Monday, May 2, 2016

Let's go for a walk

Oh happiness! Spring is here and feels like Summer actually. Feels so great I don't even have words to describe it. My little one has been waiting for bike rides, birds and white anemones. Yesterday we got it all :)

She wore the scent of early spring
on her delicate neck
and every kiss I stole 
tasted of bright yellow flowers
and buzzing bees.
~Michael Faudet

Week five on Making Films was a halfway breather and I took it to reinforce and practice all I've learned so far. My creation is a video called "Let's go for a walk" starring my little one. And week six on Making Films was about Stop Motion - I had been waiting for it and was very exited about it... but unfortunately I didn't quite nail it :D So... let's save it for later.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

A month in photos {April 2016}

Spring is here! April was beautiful. Full of life, everything happening too fast but still enjoyable. I'm taking a good look at my kids and I suddenly realize how much they've grown! Feels so bittersweet, like the harsh sunlight revealing all the mess and dirt in our house... windows would definitely need to be cleaned. All this mess and haste is also stopping me of creating and shooting and I'm now behind with all my projects as well as Making Films... May will be all about finding the balance....!

A little favorite of April

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring in slow

I'm taking time for what's important. I'm taking it slow. I'm staying inside although the sun is shining and there is so much to do outside. I'm reading six books at the same time and watching too much television. I take long walks too. I've played board games with kids and snuggled on the couch in between them. I'm enjoying long breakfasts, a cat purring on my lap and ignoring all the haste.

If you're
always racing
to the next
moment, what
happens to the
one you're in?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chrysanthemum Blue {and a little Time Lapse}

Spring is here. Little green here and there. It's just a matter of days and the landscape will have a completely new look. I'm desperately longing for flowers but since there aren't any yet I had to visit a florist. My store-bought blue spring đź’™ It's been too long since I've been shooting floral. Especially macros.

This week on Making Films the prompt was actually 'Go Wide' to produce Time Lapse movies. Sure I wanted some heavy beautifully drifting clouds ans sunsets but I haven't been that lucky... So I did something quick with my chrysanthemum instead.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Taking a moment

Now where is my spring? Some days are so warm and sunny. Others cold, windy, no sun. The crocuses and and snowdrops that were blooming the other day beside my jogging path pulled back and I can still spot some snow here and there. Even the birds are sleeping. I feel totally uninspired!

This week on Making Films we learned about slow motion and our prompt "Taking a moment" supposed to have yourself in the frame. I really struggled with making this video. First because of having so little time but also feeling pretty much uncomfortable in front of the camera. I ended up having several interpretations but you can watch one of them here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Stories {and a Video Portrait}

I've learned my way to love Sundays. I used to clamor on about how Sundays are always depressing and no one likes them because they are the opening act for the most hated Monday.
But today I love them. Especially grey, rainy ones.

The weather is most mirthless and what better way to deal with it than feeling completely quilt-free and staying inside? Here I am, sitting next to the window when it's raining and watching the drops from against the glass, only to fall in long streaks and run into other drops along the way. The feeling I get when I realize, yes, I'll have to go back to real life tomorrow, but I still have a whole day ahead of me that is exactly what I want it to be.

And we took a little walk in the nature after all!

This week on Xanthe's Make Films Course we learned about music and audio and shooting video portraits. I'll have mine of Minea embedded at the very bottom of this post. It's still oh so hard and I'm still far from my visions but I realize I'm getting more and more comfortable frame by frame.

Seize that loveliness.
It has always been yours.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A month in photos {March 2016}

Just like that another month has flown by! One whole quarter of this year is gone...
My winter boots are all worn out, the windows need to be cleaned, days seem long and I'm desperately waiting the first signs of spring.

What was your month like and is it spring yet in your part of the world?!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter - Daffodils and a Mini Movie!

Phew! I'm surprised to see we have survived to Easter... We've been sick whole month and I'm terrified to see what's next... Easter weekend was greatly needed. No big plans here. Dinners with thoughtful food, togetherness, fresh air and chocolate. Snow is starting to melt, daylight thrills me, it's about to happen! Spring!

"To plant 
a garden
is to believe 
in tomorrow"

I have only few photos. Instead I have a video! My very first Mini Movie. I'm proud to be part of Xanthe Berkeley's Make Films course and this week we are producing Mini Movies with the prompt "Scenes from the weekend". As we are sharing on Instagram these are only 15 second long (much harder than you'd think!) but this one a bit longer. Make sure your volumes are turned on and thanks for watching. I'm far from my visions but I'm excited to learn.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March mood...

Sun, rain, fog even snow. The nature cannot decide whether it's winter or spring. Just like I can't decide if I like it or not. March tends to be a very long wait for the spring. The intermediate space between seasons. I'm impatient and then not. Partly enjoy the wait. The reposeful wait before it stars to happen again. Nude tones, colorless nature, my mood that swings between boring and anxious.

Wouldn't give up on March. I would give up sneezes and tissues though....

But whatever you have planned this week and whatever the season in your part of the world, I hope you have time to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cold & Classic comfort

Winter holiday is over but cold and cough remains... There has been days inside, some cabin-fever... hundreds of hankies, hugs and comfort food.

"Thank you for the 
tragedy. I need it 
for my art." ~Kurt Cobain

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