My Camera is Resting Now

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Fast-Topic-Changing Friday prepared for takeoff…

img_4551.JPG This is perhaps the worst Winter Wonderland photo in history, but! Last week! Snow! In Austin!

We’ve all gotten over the shock now, and we’re back to 78 degrees today. Whew.


3116935446_67eece074a.jpg More exclamation points! Because! Addi Click set!

Addi just released their interchangeable needle set, and it rocks. The needles connect without the use of a tool, the join is lovely, and the cords are all Addi.

Somebody oughta tell Santa that knitters want this.


img_4503.JPG Sunday was a big day for me…I hit Day 366 of my year-long self-portrait project.
img_4519.JPG For my finale photo, I decided to do an art project within an art project.

This required a lot of card stock, printer ink, and lame test shots that featured the ceiling.

img_4580.JPG I really just got lucky…I started building the collage before I knew if my lens would pan out enough to show all the photos. I also didn’t know if I was going to be able to get enough light on the whole thing to show detail.

But as I printed, cut, and taped – I saw it coming together and WORKING.

img_4589.JPG I even did rehearsal shots, to see what photos my arms were going to cover if (when) I raised them.

I was able to incorporate every photo from the project but 40, and I chose to leave those out because they were too dark to really show.

The collage took me about a week to assemble.

3108061478_a0bd817a89.jpg Here’s the final shot. This was the first shot that day. I took more, but I think this one ended up being the best because my enthusiasm and expression were so genuine.

Here it is on flickr.


img_4494.JPG I’ve mentioned before that Abe has a fondness for dragging things into the backyard. (Unfortunately, he’s training Tippy in this skill as well.)

This is what I found when I got out of the shower the other day.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments on “My Camera is Resting Now

  1. WOW! Congratulations! I bet you feel it was a long year and a fast year all at the same time.
    What a great idea and congrats (again) for seeing the project through to the end!
    Wishing you and all your lingerie thieves a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – all the best for 2009!

    We’re at 15 degrees F in Vancouver right now (we’re not used to this at all) and wish for some Texas warmth.

  2. That’s utterly cool! I love how you pulled all of that together. And my 15 year old son was standing behind me as I scrolled to the last picture. He cracked up at the dog’s affinity for underthings.

  3. What an amazing way to celebrate your 365-day project. I enjoyed following your journey througout the last year. Truely inspiring. I have my own “helper,” a 12-year-old red and white basenji who has sooo many of the quirks that all of your boys do. Toilet paper and rug stealing, just to name two. Anyway, thank you for sharing and best wishes for a great 2009!

  4. I loved seeing how your last shot was put together…very cool. You’ve put so much work into your 366 days. I’m really impresed with your work. It’s been interesting to see you develop as a photographer. I’m going to miss checking out your pictures.
    Question about the Bella mittens: I want to try to have someone make a pair for my Twilight-fixated daughter’s birthday next month. (do you take mail-orders?) I found the pattern on suliminal rabbit’s site. Do I pay her for the use of the pattern or can I just print it off? I’m new at all this, obviously.
    I love how Abe likes your bra. Is this a new fetish of his? My Lab, in his younger years, was quite obsessed with my thongs. Not my underwear, just my thongs, and only my expensive LaPerla ones. Go figure….

  5. Looks like you’re ready to become a professional stylist! How many hours did you spend printing the 365 days? 🙂

    Abe looks so adorably innocent and satisfied with a job well done.

  6. Congrats on finishing the 365 days of pics, I am happy for you and sad, I use to check out your pics daily, but now maybe you will have more time to blog. *hint, hint* I hope you have a merry Christmas, and that the doggies enjoy it too.

  7. WOW! What a lot of work you put into your artwork. Nice job. and congratulations on finishing the first year. Will there be a second?
    If we don’t connect again before Christmas have a Merry, Joyful one.
    Started a blog. Check it out.

  8. hahahaha! oh abe!

    i’ve really enjoyed your 365 – you’ve been a real inspiration! (i dunno if i should comment on both your blog and your stream, because i pretty much say the same thing!)

  9. I’m so impressed, Staci, with…EVERYTHING! You are talented in so many areas. Good thing, as you may need a second job to keep yourself in nice underwear! 😉 (Bad Abe! Bad Tippy! LOL!) Merry Christmas to you!

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