So..in keeping with my commitment to encourage my daughter to think that something made by hand by your self, your mom, a friend or an artisan is more wonderful than one more 'good deal' from Target. We made this outfit today. I found the old duvet cover at Savers and at the last minute I realized that I had some pom pom tassels and voila! My cutie pie is ready for school! Forgive me for posting too many pictures of her. We had a great day together and I am extra crazy about her today.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Ok so its 'back to school' time and my seven year old and I got WAY into the idea of making her something to carry her lunch to school. Actually she wanted something new and I am doing my best to teach her that getting more stuff/spending money is not the way to save the world or feel really good about yourself. I had some silver insulation that I found in the trash at Home Depot and some especially groovy plastic bags that I had been collecting and we came up with this. We are sooo proud of ourselves AND its reversible!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
These are from a little fig picking/preserving adventure last summer. You might recognize the 'fig in the hand' shot from the current issue of edible Austin. I love reading it so much I read it to my daughter at bedtime. I'm lucky she likes gardening and cooking.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I have been loving doing bridals lately. This bride wanted to shoot at The Mc Ney Museum in San Antonio. What a place to fall in love with for its grounds and its architecture. I didn't get to see it but I imagine the art is worthy too! We shot all over the campus and look at the variety of images we got. At first she was darling. And then she got downright exotic!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Well, not exactly MY eggs but the ones we dyed for Easter a few weeks back. We were a zealous bunch and went back to the store for more eggs twice. I think the final total was 54 plus or minus a couple that were smashed, mutilated and then eaten by one enthusiastic 21 month old. We discovered a new dying technique motivated by distraction and neglect. Leaving an egg in a single color for 10 minutes or more results in spectacularly rich color and if you then dry it off and move it into a different colored bath and neglect it there for an additional 10, the end result are the most luscious jewel toned eggs you could ever imagine. Thoroughly satisfying to the eye and high in protein too.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
At least that is what a certain soup peddler would say. Anderson Family Farms had a flock of stewing hens for sale so on Saturday afternoon, I drove out past the airport to the The Farm and picked up a couple of birds with the intention of making chicken soup for my mildly ailing daughter and my beloved family. No sooner had I filled the stew pot with water when my 6 year old daughter sidled up beside me saying 'I wanna make soup.' In a flash, she was out the front door and back with 3 smooth round black river rocks or shall I say 'stones'. What is a mother to do? Squelch the creativity of her own flesh and blood who after 5 days of being laid out with the flu, is now entirely fired up to make her own healing potion right along side mom?! Not me. Soup is love. Would you like Stone or Chicken?
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. In the spirit of the month, I am going to do a few posts about love. How people express love is so unique to each relationship. For example - this couple, Kim & Carter, got married last February and boy, were they cute. Is this a picture of a dorky mensch who loves his girl, or what?!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
My husband is one of those people who can make something beautiful out of a pile of nothing. The need to create wakes him up at night and drives him to a place of deep meditation that most of us only access when sleeping. While I am dreaming, contentedly nestled in with our 2 children, he is off in the studio birthing new works that are definitely not nothing. myspace.com/nathanhamiltonart