sunset

posted August 20th, 2014

it was much better in person
mission beach
san diego ca
august 6, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

vodka tonic

posted August 18th, 2014

the limes are the best part of the photo
jean’s birthday
st paul mn
august 9, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

#sesamestory

posted August 15th, 2014

cookie monster's deteriorating eyesight keeps him up at night. is it glaucoma? cataracts? macular degeneration? he cries himself back to sleep.
cookie monster’s deteriorating eyesight keeps him up at night. is it glaucoma? cataracts? macular degeneration? he cries himself back to sleep.

up

posted August 13th, 2014

it's a mess and it's ok
5th avenue
seattle wa
march 22, 2014
impossible project 600 color frames

blue sky

posted August 11th, 2014

yay! blue is back!
balboa park
san diego ca
august 5, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

#sesamestory

posted August 8th, 2014

the distance between bert & ernie grows wider with each passing day. will it ever be like it was before?
the distance between bert & ernie grows wider with each passing day. will it ever be like it was before?

21

posted August 6th, 2014

21
wandering
mittenwald de
may 26, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

guild

posted August 4th, 2014

beautiful blue
829 sw 9th ave
portland or
march 23, 2014
impossible project color film for sx-70-type cameras

#sesamestory

posted August 1st, 2014

susan is spending another saturday night alone. she's drinking pinot gris & watching grover count blocks on tv.
maria is spending another saturday night alone. she’s drinking pinot gris & watching grover count blocks on tv.

double seed stitch blanket is done!

posted July 30th, 2014

blanket
blanket
blanket
even though i frogged more rows than i can count, i still managed to make a mistake that i didn’t catch early enough — the pattern is shifted so it’s in alignment with the row above it, rather than staggered. not super noticeable, but still disappointing after all the time i put into it. and i messed up the pattern when casting off, and i could fix that by ripping out the cast off row and the row before it, but i haven’t really wanted to do that since i considered it done.

it’s heavy and warm, and big enough to cover my full-sized bed. i will not be cold this winter!

color

posted July 28th, 2014

color
color
color
color
color
color
color
color
color
color
color
color
i took these polaroids last summer with impossible project film. they are close-ups of cargo containers (i had to trespass for a few of the shots). i still don’t know what to do with them. i’ve considered framing them, but i can’t decide on the layout, or if they should be separate or one big thing. i’ve also considered tying them in with a set of collages i started last year, but i don’t know if i’ll ever get around to finishing them… so i decided to share here. ideas are welcome.

#sesamestory

posted July 25th, 2014

it started with the free fisher price airport a guy up the street gave me. i had to get the airplane (for my niece), so i went to ebay. after purchasing the airplane, i poked around on ebay a little more, and OH MY GOD THE SESAME STREET PLAYHOUSE! i had to have it. we didn’t have the airport or plane as a kid, but we did have the sesame street playhouse. i LOVED it. i loved setting up the rooms, and there were so many characters to move around and make stories about. so i bought that on ebay. for my niece.

when the playhouse arrived, i scrubbed everything down, then started to put things in place. and as i was setting up mr hooper’s store, it seemed natural for gordon to sit there. and in my head i heard mr hooper & gordon shoot the shit over morning coffee. so i took a photo and posted it on instagram with that caption.

and then a whole bunch of other stories came to me. and i bought all of the characters that didn’t come with my original purchase.

right now, one of my favorite things to do when i don’t want to be a grownup is drink too much beer, and block scenes for future stories. i’ve got about 10 more vignettes written, and lots of ideas noted. and i’ve got a friend lined up to let me know when they’re no longer funny and it’s time for me to quit.

to see them when they are first posted: you can follow me on instagram. or you can search for #sesamestory in instagram at your leisure. or you can use this link to add the tag to your RSS feed. additionally, i’ll post them on this blog, putting them into the #sesamestreet category. here’s the first one, and i’ll slowly catch you up to the latest vignette over the next few months:

mr hooper & gordon shoot the shit over morning coffee.
mr hooper & gordon shoot the shit over morning coffee.

book bound

posted July 23rd, 2014

ben & jaime
ben & jaime
ben & jaime
i finally bound this book for my brother and his wife. it took me a year. everything was ready, all i needed to do was punch holes and bind. a year. oy.

it contains all the photos i took with my fuji instax camera at their wedding on july 4, 2013. all but one photo was shot in landscape format, so orientation of the book is landscape. i found almost all the necessary letters for the cover in my craft stash, but needed to use a “v” for an “a.”

it took me a while to remember how to bind in the coptic style, which is crazy, since there was a time i could bind 5 books in an evening. i sometimes miss those production nights.

m’haha cleanin

posted July 21st, 2014

this film is so fucking disappointing
wandering frogtown
st paul mn
july 4, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

compare this shot with one i took of the same building last year. grumble grumble

lake bowl

posted July 18th, 2014

can you believe i paid $25 for a pack of film with 8 exposures?
wish you could see the awesomeness of this sign
howard lake mn
june 20, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

minnehaha liquors

posted July 14th, 2014

gah! what is wrong with this film?
wandering frogtown
st paul mn
july 4, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

slow summer

posted July 9th, 2014

so slow
feels like we’re weeks behind the usual summer blooms & fruit
st paul mn
july 4, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

pool!

posted July 7th, 2014

the pool felt so good...
the 2014 edition (2013)
north of stillwater mn
july 5, 2014
fujifilm

aranciata

posted July 2nd, 2014

still really disappointed in this film. last summer it was so much better.
tastes like summer
st paul mn
june 28, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras

oh, nostalgia

posted June 30th, 2014

nostalgia...
the other night i found these mrs. grossman’s stickers, and started to get nostalgic for things i didn’t save. the top of my list? my first swatch. it would be so fun to find that in a box or drawer. then i got to thinking: what else from my childhood would i love to see again? my list:

an esprit totebag
a benetton sweatshirt
my “pretty in pink” movie poster from the winsted theater
esprit denim ads, collected from teen & fashion magazines
cassettes (but only a few, not all of them)
my sticker books
rainbow sheets
pazzaz mousse
verve (the teal one)
the big, chunky jewelry i would wear
trapper keepers
maybelline purple eyeshadow

my list is circa age 12-14. it was such an exciting time for me. no longer a little kid, i guess, and starting to really figure out the stuff i like. i miss that “me” from that time. and i miss my swatch.

all that from a few heart-shaped stickers.

previous pinings for the past:

the eighties…
basement finds
duran duran