We’ve really been taking the time to enjoy our holidays and it’s been wonderful. One of the difficulties of having a blog is the pressure to be ‘current’ with posts, which means prepping stuff before it actually happens so you can read it on time. That’s way more stress than I need. Often I have a great post for you, but it’s on reflection, after some event is over. Today I’m saying, screw it.
We put together our Día de los Muertos altar for my father on the day of the holiday, November 1st. This a special day that people remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died. I’m still enjoying it in the dining room, so even though the day has passed, I really want to share it with you.
Neither Dug nor Mini Dug had the opportunity to meet my father, since he died when I was a girl. This altar was a wonderful opportunity for them to get to know him, while I was able to celebrate his life and our relationship. This altar came together very quickly, so it probably missing many facets of Dennis, as well as some of the traditional elements like flags, marigolds and sugar skulls. But as I placed each new item on the shelf, I was able to tell my husband and son a different story about life with my father. It was an incredibly meaningful and wonderful experience for us all. I am so happy that they are getting to know him.
I am already looking forward to next year’s altar. Maybe it will even be photographed before…
It snowed this morning. Well, yesterday morning by the time you are reading this post. And my little one and I had the luxury of staying inside all day, being busy and cozy.
For the past week I’ve been second guessing the Restoration Hardware Starlit Tree laying across my dining room table. You all know that I love me some branches. Especially branches are lit with candles or warm LEDs. But I’m trying to spend as little as possible since my working hours are currently limited, and even on sale these branches were an investment.
Today I put together the tree, and let me tell you, I am so incredibly glad I ordered it. Those lights made me feel immediately giddy and even a bit excited for the coming holidays. Dug also said he felt a bit of holiday spirit when he got home, so I know we are going to enjoy it each day.
So, let’s get to it. Of the 2 shots above, which one moves you more? For me it’s glittery glamour versus moody drama.
If you’re new here, (or you just don’t remember because it’s been so long), on Wednesdays I open up the comments for you to tell me which view from a recent photo shoot you prefer. And why. I love hearing what you have to say. You can peruse past Which One? features here.
Happy Monday. Let’s see what unexpected adventures this week brings. Put yourself out there into the world and let me know what comes back.
My Etsy shop is finally open! Hurrah! I’ve started with a series of 10 prints from one of my abandoned factory shoots and I’ll be adding more images and projects over the coming weeks. Wish me luck!
Counting down to the opening of our Etsy Abandoned Prints shop next week… We are working hard to get everything ready. This week we’ll be featuring images that you will find in the Sequined Asphault Studio Etsy shop. Keep an eye out for some celebratory giveaways!
It’s November, and now that the leaves have passed peak, I’m sad that there aren’t any more impromptu colorful leaf photo shoots in my future. The weather in the northeast has been inconsistent at best with the temperature going down and way back up. I am ready for a chill. A change. A lead in to the holiday season. That’s exactly what I need to keep me motivated to continue transitioning back into my evolving work life. That and maybe some spiced cider…
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the featured prints going into my Etsy store. There is a little less time to blog this week because I’m trying to get everything up and running as soon as possible.
You can also take a sneak peek at my Sequined Asphault Studio Etsy shop page, and hopefully add it to your Etsy favorites! My listings are still in the draft stage and I’ll let you know when they are live, but if you’ve got any feedback on the shop page I’d love to hear it.
I can’t wait to toss out that ‘under construction’ sign and start sending prints out to you! I’m so excited I may be tempted to hand deliver them…