Sunday, 29 November 2009

Project 52 in advent

So this is the 48th installment of Project 52. There are only four more photos to take this year. Wow. It feels like the year has gone by so fast, but when I look in my project folder I realize so much has happened this year. This is, in my mind, the best thing about photography; so many memories that are preserved.

#48, 2009
It's the first Sunday in Advent today and we had the first candle lit while we had breakfast this morning.
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And here's the whole thing
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This week I have been working hard on a really fun project. I came out lovely and as soon as it is possible I will share it here with you. It is top secret right now but I am so excited about sharing!

And then today I started working on my Christmas cards. I know, in the nick of time, right? Well, I got six of them under my belt today and I think I will be able to finish in a couple of days. I usually do different designs for each card but this year I decided to be kind on myself and do the same design on all of them. Such a good decision too. I just had to let go of that Type A personality need to always do too much and too perfect. :p Anyway, I got a stack of Christmas papers from My Minds Eye designed by Jen Wilson and they are gorgeous. So that makes everything much easier and pleasant. As soon as they are finished and sent off I will post them here.

Other than that, I have enjoyed the weekend thoroughly with my husband, shopping for our first Christmas present this year, decorating the house, eating good food and drinking good wine, watching mob films on the DVD, and cheering on our teams in the Italian and Spanish football leagues. I hope everyone has had an equally good weekend. Much love.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Stockholm mini trip

I thought I'd share a few of the photos I took when I went to Stockholm the other week. It's a beautiful city but the weather wasn't the best and we were freezing most of the time. This meant we preferred to spend our time in shops rather than walk around outside, lol. I am also still upset that my camera was taken away from me at the Eros Ramazotti concert. But I need to just put my big girl panties on and deal with it.

Metro sign
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Down in the metro
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At Sergels torg
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The hotel bar
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Gamla Stan - the old part of Stockholm
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At the castle
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Definitely not going in my Christmas tree
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Christmas gift tags

I created these gift tags last night with the new papers from Crystal Wilkerson at jessicasprague.com coming out next week. There aree eight tags in seven different languages; English, Swedish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Phillipine. I printed them on satin card stock and they look so velvety and soft. Love it.

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(Credits:
jessicasprague.com

Crystal Wilkerson
December 09 paper collection
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Satisfaction)


I apologize for the photos, I shot these around midnight last night and surprisingly there was no natural light. :p

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Two layouts

I made this layout as a sample for last week's challenge that I hosted at the Jessica Sprague forum. It's about things I love in my life right now.
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You can view the credits here.

This layout is a tribute to the beautiful views we get this time of the year just a few minutes walk from our home.
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See credits here.

Project 52

It's been a whirlwind of a few weeks. I have been working very hard at my regular job as well as on some creative stuff that I will be able to share very soon (I hope).

Let's start with two Project 52 photos right now.

#46, 2009
Last week I went to Stockholm with parts of my family to see Eros Ramazotti in concert. I don't have any photos of that, however much I would have wanted to, as my camera was taken away from me when we got to the arena (and yes, I did flip out for a while there). So a photo from central Stockholm will have to do.
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#47, 2009
Johan and I celebrated our 8th anniversary on Tuesday and I got him this rose. It's still as pretty as when I picked it up late Monday night. Amazing.
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Monday, 2 November 2009

Project 52 and a bit more

This week's photo was taken on All Hallow's Eve when my mum and I went to put a wreath and candle on her parents' grave. I love the tradition of honouring your loved ones with candles at the time of year when it's the darkest. It's about honour and reverence and remembrance. It's simply a beautiful tradition.

#44, 2009
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I also took some more photos that I liked this weekend. On Friday night I was really tired and frozen when I came home from work and decided to light lots of candles to warm both my spirit and my body. I love the glow of this holder on the wall. It's like a work of art.
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Yesterday it was the final game of the season and it was a home game. Unfortunately it turned out to be a mediocre game, the stadium was half empty, and it was freezing cold. But I liked this shot.
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