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These Two

July 17, 2012

These two, they slay me. Our summer so far has been slow and unpredictable. They’ve gone all crazy and started “sleeping in” until at least 7:30 every day, that’s the latest anyone in this family has slept since over 5 years ago when we didn’t have kids.  We’re moving slowly through our days and playing in the backyard and hanging out with friends and eating popsicles.

I’ve said it so many times now that it’s eye-roll worthy, but I’ve been “working on” things.  Namely, photography.  I’ve been feeling in a rut and stuck between film and digital.  Trying to step outside the box, especially in our family photos – going beyond pretty pictures of smiling faces, but getting to the nitty gritty of everyday and a full range of emotions and sentiments.  I love film and the realness that it conveys so beautifully. I love the minimal editing, but that’s sort of a double edged sword right now because it’s maybe become a crutch of sort and I’m struggling a lot with editing digital work.  A lot.  As in, do you ever have those time when you feel like you know absolutely nothing and everything creative just falls short?  In a strange way, I’m completely fine with it.

It feels like being right on the edge of a major breakthrough and learning and that’s always a good place to be.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. liz permalink
    July 17, 2012 10:04 am

    Lillian. FWIW, I love the way you edit your photos. I keep seeing pics where the people look yellow… or pink… or ghostly white… and I am amazed that folks make their pics look lik that, on purpose! Maybe I am old fashioned.

  2. July 17, 2012 11:36 am

    “These two” will someday be amazed at the love and commitment with which their mother followed and captured their lives. I am forever drawn into the beauty of these simple moments with your kids. Just gorgeous. Being in a rut seems to go with the territory when it comes to being a mom… it’s good when the rut is one we choose. 🙂

  3. Kim M. permalink
    July 17, 2012 7:49 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

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