I am almost out of Polaroid film. I know this picture would say otherwise but it was taken well over two years ago. I wouldn't say I was careless with my film but I really didn't give a second thought to snapping a picture if the impulse was there. I have thousands of shots I need to scan and I finally got myself a scanner to do that. (yay for target 29.99)
That doesn't change the fact that I only have 4 packs of film left. One pack of expired regular 600 , one pack of PX 600 silver shade from the impossible project, that rumor has is pretty much garbage and two packs of TZ artistic for my SX-70. Oh and I guess I still have a few 600 shots in my 680SLR too but it makes me sad how now taking a Polaroid doesn't even cross my mind unless it is a momentous occasion. I miss the spontaneity I used to have. I realize I am consciously saving that film for something, but what exactly am I saving it for? In 2008 I set a personal goal of going to Paris and shooting a ton of Polaroids before I turned forty. Life had other plans for me and that goal was never achieved. I've often told myself that instead of Polaroids of Paris I got Polaroids of my wedding. Even so, I still want to go to Paris with my camera. None of this changes the fact that I don't have enough film to justify a trip like that.
I am part of the community over at the newly revamped Polaroid.com website and today they will make an announcement. They have been working with Lady Gaga on something called Polaroid Grey Label touting it as the next generation of Polaroid. The website homepage shows a really cool looking grey Polaroid camera.
Fingers crossed they will revel that they are going to make instant film for the Grey Label camera and that it will be compatible with all of my old Polaroid cameras.
The announcement is set for 3:30 pacific time. Here's to hoping!!!
I am ready for you. I want to really LIVE my life this year. I have thought about having a "word" of the year ala Ali Edwards but I don't want to focus too much on one word. I need to work towards more than that this year. I want to spread my wings again.
I have quietly been scouring the internet. Noticing blogs and blog themes that inspire me. Noticing how some bloggers are really amazing writers and how certain post touch my soul and make me tear up.
Sometime ago I lost what it was I was trying to be here. So I look to start again...
This time I will write and post for myself. I will make lists. I will start new projects. I will post what inspires me. I will write from my heart because that is all i know how to do. I found when I stopped doing that, when I censored myself here and didn't allow myself to speak freely, I had nothing to say.
Which just isn't me at all.
So I start with a list to myself of things I'd like to do. Things that I think will help me enjoy life a little more.
PURGE - closets, craft supplies, books shelves and kitchen cabinets. We live in such a tiny space I need to let go of what I don't need or use. I hold on to things for sentimental value often when there is a memory I can hold onto instead. I started this yesterday and dropped off 4 bags of clothes and shoes to goodwill. It felt GREAT to let it go!
CRAFT - I miss making things. I want to play with my supplies and make little silly things for my friends and family.
READ - I love reading. I never do it anymore. I have rows of new, unread books that are collecting dust. I can barely even finish a magazine anymore. I need to slow down and enjoy reading again.
WRITE MORE - In my journal, on my blog. cards, letters all of it.
It’s here! it didn't seem real until it showed up on my doorstep and i could hold it in my hands. The collaboration project that jen and i have been working on for two years has arrived in all it's glorious book form!
I will be giving away a copy of the book but i am going to make you work a little for it. Please post a link of your favorite photograph and a little explanation as to why it is your favorite in the comments section of this post. Comments will be open for a week!!
In the meantime if you would like to give a copy to someone special this holiday season here are the links to purchase.
I have been inspired by things near the sea lately. Maybe it was my trip to Cannon Beach with my honey. I took my time coming home, took some polaroids and scoured a few junk stores along the Oregon coast. So many hidden treasures and nice people.
This ship in a box is my favorite thing I found and it was 1/2 off $6.99