OK, so I really do suck at being a Carpenters Helper because all I wanna do is take cute pictures and not get splinters in my hands! But somehow we are still moving forward as "Team Dork" to build a really funky kitchen..After all, as Bed & Breakfast hosts, we spend alot of time in that room! When Matt sanded the walls to prepare them for painting, we discovered layers and colors of old paint...and have now achieved the look that most folks would pay Faux Finishers to create! We bought tin ceiling tiles too! Matt is building the drawers, counter tops and shelves so our dining room and porch have become his woodshop!
Beth, over here,has challenged her readers today do a self portrait post. Funny, I am always posting shots of myself...after all the name of my blog is 'What's Deb Doing?" This blog started 3 years and 511 posts ago. I had just moved back to the States from Mexico, bought a Bed & Breakfast all by myself and wanted to start an online diary. Afterall, that is what a blog is, short for Web Log. Then Matt and I joined our lives and he has a very talented eye for photographs, so he began to shoot me, in a loving way of course!! The self portraits all started when I joined Misty MawnsWednesday Self Portrait Challenge last year. It was weird at first, then got real fun, and sparked my creative instinct to capture a feeling in a photograph. I found myself writing less, and allowing the photos to tell my story. Recently my friend Jason told me I should write more, as it seems like I struck an emotional cord in him with my words one day as I typed about my son's deployment. I usually just post what I am feeling, thinking, and experiencing without a whole lot of analysis and then I enjoy going back thru old posts, reliving so many special moments in my life, and feel grateful for this worldwide web that keep me in touch with far-away family and friends, and then the best part is how I am continually meeting new friends...like Beth, Misty, Freedom, Kim, Brenda, Hashi, Meri, Michelle, Rebecca...OK..I could go on and on like Romper Room, but I will stop right here...So...today I am posting some shots from others point of view...I guess I get kinda silly when someone grabs my camera!! ThanksBeth for a fun project today!.You are damned adorable!
resting in the shade of her trust,
she dreamed her dreams -
and then got up to live them.
” ~terri st.cloud~
click on the picture to enlarge the feeling that these little girls are having... freedom, trust, and motion! Then tell me what your dream is and how are you going to live it out? Come on, let's get up and GO!
here is a glimpse at my unfinished objects....I am busy preparing for Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat where I am teaching "FOUND & REBOUND" Journal Class....seriously, I really don't sip cold beers on the beach ALL THE TIME!!
But seriously, as much as I possibly can!!
these little fabric booklets are photo albums made form t-shirts, thrifted clothing, and vintage fabrics (inspired by Teesha Moore technique)