Friday, July 24, 2009

I can't help myself

I love food. I celebrate food! I completely admit that it is not a healthy obsession, so please overlook that part of it.
I love farmer's markets, gardens, fruit orchards, creative restaurants, home cooking, deep fried goodness, dark chocolate - I LOVE it all (well, almost all of it). I am the person who visits cities just to eat at restaurants (recent example: Sweet Potatoes in Winston-Salem, NC). I will write about that visit soon, which brings me to my next point:
Fully expect restaurant reviews, and perhaps a few photos of delicious food!
I can't help myself. I like to imagine that I'm a professional food reviewer sometimes, preparing for a big article in the New York Times food section. Gregg just plays along. :)
I am taking a brief rest period, but I will be back very soon, with lots of inspiration to share with everyone!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Black and White Photos: Developed in the Darkroom

I took these pictures with an old camera I purchased on ebay about six years ago. I especially love the second one. I found the piano as I snuck a peek into an old saloon building in a ghost town on the backroads in Virginia. It was right inside the door, and this was the only image I managed to snap before being called back by the owner. I ache to play, but I never learned how...
The old camera is a heavy, clunky camera from the 1960s. Consequently, it only takes good black and white pictures, if you don't mind the dust spots.
I had a lovely time with Gregg in the darkroom of SCC, developing black and white pictures a few years back. This is one of the results from that time. We were taking a photography class, and we were bound and determined not to be dragged into the world of digital photography, and now, a few years later, I have two digital cameras. I still love my old 35mm, though. More pictures to follow....

Clearing out the dust...

This space will serve as an inspiration board of sorts - a mix of many elements that speak to me in some way. You may find photography, links to articles or other blogs, reviews of my latest music loves, descriptions of restaurants I visit, recipes, and other random insights from this little life of mine. I promise to update very soon!
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