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Tedious but Fun…

Scanning negatives

My this has become quite a tedious chore. But the wait sometimes is worth it.

I have come across such miscellaneous photos; photos I took when I was aware of light and took the opportunity to shoot something that inspired me. I miss those opportunities now that I am an adult and preoccupied with work and life’s duties. I want to try and make a conscious effort to take the time and notice special things like these –  my parent’s hands.

Scanning Negatives

The negative scanning project continues….

These were total duds,. The negatives were dirty.
I threw some filters and picked at them a bit in Lightroom.

I am a  bit anti- touching up photos that are good, but since these were gross, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try some edits.

Isaac circa 2004
Bristol, RI


An apple a day keeps the doctor a away. Shouldn’t it be an apple a day keeps BCBSRI away?? Wink wink! 


The Great Purge 2016

Purge the Attic/office


Holy moses, what a winter project I have taken on. I am a list maker, I admit. Seems so simple this list of mine – transfer photos CDs to a back-up drive, scan old documents & back those up as too. Well, thank goodness we are having some snow storms because this girl has accumulated some serious STUFF!!

I went through over 200 photo CDs. Boy I have been taking photographs for a LONG time!
I forced myself to part with anything that wasn’t really portfolio worthy (which was a lot!)

I bought a LaCie Rugged drive from B&H. Pretty awesome little device! It holds 1 TB of files! Fantastic!

Tonight I am scanning some old drawings I did with oil pastel crayon.

Some of these are rather amusing and others are pretty serious (I can see my struggle with Alopecia and identity). Art is really such a therapeutic outlet. I am so happy I was able to create and express myself otherwise I probably wouldn’t be so happy today.

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Downton Abbey

Downton is over


I just finished watching season 6 of Downton Abbey. I rented the DVD from my library so I beat the TV airing by a few episodes. I am so sad it is over. The ending was well done and not overly corny or tidy.

I will so miss the accents, the manners, the fashion &the DRAMA!!
It is interesting to think how the audience hated Barrow and were so annoyed by Edith’s snarky remarks in the first season but we end with such feelings for them!!

This was a job well done!

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Weekend Getaway

Vacation for two

We booked an AIRBNB and spent the weekend in CT.
First we stopped at the Wadsworth Athenuem for the 
Guise & Dolls exhibit featuring Mapplethorpe & Warhol.
It was fantastic. I was ecstatic to see prints by Mapplethorpe.
We toured the museum and I even stopped to draw (which made me super happy, even though I am so, so bad at it!)

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I packed a lunch of fun things like chicken salad and cheese snacks.
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After that we drove to the Book Barn.
It was freezing cold but it is always fun looking at the books!

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After that we headed over to the room we booked. I was very nervous because this was the first time we booked a shared house versus a private house or apartment. We ended up having a lovely time! The host was gracious enough to make us coconut scones for breakfast. YUM!
She works in fashion so we got a glimpse of racks and racks of designer clothes. And the icing on the cake – she had a dog who was adorable and delightful!

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That night we had dinner at Devs on Bank per our host’s recommendation.  It was the best food we have had in quite some time! The place was empty and it was a bit romantic!

The next day we had pizza at the famous Mystic Pizza! Pizza was delicious on a cold, cold day! We took the time to walk around town and stopped at a few shops including a bookstore. On our way home we hit up Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods (awful!)

Finally we returned to our sweet dog who we missed so much!

One snafu though – I somehow BROKE the film in my camera: