Tuesday, 17 February 2015
And I'll be honest, making this album was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for me. there was a definite moment where I just wanted to abandon the whole project. I just wasn't into it. Turns out that my printer isn't really the greatest (or if it has hidden potential, I don't know how to unlock it!), and my photos would come out in funny colors or covered in lines. And I found the whole plastic pocket system really limiting, and felt like I really had to think it through before I used a pocket because I only had a limited amount of them and might need that particular page for something else. And if I changed my mind I'd have to resize and reprint and basically start all over again. Guess I'm a little too used to making photo books and adding pages and layouts as I go and changing my mind about a billion times without it having much of a consequence. I got way frustrated with the whole process and ended up leaving it sitting in a pile in my living room for about a month.
But then I decided I just needed to get it done and out of the way. I started caring a little less about funny colors and lines on my photos. I added personal touches, like journaling a bit on the photos, adding elements and stamping patterns. And that's when it got really fun. I got a little addicted to my gold stamp pad. I started seeing results that I liked, and my head started swimming with ideas. It finally started looking and feeling a bit more complete. There's still tons of flawed photos and pages that aren't 100% perfect, but I'm still really happy with the result.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
These were taken on the islands outside of Stavanger, and at Bogsteinen on the other side of Gandsfjord. I used Graeme's La Sardinia camera with 35 mm film. I've actually managed to break this camera since these were taken, and it's currently being held together by a band aid and I'm not sure it's actually usable anymore. So sad! :( Think we'll defintately have to replace this camera, as I love how dreamy the images come out. That double exposure of Graeme feeding a swan in the sky is my favorite!
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
It was pretty simple to modify the original Pickles pattern into a cowl pattern, and since you're knitting on such big needles these were done in no time at all--I managed to fire out three of these the last week before Christmas (while also fitting in a weekend trip to my friend's cabin, Christmas baking and shopping!). They're super cozy, and I'm now also very tempted to make one for myself. Or ten. Or one in every color. I might need to get an extra wardrobe for my future cowl collection.
Saturday, 3 January 2015
Trial two was a simplified version (that I'm not entirely sure why we didn't try first?), where we just attached the camera to her collar. The results were perhaps a little better, though instead of her ears, you'd see the underside of her mouth (awesome view for when she was dangling after a ball I was holding). The main issue though, was how much the camera would jump as she ran, and the fact that her wee legs were just not long enough—the camera was restricting her movement a bit.
So we did a bit of research and came across the GoPro Fetch dog mount, and I excitedly bought this for her for Christmas (what do you mean this is actually a present for me and Graeme?). It fits her much better (though still a bit big, Bo's pretty small for our breed), and it doesn't seem to bother her at all when she's wearing it. We did a test run at the dog park, and watching the video afterwards cracks me up! We look like giants walking next to her. But without any further ado, here is the world according to Bo: