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Time to make something

July 25, 2011

I think we’ve turned a corner here at my house.  After going more than six months sans afternoon naps, I think we are back on schedule.  Creamie has taken naps 7 of the last 10 days.  And still had a mostly normal bedtime.  We’ve both had to wake up a lot earlier to make this miracle happen, but it is working.

instax camera

And that means I now have time in the afternoons to myself.  Which is amazing.  I think this week I’m going to work on my art journals.  I love doing it, but I haven’t made any new pages for a long time.  For my birthday (almost six months ago!) my dad gave me a wide format Fuji Instax camera.  And today I finally took it out of the box, loaded the film and took my first two pictures.  I’ve been very inspired by Rachel’s Month of Instax project while her hubby was away with the military.  And today after Creamie fell asleep I finally got the guts to push that button and watch the picture magically appear… with no editing possible.  That is the part I am afraid of.  And I know I have a lot to learn about the camera before I can take goodish pictures all the time.  First thing I learned is that I need to aim high.  Well, higher than I thought.

instax pics 1 & 2

When I talked to Scott at lunch and told him Creamie was sleeping I promised not to spend her entire nap on the computer.  So I’m off to get glue on my fingers and paint underneath my fingernails.  I’m going to try and post a new journal page everyday this week.  I don’t know that I can commit myself to a 30 day project yet, but I can totally do seven days.  I think.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    Looking forward to seeing what you create! My journal pages never turn out like the ones online or in the magazines. I still enjoy it though. ~~ Paige

  2. July 25, 2011 7:08 pm

    I’ve been doing the 52 weeks of instax project but I have a hard time coming up with new things to photograph. I have the 210 and the mini, I got the 210 months ago and still have a hard time figuring the thing out, mind you I have a DSLR haha

  3. Melissa permalink
    July 25, 2011 9:12 pm

    When my girls started getting too old for naps, we started “quiet book time” they sit and read books in bed for an hour. It gives me nap/ alone time, allows them to relax, and, if they actually are tired, they fall asleep!

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