March 2011

Adding Symbolism to Family Photography

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My love of family history has caused me to look at many things differently.  I find myself looking for ways to record events that seem commonplace which are actually very symbolic.  When Clara, Lydia and George came to visit I had the perfect chance to try it again.  My favorite place for photographs of faces […]

Who Am I ?

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Sometimes families live far away from each other.  It’s hard for little ones to keep track of their cousins and aunts and uncles.  I made this little book for Andrew and Owen who live hours and hours away from us.  They visit with their parents a couple of times a year and we visit them […]

Gymnastics for Afton


Gymnastics for two-year-olds conjures up all kinds of images.  The least of them is discipline.  But I was wrong.  These little two-year-olds were wonderful.  You would have thought that they knew about the Olympics. One hour once a week at the Rec Center.  Rules include a mommy who stays with her little person at all […]

Tell Me About It

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Now and then I stop and make a chipboard book.  Usually because I found new paper.  This book doesn’t have any words except “Tell Me About It” and “The End”.  Each page has something to talk about.  I thought that it would be fun to look at it with a little person and ask them […]

Little Felt Flowers

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“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” -Tennessee Williams- I thought that I would give the little felt flowers a try.  I  prowled around on the Internet to see what others had been doing.  So many styles and patterns and types of blossoms.   I didn’t want regular flowers, I wanted irregular flowers with […]

Grandma Has a New Camera Lens

Uh-oh.  I have a new camera lens.  I read up on it for weeks and weeks before I finally bought it.  Actually before I had the money for it.  It is a Canon 10-22 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens.  It will take some getting used to.  It is used primarily for large panoramas and landscapes and people up-close […]