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silhouette: february 2010

In silhouette, the fine print on 02/01/2010 at 12:13 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed gathering ideas for this second edition of Silhouette. If you’d like to see the first, the link is here. You are such an amazing community. It’s unbelievable how much you create in just a month of days. I hope you enjoy…

prose

 folding {meredith}
about the cabin {abi}
finding encouragement by understanding seasons {alice}
blogging and making excuses {kat}
being present {laura}
WWMMBFSD {lisa}

 pictures

childhood: the fine print

1. margrett, 2. angela, 3. sarah, 4. wendy, 5. sara,
6. amy , 7. cindy, 8. nicole, 9. stephinie

All of these images are part of the collection Childhood: The Fine Print.

possibilities

lit {mollie}
taking the story on the road {heather}
button cookies {garden mama}
embroidered ribbon sleeve {ellen}
shoe gnomes {erin}
sweet cheeks {sarah}
popsicle chores {kristen}
seed starters the easy way {marsha}

 

If you haven’t had a chance to tell the story in five, today’s the last day! We’ll vote later in the week. I’m also over here today. Enjoy your Monday.

imagine

In the fine print, things pondered on 01/21/2010 at 1:22 pm

Childhood: The Fine Print

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
 
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
Paul Gauguin
 
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
e.e. cummings
 
The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.
G.K. Chesterton

   Images are from the following contributors to Childhood: The Fine Print…
 
 
 To learn more about this collaborative on Flickr, and to add photos of your own, please refer to this post.  As you can see, I’ve done a bit of rearranging around here. I didn’t like having links both in the header and the sidebar. Feel free to poke around and see what’s new.
 
 
 

 

play

In the fine print on 01/10/2010 at 1:04 pm

childhood: the fine print project

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again. 
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

There were so many wonderful additions to Childhood: The Fine Print this week that I just could not wait to share. If you’re not familiar with the project, it’s a place to share photographs that tell the story of childhood, capturing the details. The catch is that no faces (eyes, noses, mouths) are allowed. Please note that the maximum number of photographs you may upload has been changed to two images per day.

Featured: 
1. kathy 2. holly 3. margrett 4. laura 5. tammy 6. lynn 
7. cindy 8. kate 9. erin

Five of these women also journal online:

erin |exhale.returntocenter.|
holly |times two |
kate |little house|
l
aura |chicken counting|
lynn |the little red hen|

I’ve got a fun tutorial lined up for tomorrow. See you then! Have a restful Sunday.

finished. folded. waiting.

In handmade, the fine print on 12/21/2009 at 12:53 pm

The weekend wasn’t exactly what we’d planned, but it was, I suppose, what we needed. He traveled to visit family for the day while we found ourselves homebound once again. The pediatrician assured me ’tis the season. I was reminded not to complain. I’ve so much to be thankful for.

All in all, the day turned out to be a blessing in disguise – a chance to take a deep breath and tie up some loose ends before the week begins. I’ve pressed its seams flat in my sleep a hundred times. Imagined her waking up to Christmas morning under its crisp, crinkled cotton. Finally it is finished, folded, and waiting.

I’m loving your contributions to The Fine Print project. Keep them coming.  One quick housekeeping note…If you’d like me to include your images in one of my posts, be sure that the “All Sizes” option is visible above it after you upload.

|sweet.eventide|

 

 |amybean365|

 

|little house|

 

To all of you who are snowed in, enjoy your wonderland. Warm wishes…

p.s. A heartfelt thank you to Rachel for including one of my projects in her weekend roundup. It’s an honor.

 

the fine print – a collaborative

In the fine print on 12/18/2009 at 12:06 pm

One of the many gifts of blogging is that invariably, you begin to notice things – little things. Framed in the viewfinder, the simple ordinary becomes sacred. The camera has become a constant companion on our daily adventures and I’m finding fresh eyes for her world. And as I visit you, I realize that you’re doing the same. Woven together these images tell a grand story of innocence and adventure. My hope is that this collaborative will capture the details – her tousled curls on the pillow…the dimples on his muddy hands. It’s a place to celebrate “the fine print” – things that are often missed in the snapshots from birthday parties and family vacations.  Things you’ll want to remember twenty years from now. And I hope you’ll visit often, share your images, and gain inspiration from others.

There is just one simple rule, meant to stretch your creativity. No faces allowed. This means that your photos can not contain eyes, noses or mouths. (After much deliberation, I decided that ears are perfectly acceptable.)

Periodically, I will highlight a handful of favorites from this pool so please realize that by posting you are granting me permission to do so. If you blog, please include your blog address in the description of your photo or in your Flickr profile so that I can provide a link back from my post. I look forward to reading your chapters of Childhood: The Fine Print.