Thursday, November 28, 2013

Take a picture Thursday

Photography as a hobby is not new to me. In fact, my dad has always been an amateur photographer and even had his own dark room for a while. And in 2009, I did the Project 365 challenge, where you take one picture every day for a year. I used a simple point-and-shoot camera for it, and although I had quite a few days where I had no idea what to take a picture of, I managed to finish the year and was very happy to take that very last picture. Recently, I got a DSLR, the Nikon D3200, and I'm in the process of learning all there is to know about ISO's and F-stops and all the other fun stuff of 'coming out of automatic', watching far too many Youtube videos on photography and taking horrible test shots indoors because the weather is too icky to go out. But, the other day I caught the morning light when it was still dry, and took some pictures of the scaffolding we still had up from having had some work done on our bedroom wall, both inside and out. The scaffolding was up for weeks, and just in case I'd miss it now that it's finally gone, I had to take some pics.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fauxdori journal flip-through

When I made my 'Fauxdori' (a DIY version of the Midori Traveler's Notebook), I knew I wanted to use the inserts primarily as a written journal. Eventhough I've always included writing in my Art Journals, sometimes even with big sections of the journal being used for just written journaling, I missed having a journal where the emphasis is on writing.

So I made myself a little journal, and off I went....  strangely enough, without even thinking about it, I started writing in English. Even when writing about getting my passport at the Dutch Embassy in London, I only write a few words in Dutch here and there. Not really sure why...

Of course I could not  just keep a plain journal with writing only, I had to include washi tape, Pogo printer pictures (mostly of  the Fauxdori itself) doodles, notes on scrap bits of paper and daily ephemera. Being part of two Midori-groups on Facebook (an international one and a Dutch one) has only made my love for the simple yet perfect system grow more and more every day.

So, with apologies for the tripod not wanting to do its job today, here's the flip-through. Enjoy.

Monday, November 11, 2013

So I wanted to replace my paper beads on the Fauxdori....

...with one of these....

 but which one? I narrowed it down to these few:

 and then finally decided this should be the one:

It feels heavy and bulky, but it looks lovely on the brown of the leather. Love it love it love it!

(now.... I've got a proper Midori on my birthday wishlist, who knows what bead I'll put  on that one....)