs to be filled, another that has been the same for so long I could barf. The picture window in the living room needs to be replaced (as do all of our windows) and so i'm waiting for that to get blinds (it's only been 7 years) and new draperies. Our bedroom needs a redo and two closets (okay, four) need something done with them. Should I start small or go big? What will make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time and give me some much needed momentum? I think I could do something in the kitchen fairly quickly. I have this kit from two peas and could see that either on the west wall in the kitchen (coincidentally it's green too) or maybe in our bedroom above the bed. I should play around with it and see what I can come up with.

I've been inspired lately by Becky Novacek, photographer extraordinaire, when I took her photography workshop this past weekend. Her work hanging in her studio is on big canvases and is really stunning. My problem would probably be finding photos that I would want to look at every single day on a large scale and hang them around the house. I might need to wait until it warms up and see if I could catch my boys outside. Or, we want to have our photos taken and may see if Becky can do them. Guaranteed to have a shot or two to enlarge from her i'm sure. Anyway, here are some of the shots I managed to get:

Nevermind that she is gorgeous and has the patience of a saint considering all of us sticking our lenses in her face. Thanks Michaela! I had such a fantastic time on Saturday that I didn't want it to end. I do hope that I get to see these ladies again and to learn how they are progressing. Hopefully I will be able to do the same!

And for the last couple of photos, it's Owen. First of all how he's been feeling lately (poor baby!) and what he decided to do today while we are at home. I heard a chair scooting along the kitchen floor and went out to find him "cooking" on the kitchen counter. Sheesh!

I am realizing now that I should have napped while the boys did. I'm crazy tired and Owen will be getting up any time now...maybe just a few winks! ;)

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